Supreme Court rejects former Balad MK appeal of 1 year jail sentence

Former MK Said Nafa (Balad) on Monday exhausted his last chance to avoid his one year jail sentence when a three justice panel of the Supreme Court rejected his appeal. Nafa was sentenced in 2014 to one year in prison on a conviction for meeting with Deputy Secretary- General Talal Naji of the Popular Front [...]

Supreme Court likely to deny McDonnell’s bail request

RICHMOND — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bid for bail from the U.S. Supreme Court while it decides whether to take his case is a long shot, something that apparently has not been granted in more than three decades, according to a study. “Although bail applications continue to be filed every term, there is not a [...]

Voting maps back before NC Supreme Court

By Matthew Burns Raleigh, N.C. — Eight months after the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in favor of congressional and legislative voting maps drawn by the Republican-led General Assembly in 2011, the maps were back before the court on Monday. The U.S. Supreme Court in April ordered the state court to take another look at [...]

Pa. Supreme Court won’t hear case in 1995 fire that killed 3 firefighters – Pittsburgh Post

August 31, 2015 10:52 AM Share with others: The state Supreme Court today decided it will not hear the case of a man accused of setting a 1995 fire on Bricelyn Street that killed three firefighters. That means that Gregory Brown, 38, must either be retried by the Allegheny County district attorney’s office or released. [...]

Supreme Court to Act on Kentucky Gay Marriage Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court this week faces the first religious objection to reach the justices since the decision declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. A county clerk in Kentucky is asking for relief from a lower court order directing her to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Her lawyers filed an emergency [...]

Kerala: Court to announce verdict on sensational Paul Muthoot murder case tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31: The CBI court will announce the verdict on the sensational Paul Muthoot murder case on Tuesday, Sept 1.  Paul Muthoot George, son of prominent Kerala businessman and Muthoot Finance Group chairman M G George, was stabbed to death on August 23, 2009. The accused list of 19 people includes Kari Satheesh, a [...]

Ed Fadeley, longtime legislator and state Supreme Court justice, dies at age 85 – The Register

Ed Fadeley, a political giant in Lane County who spent 26 years in the Legislature followed by nearly a decade on the Oregon Supreme Court, died Sunday evening at a Springfield hospital, his daughter, Shira Fadeley, said. Her father was 85 and died from complications of heart failure, Shira Fadeley said. He received several visitors [...]

Supreme Court’s ‘Long Conference’: Where Appeals ‘Go to Die’

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India’s Supreme Court Permits Jains, a Prominent Religious Group, to Fast to Death

STR—AFP/Getty Images Members of the Indian Jain community participate in a rally after a march protesting the Rajasthan State High Court ruling against Santhara, a Jain practice of fasting unto death, in Jaipur on August 24, 2015. A lower court had earlier banned the religious practice The Jains — practitioners of one of India’s most [...]

Supreme Court Justice Kagan implores law schools to improve students’ writing …

American law schools, including those universities considered in the top tier, need to do a better job helping the nation’s future lawyers and judges improve their writing skills, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said in an interview published last week by the National Law Journal. Kagan, who previously taught at the University of Chicago [...]

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