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Visitors wait to enter the Supreme Court on the first day of its new term. (Michael DiBari - AP)
Senate GOP Sets Up Filibuster Showdown
Moving the Senate closer to a historic confrontation, the Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee endorsed two of President Bush's most controversial nominees to federal appellate court, and Democrats vowed once again to use the filibuster to block their confirmation.

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Two Reporters Lose Appeals Court Ruling: Leak Case May Lead to Jail Time (Post, April 20, 2005)

DeLay Takes Fight to Talk Radio (Post, April 20, 2005)

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Church Can Import Drug (Post, April 19, 2005)

DeLay Apologizes for Comments: Leader Wouldn't Say Whether He Wants Schiavo Judges Impeached (Post, April 14, 2005)

In N.Y., Lawmakers Vote Not to Reinstate Capital Punishment: Accidental Execution of the Innocent Cited (Post, April 13, 2005)

Justice Dept. Defends Value Of Military Trials (Post, April 8, 2005)

Papers Say Leak Probe Is Over (Post, April 7, 2005)

GOP Is Fracturing Over Power of Judiciary: Democrats Say Conservatives Are Targeting Filibuster Rules on Court Nominees (Post, April 7, 2005)

Senator Links Violence to 'Political' Decisions: 'Unaccountable' Judiciary Raises Ire (Post, April 5, 2005)

Bankruptcy Shield for IRAs Upheld: Supreme Court Addresses Older Workers' Retirement Assets (Post, April 5, 2005)

Connecticut Closer to Approving Civil Unions: Democratic Majority Driving State Measure (Post, April 3, 2005)

DeLay Wants Panel to Review Role of Courts: Democrats Criticize His Attack on Judges (Post, April 2, 2005)

Threshold Eased for Age-Bias Lawsuits: Claims Not Dependent On Employer Intent, Supreme Court Rules (Post, March 31, 2005)

High Court Rejects Request by Schiavo's Parents: Justices Decline to Hear Case on Reinserting Feeding Tube Hours After Dismissal by Appeals Judge (Post, March 31, 2005)

U.S. Barred From Sending 13 Detainees Abroad (Post, March 30, 2005)

Schiavo's Parents File Late Appeal: Federal Court Is Asked to Rehear Petition to Reinsert Tube (Post, March 30, 2005)

High Court Supports Title IX Protection: Law Now Covers Whistle-Blowers (Post, March 30, 2005)

Justices Consider Rights of Foreigners: Power of International Court at Issue (Post, March 29, 2005)

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