TN politicising Mullaperiyar issue, Kerala tells SC

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Kerala HC orders enquiry into failure of advocate general’s office

Mahir HaneefMahir Haneef,TNN | Jul 31, 2015, 09.07 PM ISTKOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday ordered an enquiry against the advocate general’s (AG’s) office for failing to provide information crucial to decide whether the State’s interests will be hurt if it stays proceedings in a vigilance case. One of the four petitions in the [...]

Judge: Supreme Court did ‘good thing’ with sentencing change

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US Supreme Court decides death penalty case

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Will Indian court ruling help ‘reconversions’ of dalit Christians?

A Hindu leader who promotes religious conversions in a southern Indian state says plans to convert some 100,000 Christians this year to Hinduism will be easier because of a recent court verdict. Saburaj, an official with Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP, World Hindu Council) told ucanews.com that the Kerala state High Court’s July 27 decision will [...]

Kerala court: Christians who reconvert to Hinduism may benefit from …

Catholic World News – July 31, 2015 The high court of the southwest Indian state of Kerala has ruled that Christian dalits who reconvert to Hinduism may benefit from affirmative action programs. Dalits were formerly referred to as “untouchables,” members of Hinduism’s lowest caste. The court cited a 1983 ruling that a “child could always [...]

The Supreme Court and property rights

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Chimps Aren’t People, New York State Supreme Court Judge Rules

Two research chimpanzees at a state university on Long Island shouldn’t be considered legal persons and given the rights bestowed by so-called personhood, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled Wednesday. The case, brought by the animal-advocacy group the Nonhuman Rights Project, involved two chimps—Hercules and Leo—who have been at Stony Brook University and [...]

Orleans DA seeks Supreme Court review of ruling finding local court’s …

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to take another look at the system for doling out criminal cases to Orleans Parish judges, after an appeals court this month declared it unconstitutional and ordered a new judge for the co-defendants of former Saints safety and confessed rapist Darren Sharper. The [...]

AG Schmidt to ask U.S. Supreme Court to review 3 Kansas cases

The Kansas attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review three recent decisions that overturned convictions or sentences in Kansas criminal cases – including one in Sedgwick County. In June the state’s high court said it was unconstitutional and “cruel and unusual punishment” to impose lifetime parole on a juvenile convicted of aggravated [...]

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