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2009: Hu Minghua and Su Binde, child abductors

China on this date in 2009 executed two men for trafficking kidnapped children. “The crimes of children trafficking are on the rise,” said a spokesman for the Supreme People’s Court. “Children trafficking gangs now have clearer division of work and more children of migrant workers have been abducted.” Kidnapping has been a major problem in […]

Japan Supreme Court Rules 2014 Election Process Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Japan ruled that the 2014 lower house election did not contradict the country's constitution.

Gambling to feature at New York daily fantasy sports hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of gambling laws at a hearing on how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate in New York. State Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez will hear arguments Wednesday by lawyers for DraftKings and FanDuel and the state’s attorney general. Eric Schneiderman […]

Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Strikes Down Wisconsin Abortion Law

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Abortion will be a major topic this spring when the Supreme Court hears a Texas case that could redefine a woman's right to end her pregnancy. In the interim, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which...Show More Summary

New York state Supreme Court rules that Eric Garner grand jury minutes will remain sealed

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The testimony a New York City grand jury heard before declining to indict a white police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner will remain secret, the state’s highest court ruled on Monday. The New York Court of Appeals declined to review a lower court’s...

Texas Is Gaming The Clock In The Fight Over Obama's Immigration Plan

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The clock is ticking on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, and Texas seems to know it. The state on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to file court papers in its dispute with the federal government...Show More Summary

U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday, addressing a topic the U.S. Supreme Court is considering during its current term. Show More Summary

Texas move may delay U.S. Supreme Court immigration case review

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Texas on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to file court papers in its dispute with the federal government over President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, a move that could delay a ruling in the case until after Obama leaves office. Show More Summary

Judge against white juries in hot water over Facebook posts

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A decision about Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens was expected this week from Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, but that decision was delayed until the week of Nov. 30.

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to revive immigration plan

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Obama administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive President Barack Obama’s executive action to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying Republican-led states had no legal basis to challenge it. Exactly a year to the day after Obama announced the...

Obama Asks the Supreme Court to Take Up the Fight Over Immigration

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take up a case that has stymied the president’s sweeping executive actions on immigration. President Obama's executive orders, announced a year ago today, would have given...Show More Summary

White House Appeals Immigration Case To Supreme Court

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The president's executive actions on immigration — announced one year ago — have been caught up in a legal battle for months. Now the administration is taking the fight to the high court.

Obama administration files Supreme Court appeal in immigration case

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court decision that blocked President Barack Obama's executive actions aimed at protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Show More Summary

'Notorious R.B.G' lawyer dies at 25 from cancer

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Kelly Cosby, who penned “Notorious R.B.G,” honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, has died at the age of 25.

The Return of Korematsu

Seventy years after the mass internment of Japanese Americans was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ugly ideas at the core of its decision are resurfacing. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Federal court lets undocumented women join White House bid to revive Obama’s immigration order

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday allowed three undocumented immigrant women in Texas to join the Obama administration in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a program that would shield millions of immigrations from deportation. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order, saying...

Hawaii Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Construction Of Giant Telescope

HONOLULU -- Construction of Hawaii's $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope has been delayed yet again. The Hawaii Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday that temporarily blocks crews from working on the telescope. For more than a year,Show More Summary

Arkansas Supreme Court suspends judge accused of abusing position to coerce men into sex

last weekNews : The Raw Story

An Arkansas judge accused by a state panel of multiple disciplinary infractions, including sexual impropriety with defendants, was suspended on Thursday by the chief of the state Supreme Court. The suspended judge, Joseph Boeckmann, 69, presides over a district court in Cross County, Arkansas,...

Sonia Sotomayor Almost Stopped Pursuing A Seat On The Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor made history in 2009, becoming the first Latina Justice of the Supreme Court. But according to a recent speech, she considered pulling out of the confirmation process altogether. The Justice, a Bronx native and daughter...Show More Summary

Georgia to execute man for woman's 1994 fatal stabbing

Marcus Ray Johnson, 50, stabbed Angela Sizemore 41 times after the two left a bar in Albany, Georgia, on March 24, 1994, according to a Georgia Supreme Court synopsis of the case. If Johnson's lethal injection proceeds at 7 p.m. at the...Show More Summary

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