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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By United Press International
Climate change fight in the balance

Climate change fight in the balance

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on your point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Locking away the innocent

Locking away the innocent

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The case of Ryan Ferguson, the Missouri man freed after spending 10 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, shows that the nation's justice system, one of the fairest in the world, occasionally convicts the innocent, puts them in prison and throws away the key. Does the U.S. Supreme Court give a damn?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Taking the cuffs off political money

Taking the cuffs off political money

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates to corporate political contributions for "independent electioneering" in 2010's Citizens United vs. FEC, practically drowning federal political campaigns in money. Now the same five-justice majority that held sway in Citizens United may be poised to loosen restrictions on campaign finance even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As the entire legal affairs world knows by now, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor last month expressed a frisson of regret for the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Gore vs. Bush, a decision that appeared to decide the 2000 presidential election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Voter ID fight finally reaches high court

Voter ID fight finally reaches high court

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The fight over whether states can demand some sort of identification before allowing voters to cast ballots has finally reached the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices agreed to hear argument on Arizona's law requiring voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship before registering.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Free speech and Islam on fire

Free speech and Islam on fire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- How can the U.S. government allow a shadowy Los Angeles area man to make and show an anti-Islam film that has outraged Muslims across the globe and ignited protests in North Africa and the Middle East that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including an ambassador, and put other U.S. diplomats and military in the greatest danger?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Peterson convicted by 'voices from the grave'

Peterson convicted by 'voices from the grave'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- How could former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson be convicted in large part on hearsay evidence -- the words of someone who was not in court but reported by a third party -- when the Constitution gives any defendant the right to confront his accuser?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- With polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a desperately close race for the presidency, will voter identification laws suppress the Democratic vote and cost Obama the election, or will they simply cut down on voter fraud as Republicans contend?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Senator questions Kagan's honesty

Senator questions Kagan's honesty

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday questioned the honesty of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
Blagojevich seeks trial delay

Blagojevich seeks trial delay

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the start of his June corruption trial, court officials said.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Elena Kagan, a former Harvard Law School dean and current solicitor general, will be nominated to join the U.S. Supreme Court.
By United Press International
Obama expected to name court nominee soon

Obama expected to name court nominee soon

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Monday could be the day U.S. President Barack Obama reveals his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, insiders say.

Obama starts Supreme Court interviews

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has begun interviewing potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees, including federal Judge Sidney Thomas, officials said.

Americans split on new justice's ideology

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Americans differ about the ideology of U.S. President Barack Obama's next choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, an Angus Reid online poll indicated.
Obama, lawmakers meeting on court nominee

Obama, lawmakers meeting on court nominee

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would have no "litmus tests" requiring his Supreme Court nominee to be an abortion-rights supporter.

Obama hosting lawmakers, Olympians

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- After meeting with lawmakers about Supreme Court nominees Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama is to welcome G-20 officials and Olympians.
Forces jockey for high court confirmation fight

Forces jockey for high court confirmation fight

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Some big-shouldered egos are flexing their muscles, getting set for the push and shove of a U.S. Senate confirmation fight after President Barack Obama nominates someone to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Storm clouds hang over Stevens successor

Storm clouds hang over Stevens successor

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is preparing to name a successor to Justice John Paul Stevens -- stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court in late June -- in an oppressive atmosphere of partisan rancor.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Stevens knew his own mind in Bush vs. Gore

Stevens knew his own mind in Bush vs. Gore

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision in Bush vs. Gore at 10 p.m., Dec. 12, 2000, it sent most major news outlets into a tailspin: They didn't have the slightest idea what it meant.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

No appeal for 32-year death row inmate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Condemned killer William Lee Thompson has been on death row in Florida for 32 years but the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to take up his latest appeal.

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.
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