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Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
N.J. lawmakers look for workarounds after losing on sports betting in federal courts

N.J. lawmakers look for workarounds after losing on sports betting in federal courts

TRENTON, N.J., June 24 (UPI) --New Jersey lawmakers looked for workarounds after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal on legalizing sports betting in the state.
Frances Burns
Rare dual win claimed in EPA case

Rare dual win claimed in EPA case

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --A Supreme Court decision on the Environmental Protection Agency's authority over emissions earned rare claims of victory from both sides of the debate.
Daniel J. Graeber
Sotomayor: Race affirmative action works, economic doesn't

Sotomayor: Race affirmative action works, economic doesn't

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --Sonia Sotomayor defended race-based affirmative action, saying it works to improve diversity in higher education, but geographic or economic status don't.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court declines to hear Wisconsin's appeal of stay on new abortion law

Supreme Court declines to hear Wisconsin's appeal of stay on new abortion law

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear Wisconsin's effort to begin enforcing a new abortion law, leaving a federal judge's stay in place.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court strikes down part of EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

Supreme Court strikes down part of EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the EPA exceeded its authority in requiring permits for certain industries but upheld its authority to regulate pollutants.
Ananth Baliga
U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision Thursday, gave additional protection to public employees who testify at trials.
Frances Burns
Florida holds third U.S. execution in 24-hour period, putting John Ruthell Henry to death

Florida holds third U.S. execution in 24-hour period, putting John Ruthell Henry to death

RAIFORD, Fla., June 19 (UPI) --A Florida man was executed for killing his wife and her young son almost 30 years ago, becoming the third person put to death in the United States in 24 hours.
Frances Burns
Trademark board cancels six Redskins trademarks

Trademark board cancels six Redskins trademarks

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --Six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins were cancelled Wednesday by the Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Gabrielle Levy
Georgia, Missouri hold first U.S. executions since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma

Georgia, Missouri hold first U.S. executions since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma

ATLANTA, June 18 (UPI) --Marcus Wellons, the first U.S. convict to be put to death since the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma, died quietly in Georgia.
Frances Burns
Alabama appeals court overturns ban on gay sex

Alabama appeals court overturns ban on gay sex

MONTGOMERY , Ala., June 16 (UPI) --An Alabama appeals court has struck down a state law prohibiting oral and anal sex.
Kate Stanton
Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --The Supreme Court made it harder for people to hide their purchase of a gun, ruling it illegal for a legal gun owner to buy a firearm on behalf of someone else.
Gabrielle Levy
Hillary greets supporters on book tour

Hillary greets supporters on book tour

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) --The Hillary Clinton book tour came to Arlington, Va., as more than 1,000 supporters lined up at Costco to get four seconds with the former Secretary of State.
Gabrielle Levy
Online anonymity a right, Canadian court rules

Online anonymity a right, Canadian court rules

OTTAWA, June 13 (UPI) --Canada's Supreme Court ruled online anonymity is central to Internet privacy, with Internet service providers not required to give information to police.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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