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High court skeptical of Obama recess appointment argument

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Most of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared reluctant Monday to accept President Obama's position on recess appointments, observers said.

High court rejects Ariz. abortion restriction case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a lower-court ruling that outlawed Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

BP considers options after oil spill settlement upheld

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- British Petroleum says Friday's court ruling in New Orleans in the Deepwater Horizon case was not the end of the story.
The good sisters tangle with Obamacare

The good sisters tangle with Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Opponents of the Affordable Care Act -- and they are many and vociferous -- may be asking: Why is the Obama administration beating up on the Little Sisters of the Poor?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Writer

Berlusconi reiterates call for early elections

ROME, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has again called for early general elections in Italy that coincide with the European elections on May 25.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
By United Press International

U.S. Supreme Court takes on eight more cases

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Friday added eight cases for review this term, including a TV network's attempt to stop the unauthorized Internet streaming of its shows.
Amanda Knox will become 'fugitive' if reconvicted

Amanda Knox will become 'fugitive' if reconvicted

PERUGIA, Italy, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- American student Amanda Knox says if her conviction in the killing of British student Meridith Kercher is upheld by an Italian court, she will be a fugitive.
Federal govt. to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

Federal govt. to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The federal government will recognize the same-sex marriages performed in Utah over the past month, despite the state announcing it would not view them as valid, pending appeal.
Gabrielle Levy

Holder: Utah gay marriages are legal despite state's position

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday said the United States recognizes same-sex marriages performed in Utah even though the state no longer does.

Patrick Quinn, Illinois appeals judge, found dead in chambers

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Patrick J. Quinn, an Illinois prosecutor turned appeals court judge, was found dead in his Chicago chambers, officials said. He was 60.

Man asks town to drop $130K in code enforcement fines

LONGWOOD, Fla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A Florida man facing more than $130,000 in code enforcement fines resulting from his messy yard asked the city commission to negate the fees.
Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages

Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Utah officials Wednesday said the state will not recognize same-sex marriages performed before the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling permitting gay marriage.

Msgr. William Lynn heckled after court as he begins house arrest

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Monsignor William Lynn, released after his child endangerment conviction was overturned, was heckled as he left a Philadelphia court hearing.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
By United Press International
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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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