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Philadelphia judge rules convicted killer cannot be executed

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia judge vacated the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a police officer, citing restrictions on executing the developmentally disabled.

Photographer sued over Empire State topless pics

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The owners of New York's Empire State Building are suing a photographer who took pictures of a topless model at the top of the skyscraper.

Judge gives Chicago 6-month delay on gun store rules

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago Tuesday gave the city a six-month delay to set regulations before gun stores are allowed to open in Chicago.
Supreme Court decision bars foreign cases

Supreme Court decision bars foreign cases

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday, saying foreign corporations could not be sued in U.S. court by foreign plaintiffs over violations that took place in a foreign country.
Gabrielle Levy

U.S. Supreme Court rules against plaintiffs in 'Dirty War' case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday a company can't be held liable for actions occurring outside the United States during Argentina's "Dirty War."

Accused Russian drug lord extradited from Netherlands

MOSCOW, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two years after his arrest in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a suspected international drug lord has been extradited to his native Russia, authorities said

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeals of two on Oklahoma's death row

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the final appeals Monday of Charles Frederick Warren and Clayton Lockett, two men on Oklahoma's death row.

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.
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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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