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Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case

Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The clamor for Justice Clarence Thomas to withdraw from hearing the challenge to President Obama's healthcare reform law appears to have died down for the moment, but the pressure on Justice Elena Kagan to get out of the case has been relentless.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
High court will kill healthcare reform

High court will kill healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, dominated by a 5-4 conservative majority, may be poised to gut the national healthcare reform law when it rules next year on a challenge brought by 26 states, at the same time delivering a blow to President Barack Obama's chances of re-election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Supreme Court to hear healthcare challenge

Supreme Court to hear healthcare challenge

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge by 26 states to President Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.
Thomas spanks court on religious displays

Thomas spanks court on religious displays

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court turned its collective face from two linked cases last week, rejecting them without comment other than a blistering dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas, who caustically told the rest of the justices their guidance in religious display cases was a mess.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Is class action on its last shaky legs?

Is class action on its last shaky legs?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Many legal analysts believe we are hearing the death rattle of the class action lawsuit, pushed into last sacrament territory by a 5-4 conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court that has enormous sympathy for business but almost none at all for the average consumer.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Bruising healthcare fight looms over Kagan, Thomas

Bruising healthcare fight looms over Kagan, Thomas

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- All signs point to the U.S. Supreme Court as the major battleground in the bitter national debate over healthcare reform, either next term or the term after that. Meanwhile, each side is trying to push a justice out of the case.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

Court: Judge rules when agreement is made

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a trial court, rather than an arbitrator, should determine when a collective bargaining agreement is formed.

'Leno Forever' for 2008 college freshman

BELOIT, Wis., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The annual Mindset List from Wisconsin's Beloit College says incoming freshmen likely see Jay Leno as the same institution Johnny Carson was to their parents.

Right to counsel begins when charges read

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- A defendant's right to counsel begins when he first hears the charges against him and is jailed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 23, 2008.
By United Press International
Supreme Court ruling favors older workers

Supreme Court ruling favors older workers

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled an employer must show that a decision to lay off older workers is based on factors other than age.

Court narrows money laundering charge

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a Texas case that just hiding money in transport does not violate a section of the U.S. money laundering law.

Court: Laws protect against retaliation

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two cases Tuesday that federal law protects workers from retaliation if they complain about bias on the job.

Man admits sending racist letters

CLEVELAND, May 15 (UPI) -- An Ohio man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending threatening racist letters to prominent blacks.

Thomas to UGA grads: 'Be your best'

ATHENS, Ga., May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to the 2008 graduating class of the University of Georgia, urging graduates to "do the best to be your best."
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WAP2002030564 - WASHINGTON, Mar. 5, (UPI)-- Justice Clarence Thomas appears before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, State and the Judiciary in Washington, on Mar. 5th., 2002, to present the Supreme Court's FY2003 budget. rw/Ricardo Watson. UPI
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