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Newspapers Mourn High Court Removing Obama 'Shield for Millions' of Illegal Aliens

Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes reported Friday that a deadlocked Supreme Court handed Obama a huge defeat: “President Obama suffered the biggest legal defeat of his administration Thursday when a deadlocked Supreme Court failed...Show More Summary

Kansas Supreme Court Threatens to Close K-12 Schools

The Kansas Supreme Court is threatening to shutter schools across the state - unless the legislature shells out another $38 million in K-12 funds. If the legislature fails to appropriate these additional funds, the state high court will...Show More Summary

South African court blocks Jacob Zuma corruption appeal

The High Court has blocked an appeal by South African President against corruption charges dating back to the 1990s.

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High court should review Washington coastal exaction as a taking without just compensation [Ilya Shapiro and Jayme Weber, Cato, on Common Sense Alliance v. San Juan County] Redistricting: unanimous Court declines to strike down population...Show More Summary

South African court blocks appeal by Zuma over corruption charges

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court on Friday said President Jacob Zuma had no grounds to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated.

Supreme Court’s Male Justices Violate Fourth Amendment Over Sonia Sotomayor’s Devastating Dissent

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

Justice Sotomayor’s heartfelt bid to do away with racial profiling once and for all was thwarted by the high court’s male contingent.

Obama Slams Republicans After 'Heartbreaking' Supreme Court Ruling On Immigration

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama chastised Senate Republicans for refusing to consider his Supreme Court nominee, after the high court effectively left his immigration actions on hold. "It’s heartbreaking for the millions of immigrants who’veShow More Summary

Hillary Clinton slams 'heartbreaking' immigration ruling

The presumptive Democratic nominee reacted to a high court tie that blocked implementation of an Obama immigration plan.        

With High Court Evenly Split, Obama's Immigration Actions Remain On Hold

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Supreme Court did not come to a decision on whether President Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation was constitutional.

High court strikes limits drunk driving test laws

The Supreme Court on Thursday placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests. Continue reading ? The post High court strikes limits drunk driving test laws appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. high court's Alito sells oil company shares, documents show

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sold his shares in Exxon Mobil Corp worth up to $250,000 that had prompted him to step aside from cases involving the oil company, financial disclosure forms released on Wednesday showed. Show More Summary

Never A Dull Moment

By David Hepworth On New Year's Eve 1970, Paul McCartney instructed his lawyers to issue a writ at the High Court in London to wind up the Beatles. The sixties ended that day, which was a year late, strictly speaking. You might say this was the last day of the pop era. The following day, which was a Friday, was 1971. Show More Summary

‘Ugly Divorce’ No Grounds for Getting Fired, State High Court Rules

Employees may not be fired for getting divorced, even when a marital separation turns "ugly," New Jersey's highest court ruled.

Florence Foster Jenkins is mine, soprano says

The soprano Julia Kogan has filed Defence and Counterclaim at the High Court in London, asserting her rights to be credited as a co-author of the Florence Foster Jenkins film, starring Meryl Streep. Her claim is strongly contested by her former boyfriend, Nicholas Martin, who is credited as the sole scriptwriter. Mr Martin’s defence team […]

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas considers retirement

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Conservative High Court Justice Clarence Thomas is considering retiring from the bench following the November presidential election, the Washington Examiner reported.

Northern Ireland: Abortion Activists Say Pro-Life Laws are “Incompatible” With Human Rights

The Northern Ireland attorney general is headed to court this week to battle a radical High Court decision declaring its pro-life laws “incompatible” with human rights. The BBC reports Attorney General John Larkin and the Department of Justice filed an appeal against the High Court ruling in December. The appeal is being heard this week […]

High Court Lets Connecticut, New York Assault Weapons Bans Stand

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A lower court had decided that banning semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines do not violate the Second Amendment.

Kenyan Court: Forced Anal Exams on Gay Suspects are Legal and Not Degrading — VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A High Court Judge in Kenya ruled Thursday that anal probing is legal and also a perfectly reasonable way to determine a person’s sexual orientation. Homosexuality is an offense punishable by imprisonment of up to 14 years. Mombasa High Court J… Read The post Kenyan Court: Forced Anal Exams on Gay Suspects are Legal and Not Degrading — VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

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