Court again hears Texas white jury case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday heard the case of a black Texas death row inmate who says blacks were improperly excluded from his trial jury.

Justice Thomas under attack from Reid

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- New Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an "embarrassment" and should not be considered for chief justice.

Specter backtracks from advice on judges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., backed away Thursday from press reports suggesting he had warned the White House about the slant of future judicial nominees.

Danforth sworn in as ambassador to U.N.

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Missouri Sen. John Danforth was sworn in at the White House Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 175th day of 2004 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

HealthBiz: Pros and cons of ERISA case

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Not surprising, different groups are offering conflicting takes on the Supreme Court's ERISA decision, many HSA applicants are uninsured, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Court: No state suits against HMOs

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a Texas case that federal law severely limits suits in state court against health maintenance organizations.

Rush Limbaugh and wife split up

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Florida-based radio show host Rush Limbaugh and his wife, Marta, have decided to end their 10-year marriage, the third for each of them.

Court smooths way for Mexican trucks

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a U.S. agency monitoring truck traffic from Mexico need not evaluate the traffic's impact on the environment.

Court OK's credit card fee listing

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday approved a regulation allowing credit cards to show over-the-limit fees separately from finance charges.

Court keeps disability law narrow

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court continued to narrow scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act Tuesday.

Poll: Powell most infuential

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- A new survey of African-American voters indicates Secretary of State Colin Powell is the nation's most influential black political leader.

Court outlaws Texas sodomy ban

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday the Texas ban on homosexual sodomy is unconstitutional.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 23, the 174th day of 2003 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

Court: No non-profit funding for campaigns

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday a federal law banning direct contributions to federal campaigns by non-profit advocacy corporations is constitutional.
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Justice Clarence Thomas
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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