Missouri Governor Eric Geitens has delayed the execution of Marcellus Williams after DNA evidence has come to light in the murder case of Lisha Gayle. The Missouri Supreme Court had delayed his execution in 2015 to allow for further DNA testing, but the state was planning to proceed with it despite the new evidence. Show More Summary
A condemned man facing execution on Tuesday is asking the US Supreme Court for a last-minute reprieve, claiming new DNA evidence exonerates him of a 1998 murder. Marcellus Williams, 48, was convicted of fatally stabbing a woman more than 40 times during a robbery at her home in the Midwestern state of Missouri. Show More Summary
A trademark lawsuit before the Supreme Court alleges the word “Google” has become too generic. The post Google May Lose Trademark Rights to Its Own Name, Here’s Why by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Until now, Muslim men in the country could end their marriage by saying the Arabic word “talaq” three times. Women had no such right.
The NYT reports:Of those who voted against, two said the practice was unconstitutional and one said it went against Islamic law. One of the dissenters was a Muslim judge; the other was the court’s chief justice, who urged ParliamentShow More Summary
India's Supreme Court voted to abolish recognition of Islamic divorces in which a man merely said the word "Talaq" three times in a row.
WASHINGTON — Basketball coaches, leading military officers and many of the country’s biggest businesses agree that the Supreme Court should preserve the use of race as a factor in college admissions. But they may be in a fight they cannot … Continue reading ? The post SCOTUS will hear case on affirmative action in Texas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives–by saying “talaq” three times–as unconstitutional. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice […]
by Ana Sofia Knauf The Washington State Legislature's hastily approved state budget "does not come close to fulfilling the legislative promises to the Supreme Court," Seattle Superintendent Larry Nyland said in a statement. The Stranger Seattle...Show More Summary
Chile has granted political asylum to five Venezuelans who have been threatened by the government-stacked Supreme Court after being named to the court by the opposition-controlled congress. Foreign Minister Heraldo … Click to Contin...
NEW DELHI, Aug 22 (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a Muslim instant divorce law unconstitutional, a landmark victory for Muslim women who have spent decades arguing that it violated their right to equality. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
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India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a rare form of instant divorce sanctioned in its most conservative Muslim communities, saying men could no longer dissolve a marriage simply by stating it three times. The controversial practice known as instant triple talaq — in which a man tells a woman...
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: Tulsa World. Aug. 20, 2017. In addition to clearing the air about what is and isn't a tax, the Supreme Court … Click to Continue »
India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through...
“Instant Divorce” In India Voted Unconstitutional India’s Supreme Court has deemed the Islamic practice of instant divorce unconstitutional in a 3-2 majority verdict. The court called the practice “un-Islamic”. India is one of a handful of countries where a Muslim
(Scott Johnson) In Minnesota we have four vacancies to fill for high federal offices: the United States Attorney, the United States Marshal and two federal district court judges. President Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme CourtShow More Summary
Coming up on the docket: One of the most important state Supreme Court cases in years | NC Policy Watch https://t.co/bzTtE3d3uf #ncga #ncpol #ncgov — NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) August 22, 2017 Trying to correct the unbalance of powers:
Amid praise for the Supreme Court's decision to suspend Muslim instant divorce, others push for more women's rights.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition will argue before the Supreme Court that technology enabled rather than curbed election fraud, as it seeks to overturn a vote this month won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.