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Washington High Court Holds Legislature in Contempt in School Funding Case

Washington's highest court on Thursday took the rare step of holding the state's Legislature in contempt for failing to come up with a plan to put billions of more dollars into the state's public education system as required by an earlier ruling.

Pistorius Groupies

Oscar Pistorius greeted with hugs, music and white balloons at trial Moral support: Members of a Facebook supporters' group hold a religious text and trophy as they wait for him to arrive at the high court in Pretoria Oscar Pistorius...Show More Summary

Week in pictures: 7 - 13 September

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 6:30am Description: THURSDAY, PRETORIA: Oscar Pistorius makes his way through the swarms of reporters and photographers outside the High Court in Pretoria to hear his verdict over the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Show More Summary

Judgement day for Oscar Pistorius

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars. Show More Summary

Criminalization of LGBT People and Those Living With HIV Threatens Global Progress Against AIDS

When Uganda President Yoweri Museveni visited the White House during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last month, a high court had just overturned his country's widely reviled "Anti-Homosexuality Law" which penalized "aggravated homosexuality"...Show More Summary

Criminalization of LGBT People and Those Living With HIV Threatens Global Progress Against AIDS

When Uganda President Yoweri Museveni visited the White House during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last month, a high court had just overturned his country's widely reviled "Anti-Homosexuality Law" which penalized "aggravated homosexuality"...Show More Summary

Does NOM's chair not even know how many of his beloved bans are still sullying our states?

last weekLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Here's National Organization For marriage chairman John Eastman speaking to the American Family Association's "news" arm: Eyeing an eventual case before the high court, the NAO spokesman predicts the high court will not "strike down thousands of years of history...

California high court rejects franchisor-as-joint-employer liability

Like most courts to consider the issue, the California Supreme Court in a case involving Domino’s Pizza has held that a franchisor generally cannot be held liable for the independently made employment decisions of one of its franchisees. Show More Summary

FLORIDA: State Supreme Court Sends Gay Divorce Case Back To Lower Court

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Here's the decision. The high court said Friday the 2nd District Court of Appeal first should rule on the case, in which a lesbian couple married in Massachusetts and is now seeking a divorce in Florida. A lower court judge ruled that the couple couldn't get divorced in Florida because the state's constitution doesn't recognize gay marriage. Show More Summary

Colombian Court Overturns Bullfighting Ban

Colombia’s high court ruled against a prohibition on bullfighting in Bogota that was in effect since 2012.According to the Constitutional Court, the ban violated the “administrative rights and freedom of artistic expression” against the Corporacion Taurina de Bogota (CTB), which is the entity that organized bullfights at the Plaza La Santamaria ring. Show More Summary

Dax Shepard To Join Jalopnik Film Festival As Judge

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As if you weren't already delirious with anticipation over the upcoming Jalopnik Film Festival, the fact that we'll be adding actor, filmmaker, car enthusiast, and future CHiPs director Dax Shepard to the JFF high court may drive you to complete mania. Read more...

Taiwanese socialite Justin Lee given 80 year prison sentence for multiple rapes

Taiwanese playboy and socialite, Justin Lee, was sentenced on Tuesday by the Taiwanese High Court to 79 years and seven months in prison for rape and filming sex tapes of 20 women. [ more › ]

European Arrest Warrant: A Blunt and Sinister Instrument that Hurts Us All

Prosecutors have gone to the High Court to withdraw the arrest warrant that enabled Spanish police to hold Brett and Naghemeh King in custody. I am very pleased that this family, at a time of great distress has been reunited. It was disgraceful that the parents of this poor child were dragged into police custody while he was suffering. Show More Summary

Free speech roundup

Lawprofs vs. speech: new book by Prof. Danielle Citron (U. of Maryland) urges stepped-up legal penalties for online expression as “harassment” ["Hate Crimes in Cyberspace," Harvard University Press] European high court’s Google-unindexing...Show 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.

Kim Dotcom Battles to Keep Cash Sources Private

With Hollywood hovering in the background looking for cash, last month the High Court ordered Kim Dotcom to reveal in detail where he's getting all his money from. The Mega founder isn't ready to give in though, and is putting up a fight ahead of an appeal hearing in October. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

People’s War in India Clippings 25/8/2014

Maoist links: Bombay HC quashes Saibaba’s bail plea The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has rejected the bail application of Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, under arrest since May for his alleged Maoist links. Justice Sunil Shukre, while rejecting the argument of Saibaba that he couldn’t be branded a [...]

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...

Bahrain court should overturn Ahmed Humaidan's conviction

New York, August 22, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Bahrain High Court of Appeals to overturn the baseless conviction of freelance photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan. The court is expected to rule on Humaidan's appeal on August 25, according to news reports....

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