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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
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U.S. Supreme Court docket polarizing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a docket of complex and emotional cases that have divided lower-court judges as well as the country.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2006 with 91 to follow.
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Today is Sunday Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2006 with 119 to follow.
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Report: FISA judge resigns over Bush plan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A judge on a secret U.S. court that oversees domestic spying has resigned over President Bush's end run around the court, a report says.

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2005 with 91 to follow.
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Bush, senators to meet on court vacancy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- President Bush will meet with top senators on both sides of the aisle before nominating a successor for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Wireless World: Rehnquist's legacy

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died last Saturday at age 80, may be known to the public as a conservative intellectual, but his rulings influenced much more than the political landscape of the United States. They helped to reshape the technology
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U.S. chief justice 'not about' to retire

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has emphatically denied that he intends to step down from the U.S. Supreme Court in the near future.

Few surprises in Bush's second inaugural

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- George Bush's second inaugural in Washington, slated to cost up to $40 million, will have themes of freedom, independence, liberty and democracy.
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William H. Rehnquist
The casket of Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is carried down the steps of the Supreme Court building during funeral procession on September 7, 2005 in Washington. Rehnquist served on the top court for 33 years. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism, the Supreme Court of the United States, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an Act of Congress as exceeding federal power under the Commerce Clause.

Rehnquist presided as Chief Justice for nearly 19 years, making him the fourth-longest-serving Chief Justice after John Marshall, Roger Taney, and Melville Fuller, and the longest-serving Chief Justice who had previously served as an Associate Justice. The last 11 years of Rehnquist's term as Chief Justice (1994–2005) marked the second-longest tenure of a single unchanging roster of the Supreme Court.

Rehnquist was born William Donald Rehnquist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 1, 1924. He grew up in the suburb of Shorewood. His father, William Benjamin Rehnquist, was a paper salesman; his mother, Margery Peck Rehnquist, was a translator and homemaker. Rehnquist changed his middle name to Hubbs, a family name, because a numerologist told his mother he would be successful with a middle initial of H. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden.

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