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Judges can't review gun rights inaction

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday made it harder, if not impossible, for federal courts to restore gun rights to felons who have served their time.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Assignment America: Not coming to dinner?

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- There's been a lot of musing in the press lately about the explosion in black-white marriages. Maybe "explosion" is a little much.
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

On Law: Anger and reflection

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court is ready to hear argument next Wednesday in one of the most troubling cases of the term -- whether Megan's laws are constitutional and fair.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court bloc: No execution of pre-18 killers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court's liberal minority Monday once again protested against the execution of death row inmates who committed murder before the age of 18.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

'Hitching post' officers lose immunity

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that when government officials knowingly and spectacularly violate someone's civil rights, they can't expect immunity in court.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Correspondent

Court broadens student drug testing

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that random drug testing of students participating in extracurricular activities does not violate the Constitution.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Melissa Seckora: Profile of a rising star

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Melissa Seckora is a rising conservative media star who has taken on the New York Times and the academic establishment and won.
LOU MARANO

Court: Pre-plea requirements narrow

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that information which undermines the credibility of informants and other witnesses does not have to be turned over to a defendan
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Juries must weigh death penalty factors

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that juries, not judges alone, must weigh the aggravating factors that lead to a sentence of death.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

The almanac

Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2002 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

Court rules against Harbury

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday against Jennifer Harbury, the woman who claimed that a variety of U.S. agencies had misled her about the fate of he
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

N.C. wins, Utah loses in census case

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Thursday approved a U.S. census method of inferring how many people live in a particular area, which some have attacked as illegal "sampling." The ruling means North Carolina gets to keep its new seat in Congress, which Utah said it dese
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: States can regulate HMOs

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court struck a blow for HMO accountability Thursday, ruling in effect that states can regulate health maintenance organizations.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Supreme Court halts Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of convicted killer Willie Mack Moddon Tuesday, only hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection for a

Justices dissent in Texas execution stays

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked two Texas executions of inmates who assert they are mentally retarded. That drew a vehement dissent from the court's three most conservative members.
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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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