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The high court and the hijab

The Supreme Court this week strengthened an important civil rights statute when it ruled in favor of a Muslim teenager who was rejected for a job because she wore a head scarf. But beyond its practical effect, the 8-1 decision offers a resounding reminder that generous accommodation of religious...

Revealed: MI5 Protected Child Molesters From Notorious Belfast Boys’ Home

The case of the notorious Kincora Boy’s Home in Belfast has become even more sinister, as it has been stated in High Court that the British Security Force, MI5, shielded child sex predators from prosecution so that they could blackmail them.

O’Brien gets an answer from the High Court on the supremacy of parliamentary privilege…

20 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

So it’s all over, eh? I mean the O’Brien thing not the Sepp Blatter thing. [That’s a mess which is only just beginning – Ed] Counsel for Mr O’Brien Michael Cush said he would be making an application to vary the court order to allow the reporting of independent TD Catherine Murphy’s speech last week. more...

State high court upholds death sentence for Orange County killer

The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld the death sentence Monday of an Orange County man convicted of murdering his parents and brother.

High Court Revives Religious Bias Case Against Abercrombie

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived a discrimination lawsuit that accused Abercrombie & Fitch of refusing to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a religious headscarf.       

Supreme Court: Abercrombie discriminated against Muslim woman

High court rules that Abercrombie & Fitch violated the Civil Rights Act by denying a job to a Muslim woman who wore a headscarf

High court throws out conviction of man who made threatening Facebook rants

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Continue reading ? The post High court throws out conviction of man who made threatening Facebook rants appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

High court rules in favor of job applicant turned down after wearing hijab

The Supreme Court gave employees and job applicants stronger protection Monday from religious discrimination, ruling in favor of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who wore a black head scarf and was turned down for a sales job at an Abercrombie & Fitch store.

Justices rule for Muslim denied job over headscarf

High court says clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch erred in not accommodating religious needs of job applicant

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

Elonis was prosecuted for making illegal threats after he posted Facebook rants in the form of rap lyrics about killing his estranged wife, harming law enforcement officials and shooting up a school.

There Is A Disturbing Anti-Freedom Trend Sweeping Across The West

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, I came across an interesting story from India recently. In a landmark animal rights case, the High Court there ruled that birds can no longer be kept in cages. The judges asserted that birds have a fundamental right to live with dignity and be free. Show More Summary

UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With Sports Streaming Sites

Major UK Internet providers must block three additional sports streaming sites as part of a High Court order. The latest blocking round was issued on behalf of the Premier League and FA, targeting Rojadirecta, LiveTV and Drakulastream. Show More Summary

IPCC’s Pachauri found guilty by Internal Complaints Committee

Note: this isn’t the High Court legal law case that has been decided, as that remains, but his own company’s internal investigation. New Delhi: An internal committee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) found its director general RK Pachauri guilty in a sexual harassment case. Reportedly, the three-member panel of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) found…

Pharma Companies to Pay for Rx Disposal After SCOTUS Denies Cert

Alameda County's drug disposal law, which required pharmaceutical companies to pay for the disposal of unused medicine, has survived an attempted Supreme Court challenge. The High Court refused to hear a challenge to the Ninth Circuit's decision upholding the county law, which applies to much of Northern California's East......

Administration won’t seek high court review in immigration case - May 29, 2015

The Justice Department will instead focus on defending the merits of the executive action in an appeal that will be argued the week of July 6 before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for full story.

High Court Could Have Final Say on Immigration Order

The president's top domestic adviser expects the Supreme Court will have the final say on his immigration plan.

Obama-Style Immigration Reform May Be Dead As DoJ Won't Seek High Court's Help

On Wednesday, we discussed a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that will serve to further delay the implementation of an executive order from President Obama designed to shield nonviolent immigrants from deportation. Show More Summary

High Court Could Have Final Say on Immigration Order

The president's top domestic adviser said she suspects the Supreme Court would have the final say on the fate of the immigration plan, which defers deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants.

High Court Orders ISPs To Block Pirate Ebook Sites

Book publishers have become the latest organisations to force British ISPs to block access to pirate sites. The Publishers Association (PA) has won a High Court order forcing broadband providers BT, Virgin Media, Sky, EE, and TalkTalk to block access to seven sites that allow pirated e-books to be downloaded. The [...]

High Court Orders UK ISPs to Block eBook Sites

The High Court has granted an application by The Publishers Association to have several major 'pirate' eBook sites blocked at the ISP level. The action, a first for book publishers, requires BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and EE to block sites including Ebookee, LibGen and Freshwap within 10 days. Show More Summary

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