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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.

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2008-06-26 12:00:00

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Constitution protects an individual's right to bear arms, while leaving room for governments to regulate gun ownership.

2008-06-25 15:00:32

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down for Eighth Amendment reasons a Louisiana law that permitted the death penalty for defendants convicted of child rape.

2008-06-24 06:02:31

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute over the Navy's sonar training exercises off the Southern California coast. Environmentalists say the exercises threaten dolphins, whales and other marine mammals.

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2008-01-12 00:45:00

A federal appeals court barred the Bush administration Friday from looking into the personal lives of NASA scientists and engineers who have no access to classified information, saying the probes are intrusive and unrelated to national security.

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.

2006-06-22 14:09:38

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court made it easier on Thursday for an employer to be held liable for money damages when a worker has been retaliated against after a discrimination complaint.

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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2006-06-19 12:10:00

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.

2006-06-19 10:31:57

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that police do not need suspicion of wrongdoing to search a convicted felon who has agreed to be searched as a condition of parole.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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