Saturday, October 13, 2012

High court

  • Ohio voting dispute makes its way to the Supreme Court

    On one side, 15 states have joined Ohio in asking the Supreme Court for emergency protection from federal judges who seek to "micromanage" elections.

  • Supreme Court Justices Become 2012 Campaign Issue

    WASHINGTON -- A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high court nominee. And yet, until late in Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and ...

  • Alaska high court says private emails OK for state business

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska state employees can use private email accounts for public business but the messages must be preserved under public-records laws, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a case stemming from ex-Governor ...

  • Argentine high court authorizes abortion for rape victim

    The high court's intervention was hailed by opposition members of the Buenos Aires municipal legislature, several of whom filed a criminal complaint against Macri accusing him of illegally alerting Pro-Vida to the rape victim's scheduled abortion.

  • Deccan Chargers' IPL fate now hangs in BCCI's court

    The fate of IPL franchise Deccan Chargers will now be decided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the Bombay High Court today stayed the status quo order by the court-appointed arbitrator in the former's termination case. It is ...

  • NC high court to decide if video sweepstakes legal

    The state Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in two cases in which attorneys for the state defend a 2010 law banning video sweepstakes machines as a form of gambling.

  • W.Va. high court hopefuls mindful of critics

    (AP) - The four candidates for two seats on West Virginia's Supreme Court differ on how to respond to criticism of the state's judicial system from.

  • High court ruling against Texas program could take down other college ...

    WASHINGTON - The fate of the University of Texas' affirmative action program rests with the Supreme Court, where skeptical conservative justices indicated they are ready to impose new limits on the use of race in college admissions.

  • Florida Supreme Court retention race unusually stressful, costly this election

    While the three Supreme Court justices said they expected the attack from tea party activists and their billionaire backers, they weren't prepared to also be battling the Republican Party of Florida.

  • The Botswana High Court has overturned a customary law which prevented ...

    The Botswana High Court has overturned a customary law which prevented women from inheriting the family home. The judge ruled that the law contravened the constitution, which guarantees equality for men and women.

  • NJ asks Supreme Court to hear gift card case

    TRENTON, N.J. - October 13, 2012 (WPVI) -- New Jersey has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that could help the government claim at least $15 million a year in unspent gift card revenue from retailers to help balance the state budget.

  • Oregon Supreme Court race: Campaign heats up between Judge Richard ...

    The race for Oregon Supreme Court justice is bucking the usual low-key judicial campaign tradition-- with one of the candidates criticizing the other for "exaggerating" her credentials and the target of the claim standing by her experience.

  • High court moves to Monroe

    The public can attend the arguments for each case, both of which are scheduled to last about an hour each. Reservations with the court are suggested to secure a spot. Local officials and community leaders plan to participate in welcome ceremonies that ...

  • High courts must give speedy verdict in personal liberty cases: SC

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday highlighted the primacy of personal liberty and said it expected high courts, while dealing with petitions challenging preventive detention for small periods, to give verdicts without undue delay.

  • Court rules child conceived after father's death not entitled to benefits

    SALT LAKE CITY - A young boy who was conceived from preserved sperm after his father's death is not entitled to Social Security benefits under Utah law, the Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday. "For the reasons we explain in this opinion, an agreement ...

  • Brewer appoints Timmer, a Republican, to high court

    PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer appointed her third justice Friday to the five-member Arizona Supreme Court - once again, a Republican just like her.

  • High court lets Walla Walla octopus ruling stand

    The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the petition from Inland Octopus store owner Robert Catsiff who argued the city sign code infringed on his right of free speech.

  • High court slaps Rs 3-lakh fine on sub-inspector

    MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court allowed a petition filed by a police inspector against the order of the lower court and ordered a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to be paid by the state government to a prisoner who was wrongly implicated ...

  • Orissa High Court quashes railway tribunal notification

    The notification had been challenged at the High Court by Odisha Tax Bar Association as the Tribunal in the February 14, 2010 advertisement sought applications from lawyers who have at least 10 years of practice and should be members of Bhubaneswar ...

  • High court denies Ron Angle's appeal over father's will

    Pennsylvania's high court last week refused to hear Angle's appeal challenging decisions that tossed out a version of the will that gave him exclusive control of his father's estate.

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