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Supreme Court OKs Longer Arguments in High-Stakes Union Case

By Jess Bravin CONNECT Getty Images Reflecting the high stakes in an upcoming union case, the Supreme Court on Monday accepted a request from government lawyers to expand arguments on whether public employees can be required to contribute funds to a public-sector union. The court added time to the Jan. 11 argument, which was set [...]

Supreme Court lets stand Texas law limiting online advice from veterinarians …

Veterinarians do not have a free-speech right to give online advice to pet owners about how to care for a sick animal, according to a decision that the Supreme Court let stand on Monday. The justices turned down a 1st Amendment challenge to a Texas law that requires vets to examine an animal before offering [...]

Shawnee Mission parents look to U.S. Supreme Court in Petrella v. Brownback …

A few years ago, some Shawnee Mission School District parents filed a lawsuit challenging a state limit on local school spending, saying it violated their federal constitutional rights. A U.S. Appeals Court ruling in June didn’t go their way. Now, they are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear them out. The court’s decision whether [...]

Affirmative action on trial

NEXT week, the Supreme Court will hear Fisher v University of Texas II, an important case asking how race may fit into admissions decisions at public universities. The Roman numerals denote this as the second time Abigail Fisher’s lament against the University of Texas (UT), which denied her admission to its flagship campus in Austin [...]

Make Available FIR Copies to Accused: Kerala High Court

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Monday held that the police should make available a copy of the First Information Report(FIR) to the accused within two days of applying. The court also held that an FIR copy can be obtained from the court of the concerned magistrate to whom the report would have been sent [...]

IPS officer seeks to move court against Kerala CM Chandy, Chief Secy says no

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Recharge offers : Get Guaranteed discounts on every Recharge, Bill payments, DTH transactions Senior IPS officer Jacob Thomas has approached the Chief Secretary seeking permission to initiate legal action against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy if he fails to retract the “offensive” comments against the officer. Sources said Thomas, an officer [...]

Colombia reconsiders forced draft after Supreme Court likens it to kidnapping

SACHICA, Colombia (AP) –  The army truck pulled up at 4 p.m. on a Sunday as Omar Rodríguez, in a baseball cap and torn jeans, walked to a bus stop in his rural village of tile-roofed white homes. Soldiers demanded Rodríguez show his government military ID card. Because he never finished the military inscription process [...]

Supreme Court Rejects Fee Dispute In Texas Redistricting Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans. The justices on Monday let stand a federal appeals court ruling that said the lawyers were not entitled to fees. A three-judge district [...]

Fan Injured At Lawn Mower Race Loses Case At Supreme Court

WHITTEMORE, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court has waved a checkered flag and ruled in favor of a lawn mower racing club in a dispute over injuries suffered by a spectator in the northern Lower Peninsula. Michele Compau fractured a wrist when she tripped over a railroad tie while trying to avoid a mower [...]

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