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    Washington Post follows the history of U.S. Supreme Court case Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services, the case designed to overturn Roe vs. Wade, from its inception in the mind of a St. Louis lawyer to its day in court, April 9, 1989.
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    WSSU Radio (Springfield, Ill.) investigates a possible conflict of interest in Illinios' Supreme Court; attorneys lobbying the court are also under its employ, Dec. 27 - 29, 1989.
  • Inquiry of Top Lawyers Halted, Files Destroyed and other titles (this is a series)

    Detroit News shows how Michigan's lawyer discipline agency halted investigations of prominent lawyers and shredded documents related to their cases, how the state bar's political influence limited the agency's aggressiveness, and secret rules protected lawyers from their victims, 1989.
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    Durham (N.C.) Morning Herald reveals the FBI has kept a confidential file on the U.S. Supreme Court since the 1930s; finds Supreme Court employees were used as FBI informants, and at least four justices were overheard in wiretaps, Aug. 14, 1988.
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    Milwaukee Journal runs series showing how personality conflicts on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, long one of the most respected in the nation, were hampering the business of the court and the development of state law, April 12-14, 1987.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) traces campaign contributions to the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and links thousands of dollars to PACs tied to known organized crime figures, Oct. 12, 1986.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian looks at the California Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird's campaign to keep her seat and at the "Bird-bashing" campaign against her, Sept. 3-10, 1986.
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    San Diego Tribune article on the role of the grand jury in the criminal justice system says the bodies are haphazard and ineffective in their investigations, partly due to a 1978 Supreme Court decision that gave criminal defendants the right to a preliminary hearing even after indictment by a grand jury, June 12, 1986. (Supplement: U.S. Justice Department review of grand jury reform issues.)
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    Institutional Investor profiles the judges at the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court; reviews how virtually every major corporate takeover attempt in the past four years has been decided by the judges of those two courts; notes how Delaware's dockets are overflowing; reviews seven landmark cases in takeover law, February 1989.
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    Indianapolis Star investigates the backgrounds and legal decisions of all the Indiana Supreme Court Justices; the series was prompted by five justices accusing the chief justice of being a drunk, a drug user, and a homosexual, March 5-April 2, 1989.