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2009-06-08 15:24:24

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday temporarily blocked the sale of Chrysler LLC to Fiat to give the rest of the U.S. Supreme Court time to hear a stay request. A U.S. appeals court in New York had upheld a bankruptcy court ruling allowing the sale to go through. The appeals court stayed the effects of its own ruling till 4 p.m. Monday to allow challengers time to approach the Supreme Court. It takes the votes of five members of the nine-member court to issue a permanent stay. Ginsburg...

2009-06-07 06:22:17

Three Indiana public employee funds Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay Chrysler's sale to Fiat. In an emergency filing, the state's Police Pension Fund, Teacher's Retirement Fund and Major Movers Construction Fund contend the sale unfairly favors Chrysler's unsecured debt holders over those of secured debt holders, like themselves. The funds, which hold about $42 million of $6.9 billion in secured loans to Chrysler, also accused the U.S. Treasury of acting unconstitutionally in...

2009-02-05 16:05:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement in response to the breaking news about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from Julie Fleshman, President and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.   "Our thoughts are with Justice Ginsburg today as we learn of her...

2005-11-14 17:01:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parents who challenge a special education program for their disabled child must prove that it is inadequate. The ruling was a defeat for a Maryland family who had contested a program designed by Montgomery County for their son, who has learning disabilities and speech impairments. They had argued the burden of proof should be with the school district to show that the program meets federal requirements. But the court,...

2005-10-05 12:09:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely split on Wednesday on whether the Bush administration can stop doctors from helping terminally ill patients take their own lives under the nation's only physician-assisted suicide law. During arguments, the justices sharply questioned both sides on whether then-Attorney General John Ashcroft had the power under federal law in 2001 to bar distribution of controlled drugs to assist suicides, regardless of state law. The...

2005-10-03 14:56:02

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday reached into his inner circle and nominated White House lawyer Harriet Miers for a Supreme Court vacancy, choosing a woman who is not a judge and whose views on major issues are largely unknown. Many conservatives, who formed the bedrock foundation of Bush's re-election last November, immediately protested the nomination of Miers to replace retiring Sandra Day O'Connor, as a betrayal of his campaign promise...

2005-10-03 08:06:41

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday nominated a member of his inner circle, White House counsel Harriet Miers, for a Supreme Court vacancy, choosing a woman with plenty of legal experience but who is not a judge to replace the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor. Miers, 60, a longtime ally of Bush's going back to his days as Texas governor, would be the third woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. The others are O'Connor and a current justice, Ruth...

2005-10-02 08:29:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The John Roberts era at the Supreme Court begins on Monday, when the youngest U.S. chief justice in 200 years presides in a term that will include cases on contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and financing of political campaigns. As the 17th U.S. chief justice, the 50-year-old Roberts succeeds fellow conservative William Rehnquist, 80, who died a month ago, in a lifetime job that positions him to help shape the American way of...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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