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2010-06-01 04:20:00

EAGAN, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name any members of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information website. Even as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan awaits Senate confirmation hearings to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens, only 35 percent of Americans can name even one member of the nation's highest court. Clarence Thomas is the most well known...

2009-07-10 17:48:00

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) announced today that its President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest has been called to testify at the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which begin on Monday, July 13. AUL President Charmaine Yoest said "We are honored to have the opportunity to testify before the Judiciary Committee about the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the highest court in the land. I am looking forward to sharing AUL's...

2009-05-26 13:53:00

Sotomayor Wants to Set Policy, Will Perpetuate Role of Supreme Court as "National Abortion Control Board" WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacted to President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court, stating: "For all the President's talk of finding 'common ground,' this appointment completely contradicts that hollow promise. Judge Sonia...

2009-05-26 10:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacted to President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court, stating: "For all the President's talk of finding 'common ground,' this appointment completely contradicts that hollow promise. Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy undermines common ground. She is a radical pick that divides America. She...

2009-03-04 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld a Vermont jury's decision that Diana Levine, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Wyeth v. Levine could hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the injuries she suffered -- which included the loss of her arm -- after taking one of Wyeth's medicines. Writing the Supreme Court's majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens said Food and Drug Administration oversight of drug labeling doesn't...

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2008-10-09 07:25:00

The Supreme Court was split on Wednesday over whether President George W. Bush can excuse the Navy from federal environmental laws. This case pits the safety of whales against the Navy's military exercises. This is the most important environmental case of the current term.  The court is evaluating a verdict that required the Navy to take a range of safety measures in order to reduce potential harm to whales and dolphins. The four liberal justices voiced apprehension over the...

2008-10-08 18:00:15

National security and environmental concerns butted heads before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in a case challenging the U.S. Navy's sonar testing. The high court was asked to determine whether the Navy does enough to protect whales from underwater sonar tests during its annual training exercises off the Southern California coast. Winter vs. Natural Resources Defense Council asks whether the president can issue an executive waiver to allow the tests without filing an environmental...

2008-09-02 21:00:17

By Murray Light The president who succeeds George W. Bush almost certainly will have at least one or perhaps even more Supreme Court vacancies to fill. The average age of the court's members currently is 68, with seven of the nine members exceeding that age. One or even more court members almost certainly will opt to retire during the presidency of Bush's successor. The oldest of the current members is John Paul Stevens, now 88. He was appointed to the court by President Ford and took his...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jul. 27--Elizabeth Furuta, a senior at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, recently performed for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter during the dedication of a conference room in his honor at the New Hampshire Supreme Court building in Concord. A violinist, Furuta performed John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, arranged for violin by Bruce Dukov. Daniel Heifetz, director of the Heifetz International Music Institute in Wolfeboro,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'