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2005-11-30 00:59:46

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court takes up its first abortion case in five years and returns to one of its most contentious issues on Wednesday when it considers a state law requiring notification of a parent before a minor can end her pregnancy. Arguments on the New Hampshire law will be the first abortion case for new Chief Justice John Roberts. It could give some indication whether he supports giving states more power to restrict abortions. Roberts,...

2005-11-14 13:11:49

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito wrote 20 years ago as a lawyer in the Reagan administration "that the Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion," The Washington Times reported on Monday. The paper said it had obtained a copy of a memo in which Alito made the statement and expressed support for policies of the conservative administration of President Ronald Reagan, which opposed abortion rights and racial quotas. The memo...

2005-11-14 12:58:41

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito wrote 20 years ago as a lawyer in the Reagan administration "that the Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion," The Washington Times reported on Monday. The paper said it had obtained a copy of a memo in which Alito made the statement and expressed support for policies of the conservative administration of President Ronald Reagan, which opposed abortion rights and racial quotas. The memo...

2005-11-14 12:55:00

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito wrote 20 years ago as a lawyer in the Reagan administration "that the Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion," The Washington Times reported on Monday. The paper said it had obtained a copy of a memo in which Alito made the statement and expressed support for policies of the conservative administration of President Ronald Reagan, which opposed abortion rights and racial quotas. The memo is among about...

2005-11-09 14:00:13

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court questioned on Wednesday whether disabled prisoners who suffer discrimination can sue states for damages for violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Reflecting the court's close split in recent years on the rights of states to be free from certain lawsuits, justices asked whether Congress in adopting the disabilities act in 1990 clearly revoked state sovereign immunity from lawsuits for damages. The case...

2005-11-08 14:55:39

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices appeared closely divided on Tuesday on whether the police can enter a home and seize evidence without a warrant when one spouse consented to the search after the other spouse refused. A majority of the justices appeared concerned that the spouse giving the permission would override the wishes of the other spouse and they questioned why the police could not get a warrant instead. But four justices, including Justice...

2005-11-07 15:07:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would decide whether President George W. Bush has the power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes, an important test of the administration's policy in the war on terrorism. The justices agreed to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver, could be tried by a military...

2005-11-07 10:28:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday it would decide an appeal by an accused al Qaeda member challenging President George W. Bush's power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes. The justices agreed to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver, could be tried by a military tribunal. The high court will hear arguments in the case in...

2005-11-07 11:23:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would decide whether President George W. Bush has the power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes, an important test of the administration's policy in the war on terrorism. The justices agreed to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver, could be tried by a military...

2005-11-05 12:30:00

By Steve Holland MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- U.S. President George W. Bush sought to persuade Americans on Saturday to support Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court after his first choice, Harriet Miers, withdrew under fierce attack from conservatives. Bush, beset by a series of political woes and with approval ratings at an all-time low, used his weekly radio address to outline Alito's lengthy resume and deep background in constitutional law. Conservative Republicans had...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.