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India's top court tells tobacco industry packs must carry bigger warnings

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Supreme Court turned down a plea to stay implementation of the new rules introduced from April 1, which require health warnings to cover 85 percent of a cigarette pack's surface, up from 20 percent earlier.
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Italy's top court rules that stealing food is not a crime if you're poor and hungry

Quartz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Impoverished Italians who end up stealing small amounts of food because they're hungry are not committing a crime, the country's highest court has ruled. The Supreme Court of Cassation overruled a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov, a homeless ...
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The Supreme Court Gets Ready to Legalize Corruption

The New Yorker - ‎9 hours ago‎
Citizens United let rich people buy candidates. Now, thanks to a case involving the former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, the Supreme Court appears poised to allow the purchase of sitting politicians, too. Credit Photograph by Andrew Harnik / AP.
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Apple loses 'iphone' leather goods case in Chinese court

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
On appeal the Beijing municipal higher people's court ruled Apple had failed to prove that the iPhone brand was “familiar to the public and widely known” in China before the leather company registered it, the People's Daily newspaper, the official ...
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Manus Island detainees launch high court bid to be moved to Australia

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
More than 750 refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island have taken their case to the high court of Australia, alleging crimes against humanity by the Papua New Guinea and Australian governments, and seeking an injunction for their immediate ...
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Ontario court rejects US bondholders' appeal of Nortel asset allocation

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Michael Barrack, a Toronto lawyer representing British pensioners in the dispute, said the Ontario court ruling is an “excellent decision” that upholds his group's argument that Nortel's assets should be divided equally on a pro rata basis among the ...
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Kyle Lowry forces OT with mid-court heave - ‎10 hours ago‎
Two words: Kyle. Lowry. The Toronto Raptors found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter of Game 1 against the Miami Heat. But Lowry reminded Toronto that every second counts.
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Accused killer Bowe Maddigan in court over death of 11-year-old Zoe Buttigieg

The Age - ‎6 hours ago‎
A MIldura man accused of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl was smoking bongs with her mother in the hours before the girl's death, a court has been told. Bowe Maddigan, 29, faced Wangaratta Magistrates Court on Wednesday to contest the charges ...

Family Court Is Strapped for Resources

Observer - ‎13 hours ago‎
Most people reading the Observer's editorial page will never have any contact with an institution that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers every year: Family Court. Yet the impact and importance of Family Court is fundamental to ...
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The Supreme Court Fight Ramps Up in Battleground States

The Atlantic - ‎3 hours ago‎
As battleground-state Republican senators glad-hand their way through recess this week, Democrats and conservative groups alike are working to make sure constituents bug members about Merrick Garland, the Obama administration Supreme Court pick ...
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Tim Bosma trial: Christina Noudga now 'loathes' Millard, court hears - ‎14 hours ago‎
Noudga never told police about Millard's mother being involved with the wiping down of the truck, court heard, until she testified about it in court this week. Bosma, 32, who lived in the suburban Ancaster area of Hamilton, vanished on May 6, 2013 ...

Dennis Oland's lawyers seek expedited decision from Supreme Court on bail review - ‎16 hours ago‎
Dennis Oland's lawyers have asked the Supreme Court of Canada for an expedited ruling on whether it will review a New Brunswick court's decision to twice deny him bail pending the appeal of his murder conviction in the death of his father. Their ...

Michigan Supreme Court vacates sentence of Saginaw juvenile lifer - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Michigan Supreme Court on Monday, May 2, vacated the sentence that James Washington III received in 2000. Washington, 34, is serving life without parole for the June 27, 1999, murder of Joseph Kinville II.

Cheerleaders' Uniforms as Art? Let's Ask the Supreme Court

Bloomberg View - ‎27 minutes ago‎
In deciding the case that the Supreme Court will now review, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit listed no fewer than nine possible tests and approaches to measure whether a design element can be conceptually separated from a useful article.

Virginia Supreme Court Recognizes Gay Couples in Divorce Law

ABC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex.
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Kenyan court to hear case against alleged gay anal examinations

Reuters Africa - ‎6 hours ago‎
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling declaring enforced anal examinations unconstitutional after they were subjected to such tests last year to see if they had been involved in gay sex, the men's lawyer said on Tuesday.

Closing 4 courts a tough call, but necessary, says Andrew Parsons - ‎4 hours ago‎
"Right now, we are still working through a number of issues," he said in an interview. "We are talking about the availability of circuits in some cases.
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'An angel': Michelle Leng's family attend court after uncle charged with her murder

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Flanked by family and friends, the mother of slain Chinese student Michelle Leng arrived at Burwood Local Court on Wednesday where her brother-in-law faced charges of murdering her daughter.
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Paparazzo free to keep filming Michelle Bridges: court - ‎9 hours ago‎
Bridges took Liam Mendes to court after he filmed her inside a Woolworths supermarket in the Sydney suburb of Kings Cross last week.