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Egypt court commutes Brotherhood leader's death sentence

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

An Egyptian court on Saturday commuted a death sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader to life in prison, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power. Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's SupremeShow More Summary

NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday.

'How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops'

3 days agoNews : Reason

Writing at The New York Times, Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, akes aim at the U.S. Supreme Court for its key role for making it "very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments that employ them accountable for civil rights violations. Show More Summary

N.H. Private School Scholarship Program Saved by a Technicality (But an Important One)

4 days agoNews : Reason

New Hampshire’s Supreme Court oday preserved the state’s tax credit program that allows businesses to fund scholarships to private (and religious) schools. The court ruled unanimously to overturn a previous lower court decision striking...Show More Summary

South African court orders release of Zuma tapes

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the release of allegedly secretly recorded audio tapes about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating his openness to amend the constitution to clip the judiciary's power.

Lawsuits: Carnegie Deli Owners Are Fighting To the Death, in Court

All of lawsuits at the Carnegie Deli are coming to a head as owners Marian and Sandy Levine duke out their divorce in court, and one judge is fed up with it. During proceedings a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge...

Court: Workers' Comp Justified Over Kickball Game

If the company softball or kickball game gets a little too violent, the South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. The court today ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in his firm's kickball game, is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required...

Gay marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state bans

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions. Gay and lesbian plaintiffs...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Helps Cops Stay Unaccountable

It's possible that a grand jury will find enough evidence to conclude that Officer Darren Wilson should go on trial for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But even if that happens, don't expect Wilson to be found guilty of excessive use of force, writes law professor Erwin...

D.C. Asks Federal Court to Erase Second Amendment Opinion Recognizing Right to Carry

5 days agoNews : Reason

Back in July, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public. Pointing to the Supreme Court's recent Second Amendment jurisprudence, the district court observed,...Show More Summary

Court rules Modi can pick charged politicians

Supreme court says PM can include politicians charged with crimes in cabinet but should take into account Indian value.

Coalgate: India’s Supreme Court Confronts Dodgy Mining Licenses

Dubbed “Coalgate” by the Indian media, the investigation into allegations of corruption and cronyism in the coal licensing process is making progress. The Indian Supreme Court has decided that 218 coal field licenses allocated by the government to dozens of private groups between 1993 and 2009 are illegal. It’s reported in The New York Times

Court order adds urgency to India’s coal crunch

The Supreme Court has ruled the practice of allocating coal mines to metal and power companies to be illegal. In the long run, transparent auctions will be better. But the verdict will force the government to find a timely solution to an acute coal shortage that may now worsen.

Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho's completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a successful exercise in state rights and local control.

Washington Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements For Post-Conviction DNA Testing

Submitted By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Advocates of allowing the convicted the opportunity to have DNA tests performed on evidence in the hope of releasing from prison innocent persons could find benefit in an En Banc ruling by the Washington Supreme Court. In State v. Crumpton the Court created a standard lower courts court should […]

St. Louis County Cop Suspended Over Video

A St. Louis County police officer has been put on administrative leave after a video emerged of him giving a speech in which he complains about our "undocumented president," hate-crime laws, the Supreme Court, and Muslims, and boasts about his prowess as a killer, reports USA Today. Police chief Jon...

High Court: Your Boss Can Legally Lie to You

At-will employees in Texas, take note: Your boss can lie about your future in the company and get away with it, Main Street reports. A Texas Supreme Court ruling supports the way E.I. du Pont de Nemours (known as DuPont) let go of workers—by saying in 2002 that...

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