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Clerk hiring hints at retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens

Justice John Paul Stevens has hired only one law clerk so far for the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010-11 term, raising the possibility that the 89-year-old might retire next year. Stevens, like other justices, typically hires four law clerks for each term and usually has completed his hiring by this time of year. "It would be out of character for Stevens to hire more clerks when he knew he was going to retire," said Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School in Washington. A Stevens departure would mean a second vacancy for President Barack Obama.

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Enron official, fighting retrial, gets support at Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned whether prosecutors can retry a former Enron Corp. official on charges stemming from the accounting fraud that caused the energy-trading company’s 2001 collapse. F. Scott Yeager, a onetime business strategist for Enron’s broadband unit, contends ...

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Massey case prompts High Court to weigh restrictions on judges

U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they may use a case involving Massey Energy Co. Chairman Donald Blankenship to require that judges disqualify themselves from cases involving major campaign supporters. Hearing arguments Tuesday in Washington, the high court considered whether West ...

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