Was I alone not surprised by today's verdict at the high court? No. Britain's libel laws are notoriously wide and all-encompassing. You could be forgiven for thinking that elasticity is not entirely accidental, seeing as our courts are places where tremendous sums can be won or lost. Show More Summary
In Guatemala City and throughout Latin America today, protests are scheduled to take place condemning the Guatemalan Constitutional Court's decision this week to effectively throw out the trial of Ríos Montt. On May 10, the former US-backed general was sentenced to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. Just ten days later, [...]
Presiding over the High Court Mr Justice Tugendhat found that Sally Bercow had libelled Lord McAlpine by publishing on Twitter the tweet you can see above. Full judgement can be read here. Bad for Carter-Ruck who had been instructed by Bercow. “I find that the Tweet meant, in its natural and ordinary defamatory meaning, that [...]
Mousa & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 1412 (Admin) (24 May 2013) – Read judgment Remember the Iraq War? Following the 2003 invasion Britain remained in control of Basra, a city in South Eastern Iraq, until withdrawal over six years later on 30 April 2009. 179 […]
Speaker's wife 'disappointed' by High Court verdict as solicitor claims case should act as a 'warning' to tweeters One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 11:54 ON Fri 24 May 2013 SALLY BERCOW today said she was “surprised and disappointed”Show More Summary
A tweet by Sally Bercow about Lord McAlpine which he claims named him as a paedophile was libellous, the High Court has ruled.The wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow is being sued by the Tory peer for damages after she named him on Twitter...Show More Summary
Welcome, Sally Bercow, to the naughtiest club in town: the Libel Club. The colourful Mrs Bercow has often got it in the neck from the press; what with her demimondaine ways… Continue reading The post Sally Bercow libelled Lord McAlpine, High Court rules appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Lawyers for the company that challenged President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB filed a response with the high court and also asked it to hear the case.
Yesterday, the three judges of the Texas High Court heard the appeal over jurisdiction in the case of Andrew Wakefield against the British Medical Journal and journalist Brian Deer. The case was presented by attorney Brendan K McBride seen here...
Yesterday I wrote here about a British pregnant woman with bipolar disorder who was fighting to be allowed an abortion. Huffington Post UK reports that the a British High Court judge has ruled her competent to make that decision. More...Show More Summary
Ríos Montt's attorney, Francisco García Gudiel. Photo: El Periodico, Guatemala. "They must restart the trial," he told the paper today. In Guatemala today, confusion and concern around what will become of the historic trial that recently saw former US-backed military dictator Ríos Montt be found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. 10 days after [...]
The High Court has overturned an order granting anonymity to a "notorious" prisoner who murdered three children in 1973.The murderer known as "M" can now be publicly revealed as David McGreavy, who impaled the bodies of his victims on...Show More Summary
What was hailed as a landmark ruling in Guatemala has been thrown out, as the country’s high court ordered a former dictator’s case on charges of genocide return to a lower court. Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt was just less than two weeks ago convicted of committing genocide against his own people during his time in [...]
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High Court of England and Wales Rules in Favor of United Online Subsidiaries Interflora, Inc. and Interflora British Unit High Court Rules that Marks and Spencer's Use of the "Interflora" Trademark as a Google AdWord to Advertise Its M&S Flowers & Gifts Website Was Trademark Infringement WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- United Online, Inc. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court is tackling one of the most divisive First Amendment issues, agreeing on Monday to hear a case on whether an upstate New York town violated the Constitution by opening its public meetings with a Christian prayer.
Internet service providers in the UK have today begun blocking one of the world's largest streaming movie portals. In a follow up to similar actions, the MPAA obtained a High Court order which compels all major ISPs to begin blocking Movie2K, a massive site with millions of visitors each month. Show More Summary
(Jonathan H. Adler) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has been on quite a losing streak in the High Court, particularly when it comes to habeas cases. This morning, the Sixth Circuit was reversed again by a unanimous court in Metrish v. Lancaster, vindicating Judge Batchelder who had dissented from the original panel opinion. As has [...]
By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer Washington (CNN) - A dispute over public prayers at town board meetings will be taken up by the Supreme Court in coming months, another contentious case over the intersection of faith and the public arena. The justices announced Monday it will decide whether a New York community may […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a town in New York endorsed religion by allowing members of the public to open meetings with a prayer.