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2009-05-01 12:05:00

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says a New York college professor should not have made him the focus of a student assignment on privacy. Scalia criticized Fordham University law school Professor Joel Reidenberg for having groups of his students create dossiers on the Supreme Court justice filled with as much personal information they could find, ABC reported Friday. It is not a rare phenomenon that what is legal may also be quite irresponsible. That appears in the First Amendment...

2006-06-15 10:40:02

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that evidence can be used even if the police violated the rule requiring them to knock on the door and announce their presence before entering to search a suspect's home. By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld a Michigan court ruling that the officers' failure to knock did not disqualify evidence seized under a valid search warrant. The ruling was the latest in a series by the court's conservative...

2006-04-19 16:05:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday it would hear arguments again on whether evidence can be used if the police fail to knock on the door and announce their presence before entering and searching a suspect's home. The court gave no explanation why the case would be argued a second time, but it could be deadlocked by a 4-4 vote due to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement, and her replacement, Justice Samuel Alito, might be needed to break the tie. The...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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