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2011-11-10 12:16:08

Supreme Court rulings can dramatically shape American policies, but the Court's decisions may actually be quite predictable, according to a new study published in the Nov. 9 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Roger Guimerà and Marta Sales-Pardo, created a computational model to investigate whether it would be possible to predict a justice's vote based on the other justice's votes in the same case. They found that their method, which relied on...

2011-05-31 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Freedom Forum, which operates the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue and is one of the nation's leading foundations dedicated to the First Amendment and media issues, today named James C. Duff as its next president and chief executive officer. Duff, 57, is the chief administrative officer of the U.S. court system. Since his appointment in 2006 by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., he has overseen the federal judiciary's 35,000 employees...

2007-06-19 06:00:00

By Kolar, Robert D I. INTRODUCTION Junk Science in the courtroom shall be no more. Thus said the United States Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.] This rule applies, whether the testimony under consideration is "pure science," or whether it constitutes more general expert testimony in such specialties as engineering, mechanics, economics and the like.2 However, what makes technical or other expert evidence admissible - or not admissible at all - is still a...

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. For the first time in more than 11 years, the court's composition changed, with Bush appointing John Roberts to succeed the late William Rehnquist as chief justice and Samuel Alito to replace Justice...

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. Alito took the constitutional and judicial oaths from Chief Justice John Roberts, Bush's first Supreme Court appointee, in a private ceremony at the court, a spokeswoman said. Bush appointed Roberts and Alito after promising to select...

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. Chief Justice John Roberts, Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, administered the constitutional and judicial oaths in a private ceremony at the court, a spokeswoman said. Just hours earlier, the sharply divided Senate confirmed...

2006-01-31 13:55:43

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. Chief Justice John Roberts, Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, administered the constitutional and judicial oaths in a private ceremony at the court, a spokeswoman said. Just hours earlier, the sharply divided Senate confirmed...

2006-01-23 17:02:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday told opponents of abortion their views would eventually prevail and urged them to work to convince more Americans of "the rightness of our cause." On the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established federal abortion rights, Bush addressed activists by telephone from Manhattan, Kansas, and called their goals noble. "We, of course, seek common ground where possible," he said. "We're...

2006-01-23 17:45:00

WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush on Monday told opponents of abortion their views would eventually prevail and urged them to work to convince more Americans of "the rightness of our cause." On the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established federal abortion rights, Bush addressed activists by telephone from Manhattan, Kansas, and called their goals noble. "We, of course, seek common ground where possible," he said. "We're working to persuade...

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. Lawmakers in both parties on the Senate Judiciary Committee are expected to strongly challenge Bush's conservative nominee on his record and beliefs, which include personal opposition to abortion. Hours before Alito's...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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