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Sun reporterWashington // President Bush named his trusted White House counsel Harriet E. Miers, a Texas native with no experience as a judge, to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, sparking an outcry among conservative activists who had hoped...
Sun ReporterMarshall led way to ruling Lawyer: The Baltimore native figured prominently in the Brown case - and in the Maryland actions that presaged it. -------------------- When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that school segregation...
Tags: Civil Rights, Teen-agers, NAACP, Trials, Frederick Douglass
Sun StaffSAMUEL ALITO Age: 55 School: Yale Law School Background:: Deputy assistant attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. Currently: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (appointed 1990)....
Sun ReporterWASHINGTON // Twice this year, Gabriela Lemus hoped to hear the news that President Bush had made history and chosen the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, her hopes were dashed again when Bush named Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. - the...
Sun StaffREPUBLICANS Chairman: Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Elected to a fifth term in November, Specter, 75, had to fight to win the committee gavel after conservatives blasted him for his remarks that President Bush might have a hard time getting anti-...
Sun reporterWashington // As he prepares to name a new Supreme Court nominee, perhaps as early as today, President Bush is navigating a web of competing pressures from outside interest groups and factions within the White House. The forces include everyone from...
Sun StaffWhen the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that school segregation must end, Thurgood Marshall stood with his colleagues on the court steps to pose for photos printed in newspapers around the country. "Thurgood wins" read a headline...
FIFTY YEARS later, the landscape of American race relations looks so radically different that it is hard to remember what the nation looked like before the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. But in 2004, an increasing number of...
Sun ReporterThe U.S. Supreme Court, its deep division on full public display, stopped the vote counting in Florida yesterday and set the stage for a ruling that could make George W. Bush the next president. By a vote of 5-4, the court blocked a 22-hour-old ruling by...
Sun ReporterThe U.S. Supreme Court explored with lawyers yesterday possible ways to write new legal rules that might help end the presidential election dispute in Florida, but ended the day without a ruling. After the 90-minute hearing, the nine justices studied the...
Sun ReporterThe Supreme Court, splitting 5-4 and risking its reputation for staying above politics, appeared to end the disputed presidential election by ruling last night for Gov. George W. Bush of Texas. The five justices in the majority -- the same five who had...
Sun ReporterThe public has been talking about the presidential election for more than three weeks, but the justices of the Supreme Court will have their first chance this morning to discuss the issues with each other - in public. In its severely quiet, velvet-draped...
Tags: Justice System, Al Gore, Polls, Palm Beach County, Bill Clinton
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