The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

Ruling makes sentencing challenges harder

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a decorated veteran's challenge to a 33-month prison term Thursday, in a ruling expected to make similar appeals harder.

Court backs insurers on credit reporting

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday limited consumers' rights to bring credit-score lawsuits against insurance companies.

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Baby Bells

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court threw out an antitrust-conspiracy lawsuit against Baby Bell companies, ruling the plaintiffs had too few facts for the case to survive.

Supreme Court hears police chase case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is debating whether a deputy sheriff acted properly when he rammed a suspect's car at high speeds.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2006 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Female law clerks scarce for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The number of female law clerks working for the U.S. Supreme Court has dropped sharply, despite the steady number of female law school graduates.

Supreme Court upholds Kansas death penalty

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Kansas can require that juries impose a death sentence when they find that aggravating and mitigating factors balance.

Town votes to protect Souter's house

CONCORD, N.H., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Voters in a New Hampshire town have stopped plans to seize the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

Activist group targets Justice Souter

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A group of activists is trying to have Supreme Court Justice David Souter evicted from his New Hampshire home under the eminent domain law.

Court likely to uphold Solomon Amendment

, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday appeared likely to uphold a law that punishes colleges when they try to keep the military off campus.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2005 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Wireless World: Rehnquist's legacy

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died last Saturday at age 80, may be known to the public as a conservative intellectual, but his rulings influenced much more than the political landscape of the United States. They helped to reshape the technology

Analyst panel supports Grokster decision

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Industry analysts see the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in MGM vs. Grokster as generally opening the door to legitimate peer-to-peer file-sharing and focusing the content industry on competing in the marketplace, but some worry the decision remains

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 hears dog sniff argument

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard an Illinois case about whether police may use drug-sniffing dogs during routine traffic stops.

U.S. Supreme Court won't block GOP list

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Justice David Souter late Tuesday refused to bar Ohio Republicans from using a 35,000-name list to challenge registrations.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2004 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

Abducted Mexican can't sue under U.S. law

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a Mexican doctor abducted on behalf of U.S. agents cannot sue the government under federal law.

Supreme Court won't block gay nuptials

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Friday refused to block gay marriages in Masschusetts, which are scheduled to begin this coming Monday.

Souter back to work at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Justice David Souter was back at work as usual at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, despite being attacked while jogging Friday night.

No arrests in Souter's Washington mugging

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- No arrests were reported but an investigation was under way into the Washington mugging of Supreme Court Justice David Souter near his home.

Justice Souter assaulted, but 'fine'

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter was assaulted by several men while jogging in Washington Friday night, the court announced Saturday.

States given telecommunications leeway

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a Missouri case that states may keep their political subdivisions from providing a telecommunications service.

Court: Police can act after 15-20 seconds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday continued to give police the benefit of the doubt in deciding how much time to give someone before breaking down the door.
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