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Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
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Law doesn't bar class action suits not involving covered securities

Law doesn't bar class action suits not involving covered securities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday a federal securities law doesn't bar state class action suits if they don't involve securities covered in the law.

High court reaffirms burden of proof in patent infringement

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday the burden of proof of infringement rests with a patent holder even if it wins a declaratory judgment.
Obama hosts 2nd Chanukah celebration as holiday ends

Obama hosts 2nd Chanukah celebration as holiday ends

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama attended a second White House Chanukah celebration Thursday, held after the eight-day holiday ended at sunset.
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

U.S. Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a controversial Texas abortion law critics say will force about a third of the clinics in the state to close.

Justices charge Alabama law creates 'illegitimacy' of death penalty

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Supreme Court justices say the number of overrides of jury decisions by Alabama judges has created a "cloud of illegitimacy" about the death penalty.
Some Supreme Court justices attend mass before Christian prayer case

Some Supreme Court justices attend mass before Christian prayer case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court majority attended mass before starting a term that includes deciding whether Christian prayer at government meetings is constitutional.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
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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?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
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 allows anti-competitive drug suit to go forward

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday a federal agency can sue drug companies for alleged payoffs to competitors.

Court narrows right to remain silent

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in a Texas murder case to narrow a suspect's right to remain silent.
DNA ruling a big win for police

DNA ruling a big win for police

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a huge victory for law enforcement, ruled 5-4 last week that taking a DNA sample from prisoners accused of serious crimes does not violate the Constitution.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
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Stephen Gerald Breyer ( /ˈbraɪər/; born August 15, 1938) is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1994, and known for his pragmatic approach to constitutional law, Breyer is generally associated with the more liberal side of the Court.

Following a clerkship with Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg in 1964, Breyer became well-known as a law professor and lecturer at Harvard Law School starting in 1967. There he specialized in the area of administrative law, writing a number of influential text books that remain in use today. He held other prominent positions before being nominated for the Supreme Court, including special assistant to the United States Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, and assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973.

In his 2005 book Active Liberty, Breyer made his first attempt to systematically lay out his views on legal theory, arguing that the judiciary should seek to resolve issues to encourage popular participation in governmental decisions.

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