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Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event last night that the high court will likely have to rule on NSA surveillance.
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court considering Ohio ban on campaign lies

Supreme Court considering Ohio ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court is set next week to consider a challenge to a ban in Ohio on false statements during political campaigns.
Aileen Graef
Man who took first video of Supreme Court pleads guilty to disruption

Man who took first video of Supreme Court pleads guilty to disruption

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The man who took the first video inside the U.S. Supreme Court during his interruption of oral arguments, has pleaded guilty to disruption.
Aileen Graef

Judge: North Dakota 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law unconstitutional

BISMARCK, N.D., April 16 (UPI) -- North Dakota's ban on abortions once a fetus has a detectable heartbeat contradicts U.S. Supreme Court rulings, a federal judge said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Judge grants Ohio a stay of his order on recognizing same-sex marriage

Judge grants Ohio a stay of his order on recognizing same-sex marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 16 (UPI) -- A judge granted Ohio's request Wednesday to stay his order on same-sex marriages contracted in other states except for the eight plaintiffs in the case.
Frances Burns
Indian Supreme Court rules in favor of gender self-identification

Indian Supreme Court rules in favor of gender self-identification

NEW DELHI, April 15 (UPI) -- India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that citizens are free to self-identify their gender.
JC Finley
U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

U.N., U.S. applaud Guinea-Bissau on presidential and parliamentary elections

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- The UN and the U.S. congratulated Guinea-Bissau on its timely and orderly presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley

New Hampshire could become next state to abolish the death penalty

CONCORD, N.H., April 10 (UPI) -- New Hampshire Senate committee splits on death penalty and sends an abolition bill to the floor for a vote.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By United Press International
Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Democrats in Washington launched an all-out push Tuesday, led by a pair of executive orders signed by President Barack Obama, in an effort to close the lingering wage gap between men and women.
Gabrielle Levy
3.7 million Americans with mental illnesses lack health insurance

3.7 million Americans with mental illnesses lack health insurance

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Some 3.7 million Americans suffering from serious mental illness, psychological pain and/or substance abuse problems are without health insurance.
Brooks Hays
Judge to further narrow Ohio's gay marriage ban

Judge to further narrow Ohio's gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- A federal judge announced Friday he would expand upon his previous ruling narrowing Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
Gabrielle Levy
Texas executes Tommy Lynn Sells for killing teenage girl in 1999

Texas executes Tommy Lynn Sells for killing teenage girl in 1999

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- A Texas man was put to death a day after the execution was briefly stayed by judge who said state had to reveal the source of the drugs used to kill him.
Frances Burns
Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison for murder

Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison for murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 4 (UPI) -- Vybz Kartel was convicted of murder March 13, along with three other men, and now faces life in prison.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 3, 2014.
By United Press International
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