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Supreme Court sides with eBay

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday unanimously sided with eBay Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by MercExchange LLC of Great Falls, Va. The high court ruling overturns a federal appeals court ruling that said trial judges are required to issue an in

Postal Service can face injury lawsuits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court says the U.S. Postal Service can be sued by people who are harmed by tripping over mail.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Wachovia

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Charlotte, N.C.-based Wachovia Bank won a long-standing case Tuesday in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding federal court jurisdiction over national banks. In a unanimous opinion, eight of the nine justices found that national banks are not treated as a

Alito faces criticism from alma mater

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Some students and professors at Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s alma mater are hard at work to defeat his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Mo. inmate has abortion

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Missouri inmate received an abortion three days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the state's appeal of a judge's order for the procedure.

Supreme Court allows Mo. inmate's abortion

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to bar a Missouri prison inmate from having an abortion.

Jeter gets racist threats

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- New York Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter has received racist hate-mail calling him a "traitor to his race" for dating white women.

Supreme Court nomination ignites loyalists

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- A conservative group scheduled its first commercials in support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, but liberal groups are still discussing strategy.

Supreme Court sides with cable companies

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The top U.S. court ruled 6-3 for the cable industry in a case that could have forced it to open its infrastructure to competing Internet service providers.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2005 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

Supreme Court rules jury bias in Texas

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- A Texas death row inmate who accused prosecutors of keeping African-Americans off his jury has won a new trial in a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Court: 'Super Scoop' is a vessel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the "Super Scoop" that dug a trench beneath Boston Harbor is a "vessel" for legal purposes.

Black right-winger paid to push policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The White House paid a conservative African-American broadcaster $240,000 to plug its No Child Left Behind policy, USA Today reported Friday.

Hate-mail threats to interracial couples

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Police departments in New York, Los Angeles, Ohio and Connecticut are investigating a hate-mail case involving 70 threats to prominent interracial couples.

ABA rips Clarence Thomas' gift acceptance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The American Bar Association is criticizing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for accepting expensive gifts, even though he disclosed all of them.
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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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