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2006-06-15 10:40:02

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that evidence can be used even if the police violated the rule requiring them to knock on the door and announce their presence before entering to search a suspect's home.

2006-06-05 14:59:34

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether race can be used as a factor in deciding which students are admitted to specific public schools, the first time President George W. Bush's two appointees will rule on a racial issue.

2006-06-05 09:58:53

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether race can be used as a tie-breaking factor in public high school admissions, the first time that President George W. Bush's two appointees will rule on a racial issue.

2006-03-22 11:17:58

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the police cannot enter a home and seize evidence without a warrant when one occupant agreed to the search after the other occupant refused permission.

2006-01-31 18:14:59

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samuel Alito was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, surviving one of the narrowest Senate confirmation votes in a century to become the second conservative put on the court by President Bush.

2006-01-31 16:46:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samuel Alito was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday after a divided Senate confirmed the second conservative selected by President George W. Bush in his effort to move the high court to the right.

2006-01-31 08:59:46

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito appeared certain to win Senate confirmation on Tuesday as President George W. Bush's second successful nominee to the Supreme Court.

2006-01-30 13:00:07

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island on Monday became the first Senate Republican to say he will oppose U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito but the conservative judge remained headed toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate.

2006-01-28 11:52:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday quoted Democratic praise for Samuel Alito in an effort to deter some in the party who want to block nomination of the conservative appeals judge to the U.S. Supreme Court.

2006-01-27 15:22:11

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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