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Patricia Spears Jones Reviews Tonya Foster’s A Swarm of Bees in High Court

At Gathering of the Tribes, a review of Tonya Foster’s new book, A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna 2015)! Patricia Spears Jones recalls an influential image for Foster, Max Ernst’s painting, A Swarm of Bees in the Palace of Justice, which “provided a jumping off point for [Foster’s] consideration of shape and color, […]

Judge Bemoans Sanctuary Cities, Marijuana Legalization in Hearing on Trans Bathroom Access

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Doumar held a hearing to resolve a few questions in the legal battle over Gavin Grimm’s right to use the restroom. Grimm, a trans high school student, identifies as male in every way, including on his driver’s license. Show More Summary

Okla. High Court Rejects Bid to Keep Ten Commandments on Capitol Grounds

Oklahoma's highest court has commanded the state to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, rejecting the latest legal effort to keep the statue in its place.

Israel takes control of illegal West Bank homes

Israeli forces clash with Jewish settlers after taking over buildings which High Court wants removed before July 30.

Female sprinter with high male hormone level wins right to compete

Dutee Chand, a sprinter from India who hopes to compete in the Olympics, has won the right to compete in international events after the Court for Arbitration in Sport uphold her appeal Monday. Chand, India’s 18-and-under champion in the 100 meters, suffers from hyperandrogenism and has natural levels of testosterone that exceed the limits for […]

Court victory for female athletes with high levels of male hormones

Sport's highest court has suspended IAAF rules governing women who have naturally high levels of male hormones

Dutee Chand Scores Important Victory For Hyperandrogenic Female Athletes

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — In a victory for individual athletes over governing bodies, sport's highest court has suspended IAAF rules governing women who have high levels of male hormones. The rules requiring some female athletes to get...Show More Summary

India Protects Baby of Raped 14-Year-Old Girl From Abortion

In India, abortion proponents are upset that the Gujarat High Court has denied a father’s petition to allow his 14-year-old daughter from getting an abortion after rape. The girl is 24-weeks pregnant and was raped by a local doctor. The Guardian reports that the judge involved in the case, Abhilasha Kumari, said it was a […]

14-Year-Old Indian Girl Allegedly Raped by Doctor Denied Abortion

A 14-year-old Indian rape survivor's request for an abortion was rejected today by the High Court of the state of Gujarat. The petition, submitted to the High Court of India's eastern coastal state by the girl's father, was refused by...Show More Summary

Professional Cheerleaders: Employees or Independent Contractors?

The California courts are currently struggling with how to fit workers in the modern economy within the traditional employee/independent contractor framework. These high profile cases include litigation against Uber and Lyft which has been well discussed in the popular media....

City of Taipei To Petition Taiwan’s High Court For Gay Marriage

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The other day we told you how Taiwan is poised to consider a new civil partnership law for same-sex couples. We also mentioned how some LGBT advocates are disappointed that the proposal would not give them equal marriage rights. Now, the city of Taip… The post City of Taipei To Petition Taiwan’s High Court For Gay Marriage appeared first on Towleroad.

The Texas Supreme Court Will Soon Decide if Bible Banners at High School Football Games Are Legal

In 2013, the Kountze High School cheerleaders won a lawsuit that said they could hold up banners with Bible verses on them to support the football team:

Stat Of The Week: SCOTUS Popularity At All-Time High, Low

Public approval of the Supreme Court is both more volatile and more polarized than it's ever been.

More bad news in the fight for a right to die

R (o.t.a A.M) v. General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 2096 (Admin) Read the full judgment here The High Court has rejected the argument made by “Martin”, a man with locked-in syndrome who is profoundly disabled and wishes to end his own life. This comes shortly after Strasbourg’s rejection of the Nicklinson and Lamb cases, for which see […]

Kentucky clerks claim their First Amendment rights as Christians should trump 14th Amendment rights for LGBT people

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A lawsuit stemming from last month’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage has brought national media attention to Rowan County, home to 24,000 residents in the forested hills of eastern Kentucky. The high court’s ruling was met with jubilation across much of the country. But in some areas...

In Kentucky, Fight for a Gay Marriage Certificate Goes to the Courts

A lawsuit stemming from last month’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage has brought national media attention to Rowan County, home to 24,000 residents in the forested hills of eastern Kentucky. The high court’s ruling was met with jubilation across much of the country. Show More Summary

Uncertainty Whether Cosby Revelations Could Hurt Him in Court

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Experts say a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admits to philandering could be used against him, but they also point out that the burden of proof is high.

Uncertainty Whether Cosby Revelations Could Hurt Him in Court

Experts say a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admits to philandering could be used against him, but they also point out that the burden of proof is high.

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