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Virginia high court throws out order restoring felons’ voting rights

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, court documents show. The court in a 4-3 ruling said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state...

Bangladesh: Tarique Rahman jailed for money laundering

High Court hands Tarique Rahman, son of opposition leader Khaleda Zia, seven-year jail sentence for money laundering.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down highly restrictive Texas voter ID law

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a Texas law requiring voters to show a government-issued form of photo identification before casting a ballot is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit also sent the case back to a district...

Paris Court Says Search Engines Don't Need To Block Torrent Searches

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Copyright rulings in France have occasionally been a complete disaster in the past, so it's nice to see the High Court of Paris recognize that Google and Microsoft cannot be forced to block any searches that include the word "torrent." The two separate lawsuits were brought by SNEP, which could be seen as the French version of the RIAA. Show More Summary

Driver high on meth, PCP convicted of murder

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Shaun Martin, 35, sobbed and trembled as he learned his fate at the close of his bench trial in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Justice Department seeks to seize more than $1 billion in assets tied to Malaysian wealth fund

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Justice Department moved Wednesday to seize more than $1 billion in assets that it says were stolen from an investment fund created by the Malaysian government, court filings show.  The embezzled funds were used to purchase high-end real estate, hotels, a $35 million jet and art works by Vincent...

Court Rules Google and Bing Don’t Have to Censor “Torrent” Searches by @SouthernSEJ

The High Court of Paris decided this week that Google and Bing are under no obligation to try and prevent piracy by filtering out torrent-related searches. The post Court Rules Google and Bing Don’t Have to Censor “Torrent” Searches by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Adrien Broner Gets 30 Days in Jail For Showing Up 3 Hours Late to Court

Adrien Broner seems to always get in his own way when it comes to his boxing career. It was already reported that the boxer turned down a career high in earnings by not agreeing to fight Manny Pacquiao, now he has a month to think about that horrible decision as he was put in jail […]

Court: Google and Bing Don’t Have to Censor “Torrent” Searches

Google and Bing are not required to automatically filter "torrent" related searches to prevent piracy, the High Court of Paris has decided. The filter, requested by the local music industry group SNEP, would be too broad, ineffective, and target legitimate content as well. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Virginia high court hears Republican voting-rights lawsuit

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In a case that could have an impact on the November presidential election, the Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday over a Republican lawsuit challenging the blanket restoration of voting rights for 206,000 felons by Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe. If upheld, McAuliffe’s...

“Virginia high court considers whether McAuliffe erred in restoring felons’ voting rights”

WaPo: It was not clear which way the seven justices would rule. Much of the arguments were spent focused on whether the GOP legislative leaders and voters could even challenge the restoration of voter rights in court. … Continue reading ?

“Voting challenges head toward the Supreme Court: 4 cases to watch”

Ariane de Vogue for CNN: The looming election and the Supreme Court will converge in the coming months as voting rights challenges on issues such as Voter ID, early vote cutbacks and same-day registration make their way to the high … Continue reading ?

State High Court Considers Case of the ‘Demon Chipmunk’

A 'demon chipmunk' is allegedly haunting the Mississippi State Capitol, and the state's highest court is on the case.

UK High Court Hears First Legal Challenge to Process Triggering Brexit

A high court in London met on Tuesday to hear the first case in a bulk of legal challenges to the process of triggering Britain’s EU exit, local media reported.

India’s First Fully Paperless E-Court Comes up at Hyderabad

India got it’s first e-court this Sunday, the 17th of July, 2016 and it was inaugurated at the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. It will serve the netizens of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Supreme Court Judge Justice Madan B Lokur...Show More Summary

Virginia high court to consider if McAuliffe erred in restoring felons’ voting rights

The rights of 200,000 felons are on the line as justices consider if the Democratic governor overreached with sweeping order.

U.K. Government Facing First Legal Challenge Over Brexit

Britain’s high court on Tuesday hears a case from a U.K. citizen that seeks to guarantee parliamentary approval for Britain’s departure from the EU. The claim, brought by the hairdresser Deir Dos Santos, argues that, contrary to theShow More Summary

US Futures Dip, European Stocks Slide After EU Court Slams Italian Bank Bailout Plans

After a head-scratching S&P500 rally - which not even Goldman has been able to justify - pushed stocks to new all time highs with seemingly daily record highs regardless of fundamentals or geopolitical troubles, overnight US equity futures dipped modestly, tracking weak European stocks as demand for safe haven assets including U.S. Show More Summary

Colombia high court approves plebiscite for peace accords

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian high court on Monday ruled in favor of using a plebiscite to approve a peace deal being negotiated with Marxist FARC rebels that seeks to end more than five decades of war.

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