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Supreme Court ruling in land case could be trouble for public trails

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday easements for private land used for railroad beds expire when the railroads go out of business and revert to landowners.

Supreme Court declines 'I (heart) boobies' case

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would not hear a Pennsylvania school district's appeal of a free speech case involving "I (heart) boobies" bracelets.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 8, 2014.
By United Press International

Mass. Supreme Court: State law does not ban 'upskirting' pictures

BOSTON, March 6 (UPI) -- A top Massachusetts lawmaker says state law will be fixed to ban "upskirt" photography.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
By United Press International
Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that 'upskirting' is legal under state law

Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that 'upskirting' is legal under state law

BOSTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that the practice of "upskirting" to photograph under a woman's skirt or dress is legal under current state law.
Evan Bleier
Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected President Obama's civil rights nominee Wednesday because of criticism over his involvement in the defense of a convicted cop-killer.

Court upholds claim dismissal in Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy

MILWAUKEE, March 4 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a claim in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy filed by a sex abuse victim who settled with the church.

Supreme Court rules for whistleblowers in challenge to Sarbanes-Oxley

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Whistleblowers at privately held companies are protected from firing if their employers contract with public companies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Ohio AG tells Supreme Court law against false statements is free speech violation

Ohio AG tells Supreme Court law against false statements is free speech violation

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine files paperwork with Supreme Court saying a law preventing false statements by candidates is a free speech violation.
Evan Bleier
Hobby Lobby win in Supreme Court could lead to more 'religious liberty' laws

Hobby Lobby win in Supreme Court could lead to more 'religious liberty' laws

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case is believed to lead to more "religious liberty" laws, like the recent Arizona law that was vetoed.
Aileen Graef
SCOTUS likely to strike down inmate IQ score cutoff

SCOTUS likely to strike down inmate IQ score cutoff

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised to strike down a law in Florida providing a hard cutoff to qualify an inmate's mental fitness for the death penalty.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court declines to hear local immigration case

Supreme Court declines to hear local immigration case

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal of a case denying local authorities the ability to step in to enforce immigration laws.
Gabrielle Levy

Supreme Court announces five new cases

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it has agreed to hear five new cases in its upcoming term.
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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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