Pennsylvania Supreme Court election will change course of history – Tribune

Pennsylvanians will change the course of state history on Tuesday when they elect three new members to the state’s highest court. Yet despite the power of that body, despite a historic high of three open seats and despite record campaign contributions, judicial elections typically produce low-information, low-profile races. “We have possibly the most important election [...]

Supreme Court sends case back to district court

Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 3:30 pm Supreme Court sends case back to district court By D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer Muskogee Phoenix Oklahoma Supreme Court justices rejected a request to review an appellate ruling that reversed a $1.95 million verdict against the city in a 2007 lawsuit that involves the demolition of private property. [...]

Millions flowing into Supreme Court races

We used to be small potatoes, far behind the big established programs like Texas and other power players. But then we started bringing in some talented recruits, which pumped up giving from boosters, and now we’re ranked nationally. College football? The Bowl Championship Series? No, we’re talking about special interest money flooding into North Carolina’s [...]

Supreme Court to review selection of all-white jury in murder case

The phrase “equal justice under law” adorns the west entrance to the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, December 3, 2014. The Court will hear arguments Monday related to the selection of an all-white jury in a decades-old Georgia murder case in which the defendant, Timothy Tyrone Foster, was black. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON [...]

Supreme Court to review actions of DA who urged all-white jury to deter people …

WASHINGTON — Prosecutor Stephen Lanier’s meaning was unmistakable when he urged jurors in north Georgia to sentence the defendant to death in part to deter other people “out there in the projects.” Almost everyone in the public housing apartments near the scene of the killing of a 79-year-old woman in Rome, Georgia, was black, as [...]

Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Stay On Death Penalty Abolition

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by prosecutors to put on hold its landmark decision eliminating the state’s death penalty, while justices consider another appeal of capital punishment. The decision was the second time this month that justices have upheld their 4-3 ruling in August that the death [...]

White Boy Rick appeals to Michigan Supreme Court

Buy Photo Richard Wershe Jr. enters the courtroom of Wayne County Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.(Photo: Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo Despite repeated blows from the courts, one-time notorious drug dealer White Boy Rick isn’t giving up on his fight for [...]

Abortion, Texas, The Supreme Court, And The New York Times

On Thursday, Linda Greenhouse, who has been writing for the New York Times regarding Supreme Court cases since the 1970’s, delved into the latest drama unfolding at the nation’s highest court: abortion. Texas, as have many other states in the South, enacted a new law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges [...]

U.P. Power Corp. Ltd. & Ors vs Vimla Devi & Anr on 30 October, 2015

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO. 9148 OF 2015 (Arising from S.L.P. (C) No. 23721/2012) U. P. Power Corporation Limited and others … Appellant (s) Versus Vimla Devi and another … Respondent (s) J U D G M E N T KURIAN, J.: Leave granted. The short dispute in [...]

Bar bribery case in people’s court: Sudheeran

The bar licence renewal bribery case is now before the ‘people’s court,’ Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president V.M. Sudheeran has said. Talking to reporters at Mallappally on Friday, the KPCC president saidthat the people were discussing the issue. Not a proper time Mr Sudheeran said that it was not the proper time to respond on [...]

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