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2014-01-24 20:21:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the move by the U.S. Supreme Court, January 24, to extend an injunction granted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, December 31, exempting the Little Sisters of the Poor and others in their lawsuit from the Department of Health and Human Services' contraception mandate while their appeal is pending. "The bishops of the...

2011-08-03 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends President Barack H. Obama for his nomination on Tuesday of Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. HNBA endorsed Judge Jordan having conducted due diligence and concluded that he is exceedingly qualified to join the bench of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Jordan has an impressive resume and is highly respected for his...

2011-04-04 18:18:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be visiting a United Planning Organization (UPO) Head Start site at the Developing Families Center (DFC) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. DC Developing Families is the only known maternal care model in the country that combines a birthing center with early childhood development. The Developing Families Center promotes the empowerment of low-income families through the collaboration of three...

2011-01-11 06:20:00

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review a ruling that reinstated an antirust lawsuit alleging record labels conspired to fix prices and terms under which music would be sold online. The justices rejected the appeal by a number of companies including Sony Corp., Warner Music Group and EMI Group. The appeals court ruled that a federal judge had erred in 2008 in dismissing the lawsuit filed on behalf of people who downloaded music over the Internet.  They sued record labels that...

2010-09-24 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: FIRST WOMAN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Profile America -- Saturday, September 25th. Today marks the anniversary, in 1981, of the swearing in of the first woman Supreme Court justice -- Sandra Day O'Connor. She served...

2010-06-01 04:20:00

EAGAN, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name any members of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information website. Even as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan awaits Senate confirmation hearings to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens, only 35 percent of Americans can name even one member of the nation's highest court. Clarence Thomas is the most well known...

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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.