The Case for Allowing Cameras Inside the U.S. Supreme Court

On this episode of Amicus, host Dahlia Lithwick talks with two law professors and former Supreme Court clerks who oppose the ban on cameras in the court, Sonja West of the University of Georgia and RonNell Andersen Jones of Brigham Young University. West and Jones methodically pick apart the justices’ reasoning to present a compelling [...]

Spotlight: Supreme Court decides to rule on gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court may decide on states’ authority on gay marriage by June.(Photo: AP) WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has agreed to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all. The justices will consider four cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, consolidated and heard together. They will hear 2 1/2 [...]

It is official: Kerala film couple Dileep and Manju Warrier divorced

A family court in Kochi on Saturday allowed the mutually agreed divorce of Kerala’s celebrated film couple Dileep and Manju Warrier. Living estranged, the couple had approached the family court in Kochi in last July to end their 16 years of sailing together. Accordingly, they had moved a joint divorce petition and subsequently had undergone [...]

Supreme Court Gets Another Chance to Kill Crazy Raisin Regulations

Last week the Supreme Court announced it would revisit the important case of Horne v. USDA. The case, which I first wrote about here in 2013 after attending the Court’s first hearing on it, centers on a USDA program that forces those who traffic in raisins (“handlers,” in USDA raisin parlance) to turn over cash or a [...]

Supreme Court field may narrow after Saturday’s GOP endorsements

This year’s historic Supreme Court election, in which three seats will be open, has brought out an expansive slate of possible contenders, but that field may narrow Saturday. The state Republican Party will vote at 10:30 a.m. on whether to endorse candidates and then put forward its choices for the state’s highest court. November’s election has major [...]

SC awards 4-week jail term to Kerala ex-MLA for calling HC judges ‘fool’

Article source: Kerala High Court

SC Upholds Conviction of Kerala CPI-M Leader

NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader M.V. Jayarajan for using unparliamentary words against state high court judges but reduced the sentence from six months to four months. An apex court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen upheld Jayarajan’s conviction holding that he has no remorse for his utterances [...]

State Supreme Court rules against firearms maker Barrett

Tennessee Supreme Court(Photo: Gannett Tennessee) NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Supreme Court recently sided with a neighbor of Murfreesboro-based firearm maker Ronnie Barrett, reopening a decade-long dispute over an access road. In the opinion issued Jan. 23, the high court found the Tennessee Court of Appeals erred and reversed its opinion that Brenda Benz-Elliott’s breach of [...]

High Court dismisses VS plea

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed a writ petition filed by Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan challenging a 2013 government order regarding withdrawal of the palmolein case. The petition was dismissed in view of a Thrissur Vigilance Court order rejecting the government plea to withdraw the case. The Bench [...]

Cellular Operators Asscn. Of … vs Telecom Regulatory Authy.Of … on 30 January, 2015

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.1563 OF 2007 CELLULAR OPERATORS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA ORS. … APPELLANTS VERSUS TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA ORS. … RESPONDENTS J U D G M E N T SUDHANSU JYOTI MUKHOPADHAYA, J. This appeal has been preferred by the appellants against the order [...]

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