Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Supreme court

  • Supreme Court steps into international custody battle

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether U.S. courts of appeal have the authority to resolve an international custody dispute over a child who already has left U.S.

  • Supreme Court says government may have to pay for flooding

    Property owners may seek compensation if the government is responsible for flooding their lands, even if the condition is not permanent, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday. The court ruled in favor of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, ...

  • Okla. court says abortion laws unconstitutional

    The state's highest court determined that lower court judges were right to halt the laws. In separate decisions, the Oklahoma Supreme Court said the laws, which received wide bipartisan support in the Legislature, violated a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case.

  • Supreme Court hears arguments in LA storm water runoff case

    December 4, 2012, 8:09 p.m.. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court gave a skeptical hearing Tuesday to a Los Angeles lawyer who sought to absolve the county's flood control district of responsibility for polluted storm water that flows into the Pacific Ocean.

  • India court gives Sahara more time to repay bond investors

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court gave the Sahara conglomerate more time to repay billions of dollars it had raised from investors through bond sales that were later ruled to be illegal.

  • Successful appeal of cigarette labels could end up in U.S. Supreme Court

    The legality of placing graphic warnings on cigarette packages appears even more likely to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court reaffirmed today that the labels violate tobacco companies' free-speech rights under the First ...

  • Minnesota Supreme Court: Law allowed Gauthier withdrawal, Simonson addition

    The DFL Party had the right to add newly endorsed candidate Erik Simonson's name to the ballot, the Supreme Court said.

  • Supreme Court asks army to help check Karachi voters

    ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the electoral commission to enlist the army and paramilitary forces to help verify controversial electoral rolls in Karachi ahead of elections due next year.

  • Crime and Court Roundup: Supreme Court justices could take months to decide ...

    Wisconsin Supreme Court justices did not give much of an indication yesterday on how they might rule in the prayer death case from the Wausau area.

  • Supreme Court lawyer looks for nice way to tell justices 'I told you so' in ...

    WASHINGTON - Wearing his gray morning coat and striped trousers, Justice Department lawyer Malcolm Stewart was the very picture of Supreme Court propriety Monday as he sought to placate the frustrated Chief Justice John Roberts. The bounds of ...

  • Home > Civil Rights > Is the Supreme Court Ducking the Same-Sex Marriage ...

    At their private conference last week, the nine Justices of the Supreme Court were expected to decide whether to grant review on one or more petitions for review in cases involving same-sex marriage and gay rights more broadly.

  • Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments on margins tax petition

    A lawyer for a coalition opposing an initiative petition to create a new business tax argued before the Nevada Supreme Court today that the labor and teachers unions supporting the initiative deceived voters into believing the tax would help fund ...

  • Supreme Court Case Will Not Postpone Abtech's First Contract Wins

    In essence, the Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether the L.A. County Flood Control District, a collective of 85 cities and 140 unincorporated areas, will be responsible for billions of gallons of urban runoff that pollute inland rivers and ...

  • Supreme Court hears Billings murder case appeal

    An attorney for a death row inmate convicted of killing a wealthy Beulah couple told the Florida Supreme Court today that prosecutors' references to the couple's nine disabled children should not have been allowed during the trial.

  • Mississippi Supreme Court to hear inmate's new challenge to his death sentence

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The attorney for a death row inmate told the Mississippi Supreme Court on Wednesday that prosecutors failed to prove Bobby Batiste robbed his victim, a key element required for an Oktibbeha County jury to convict him of capital ...

  • Supreme Court directs Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

    New Delhi: In an interim relief to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court directed Karnataka on Wednesday to release 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to its neighbouring state and asked the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) to hold its meeting to decide ...

  • Supreme Court declares Hulhumale Magistrate Court legitimate

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared that the controversial Hulhumale Magistrate Court was legitimate and could operate as a court of law.

  • Law firm settles suit over Family Court

    A powerful and politically connected Philadelphia law firm agreed Tuesday to a $4 million payment to resolve a lawsuit contending that a former partner hoodwinked the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court while helping find a site for a new ...

  • Supreme Court to look again at Utah firm's gene patent case

    The Supreme Court could decide whether human genes may be patented in a case involving Utah-based Myriad Gentics and the University of Utah.

  • The Supreme Court Is Being Weird About Gay Marriage

    The Supreme Court Is Being Weird About Gay Marriage Are you one of the millions of people who watched the gay marriage victories in the recent election and felt momentarily buoyed by the thought that the rest of the country might not be a sea of frothy ...

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