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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.

Sexual assault lawsuit filed against RCMP

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A lawsuit was filed by a former civilian employee of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, alleging sexual assault.

Abortion opponents: 20 weeks just a step toward ban

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Abortion opponents acknowledge their current push to ban the procedure in the United States after 20 weeks is a step toward outlawing abortions.
Israeli Knesset gives initial OK for referendum on peace

Israeli Knesset gives initial OK for referendum on peace

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Israeli Knesset early Thursday approved the first reading of a bill requiring a public referendum on any future peace deal with the Palestinians.

India's press council head calls for unification

NEW DELHI, July 31 (UPI) -- The head of India's Press Council has suggested India, Pakistan and Bangladesh should unite to form one secular country to avoid the excesses of nationalism.

NYC soda ban hits another legal roadblock

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- A New York appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling prohibiting a ban on large sugary drinks being sold in New York City.

Mamnoon Hussain chosen as Pakistan's new president

ISLAMABAD, July 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani lawmakers Tuesday elected Mamnoon Hussain the nation's new president by an overwhelming margin, officials said.
Manning faces years in prison after acquittal for aiding enemy

Manning faces years in prison after acquittal for aiding enemy

FORT MEADE, Md., July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning could spend the rest of his life in prison despite his acquittal Tuesday of aiding the enemy, lawyers say.
Berlusconi prosecutor says trials followed proper procedure

Berlusconi prosecutor says trials followed proper procedure

ROME, July 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors told Italy's Supreme Court Tuesday proper judicial procedure was followed in Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's two tax fraud trials.

Majority now favor same sex marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A majority of Americans favor a national law legalizing gay marriage, a new poll shows.
Letta says Berlusconi ruling will have no effect on Italian government

Letta says Berlusconi ruling will have no effect on Italian government

ROME, July 29 (UPI) -- Italian Premier Enrico Letta said Monday an upcoming court ruling on former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's prison term would not affect his government.
Assistant says Paterno thought Penn State 'screwed up' on Sandusky

Assistant says Paterno thought Penn State 'screwed up' on Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29 (UPI) -- A former Penn State grad assistant quoted late football coach Joe Paterno as saying school officials "screwed up" sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- An American overseas is linked to acts of terror in the United States. He repeatedly calls for more American killings. On the run in a foreign desert, he is beyond the reach of the U.S. justice system. So the president, acting to protect the country, orders him killed. A CIA drone strike takes him out in Yemen. Simple, right?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Writer
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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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