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.

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.
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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

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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