_ Dismissed the appeal of an unwed California father seeking to restore a parental relationship with his 7-year-old daughter.

Eight days after hearing arguments in Edward McNamara's case, the court dismissed the appeal "for want of a properly presented federal question."

_ Ruled unanimously that federal employees holding sensitive spy-agency jobs are not entitled to administrative hearings when fired as security risks.

881206 SCOTSIDE SCOTTY;12/06,15:42 1 The court also:

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