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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
Drones in the sky over America

Drones in the sky over America

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- They're coming: In a few years the skies over the United States will be filled with hundreds if not thousands of of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, doing a variety of tasks -- border security, disaster relief, search and rescue, counter-terrorism and looking down on people and streets on behalf of police departments.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2012.
By United Press International
When children commit murder

When children commit murder

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Nearly 10 years ago, in Lawrence County, Ala., a 14-year-old boy holding a baseball bat stood over a man he had robbed and repeatedly beaten, telling him, "I am God, I've come to take your life."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
By United Press International

Seizure causes U.S. chief justice fall

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized Monday morning after a fall at his vacation home in Port Clyde, Maine, a court spokeswoman said. Roberts, 52, who was confirmed chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in September 2005, remained conscious

Poll: More think Supreme Court tilts right

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The percentage of U.S. voters who think the Supreme Court is too conservative has jumped from 19 percent to 31 percent in two years, a new poll found.

FBI file: Rehnquist addicted to medication

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- FBI files released this week show the late U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist was addicted to a sleeping drug during his early years on the Supreme Court.

Chief justice urges pay raise for judges

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Chief Justice of the United States used his year-end report on the state of U.S. courts to urge a pay raise for federal judges.
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William Rehnquist
Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist leaves his home in Arlington, Virginia on July 11, 2005. Widespread rumors and speculation continue in regards to Rehnquist and his possible retirement. (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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