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  1. -04-20-05 Controversial GOP Leader Attacks Courts (Fox News)
      "The House Judiciary Committee is reviewing the activities of justices on the Supreme Court and in other circuits to determine whether they have overstepped their authority and must be reined in, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search) told FOX News Radio's Tony Snow on Tuesday."

      "DeLay said he and other members of Congress have just begun using the long-held authority vested in them by the Constitution to conduct judicial review."

      " 'We've already passed six bills limiting the jurisdiction of the court in the last two years. They haven't gotten through the Senate but we're starting this body of thought. We have the opportunity to set up courts, we can also dismantle courts and re-organize them.' "4-05

  2. -06-27-05 Supreme Court: Some Religious Displays OK (MSNBC News)
      "What do the two apparently contradictory decisions on displays of the Ten Commandments announced Monday by the Supreme Court mean for religious expression in America?"

      "In a nutshell, the effect of the court’s two rulings was to say, 'Old religious displays are OK, new ones are not.' ” 6-05

  3. -07-01-05 Justice O'Connor Retires (CBS News)
      "Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement Friday after 24 years on the U.S. Supreme Court. The first woman ever to serve on the nation's highest court, she was considered a key swing vote on issues such as abortion and the death penalty." 7-05

  4. -07-01-05 Justice O'Connor Retires (CBS News)
      "Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement Friday after 24 years on the U.S. Supreme Court. The first woman ever to serve on the nation's highest court, she was considered a key swing vote on issues such as abortion and the death penalty." 7-05

  5. -09-03-05 U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies (Bloomberg.com)
      "U.S. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who led the Supreme Court in curbing death-row appeals and limiting congressional power, died at 80. His death creates a second vacancy for President George W. Bush to fill and ratchets up the stakes in the fight over the high court's future." 9-05

  6. -09-30-05 Supreme Court Opens with New Chief Roberts (MSNBC News)
      "The Supreme Court takes up one of the new term's most significant cases just a few days after John Roberts occupies the center chair on the bench as the nation's 17th chief justice."

      "On Oct. 5, Oregon defends its Death with Dignity Act. It allows doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients, who can use it to end their own lives." 9-05

  7. -10-19-05 Questions Senate Submitted to Harriet Miers (C-Span.org)
      Provides answers of Harriet Miers, candidate for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 10-05

  8. -11-14-05 Alito: No Right to Abortion (CBS News)
      "Judge Samuel Alito, President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, wrote in 1985 that he's a lifelong conservative and that he believes 'the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion.' " 11-05

  9. -11-26-05 Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Notification Case (USA Today)
      "To some, a never-enforced New Hampshire law requiring parental notification before a minor has an abortion is a backward step for women's rights. To others, it protects parents' right to know if their child is having an abortion."

      "The U.S. Supreme Court will consider those arguments Wednesday as it begins to weigh whether to reinstate a law that requires parental notification 48 hours before an abortion can be performed on a woman under the age of 18." 11-05

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