Military Commissions Act of 2006

Military Commissions Actmilitary commissionexisting statutes
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Boumediene v. Bush (2008) that the MCA constituted an unconstitutional encroachment of habeas corpus rights, and established jurisdiction for federal courts to hear petitions for habeas corpus from Guantanamo detainees tried under the Act. As such, the provisions of MCA suspending Habeas Corpus are no longer in effect.

Tom Coburn

CoburnCoburn, Tomformer Congressman Tom Coburn, MD
[[United States Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce|Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce]]. [[United States Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Affairs, and the District of Columbia|Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Affairs, and the District of Columbia]]. Select Committee on Intelligence. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

National Labor Relations Board

NLRBChairman of the National Labor Relations BoardNational Labor Board
Supreme Court to immediately hear arguments concerning the dispute, given the high stakes involved. The Supreme Court granted certiorari in October and agreed to decide the issue. In June 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in New Process Steel, L. P. v. NLRB that the two-member Board had no authority to issue decisions, invalidating all rulings made by Liebman and Schaumber. In 2013, the question of a legitimate quorum on the NLRB surfaced again, when the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that President Obama had "violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill three board vacancies".

Ed Gillespie

GillespieEdward W. Gillespie
In 2003, Gillespie was selected as Chairman of the RNC, serving in that role through the 2004 elections that saw President Bush win re-election and Republicans retain control of the House and Senate. He did not give up his stake in the lobbying firm when he took that job, which caused controversy. During the campaign, he was regularly referred to as "President Bush's pit bull." In 2005 Bush appointed Gillespie to lead the process to nominate a successor to Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court; that process led to the selection and confirmation of Samuel Alito. His book Winning Right was released in September 2006.

Dick Cheney

CheneyRichard B. CheneyRichard Cheney
Senate, Cheney broke with the Bush Administration Department of Justice, and signed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Heller v. District of Columbia that successfully challenged gun laws in the nation's capital on Second Amendment grounds. On February 14, 2010, in an appearance on ABC's This Week, Cheney reiterated his support of waterboarding and for the torture of captured terrorist suspects, saying, "I was and remain a strong proponent of our enhanced interrogation program." The Washington Post reported in 2008 that Cheney purchased a home in McLean, Virginia, part of the Washington suburbs, which he was to tear down for a replacement structure.

2005 in the United States

Apuzzo's account of December 10, 2007, op cit) On March 20, 2008, after he dropped his appeal, he was disbarred by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in Washington, D.C., at least until 2012. October 31. U.S. President George W. Bush nominates Federal Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Astronomers announce the discovery of two additional moons orbiting the Pluto/Charon system. Subsequently, named Nix and Hydra, the moons were found in images from the Hubble Space Telescope. November 1.

Timeline of United States history

This is a timeline of United States history, comprising important legal and territorial changes as well as political, social, and economic events in the United States and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of the United States.

List of Yale Law School alumni

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Inglis, Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1953–1957; Associate Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1950–1953. Jeffrey W. Johnson (1985), Judge, California Court of Appeal, 2009–present. Goodwin Liu (1998), Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, 2011–present. William M. Maltbie (1905), Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1930–1950; Judge, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1925–1930. Monica Márquez (1997), Associate Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 2010–present. Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1999–2010 (first woman to hold this position); Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1996–1999. Marshall F.

Kathryn Jean Lopez

Afterwards, she supported preventing Arlen Specter from replacing Orrin Hatch as head of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary during the period between the 2004 elections and the beginning of the new Senate term in January 2005. Later in 2005, Lopez criticized the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers. She has taken positions against gender quotas, e.g., for university admissions. In 2006, she supported the unsuccessful re-election campaign of Rick Santorum to the United States Senate. She was also a vocal supporter of Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.

Territories of the United States

Territoryterritoriesunincorporated territory
Like the District of Columbia, territories of the United States do not have voting representation in the US Congress, and they have no representation in the U.S. Senate. Every four years, U.S. political parties nominate their presidential candidates at conventions, which include delegates from these territories. However, the U.S. citizens living in territories such as Puerto Rico cannot vote in the general election for president of the U.S. Non-citizen nationals in American Samoa also can't vote for the president.

Richard Nixon

NixonPresident NixonRichard M. Nixon
He defeated McGovern with over 60 percent of the popular vote, losing only in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. The term Watergate has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration. Those activities included "dirty tricks," such as bugging the offices of political opponents, and the harassment of activist groups and political figures. The activities were brought to light after five men were caught breaking into the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972.

United States Electoral College

Electoral Collegepresidential electorelectoral votes
One certificate is sent, as soon after Election Day as practicable, to the National Archivist in Washington D.C. The Certificates of Ascertainment are mandated to carry the State Seal, and the signature of the Governor (in the case of the District of Columbia, the Certificate is signed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia. ) The Electoral College never meets as one body. Electors meet in their respective state capitals (electors for the District of Columbia meet within the District) on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, at which time they cast their electoral votes on separate ballots for president and vice president.

Sonia Sotomayor

SotomayorJustice SotomayorJustice Sonia Sotomayor
Barack Obama Supreme Court candidates. Bill Clinton judicial appointment controversies. Demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States. George W. Bush judicial appointment controversies. History of women in Puerto Rico. List of Puerto Ricans. List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States. List of Roman Catholic United States Supreme Court justices. List of U.S. Supreme Court Justices by time in office. materials given to Senate Judiciary Committee. CV from Pace University 2003 Commencement. ABA Profile, National Hispanic Heritage Month 2000.

Salmon P. Chase

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Demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States. Institutions named for Salmon Chase. Chase Manhattan Bank. Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Highland Heights, Kentucky. List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. List of United States Chief Justices by time in office. List of U.S. Supreme Court Justices by time in office. United States Supreme Court cases during the Chase Court. Origins of the American Civil War. Semi-Colon Club. Places named for Salmon Chase. Chase County, Kansas. Niven, John, et al. eds. ed. The Salmon P. Chase Papers Volume: 2, 1823–57 (1993) vol 1–5 have coverage to 1873. Niven, John, et al. eds. ed. The Salmon P.

United States Congress

CongressU.S. CongressCongressional
The legislature consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members.

Watergate scandal

WatergateWatergate break-inresignation
According to Time magazine, the Republican Party leaders in the Western U.S. felt that while there remained a significant number of Nixon loyalists in the party, the majority believed that Nixon should step down as quickly as possible. They were disturbed by the bad language and the coarse, vindictive tone of the conversations in the transcripts. The issue of access to the tapes went to the United States Supreme Court. On July 24, 1974, in United States v. Nixon, the Court ruled unanimously (8 to 0) that claims of executive privilege over the tapes were void.

Guantanamo Bay detention camp

Guantanamo BayGuantanamoGuantánamo Bay
United States, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit including Judge Merrick Garland affirmed on 11 March 2003. On 28 June 2004, the Supreme Court of the United States decided against the Government in Rasul v. Bush. Justice John Paul Stevens, writing for a five-justice majority, held that the detainees had a statutory right to petition federal courts for habeas review. That same day, the Supreme Court ruled against the Government in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld.


, a guide to the grave sites of U.S. presidents; Abraham Lincoln - Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President, a collection of essays based on C-SPAN interviews with American historians; and The Supreme Court, which features biographies and interviews with past Supreme Court judges together with commentary from legal experts.


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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack. National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. Junior Republican Senator Jon Kyl, former Senate Minority Whip. Presidential candidate (2000, 2008) and former U.S. Senator John McCain. Presidential candidate (1964) and former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater. Former governor, Secretary of the Interior, and presidential candidate (1988) Bruce Babbitt.

Chuck Schumer

Charles SchumerSchumerSenator Charles Schumer
In October 2005, Schumer stated that Bush Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers "would not get a majority either in the Judiciary Committee or the floor" and that her confirmation hearings would either cause her to gather support or opposition in a way that had not been seen by another other prior nominee in recent memory. In May 2009, he told reporters that the confirmation process for Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor would be "more of a test of the Republican Party than it is of Judge Sotomayor", citing Sotomayor as a "mainstream justice" that Republicans no reason to oppose.

Unsuccessful nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States

Following is a complete list of the 30 persons officially nominated to the Supreme Court, who for various reasons never served on the Court. *Unsuccessful nominations to the Cabinet of the United States Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed, 1789–2004. Beth, Richard S, Supreme Court Nominations: Senate Floor Procedure and Practice, 1789–2009. DIANE Publishing, 2009.