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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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