At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

Paraphrasing Forrest Gump, "The rest of the U.S. Supreme Court term is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, United Press International
Judge knocks PRISM; administration defends it

Judge knocks PRISM; administration defends it

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said it still believes the U.S. government's massive collection of phone records is constitutional, despite a judge's actions Monday.

Judge rules in favor of e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has no authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, a federal trial court ruled Thursday.

Judge orders Gitmo detainee's release

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison detainee, saying the man's continued detention was illogical.

Two detainees properly held, court rules

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. government was properly holding two detainees at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison, a federal judge in Washington ruled.

Judge orders release of 5 Gitmo detainees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington Thursday ordered five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prisoners released, saying "seven years is enough" in captivity.

FEMA ordered to resume hurricane payments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington says the Bush administration must immediately resume payments to thousands of displaced Gulf Coast hurricane victims.

Richard J. Leon (born 1949) is an American lawyer and current federal judge. He has served as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia since 2002.

Leon was born in South Natick, Massachusetts. In 1949,

He received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross (where he was a classmate of future Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas) in 1971. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1974.

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