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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

Cantor working with Democrats on Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Republican lawmaker Eric Cantor is talking with Democrats about restoring parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in June.

Lawyer agrees to suspension for prostitution

SYCAMORE, Ill., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An Illinois lawyer who pleaded guilty to prostitution and had sex in exchange for office supplies agreed to a suspension of her law license, authorities said.

Militant group says it still holds son of ex-Pakistan prime minister

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Pakistani militant group says it is still holding the son of the country's former prime minister who was kidnapped at a political rally in May.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Obama to speak on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Obama to speak on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Obama will observe the March on Washington's 50th anniversary at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Court orders early released for former head of Russian oil company

Court orders early released for former head of Russian oil company

MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The jailed former head of Russian oil giant Yukos and his former business partner will be released from prison two months early, a court decided.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Florida executes John Ferguson, convicted in eight slayings

STARKE, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- John Ferguson, convicted of eight murders, was executed by lethal injection in Florida Monday after a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Taking the cuffs off political money

Taking the cuffs off political money

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates to corporate political contributions for "independent electioneering" in 2010's Citizens United vs. FEC, practically drowning federal political campaigns in money. Now the same five-justice majority that held sway in Citizens United may be poised to loosen restrictions on campaign finance even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

N.C. civil rights crusader Julius Chambers dies at 76

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- North Carolina lawyer Julius Chambers, targeted for violence for his civil rights work, died after months of poor health, his friends said Saturday. He was 76.

Berlusconi calls for justice reform or early elections

ROME, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said justice reforms must be made or he will push for early elections.

Supreme Court refuses to stay order to Calif. to cut prison population

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to reverse or delay an order that California cut the number of inmates in its prisons by almost 10,000 this year.
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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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