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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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Judge removed from Whitey Bulger trial

Judge removed from Whitey Bulger trial

BOSTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A former federal prosecutor cannot preside over the trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday.
Drones in the sky over America

Drones in the sky over America

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- They're coming: In a few years the skies over the United States will be filled with hundreds if not thousands of of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, doing a variety of tasks -- border security, disaster relief, search and rescue, counter-terrorism and looking down on people and streets on behalf of police departments.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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Bar association gives Sotomayor top marks

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- The American Bar Association has given Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, its highest rating for "professional qualification."
Court bids Souter an affectionate farewell

Court bids Souter an affectionate farewell

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said goodbye Monday to Justice David Souter, who is retiring with the "rising" of the court for the summer recess.
Court restricts student strip searches

Court restricts student strip searches

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday schools are banned from conducting student strip searches unless there is some tangible threat to other students.
Hatch: Likes Sotomayor, but will question

Hatch: Likes Sotomayor, but will question

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says he likes Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor but still has tough questions for her.
Sotomayor meets with Senate leaders

Sotomayor meets with Senate leaders

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor visited Capitol Hill Tuesday, meeting and greeting senators who will give her confirmation an aye or nay.
Bank interest Sotomayor's only investment

Bank interest Sotomayor's only investment

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A disclosure form released by Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court pick, revealed her only investment income is bank account interest.

McConnell: GOP may block court nominee

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Republicans might filibuster to block President Barack Obama's anticipated U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday.

Sources: Short list made for high court

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The White House has come up with a short list of U.S. Supreme Court nominees to replace retiring Justice David Souter, sources told CNN.
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Justice David Souter
WAP2000031598 - 15 MARCH 2000 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices testify before the House Appropriations Committee, Commerce, Justice, State and Judicial Subcommittee on budgetary matters for the nation's highest court, in the U.S. Capitol, March 15. At left is Justice Clarence Thomas, right is Justice David Souter. rg/iw/Ian Wagreich UPI
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David Hackett Souter ( /ˈsuːtər/; born September 17, 1939) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1990 until his retirement on June 29, 2009. Appointed by President George H. W. Bush to fill the seat vacated by William J. Brennan, Jr., Souter was the only Justice with extensive prior court experience outside of a federal appeals court, having served as a prosecutor, a state's attorney general, and as a judge on state trial and appellate courts. Souter sat on both the Rehnquist and Roberts courts, and was generally regarded as a liberal; others, however, felt he did not fit squarely into any ideological camp. Following Souter's retirement announcement, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor as his successor.

Souter was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1939, the only child of Joseph Alexander Souter (1904–1976) and Helen Adams Hackett Souter (1907–1995). At age 11, he moved with his family to their farm in Weare, New Hampshire.

Souter attended Concord High School in New Hampshire and went on to Harvard College, concentrating in philosophy and writing a senior thesis on the legal positivism of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In 1961, he graduated from Harvard magna cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned an M.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1963. He then entered Harvard Law School, graduating in 1966.

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