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2006-01-09 08:37:32

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush called on senators on Monday to give Judge Samuel Alito a fair and dignified hearing on his Supreme Court nomination, as his conservative nominee prepared to face tough questioning on his views.

2006-01-09 03:06:16

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal appeals judge Samuel Alito goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for what promises to be a bruising hearing on U.S. President George W. Bush's nomination of him to the Supreme Court.

2006-01-08 09:10:00

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito begins his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, facing tough questions on matters from civil liberties and presidential war powers to his own opposition to abortion.

2006-01-04 17:45:21

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for the Bush administration to transfer "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla from U.S. military custody to federal authorities in Florida to face criminal charges. The order reversed a ruling by a U.S.

2006-01-04 12:32:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Judge Samuel Alito, President George Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, was rated "well-qualified" on Wednesday by the American Bar Association, the top rating by the lawyers' group.

2006-01-01 11:05:32

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In his first year-end report on the federal judiciary, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday called for better court security to prevent violence and higher salaries to keep a diverse mix of judges on the bench.

2005-12-13 18:59:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Republican who will preside over Judge Samuel Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearings next month asked him on Tuesday about the role of precedent in key aspects of criminal law and religious freedom of expression.

2005-12-06 14:39:06

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Supreme Court justices expressed support on Tuesday for the U.S. government's position that universities that get federal funds must allow military recruiters on campus, even if the schools oppose the Pentagon's policy on gays and lesbians.

2005-11-30 14:41:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court grappled with its first abortion case in five years on Wednesday, considering whether a parental notification law must provide an exception when the health of an abortion-seeking minor is at risk.

2005-11-30 08:49:47

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.

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