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Scalia, Alito sons at same law firm

Scalia, Alito sons at same law firm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The sons of two conservative Supreme Court justices are working at the Washington offices of litigation giant Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, The Hill reported.

N.M. county clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Dona Ana County, N.M., will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples who request them beginning Wednesday, County Clerk Lynn Ellins said.

Man gets life for killing woman, hiding body in trash can

MELBOURNE, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An Australian man who has already served a prison term for killing one woman was given life with no parole Wednesday for killing another.
Diehl's deal completed, 2012 drunken driving charge to be erased

Diehl's deal completed, 2012 drunken driving charge to be erased

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- New York Giants tackle David Diehl will have his drunken driving charge erased after a judge said Diehl had successfully finished the terms of a plea deal.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

Texas settles Olmstead disabilities lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Texas officials have struck a deal with the U.S. Justice Department to change how mentally handicapped people are housed in state-run institutions.
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.
Future of 'stop-and-frisk' may be dim

Future of 'stop-and-frisk' may be dim

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The fate of New York City's "stop and frisk" police program might be something of a morality play for the rest of the United States. How much freedom are U.S. citizens willing to give up in the name of security?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Employees at Canada's only unionized Walmart vote to end union

Employees at Canada's only unionized Walmart vote to end union

WEYBURN, Saskatchewan, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- United Food and Commercial Workers lost its toehold in Canadian Walmart stores when workers in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, voted to decertify the union.

Woman released from jail after refusing to pay fines for going topless

MIDDLETOWN, N.J., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A New York woman jailed after refusing to pay fines for going topless on a New Jersey beach was released Thursday after refusing to eat or drink for nine days.

Executions for two convicted murderers scheduled

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has set execution dates for convicted killers Allen L. Nicklasson and Joseph Paul Franklin.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
By United Press International
Google on Gmail: 'No legitimate expectation' of privacy

Google on Gmail: 'No legitimate expectation' of privacy

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Gmail users have no "legitimate expectation" their emails are private, Google Inc. said in a California court filing seeking a class-action lawsuit's dismissal.
California Supreme Court ends legal battle over Proposition 8

California Supreme Court ends legal battle over Proposition 8

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court, in a ruling Wednesday, ended the legal challenge to lower court rulings overturning a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.

Execution set for killer after Florida high court denies appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Scott set a September date for the execution of Marshall Lee Gore after the Florida Supreme Court denied an appeal for the convicted murderer.
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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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