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Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

June 30 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled partial public employees cannot be required to contribute union dues, less of a blow to public unions than labor groups feared.
Gabrielle Levy
Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event last night that the high court will likely have to rule on NSA surveillance.
Aileen Graef

Court: Jury must approve fact extending sentence

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- An unusual U.S. Supreme Court coalition ruled 5-4 Monday any alleged fact that would extend a sentence must be presented to the jury.

Woman may seek attorney's fees even if original suit was filed late

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- A woman may seek attorney's fees from the U.S. government despite a ruling that her suit seeking compensation was filed late, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
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
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.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI 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
What Roberts actually said about healthcare 'tax'

What Roberts actually said about healthcare 'tax'

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Supreme Court opinion last month declaring the individual healthcare mandate is constitutional because the penalty for violating the mandate can be considered a tax -- thereby igniting a political firestorm -- but what did Roberts actually say?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Correspondent
Supreme Court overturns Stolen Valor Act

Supreme Court overturns Stolen Valor Act

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 6-3 Thursday, struck down a law that made it a crime to falsely claim to have won medals for military service.
Suits expected over Ariz. immigration law

Suits expected over Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials say they expect a litigious period in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling on Arizona's immigration law.
Supreme Court: No double jeopardy in case

Supreme Court: No double jeopardy in case

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a split decision, Thursday ruled an Arkansas man can be retried for murder because a jury deadlocked on some charges.

Justices decline Skid Row Stabber case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied California's effort to reinstate two murder convictions against Bobby Joe Maxwell, the so-called Skid Row Stabber.

Court hears religious school bias case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday on how far a religious school can discriminate against an employee for religious reasons.
Justices get down, get funky with Tea Party

Justices get down, get funky with Tea Party

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- What are conservative Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas thinking? In recent months, they've abandoned any pretense and begun to play a kind of public game of footsie with the Tea Party.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
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