Landmark redistricting ruling helps GOP

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court plurality ruled Wednesday in a Pennsylvania case that the courts cannot rule on challenges to political gerrymandering.

High court won't save VMI prayer

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a lower-court ruling that struck down mealtime prayer at Virginia Military Institute.

Second justice rejects Clarett case

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- A second U.S. Supreme Court refused Thursday to lift a lower-court order keeping former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett out of the NFL draft.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 20, the 111th day of 2004 with 255 to follow.
By United Press International

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: Prisoner claims must be specific

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday state prisoners have to spell out their civil rights claims when taking them to court.

Commerical free speech case dismissed

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A closely watched case dealing with "commercial" free speech was dismissed Thursday by the Supreme Court as "improvidently granted."

On Law: It's been a bumpy ride

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- At the end of the term, the Supreme Court is roaring into the station like a big bad freight train. Don't get too close to the tracks or the suction will pull you under the wheels.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

The Peter Principles: Leave or lead

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- For 40 years after World War II ended, the American political system was remarkably stable. The Democrats were the majority. The Republicans were the minority.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Court upholds Maine Medicaid rebate plan

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A Supreme Court ruling Monday lets the states force drug makers to extend their price rebates and discounts usually reserved for Medicaid recipients to all pati
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: Doctors may not be 'employees'

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- A Supreme Court ruling Tuesday makes it less likely that smaller medical clinics or other professional corporations can be sued under federal anti-discriminatio
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Analysis: Same-sex case pits precedents

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Even as the fighting goes on in Iraq, America's culture war continues, and as usual the battlefield for that war is the Supreme Court of the United States.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at some of Tuesday's top business stories.

Proof needed for trademark violations

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a violation of federal trademark law requires actual proof that a company's image was diluted, not just the likelihood of d
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
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Justice John Paul Stevens
Chief Justice John G. Roberts (L) and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens (R) descend the front steps of the Supreme Court after Roberts's investiture ceremony in Washington on Oct. 3 2005. (UPI Photo/ Kevin Dietsch)

John Paul Stevens (born April 20, 1920) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from December 19, 1975 until his retirement on June 29, 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest member of the Court and the third-longest serving justice in the Court's history. He was nominated by President Gerald Ford to replace the Court's longest serving justice, William O. Douglas. Stevens is widely considered to have been on the liberal side of the Court. Ford praised Stevens in 2005: "He is serving his nation well, with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns." Asked in an interview in September 2007 if he still considers himself a Republican, Stevens declined to comment.

Justice Stevens served with three Chief Justices (Warren E. Burger, William Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts) and during all or part of seven presidencies (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama).

On May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to succeed Stevens.

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