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Web Sheriff Abuses DMCA In Weak Attempt To Hide Info Under UK High Court Injunction, Fails Miserably

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, Twitter engaged in some dubious behavior on behalf of a few super-secret someones who'd rather the press didn't discuss their sexual activity. Twitter was apparently firing off "letters of warning" to users who had dared break...Show More Summary

South Africa's Zuma Appeals Against Review of Corruption Charges Drop

South African President Jacob Zuma has appealed against a High Court 2009 corruption charges against, the presidency said.

Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Black Death Row Inmate Convicted By All-White Jury

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

It's been nearly 30 years since the high court set new rules to counter race discrimination in the seating of juries. But in some jurisdictions, the propensity to bar black jurors has persisted.

Software used by courts to eliminate racial bias in sentencing is actually even more racist

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Machine Bias ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate Bernard Parker, left, was rated high risk; Dylan Fugett was rated low risk. (Josh Ritchie for ProPublica) Machine Bias There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks. by...

How many justices would a President Trump add to the high court?

Donald Trump believes he might be able to add "as many as five" justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. That's actually not a fanciful prediction.

High court ruling helps federal workers file job bias claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have 45 days from the time they resign to begin the process. The court rejected […]

Looming Supreme Court abortion ruling could be ‘dangerous,’ says top attorney

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

As a Supreme Court decision on abortion rights is highly anticipated in the United States, few are as uniquely positioned to assess its impact as reproductive rights attorney Kathryn Kolbert, who argued the last major abortion case before the high court. In that 1992 challenge, the landmark Roe v....

South African state prosecutor to appeal court order to reinstate Zuma corruption charges

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecutor said on Monday he would appeal a High Court ruling to review a decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, citing independence of the prosecuting authori...

Israeli Cabinet OKs new gas deal after High Court objections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Cabinet has approved a new deal with a consortium of natural gas developers after the country’s Supreme Court rejected the previous agreement. The new deal changes a clause that would have prevented Israel from making significant regulatory changes for the next ten years. The Supreme Court struck down the deal over […]

From the High Court to Wembley in 18 months

BBC Sport chronicles re-formed Hereford FC's joyous first season as a reborn football club, climaxing in a Wembley final.

Analysis: Where Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominees stand on life and marriage

We examined the records of the 11 judges Donald Trump said he'd consider for the High Court.

Tobacco Firms Fail to Stop U.K. Plain Packaging Law

The High Court in London has struck down a legal challenge against compulsory plain packaging on cigarettes. On Thursday, four of the world’s largest tobacco companies—British American Tobacco (BAT), Philip Morris International (PMI),...Show More Summary

Most Older Americans Now Say They Support Same-Sex Marriage

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court's historical ruling on marriage equality, support for same-sex marriage among Americans age 65 and older is at all-time high. A 2016 Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Americans 65 and older say they believe same-sex marriages should be recognized, with the same legal rights as traditional marriages. Show More Summary

Magic Johnson: Prince 'Talked So Much Trash' on the Court

By now, tales of Prince's basketball prowess are nothing new – from that legendary Chappelle's Show skit to former high school coach who remembered him as "an excellent ball handler, a good shooter and very short" (sounds about right). Simply put, Prince could ball…and he knew it, as Los Angeles Lakers...

Maryland high court issues opinion in Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has released an opinion explaining its recent decision to force an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray to testify against his colleagues. The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its opinion Friday. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbara writes that compelling Officer William Porter to testify while he awaits […]

UK Expats in EU Lose Appeal to Vote in Brexit Referendum

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld a High Court ruling to bar UK citizens living in other EU countries from voting in the upcoming referendum on the UK exit from the European Union, local media said Friday.


Trump would name conservative Supreme Court nominees by Mariam Rafferty May 19, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has left the high court split 4-4 among conservative and liberal to moderate justices. The Republican-controlled Senate has refused to hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a judicial [...]Show More Summary

Right To Be Forgotten: Google Appeals Expansion Order With French Court

Google has reportedly filed an appeal with French high court Conseil d’État over demands that the company expand its “right to be forgotten” efforts. The “right to be forgotten” is a subject that Google has had to deal with for the past two years since the European Court of Justice ruled that Europeans can request... Show More Summary

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