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Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.

Nebraska high court rejects man's Zoloft defense in killing

The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected a defense by a Nebraska man who argued an antidepressant caused him to kill his girlfriend in 2002. Randall Robbins pleaded guilty to second-degree … Click to Continue »

Neil Gorsuch to headline an event at Trump-owned hotel

We're dealing with a dynamic in which a president appointed a high court justice, who's now headlining an event that will put money in that president's pocket.

Northern Ireland High Court Upholds Marriage Ban

A justice says it's not up to him to change the law, but to legislators.

Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker's arrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's high court issued an arrest order for the ousted chief prosecutor's husband Thursday after authorities accused him of running a $6 million extortion ring, a ruling promptly denounced by government critics as a move aimed at silencing opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

What Happens On Manus Shouldn’t Stay On Manus

Australian Border Force’s culture of secrecy is harming more than just refugees. It’s also damaging our democracy, writes Lexi Lachal from Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project. In the midst of a High Court challenge to the Border Force Act, the federal government has backed down over its controversial secrecy provisions. Last week it introduced changes [...]Show More Summary

Latest: Missouri high court denies request to stop execution

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri death row inmate's attempt to halt his execution (all times local):

Supreme Court To Consider Prosecutors' Use Of An 'Uber Tax Crime Statute' As An 'All-Purpose Tax Felony'

National Law Journal, Jenner Lawyers Attack 'Uber Tax Crime Law' in New High Court Term: In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has reined in prosecutors' use of broadly worded statutes and clauses to charge criminal conduct. The federal tax code could be the justices' next target....

Brazil lawyers ask high court to compel impeachment debate

Brazil's bar association is asking the Supreme Court to compel lawmakers to consider more than two-dozen motions for President Michel Temer's impeachment that have stalled in the lower house. The … Click to Continue »

Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Court Upholds Marriage Ban

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The Belfast Telegraph reports: A high court judge in Belfast has ruled the ban on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is lawful. Mr Justice O’Hara ruled on two separate cases that were heard together due to the similarities of the arguments. Show More Summary

Indian Rape Victim, 10, Gives Birth Without Knowing It

A 10-year-old rape victim in India has given birth, though the BBC reports she is unaware of that fact. The girl's case grabbed headlines after it reached as high as the Indian Supreme Court, which in July denied her family's request for an abortion. While the court battles played out,...

Another Australian politician caught in citizenship crisis

Another Australian politician has became engulfed in the country's dual citizenship crisis after discovering she is a British citizen, putting further pressure on the conservative government as the matter is passed to the high court....Show More Summary

The US filed a $400 billion Libor claim on behalf of 39 banks rescued during the financial crisis

LONDON – The US government filed what could be the biggest court case yet connected to the Libor rigging scandal against some of the UK's biggest banks. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's High Court claim alleges banks including...Show More Summary

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. Thursday's decision by the High Court of Australia … Click to Continue »

Tech companies urge U.S. Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

(Reuters) — More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals’ sensitive cellphone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a […]

Lawsuit: Rent in building owed by Kushner family is too high

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a Brooklyn building owned by Jared Kushner's family's real estate company are suing, saying they're being charged too much rent in violation of state regulations. The lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn alleges that Kushner Cos. charges nine residents much higher free-market rents instead of rent-stabilized ones.

Foreign press barred from Zambia opposition court case

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International media in Zambia were barred from a court Monday where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear on treason charges in a case that has fuelled political tensions. The High Court in Lusaka issued press accreditation cards to foreign media outlets last week but later withdrew them. Show More Summary

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