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U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision Thursday, gave additional protection to public employees who testify at trials.
Frances Burns
Florida holds third U.S. execution in 24-hour period, putting John Ruthell Henry to death

Florida holds third U.S. execution in 24-hour period, putting John Ruthell Henry to death

RAIFORD, Fla., June 19 (UPI) --A Florida man was executed for killing his wife and her young son almost 30 years ago, becoming the third person put to death in the United States in 24 hours.
Frances Burns
Trademark board cancels six Redskins trademarks

Trademark board cancels six Redskins trademarks

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --Six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins were cancelled Wednesday by the Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Gabrielle Levy
Georgia, Missouri hold first U.S. executions since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma

Georgia, Missouri hold first U.S. executions since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma

ATLANTA, June 18 (UPI) --Marcus Wellons, the first U.S. convict to be put to death since the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma, died quietly in Georgia.
Frances Burns
Alabama appeals court overturns ban on gay sex

Alabama appeals court overturns ban on gay sex

MONTGOMERY , Ala., June 16 (UPI) --An Alabama appeals court has struck down a state law prohibiting oral and anal sex.
Kate Stanton
Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --The Supreme Court made it harder for people to hide their purchase of a gun, ruling it illegal for a legal gun owner to buy a firearm on behalf of someone else.
Gabrielle Levy
Hillary greets supporters on book tour

Hillary greets supporters on book tour

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) --The Hillary Clinton book tour came to Arlington, Va., as more than 1,000 supporters lined up at Costco to get four seconds with the former Secretary of State.
Gabrielle Levy
Online anonymity a right, Canadian court rules

Online anonymity a right, Canadian court rules

OTTAWA, June 13 (UPI) --Canada's Supreme Court ruled online anonymity is central to Internet privacy, with Internet service providers not required to give information to police.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
Wisconsin AG to clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses: You could be prosecuted

Wisconsin AG to clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses: You could be prosecuted

MADISON, Wyo., June 12 (UPI) --County clerks in Wisconsin could face prosecution for issuing same-sex marriage licenses, according to state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
Matt Bradwell
Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling Thursday, said Pom Wonderful can sue Coca-Cola, charging the soft drink giant is misleading consumers of a juice drink.
Frances Burns
Clemency denied for Montana man 30 years into a 100-year sentence

Clemency denied for Montana man 30 years into a 100-year sentence

DEER LODGE, Mont., June 11 (UPI) --Support from Montana's governor failed to win clemency for a man sentenced to 100 years for killing a high school classmate, a murder he denies.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By United Press International
Judge strikes down laws protecting California teachers' jobs

Judge strikes down laws protecting California teachers' jobs

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) --A judge, ruling in a lawsuit brought by a group of students, said California's legal requirement that teachers be laid off by seniority is unconstitutional.
Frances Burns
Libya's PM resigns after court rules appointment 'unconstitutional'

Libya's PM resigns after court rules appointment 'unconstitutional'

TRIPOLI, Libya, June 9 (UPI) --Libyan Prime Minister Ahmad Mitig announced Monday that he plans to step down following a Supreme Court ruling that his appointment in May was unconstitutional.
JC Finley
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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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