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THE NATION | THE SUPREME COURT

High Court Also Decides on Trial, Labor Issues

June 25, 2002|By Times staff writers

In other rulings Thursday, the Supreme Court:

* Upheld a law that requires a judge to order an additional two years in prison upon finding that a firearm was "brandished" during a drug-trafficking crime.

* Ruled unanimously that criminal defendants considering a guilty plea cannot demand that prosecutors first turn over all evidence that might help win an acquittal.

* Ruled unanimously that the National Labor Relations Board has been too quick to accuse companies of illegally suing unions.

* Banned attorney F. Lee Bailey from practicing law before the Supreme Court. The move was a formality since Bailey has already been disbarred in Florida and Massachusetts. Bailey was accused of mishandling stock owned by a drug defendant.

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