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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.
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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.
GOP wants 60 days for high court nominee

GOP wants 60 days for high court nominee

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans said Wednesday they would like to have the traditional 60 days to review President Barack Obama's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Next justice doesn't have to be female

Next justice doesn't have to be female

PRINCETON, N.J., May 13 (UPI) -- More than half of Americans are on the fence about putting a woman on the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice David Souter, a Gallup Poll indicates.

Senators not adverse to gay court nominee

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Key Republican senators say they wouldn't be opposed to a homosexual taking Justice David Souter's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ginsburg: Supreme Court needs women

Ginsburg: Supreme Court needs women

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The only woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, says the high court sorely needs more female members.
Hatch: Obama committed to 'pragmatist'

Hatch: Obama committed to 'pragmatist'

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says President Barack Obama has assured him he will select a pragmatist to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Specter calls for more diversity on court

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter Sunday urged President Barack Obama to appoint a minority or woman to the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice David Souter.
Obama confirms Justice Souter resignation

Obama confirms Justice Souter resignation

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday confirmed David Souter will step down as a Supreme Court justice at the end of the court's current term.

Justices uphold municipal bond tax breaks

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states may give special tax breaks on interest from municipal bonds sold within their borders.

Indiana voter ID law upheld by high court

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld a lower court decision requiring voters to show an official photo identification.

Top court rules on prison guard immunity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a prison inmate cannot sue federal prison guards about how their possessions are handled.
High court defines gun 'use' with drugs

High court defines gun 'use' with drugs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday trading drugs for a firearm does not equal the "use" of a weapon in drug trafficking, which would mean a higher sentence.
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