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Supreme Court rules for whistleblowers in challenge to Sarbanes-Oxley

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Whistleblowers at privately held companies are protected from firing if their employers contract with public companies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Keeping concealed carry free

Keeping concealed carry free

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Proponents of the right to carry a handgun outside the home are riding high after two federal appeals courts ruled in their favor in a wave of Second Amendment fervor.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

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U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay on Herbert Smulls' execution in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday removed a temporary stay against the execution of Herbert Smulls in Missouri for killing a jewelry store owner in 1991.
The legal attack on the NSA

The legal attack on the NSA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A challenge to the National Security Agency's massive domestic snooping program whizzed by in the U.S. Supreme Court last week. If you blinked, you missed it.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

High court refuses Duke lacrosse players case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to revive a suit by falsely accused Duke lacrosse players against Durham, N.C.

U.S. Supreme Court restores sentence in vodka killing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously restored the prison sentence of a Michigan resident convicted of helping to kill a wealthy uncle.

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Scalia, Alito sons at same law firm

Scalia, Alito sons at same law firm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The sons of two conservative Supreme Court justices are working at the Washington offices of litigation giant Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, The Hill reported.

Supreme Court refuses to stay order to Calif. to cut prison population

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to reverse or delay an order that California cut the number of inmates in its prisons by almost 10,000 this year.
DOMA and Prop 8, finding the light

DOMA and Prop 8, finding the light

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision last week striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and its companion ruling that in effect upheld the outlawing of California's Proposition 8, ignited a national conversation -- where does same-sex marriage go from here? For that matter, where does marriage go from here?
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Court dismisses challenge to adverse Prop 8 ruling

Court dismisses challenge to adverse Prop 8 ruling

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote Wednesday dismissed a challenge to a ruling that struck down California's law limiting marriage to heterosexuals.

Court rules for white couple in Indian adoption case

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday for a white couple who adopted an American Indian baby but were ordered to return her to her biological father.

Court rules for property owner in Florida case

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to narrow the demands made by local government on a landowner seeking to develop property.
Court protects generic drug makers from label defect suits

Court protects generic drug makers from label defect suits

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday state suits attacking the adequacy of a generic drug's label are pre-empted by federal law.
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Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (pronounced /əˈliːtoʊ/; born April 1, 1950) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and has served on the court since January 31, 2006.

Raised in Hamilton Township, New Jersey and educated at Princeton University and Yale Law School, Alito served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit prior to joining the Supreme Court. He is the 110th justice, the second Italian American and the eleventh Roman Catholic to serve on the court. Alito has been described by the Cato Institute as a conservative jurist with a libertarian streak.

Alito was born in Trenton, New Jersey, to Italian American parents: Italian immigrant Samuel A. Alito, Sr., and the former Rose Fradusco. Alito's father, now deceased, was a high school teacher and then became the first Director of the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, a position he held from 1952 to 1984. Alito's mother is a retired schoolteacher.

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