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Commentary: White A study in vinegar

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Now that he's dead, a lot of people have been saying an awful lot of nice things about retired Justice Byron R. White.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Retired Justice White dies at 84

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Retired Justice Byron R. White died Monday in Denver from complications of pneumonia, the Supreme Court said.

Court: No awards for illegal alien

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday the National Labor Relations Board cannot order back pay or other awards to an illegal alien, even if the alien was unfair

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BORDER PATROL Bowing to Senate pressure, the Pentagon shortly will allow nearly one third of the 1,600 National Guard soldiers manning border crossings to carry weapons.
By United Press International

Court upholds HUD drug eviction policy

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously upheld the Department of Housing and Urban Development's policy of kicking people out of public housing if any member of a
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court hears judges's speech case

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on a key aspect of free speech -- whether any state can prohibit judicial candidates from speaking out "on disputed leg
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Age bias case to affect workplace

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday on whether to broaden the scope of the federal law against age discrimination in employment in a case that will affec

Supreme Court weighs school drug tests

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court spent a sometimes emotional hour Tuesday hearing argument on whether schools can force students in extracurricular activities to take drug tes
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Some U.S. criminal case files to go online

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The Judicial Conference of the United States Wednesday approved a pilot program that will allow Internet access to some high-profile criminal case documents.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Living-Today: Issues of modern living

HEALTH INSURANCE Employees rank health insurance as the most important benefit, even outranking pay. That?s according to a study released Monday by Hewitt Associates, ...
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THOU SHALL NOT DISPLAY ON PUBLIC PROPERTY Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a lower-court decision banning the Ten Commandments from public property.
By United Press International

Court again rejects commandments case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Monday once again refused to review a lower-court decision banning the Ten Commandments from public property.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court hears argument on executing retarded

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard argument on whether the execution of a person determined to be mentally retarded violated the constitutional ban on cruel
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

High court leans toward vouchers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A slight majority of the Supreme Court Wednesday appeared to lean toward deciding that school vouchers are constitutional even when they support religious educa
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

'March for Life' small, enthusiastic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Pared down by threats of terrorism, the smallest "March for Life" in the event's history Tuesday protested the 29th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court rules for EEOC, employees

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad power to represent employees in lawsuits charging discrimination
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 9, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Interna
By United Press International

Juries must be told of life option

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court reinforced its own precedent Wednesday, ruling 5-4 that juries must be told when life without parole is the alternative to a death sentence.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 7, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Olson argues for land regulators

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's top courtroom lawyer, Solicitor General Theodore Olson, supported government regulators over landowners Monday in what could become a
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

UPI's The Year Ahead: Parts 6-10

UPI's The Year Ahead: Parts 6-10
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High court in search of a theme

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court spent much of the last decade flexing its considerable muscle, deciding cases that affected the lives of ordinary Americans as well as the oth
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

Analysis: Missing appointments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- In his 2001 end-of-year report on the state of the federal judiciary, U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist came down hard on the Senate, excoriating its failure
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Laura Bush meets with O'Connor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- First lady Laura Bush paid an unpublicized visit to the Supreme Court Thursday, part of a small group of women invited to a power lunch by Justice Sandra Day O'
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Bush vs. Gore: One year later

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- It was the best of decisions, it was the worst of decisions. It was a decision of wisdom, it was a decision of foolishness.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
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