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Senate Confirms Kagan As Supreme Court's 112th Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and fourth woman, selecting a scholar with a reputation for brilliance, a dry sense of humor and a liberal legal bent. The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed retired...

3 Women On Supreme Court: How Big A Difference?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) At least once a term for 13 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled, some lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court would mistake her for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, or vice versa. No matter that Brooklyn-born Ginsburg and O'Connor, raised on a ranch in Arizona, look...

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and a California law banning the sale of violent. . ....

New York Court Of Appeals Signals Legislature To Review Video Teleconferencing At Criminal Trial

By Michael S. Quinn "Courtrooms . . . cannot sit idly by, in a cocoon of yesteryear, while society and technology race towards the next millennium." The next millennium is now. In 2004, Live Video Teleconferencing (VTC) testimony of an adult witness was used at criminal trial in the Bronx...