Cheerleaders’ scripture banner fight could escalate to Texas Supreme Court

A decision is expected early next year from the Ninth Judicial District in Beaumont that could bring an end to more than a year’s back-and-forth in a case involving Kountze ISD’s cheerleaders right to display banners quoting Bible Scripture. The court is reviewing a recent round of briefs filed in the case. Beaumont Attorney David [...]

Supreme Court won’t tackle ruling favoring low-wage worker fired for not …

A court ruling that awarded unemployment compensation to a low-wage York County worker who was fired because she couldn’t afford a car will stand. The state Supreme Court assured that Monday by refusing to hear an appeal of the Commonwealth Court decision that favored Shamela Hightower. Hightower’s former employer, Bell Socialization Services Inc., made the [...]

The Supreme Court Logic That Could Destroy Privacy in America

A massive NSA data facility in Utah (Reuters) Many Americans reacted with outrage when they learned that the NSA stores details about phone calls made by virtually everyone in the United States. They felt a strong, if vague, notion that the practice must violate their constitutional rights. Couldn’t NSA analysis of telephone metadata reveal sensitive, [...]

Supreme Court bobbleheads prove your ‘geekdom’

Bobblehead dolls representing Supreme Court Justices, from left, David Souter, William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, and Ruth Ginsburg, in Washington.(Photo: Jacquelyn Martin AP) Story Highlights David Souter bobblehead plays a song by Modest Mouse, a group he mentioned in a copyright case Sandra Day O’Connor’s bobblehead shows shoes she wore the day she was sworn in [...]

Busy Sunday for CM Kejriwal as crowds, politicians meet him

Ghaziabad/New Delhi: It was his first Sunday after becoming Delhi’s chief minister, but it was like a normal working day for Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party leader had his hands full after an unending stream of people called on him at his modest middle-class residence. The crowd that came to meet the 45-year-old AAP [...]

Fake IPS officer nabbed from mall

Fake IPS officer nabbed from mall Posted on: 30 Dec 2013 Kolkata, Dec 29 (PTI) A man was arrested from a shopping mall here tonight for allegedly impersonating as a senior IPS officer and taking items from shops without paying for them. Debraj Majumder, who had been pretending to be the Deputy Commissioner (Special Branch), [...]

Woman bomber kills 14, injures 45 in Russia

Moscow: As many as 14 people were killed and 45 suffered injuries in Russia Sunday when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up at a railway station, authorities said. The injured included a nine-year-old girl. The incident occurred at 12.45 p.m. (0845 GMT) in Volgograd, a city near the volatile North Caucasus region, Xinhua reported [...]

Sri Lanka conducts excavation on mass grave

Sri Lanka conducts excavation on mass grave Posted on: 30 Dec 2013 Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a new mass grave found in the island nation’s northern area, which was once under rebel control, police said. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the excavation work was carried out at the mass grave in Mannar [...]

10 killed in Iraq attacks

10 killed in Iraq attacks Posted on: 30 Dec 2013 Baghdad At least 10 people were killed and 22 wounded in violent attacks, including a suicide bombing against a military target, in Iraq Sunday, police said. The suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint in Suez intersection east of Mosul city, some 400 km [...]

Year of landmark judgments

The year 2013 saw the High Court of Kerala deliver justice in some of the most sensitive cases such as the Soumya murder case. In the Soumya murder case, a Division Bench comprising Justice T.R.Ramachandran Nair and Justice B. Kemal Pasha confirmed the death sentence awarded by the Thrissur Fast Track Court to the lone [...]

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