April 28, 2004 |
Excerpts from Tuesday's Supreme Court oral arguments, as transcribed by Alderson Reporting Co.: Solicitor Gen. Theodore B. Olson: This is a case about the separation of powers. The Constitution explicitly commits to the president's discretion the authority to obtain the opinions of subordinates and to formulate recommendations for legislation. Congress may neither intrude on the president's ability to perform these functions nor authorize private litigants to use the courts to do so....
February 3, 2009 |
In the 16 years since his release from prison, disgraced junk-bond king Michael Milken has beaten prostate cancer, raised hundreds of millions of dollars for medical research and reshaped an image tarnished by a 1990 conviction for securities fraud. One thing he's been unable to do is win a presidential pardon, despite the support of some of the country's most influential people. Before he left office Jan.
October 14, 2008
A tobacco company is an unsympathetic defendant in any lawsuit filed by smokers. But the dangers of smoking aren't the issue in a case now before the Supreme Court involving the parent company of Philip Morris USA, the manufacturer of Marlboro Lights and Cambridge Lights. A ruling against the company would be unfair and would undermine Congress' role in protecting public health.
June 25, 2004 |
Theodore B. Olson, whose arguments before the Supreme Court in 2000 were a crucial factor in the election of George W. Bush as president, is resigning as solicitor general to return to private practice, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Olson was nominated for the solicitor general post in June 2001, six months after successfully representing candidate Bush in the Supreme Court case involving a recount of the vote in Florida.
February 20, 2002 |
In the petition he filed last year on behalf of the Bush administration, U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a Cleveland school voucher case, which he said involved a program assisting "the parents of students enrolled in failing public schools." Olson was successful--in more ways than one.
June 27, 2001 |
The U.S. government will appeal a judge's dismissal of a landmark suit charging AMR Corp.'s American Airlines with using predatory tactics to drive low-cost carriers from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The case has been closely watched because it could settle some long-disputed questions about what constitutes fair competition in the airline industry. The government filed notice of the pending appeal with the U.S.
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December 12, 2000
Underlying all the U.S. Supreme Court debate Monday over equal-protection guarantees, the intent of the voter and the appropriate reach of the Florida Supreme Court was a single question, the most basic one the court has faced in this matter: Does every vote count? In a second round of solemn yet spirited argument, a majority of the justices appeared not to have moved from the presumption they seemingly held in stopping the recount Saturday--that George W.
March 5, 2002 |
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the government must pay billions of dollars to reclaim unused wireless spectrum space from NextWave Telecom Inc. The high court's action will further delay resolution of the long-running dispute over valuable spectrum that could provide better mobile phone service in several cities, but some analysts think it will prompt a settlement.
December 6, 2006 |
A presidential advisory commission created two years ago to monitor the effects of anti-terrorism measures on civil liberties held its first public hearing Tuesday amid criticism from advocacy groups that the panel was a paper tiger and indications that its members were wrestling with their watchdog role. The four-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was urged to take a more aggressive tack in checking the power of the Bush administration in its handling of the war on terrorism.
December 3, 2000
Court wrestles with complex issues. "May it please the court," intoned each lawyer as he began his argument before the U.S. Supreme Court at Friday's extraordinary recorded session. Though questions from the nine justices raised doubt about how they would rule on the constitutional challenge to Florida's Supreme Court decision regarding ballot recounts, there can be no doubt about the value of listening to the hearing, as Americans were finally permitted to do.