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Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for December 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for December 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well as factums from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.

Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated 38-year-old Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court.

Aereo's assets eyed by possible bidders, lawyer tells judge

Aereo Inc., the online TV streaming service brought down by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that its technology violated copyright, told a bankruptcy judge there's plenty of interest in the company's... To view the full story, click the title link.

Brown to nominate African American woman to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he will nominate Leondra  R. Kruger, an African American federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.

Brown to nominate African American woman to California Supreme Court

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he will nominate Leondra  R. Kruger, an African American federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.

Court: Georgia's private probation companies can keep supervising people on misdemeanor probation

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a controversial state law allowing private companies to supervise men and women placed on misdemeanor probations in city and county courts. Georgia lawmakers passed a law in 2000 that made counties responsible for overseeing tens of thousands of people on misdemeanor probation.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Court Unconvinced by Lawyer Dressed as Thomas Jefferson

Today in Least Surprising Updates: The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously held on November 14 that Dennis Hawver would be disbarred for violating seven ethical or court rules when representing a defendant who was ultimately sentenced to...Show More Summary

These Hostile Facebook Posts Ignited A Fight That's Going To The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is going to hear a free speech case next week that will determine whether a then-27-year-old's violent, rap-inspired Facebook posts should have landed him behind bars. The court will hear arguments next Monday in the...Show More Summary

JOSH BLACKMAN: The Constitutional Limits Of Prosecutorial Discretion. Also, Prosecutorial Discreti…

JOSH BLACKMAN: The Constitutional Limits Of Prosecutorial Discretion. Also, Prosecutorial Discretion With Rubber Stamps. Josh’s discussion also reminds me of MCI V. AT&T, 512 U.S. 218 (1994), in which the Supreme Court held that the FCC couldn’t stretch a statutory provision allowing it to “modify” tariff requirements into a general rule eliminating the need for […]

Lawyer Disbarred After Wearing Thomas Jefferson Costume to Court

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

After spectacularly getting his client sentenced to the death penalty for no good reason, lawyer Ira Dennis Hawver was disbarred this weekend by the Kansas Supreme Court -- a decision not likely helped by the fact that he dressed as Thomas Jefferson during his disciplinary hearing.

The Legal Golden Ratio On Marriage

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the New York Times: The Constitution is not a math problem, but numbers can play a role in the Supreme Court’s calculations. When the court struck down bans on interracial marriage in 1967, such unions were still illegal in 16 states. Show More Summary

Here Are All The Cases Of Sexual Harassment Thrown Out Because Of One Supreme Court Decision

An exclusive analysis for ThinkProgress finds that 43 sexual harassment cases were thrown out because of Vance v. Ball State University. The post Here Are All The Cases Of Sexual Harassment Thrown Out Because Of One Supreme Court Decision appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Supreme Court to Consider When a Facebook Post Breaks the Law

The Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in a First Amendment case that highlights the tension over when threatening speech posted on Facebook and other social media breaks the law.

Priests for Life Will Appeal HHS Mandate Court Decision to Supreme Court

The national director of Priests for Life said that his organization rejects the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding its objection to the HHS contraception mandate and will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of the United States. Show More Summary

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, November 24, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, November 24, 2014: ‘Nude judge’ misconduct case to start anew with sex photos off-limits for now Ottawa police, Supreme Court websites shut down after possible...Show More Summary

Thomas Jefferson costume can’t save lawyer from disbarment for ‘inexplicable incompetence’

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Kansas Supreme Court disbarred an attorney who dressed up as Thomas Jefferson to defend his work on a capital murder case. Dennis Hawver lost his license to practice law Nov. 14 for violating the state’s rules for professional conduct while defending Phillip Cheatham in a 2005 double-murder...

Mississippi Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Its First Same-Sex Divorce Case

The state Supreme Court in Mississippi, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, will hear arguments Jan. 21, 2015, from a woman who has asked the state to recognize her gay marriage so that she can be granted a divorce.

For real liability reform, try freedom of contract

13 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Six months ago the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the right of an enterprise to include a loser-pays provision in its bylaws, specifying that losing shareholder-litigants would have to contribute reasonable legal fees to compensate what would otherwise be loss to other owners. Show More Summary

The U.S. Court Case That Made Movie Theater Concessions So Expensive

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theaters and cease other non-competitive practices, with U.S. Show More Summary

‘Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason’ by Norman S. Poser

When I look at the header that runs across the top of this little blog, with its picture of the first Supreme Court building here in Melbourne,  Crocodile Dundee comes to mind.  “Call that a court? Call the man hidden … Continue reading ?

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