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Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Democrats introduced twin bills Wednesday to undo the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision that allows for-profit companies to opt out of contraception coverage.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday ruled that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
Gabrielle Levy
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
Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zones around abortion clinics

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zones around abortion clinics

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --A Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics violates the free speech rights of protesters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
Frances Burns
U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision Thursday, gave additional protection to public employees who testify at trials.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --The Supreme Court made it harder for people to hide their purchase of a gun, ruling it illegal for a legal gun owner to buy a firearm on behalf of someone else.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court reverses conviction of wronged wife who tried to give rival a rash

Supreme Court reverses conviction of wronged wife who tried to give rival a rash

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --A law aimed at terrorism should not have been used to prosecute a woman trying to give her husband's mistress a rash, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --Justice Anthony Kennedy called intellectual disability "a condition, not a number," as the Supreme Court struck down a 70 IQ as the cut off for executions.
Frances Burns
Tennessee governor signs bill allowing electric chair if state can't obtain lethal drugs

Tennessee governor signs bill allowing electric chair if state can't obtain lethal drugs

NASHVILLE, May 22 (UPI) --Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing Tennessee to execute death row inmates via electric chair.
Kate Stanton
Supreme Court issues last-minute stay for Missouri death row inmate

Supreme Court issues last-minute stay for Missouri death row inmate

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered authorities Missouri to halt the execution of Russell Bucklew just an hour before he was to die by lethal injection.
Matt Bradwell
Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court cleared the path for religious prayers given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing participation.
Gabrielle Levy

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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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
By United Press International

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.
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States posed for their official "family" group photo and then allowed members of the media to take photos afterward on September 29, 2009, at the Supreme Court in Washington. The justices are John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), John Paul Stevens, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor. UPI/Gary Fabiano/POOL
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Samuel Alito."
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