Bagram prisoner case comes before UK’s top court

ShareThis Bagram prisoner case comes before UK’s top court –Terror suspects at Parwan are denied access to lawyers. 02 Jul 2012 Britain’s Supreme Court has taken up the case of a 29-year-old detainee held by American officials at an Afghan prison outside Bagram air base. The two-day hearing in the case of Yunus Rahmatullah of […]

Supreme Court upholds GOP concept of individual mandate in Obama ‘health care’ law

ShareThis Breaking: Supreme Court upholds GOP concept of individual mandate in Obama ‘health care’ law —The concept of individual mandate – originating with the GOP and implemented by Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts and Barack Obama nationally – has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The vote was 5-4. 28 Jun 2012 Supreme Court upholds […]

Supreme Court doubles down on ‘Citizens United’

ShareThis Supreme Court doubles down on ‘Citizens United’ 25 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Monday to strike down a Montana law that limits corporate spending on elections made clear that the outrage generated by the 2010 “Citizens United” decision has done nothing to change the minds of the justices. Today’s decision boils down […]

Supreme Court strengthens Citizens United decision with Montana ruling

ShareThis Supreme Court strengthens Citizens United decision with Montana ruling 25 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed the right of corporations to make independent political expenditures, summarily overturning a 100-year-old Montana state law that barred corporations from such political activity. The justices ruled in an unsigned opinion that Montana’s law was in conflict […]

Supreme Court rules mandatory juvenile life without parole cruel and unusual

ShareThis Supreme Court rules mandatory juvenile life without parole cruel and unusual 25 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday limited the use of life terms in prison for murderers under 18, ruling that judges must consider the defendant’s youth and the nature of the crime before putting him behind bars with no hope for […]

If you sell your used iPad, you may be a copyright criminal, says U.S. Supreme Court

(NaturalNews) There is another copyright battle emerging over intellectual property, and this time you, John or Jane Q. Citizen, could be smack-dab in the middle of it, for one of the most innocuous acts you could imagine – selling your used iPad. At present the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to rule on a case that […]

Top court rejects appeals by Guantanamo prisoners

ShareThis Top court rejects appeals by Guantanamo prisoners 11 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to reconsider challenges by Guantanamo Bay prisoners against their years-long detention at the U.S. military base in Cuba, an issue that prompted a landmark ruling four years ago. The high court sided with the Obama administration and rejected […]

Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

ShareThis Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers 11 Jun 2012 Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first […]

Julian Assange given 14 days to challenge extradition ruling

ShareThis Julian Assange given 14 days to challenge extradition ruling 30 May 2012 Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to Sweden may stagger on to a second round at the supreme court after he was granted permission to submit fresh arguments. Despite losing by a majority of five to two, his lawyers have been given 14 […]

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

ShareThis Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal 30 May 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime allegations, the Supreme Court has ruled. Seven Supreme Court judges gave their judgment in a move that ends a marathon battle in the UK courts. Lawyers for the WikiLeaks boss had argued that […]