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2014-04-15 16:26:42

Chief Justice O'Connor to Give Remarks at Opening Reception COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Historical Society, County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO), Heritage Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and both the Ohio and Columbus Chapters of the American Institute of Architects will host a symposium on Ohio County courthouses on May 15 and 16 at the Columbus Athenaeum. The symposium will address the value of historic courthouses and how to overcome the...

2011-05-31 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Freedom Forum, which operates the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue and is one of the nation's leading foundations dedicated to the First Amendment and media issues, today named James C. Duff as its next president and chief executive officer. Duff, 57, is the chief administrative officer of the U.S. court system. Since his appointment in 2006 by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., he has overseen the federal judiciary's 35,000 employees...

2010-11-01 07:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Several recent polls have shown how few people are well-informed on important subjects. In fact, recent Harris Polls have shown how few people know what is in the health care reform bill, commonly called Obamacare by its critics. Now, a new Harris Poll shows how many people do not know enough about major leaders in Washington to have opinions about them. Majorities of Americans do not know enough to have opinions about Defense Secretary Robert...

2006-01-24 12:45:23

Please read in 9th paragraph, "Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy dissented.... A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States can be sued in certain bankruptcy proceedings, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a case that pitted state powers against those of the federal government. By a 5-4 vote, the high court rejected arguments that states could not be sued because of state sovereign immunity. The...

2006-01-01 11:05:32

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In his first year-end report on the federal judiciary, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday called for better court security to prevent violence and higher salaries to keep a diverse mix of judges on the bench. The 50-year-old conservative became chief of the Supreme Court in September, succeeding his mentor William Rehnquist, who died of thyroid cancer after serving on the high court for more than 30 years. "I recognize that it is a...

2005-12-21 08:02:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has resigned from the court that oversees government surveillance in intelligence cases in protest of U.S. President George W. Bush's authorization of a domestic spying program, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Citing two sources, the newspaper reported U.S. District Judge James Robertson, one of 11 members of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISA, sent his resignation to Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. The...

2005-12-06 17:40:19

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California should execute or reprieve death row prisoners within about five years instead of the present 20 and do more to speed up the process, the chief justice of the state's Supreme Court said on Tuesday. "If people want to have the death penalty, then I think sufficient resources should be provided to carry out the process in a timely way," Chief Justice Ronald George told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. "I don't mean an overly...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'