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Sweden’s Top Court Gives Julian Assange a Chance to Appeal Rape Allegations

48 minutes agoNews : Truthdig

Reuters video still of Julian Assange Sweden’s Supreme Court has given Julian Assange the green light to appeal allegations of sexual assault stemming from two incidents that allegedly took place in the town of Enköping and in Stockholm...Show More Summary

Feministing Reads: Ian Millhiser’s Injustices

It is not always easy to criticize the elders of your own family. But Ian Millhiser, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, boldly hurls powerful critiques at the top of the judiciary’s food chain: the United States Supreme Court.  In his book, Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting […]

Leave to remain: Spouses have rights too, Court of Session affirms

Mirza v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] CSIH­ 28, 17 April 2015 – read judgment On the same day as it handed down judgment in the Khan case (see Fraser Simpson’s post here), the Court of Session’s appeal chamber – the Inner House – provided further guidance on the relationship between […]

Assange's Appeal Hearing at Sweden's Supreme Court Is a Big Deal - Lawyer

It has been reported earlier that Swedish Supreme Court is considering a possible lifting of Assange's arrest warrant - and this is a "big issue," Assange's lawyer Per Samuelsson told Sputnik Tuesday.

Korean Captain Found Guilty of Homicide

The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence. The post Korean Captain Found Guilty of Homicide appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Bali Nine Duo and Others to be Murdered at Midnight Tuesday

Yesterday it seemed French citizen Serge Atresi Atlaoui of France had gotten a stay of execution. The court denied his appeal today. It's not clear if he will be executed today with the others, or if he'll just sit in the isolation cell a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

S.Korea court finds ferry captain guilty of homicide for 304 deaths

SEOUL (Reuters) - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

Appeals Court Limits Jurors’ Ability To Set School Funding

My latest court story for Carolina Journal: RALEIGH — In an April decision, the N.C. Court of Appeals overturned a jury ruling that Union County public schools had not been provided enough money by the county commission, saying that the judge had offered jurors an incorrect interpretation of the landmark Leandro decision that governs state […]

Microsoft Loses Patent Case Against InterDigital In The US, May Face Ban On Import Of Windows Phone Devices

Back in February, InterDigital failed to revive the patent-infringement claims against Microsoft. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said that four InterDigital patents weren’t infringed and a fifth is invalid. The court upheld a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which rejected InterDigital’s bid to block phones made by Microsoft. Today, a […]

Final Verdict: Five to Seven Years for Facebook Users in Iran

An appeals court in Tehran has sentenced six individuals to prison terms ranging from five to seven years for postings on their Facebook pages. Two additional individuals are facing as of yet unknown terms for their activities on the social networking site.

Summary Judgment in Food Fight Slip and Fall Case Upheld on Appeal

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Foooood Fiiiight!!! Tort Talkers may recall the blog post reporting on the granting of Summary Judgment in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas decision of Rovinsky v. Lourdesmont, No. 2011-CV-2304 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 19, 2013...Show More Summary

Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbia...

SCOTUS to Foreign Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse: Stay Away

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear plaintiffs’ appeal in Cardona v. Chiquita Brands International, a lawsuit brought by victims of terrorism and crimes against humanity in Colombia. The Court may also have, once and for all, shut the door to the American courts for individuals harmed by American corporations abroad.

Family of boy killed by Border Patrol can't sue agent in U.S., court rules

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teenager's family, a federal appeals court ruled.

Combating the Collateral Damage of Homophobia

Marriage equality is back in the news cycle. As the April 28 date for oral arguments in the Supreme Court approaches, my inbox is full of appeals for support for the work of making the case for equality. There is an increasingly long line snaking around the court building in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Republicans courting big donors in Las Vegas tout support for Israel

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The mission on Saturday was simple: Appeal to some of the wealthiest Republican Jewish donors in the country. The method was direct: Heap lavish praise on Israel, with an ample serving of disparagement for President Obama.

Court: Turkey baster father counts as a dad too

A woman who used a turkey baster to impregnate herself is on the losing side of a legal battle over parental rights. The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the child’s biological father is more than a sperm donor and is entitled to be a part of his son’s life. Show More Summary

The Week in Baseball: Betting on Redemption

This week, an appeals court tossed out Barry Bonds’s conviction for obstructing justice. The news served as a reminder of the colossal failure of the federal government’s war on sports doping: Roger Clemens was acquitted outright, Bonds...Show More Summary

Michigan judge denies recognition of same-sex union as marriage, cites court precedent

The couple, one of whom suffers from brain cancer, had hoped that an appeal to pity would convince the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to force the state's hand.

Court Hears Appeal In $9 Billion Chevron Ecuador Debacle

More than 22 years ago, environmental advocates accused Texaco, later acquired by Chevron, of polluting the Amazonian rainforest homeland of 30,000 Ecuadorians. Since then, the controversy has produced reams of media coverage, a well-received documentary, and a judgment of nearly $9 billion against Chevron. It also produced a three......

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