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Texas Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Benefits

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In response to pressure from GOP state lawmakers, the Texas Supreme Court plans to take up a lawsuit challenging same-sex benefits for Houston city workers. On Friday, the state’s all-Republican high court — whose justices are elected — granted… Read The post Texas Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Benefits appeared first on Towleroad.

These 13 States Would Immediately Ban Abortions if Roe v. Wade is Overturned

Donald Trump’s vow to nominate “pro-life” justices to the U.S. Supreme Court has abortion advocacy groups scared. Trump promised several times to nominate “pro-life” justices to the high court, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence said those justices could pave the way to consign Roe to “the ash heap of history where it belongs.” But overturning […]

Psycho For Love: George Junior Porter beat his former girlfriend, Theresa Lynn Jones, to death; Sentenced to 24 years in prison

State of Idaho v George Junior Porter 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed) George Junior Porter v State of Idaho 2004 (conviction overturned) High Court Reinstates Death Penalty For Kamiah Murder Justices Reverse February Decision, Deny New Trial In Beating Death Former Idaho Death Row Inmate Re-Sentenced in Murder Murderpedia: George Junior Porter Attorney specializes in […]

SF dance school can seek relocation damages, high court rules

The state Supreme Court cleared the way for the nonprofit dance school at the San Francisco Presidio to seek damages for the losses it suffered by having to relocate when Caltrans demolished its building to make way for restructuring...Show More Summary

German court rejects ban on neo-Nazi party

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The country's high court rules that the political group does not pose an existential threat to the republic.

U.S. Supreme Court asked to review DeCoster v. U.S.

A writ of certiorari has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, requesting the high court review DeCoster v. United States. The government has until Feb. 15 to respond the writ. Appellate attorney Peter D. Keisler asks in the writ that the Supreme Court consider the case because a ruling by the 8th U.S. District Circuit... Continue Reading

Expats watch and hope as more Brexit legal challenges are launched

Courts in Ireland and the British high court are set to hear two fresh challenges to Brexit as it's being put forward by Theresa May and her cronies. Expats are following the chaotic government manoeuvres and the various attempts to either reverse the referendum result or ameliorate its effects on their lives. The two latest challenges... Expats Blog -

German high court could outlaw neo-Nazi party

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Lawmakers brought case against Germany's far-right National Democratic Party.        

High Court Spares Backpage Adult Services Ads, but 'Censors Have Prevailed'

For online publishers, the law giveth and the law taketh away. Just after the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a case challenging federal shield laws for online publisher Backpage, the embattled company shut down its adult services section under pressure from the U.S. Senate. On Monday, the high court......

Wide-ranging implications for ratings agency

Hong Kong - Moody’s Investors Service did not breach Hong Kong’s regulatory code of conduct because it never used a 2011 report on listed companies as a credit-rating tool, the city’s high court heard on Wednesday during an ­appeal hearing. Show More Summary

Homeless activists defy eviction order in Ireland

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Irish homeless people on Wednesday defied a High Court order to vacate an unused office building in central Dublin in a standoff that has focused attention on the country's growing homelessness crisis.

High court considers higher standard for students with disabilities

Most of the justices indicated during arguments that school districts must offer more than the bare minimum of services to children with special needs. But they struggled over how to clarify the law without inviting even more litigation between frustrated parents and cash-strapped schools. Show More Summary

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Pakistan will finally start counting transgenders in its census this year

After a landmark ruling by the Lahore High Court, Pakistan will now include transgenders in its national census this March.  The 2017 census is the sixth for the country and comes after a long gap of 19 years. SEE ALSO: India's first...Show More Summary

High Court won't hear appeal over Backpage.com escort ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from three sex trafficking victims who accuse advertising website Backpage.com of helping to promote the exploitation of children. Senate investigators have called...Show More Summary

High Court Rules The City Can Be Sued For Failing To Redesign Streets With Chronic Speeding

New York state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that New York City and other local governments can be sued for failing to redesign streets that they know have a history of speeding and crash injuries and deaths. [ more › ]

Indian High Court Blocks Rent-Seeking Collection Societies From Seeking Any More Rent

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Ben Challis of the 1709 Blog reports that one of India's top courts has just cut a few performance royalty "collection societies" off at the knees. In a blow to three Indian music copyright collection societies, the Delhi High Court has restrained them from granting any such licence till April 24th 2017. Show More Summary

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