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Court ruling shows hazy high school freedom

Almost half a century ago, in a case involving students who wore black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court proclaimed that schoolchildren don't “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” This week the court...

Amanda Knox Makes Emotional Statement Hours After Being Cleared of Murder Charge

Italy's highest court has ended Amanda Knox's long, high profile legal saga on Friday, March 27 as it overturned her murder conviction.

Texas-Sized College Basketball Coaching Carousel Kicking into High Gear

As exciting as the NCAA tournament has been thus far, the drama unfolding off the court has been equally intriguing. Of the vacancies, there are four in major conferences: Texas, Tennessee, Alabama and Arizona State. Here's an analysis...Show More Summary

Antonin Scalia hasn’t (yet) seen the play about him

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia loves the theater. The high court’s curmudgeonly conservative digs Shakespeare. Can’t get enough opera. But one show he hasn’t taken in? The play about him, now showing at Arena Stage. “The Originalist,” which blends actual passages from Nino’s opinions with a fictional plot involving two law clerks, is drawing crowds (it was […]

High court lets stand school's ban on U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

High Court Sends Back Ruling on Virginia Redistricting”

AP: “The Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at a ruling that said Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district. The justices on Monday said the lower court should reconsider the … Continue reading ?

Canadian Supreme Court Rules On Firearms Registry

Yahoo: Ottawa (AFP) – Canada’s high court struck a blow against gun control on Friday, with a decision that clears the way for the federal government to destroy data on owners of rifles and shotguns. Ottawa ordered the database destroyed in 2012, but Quebec went to court to try to stop it, hoping to use […]

War inside the court room

Al-Saadoon & Ors v Secretary of State for Defence [2015] EWHC 715 – read judgment The High Court has ruled that the ECHR applies to situations where Iraqi civilians were shot during security operations conducted by British soldiers. When taken together with the parallel cases being brought against the MOD for breach of its Article 2 obligations […]


Rachel Canning, a senior at Morris Catholic High School, went to court to force her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, to pay her child support, her private school tuition, medical and related bills, college expenses and legal fees. Show More Summary

Alabama Supreme Court Throws Tantrum, Defies Federal Judge, Halts Gay Marriages

On Tuesday night, the Alabama Supreme Court had a humiliating and highly public meltdown. In a 148-page opinion, the justices held that Alabama’s gay marriage ban remained valid—purporting to overrule a federal judge who recently struck down the ban and ordered probate judges throughout the state to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Show More Summary

Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools.

“State high court won’t hear arguments in John Doe cases”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday it would not hear arguments — in secret or in public — as it considers whether to allow an investigation to continue that has looked into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign illegally … Continue reading ?

Italian High Court Acquits Amanda Knox And Raffaele Sollecito

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In what hopefully will become the conclusion of a oppressive years long ordeal, Italy’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, overturned the murder convictions against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. The news came as somewhat a surprise considering the zeal at which the prosecution fought to ensure the defendants be […]

Court Orders ISP to Disconnect Internet Pirates

The High Court in Ireland has told ISP UPC that it must introduce a "three strikes" scheme to deal with subscribers who pirate music online. The ruling is a major victory for Sony, Universal and Warner who will only be required to pay 20% of the installation and running costs, with UPC picking up 80% of the tab. Show More Summary

Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned by Italy's High Court

Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction of Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on Friday, the AP reports. Last year, a Florence appeals court convicted Knox and Sollecito in the 2007 death of Knox's former roommate, Meredith Kercher. After a thorough... Read More >


AMANDA KNOX is finally free of murder charges after Italy’s high court overturned her murder conviction. The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case. It ends the long legal battle waged by Knox andShow More Summary

Italian High Court Annuls Amanda Knox's Murder Conviction

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the 2007 death of Meredith Kercher. This latest acquittal appears to mean that the case is truly over after eight years in court. Both Knox and Sollecito have already spent four years in jail. Read more...

Police: Driver Shooting Video as She Plowed Into Teens

A Gresham, Oregon, woman was taking video on her cellphone when she drove into three teens in a crosswalk outside their high school and had no hands on her steering wheel when the crash occurred, police alleged in court documents. A 19-second long clip on Elizabeth R. Show More Summary

Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

Vines just got bigger with a higher quality video upgrade today. A new post on the company blog announced a technical change that allows Vine users the ability to upload the higher resolution 720p HD video to the app. That’s a significant improvement from the 480p resolution. Show More Summary

Government Secrecy At All-Time High

US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said: Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. But there’s no longer much sunlight to disinfect the corruption of the government or the powers-that-be. Show More Summary

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