March 20, 2008 |
Stanford vs. Cornell, how the alumni match up: First glance: Stanford is tough to beat with 18 Nobel Laureates and four Pulitzer Prize winners.
October 8, 2005 |
Connecticut libraries lost an emergency Supreme Court appeal Friday in their effort to be freed from a gag order and participate in a congressional debate over the Patriot Act. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg denied the appeal and offered an unusually detailed explanation of her decision. Ginsburg said the American Civil Liberties Union had made reasonable arguments on behalf of its client, identified in a filing as the Library Connection, an association of libraries in Connecticut.
December 6, 1996 |
President Clinton will have clap-along gospel music and the poetry of a home-state friend at his swearing-in next month, a spokesman said Thursday. The program for the Jan. 20 ceremony, headlined by Arkansas poet Miller Williams, opera diva Jessye Norman and three gospel choirs, was designed as a dual celebration of Clinton's governance and the legacy of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
August 4, 1994 |
Stephen G. Breyer was sworn in as the nation's 108th Supreme Court justice Wednesday at a private ceremony at Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's Vermont summer home. Breyer's wife, Joanna, was the only witness at the swearing-in, conducted by Rehnquist, court spokeswoman Toni House said. Breyer replaces Justice Harry A. Blackmun, whose retirement took effect when Breyer took the two oaths required by the Constitution and the Judiciary Act of 1789.
April 7, 1997 |
In what has been dubbed the capital's wedding of the year, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell were married Sunday inside a cozy inn as a light rain fell outside on blooming dogwoods in rural Virginia. Among the approximately 75 friends and family members attending were ABC's Barbara Walters, Republican Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and his wife, Nancy.
January 15, 2000 |
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who underwent colon cancer surgery last September, said Friday that she has been going through "precautionary" chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and that they have not interfered with her work. Ginsburg said, "In consultation with Dr. Leonard Saltz of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York, I have been undergoing a precautionary, post-surgery course of chemotherapy and radiation at Washington Hospital Center."
June 1, 2002 |
The nine Supreme Court justices are richer than all but a small percentage of Americans, with at least five millionaires among them. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the wealthiest member of the high court, according to financial disclosure reports released Friday. She has held that honor in past years as well. She's worth from $7.7 million to $33.7 million. Justice Clarence Thomas, as in the past, is worth the least on paper.
May 28, 2003 |
Black & Decker Corp. won a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday bolstering employers' authority to deny disability benefits to workers. The justices ruled unanimously that employer-sponsored benefit plans don't have to defer to the opinion of a worker's treating doctor when making a disability decision. The justices set aside a lower court ruling that had sided with a former Black & Decker worker seeking benefits because of back problems.
October 2, 1993 |
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took her seat at the bench Friday in a ceremony marking the first time that two women sat together on the nation's highest court. With President Clinton and more than 300 friends, family and guests looking on, Ginsburg again swore to "do equal right to the poor and to the rich." She took the same oath Aug. 10, when she became the 107th Supreme Court justice. Ginsburg's new colleagues shook hands with her as she approached Chief Justice William H.
June 25, 2002 |
Excerpts from the Supreme Court's decision, which states that only a jury can hand down a death sentence: "Capital defendants, no less than non-capital defendants, we conclude, are entitled to a jury determination of any fact on which the legislature conditions an increase in their maximum punishment." -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the court. * The Court has failed ...