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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...

2006-07-01 09:19:04

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's just-ended term saw dramatic changes, with two new conservative jurists picked by President George W. Bush, and major rulings that rejected Bush's policies on Guantanamo military tribunals and doctor-assisted suicide. For the first time in more than 11 years, the court's composition changed, with Bush appointing John Roberts to succeed the late William Rehnquist as chief justice and Samuel Alito to replace Justice...

2006-06-29 14:56:46

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military commission convened to try...

2006-06-29 12:33:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court in a landmark decision declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military...

2006-06-29 11:06:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unlawful the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military commission convened to try...

2006-06-28 17:27:55

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that failure to tell foreigners of their right to contact their consulate when arrested should not result in throwing out anything they say to police. The important 6-3 ruling from the nation's top court -- which involved a Mexican and a Honduran -- said foreigners were not entitled to any relief in U.S. courts for violations of the international treaty in question, the Vienna Convention. Three of...

2006-06-28 10:36:23

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that failure to tell foreign nationals of their international treaty right to contact their consulate when arrested should not result in throwing out anything they say to police. The important 6-3 ruling from the nation's top court came in a pair of cases from Oregon and Virginia that tested what should happen in U.S. courts for violations of the treaty in question, the Vienna Convention. Three...

2006-06-26 15:26:25

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down strict limits for money contributions and spending for state political campaigns, dealing a setback to advocates of campaign finance regulation. By a 6-3 vote, the justices overturned a ruling that largely upheld Vermont's campaign finance law and ruled the restrictions, the strictest in the nation, violated constitutional free-speech rights. The nation's highest court said the spending limits...

2006-06-26 10:33:41

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a criminal conviction must be overturned when a trial judge wrongly denies the defendant his right to be represented by the lawyer of his choice. The high court's 5-4 ruling was a defeat for the U.S. Justice Department, which argued that a defendant who had been denied his counsel of choice must also prove that denial adversely impacted his right to a fair trial. The case involved...

2006-06-19 12:20:26

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A splintered U.S. Supreme Court failed on Monday to decide whether the federal government can regulate wetlands away from navigable waters in a case that provided the first indication of anti-environmentalist views by President George W. Bush's two appointees. By a 5-4 vote, the justices set aside a U.S. appeals court ruling that upheld the government's authority to regulate the specific wetlands at issue and sent both cases back for more...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.