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Ohio Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of Cleveland’s ‘jock tax’ – The Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of Cleveland’s ‘jock tax’The Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear lawsuits by two former National Football League players challenging Cleveland’s uncommon method of taxing visiting professional athletes. If the suits are successful, Cleveland could stand to lose … and more …read more Source: Cleveland […]

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s battle with Cleveland over a helipad for … – The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s battle with Cleveland over a helipad for …The Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A zoning dispute over whether the Cleveland Clinic can build a helicopter pad at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland landed this week before the Supreme Court. The tug-of-war with the city of Cleveland has shifted back and forth several … …read […]

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Tamil Nadu government decides to release all seven Rajiv Gandhi’s killers – Times of India

Times of IndiaCHENNAI: A day after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three men convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Wednesday decided to release them and other convicts after due consultations with the Centre.Tamil Nadu to release all convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination caseHindustan TimesIndia minister orders release […]

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Chris Christie appeals sports betting case to US Supreme Court – The Star-Ledger

The Star-LedgerTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie and the leaders of the state Legislature have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a 22-year-old federal law preventing them from legalizing sports betting at New Jersey’s horse racing tracks and Atlantic City casinos.State of New Jersey asks Supreme Court to take up sports betting caseSportingNews.comNJ Appeals to […]

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Gay Sex is a Crime and Will Stay a Crime, Says India’s Top Judges – TIME

TIMEIndia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected petitions from the government and gay rights activists to review an earlier decision that recriminalized gay sex in the country. In December last year, the court overturned a historic 2009 Delhi High Court judgment …Vikram Seth’s poetic response to SC order on gay sexTimes of IndiaSection 377: Homosexual behaviour […]

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Activists mourn as top court stands firm on gay-sex ban – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaNEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has refused to review a month-old ruling that banned gay sex in the world’s largest democracy, standing firm on a decision that outraged the ruling party and human rights activists around the world. The government …India top court refuses plea to review gay sex bangulfnews.comIndian supreme court […]

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company To Remain Open Pending Supreme Court Petition

Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Inverness, California scores a court win, and at a much-needed time after a string of legal losses that seemed to point the way to the closure of the popular business. The Ninth Circuit Court of Ohio (represented by the Hon. Judge Algenon L. Marbley) has granted Drakes Bay Oyster’s motion […]

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Khordorkovsky associate Platon Lebedev to be released – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of Platon Lebedev, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with whom he was jailed in 2005. Platon and Khodorkovsky were convicted of tax evasion and theft after funding opposition parties and …Russian court orders release of former Khordokovsky aideCNNRussia Shuts Door on Khodorkovsky Return as Lebedev […]

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Texas Executes Mexican National Despite International Pressure – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA Mexican national has been executed in Texas, despite appeals from the Mexican government and Secretary of State John Kerry. Edgar Tamayo was put to death late Wednesday night by lethal injection, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request …Texas executes Mexican national despite diplomatic protestsReutersTexas Executes Mexican Man for MurderNew […]

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company To Seek Day In U.S. Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company lost its request for an en banc rehearing on Tuesday. In October, lawyers for Kevin Lunny, the owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, filed a petition for what’s called an en banc rehearing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In September, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled […]

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Supreme Court to take on high-stakes TV dispute – Washington Post

Washington PostThe Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a high-stakes dispute between the nation’s broadcast networks and an upstart Web company that is providing live television programming over the Internet. Both the networks and Barry Diller-backed Aereo asked …Supreme Court to hear case on Aereo’s broadcast TV streamingPCWorldUPDATE 2-US top court agrees to hear broadcasters’ […]

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Pair of opposing federal court decisions push issue towards the Supreme Court … – DailyTech

DailyTechA pair of decision in neighboring U.S. District federal courts has left the answer of U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) “spying” on Americans anything but clearly answered. I. The Rulings — Fact Cards Here’s the basics on the first ruling, in a case brought by …NSA collection of US phone records ‘lawful’, judge rulesTelegraph.co.ukJudge Upholds […]

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Canada Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws, including bans on brothels and soliciting for clients on the street. It follows a case taken by a group of sex workers who were demanding greater safety. In a unanimous …Legal change in prostitution ruling gives assisted-suicide supporters hopeThe Globe and MailProstitution […]

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The political options: Parliament has a year to respond to prostitution ruling – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailParliament could let the laws expire in a year and essentially decriminalize prostitution. This would be the preferred option of some sex workers and their advocates, who say other laws – barring, for instance, assault – are already able to handle criminal cases …Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution lawsWashington PostCanadian Court Strikes […]

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Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws – Boston.com

Boston.comTORONTO (AP) — Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the …Canadian Court Strikes Down Laws on Sex TradeNew York TimesVancouver greets prostitution ruling with reliefThe […]

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Prostitution laws: What are the Nordic and New Zealand models? – CTV News

CTV NewsDebates surrounding the criminalization of sex work in Canada were sparked after the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down three major provisions in the country’s prostitution laws. In the ruling handed out Friday, the Supreme Court said the following laws …Prostitution laws will be enforced – for now – police sayCBC.caAdvocates fear for those […]

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Canada court strikes down prostitution restrictions – Irish Times

Irish TimesValerie Scott (left), one of three current and former sex workers who initiated a challenge to Canada’s prostitution laws, has her picture taken with a copy of the ruling at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa today. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters. Topics …Canada’s high court strikes down curbs on prostitutionAFPSupreme Court prostitution decision: 5 […]

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Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTORONTO (AP) — Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws in their entirety Friday, including against keeping a brothel. The 9-0 Supreme Court ruling is a victory for sex workers seeking safer working conditions because it found …Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s prostitution lawsCBC.caRuling goes beyond sex work: The state cannot outlaw […]

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Bangladesh executes opposition leader – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal. An intelligence official says the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah took place Thursday night in a …Bangladesh opposition leader hanged for war crimes; violence flaresLos Angeles TimesBangladesh execution of opposition leader […]

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Gay sex verdict: These are matters of personal freedom, Rahul says – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed himself against the Supreme Court order which declared homosexuality as illegal, saying he agrees with the Delhi high court which had decriminalized gay sex. “I personally believe that these are matters of …India’s Ruling Party to Fight Ban on Gay SexWall Street JournalSonia disappointed with SC […]

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Bangladesh clears execution of opposition leader – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for the execution of an opposition leader convicted of war crimes when it rejected a last-minute appeal filed by his lawyers. The execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, which …Bangladesh court clears the way for execution of top IslamistTelegraph.co.ukBangladesh court upholds death penalty for […]

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Considering all options to decriminalize homosexuality: Govt – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said it was considering all options to decriminalize homosexuality. Law minister Kapil Sibal said, “We must decriminalize adult consensual relationship.” UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi also on Thursday said she …Supreme Court says gay sex illegal, govt hints at legislative routeHindustan TimesSC says gay sex punishable, withdraws legal […]

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India’s Top Court Upholds 153-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Gay Sex – Bloomberg

BloombergIndia’s top court upheld a 153-year-old colonial-era law that criminalizes gay sex, leaving it up to lawmakers to amend the legislation in a setback for homosexual rights in the world’s second-most populous country. The ruling by a two-judge bench of the …Court Restores India’s Ban on Gay SexNew York TimesIndian Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay LawVoice […]

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US Supreme Court to decide whether software can be patented – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide on a key software industry issue of which kinds of computer-related software are eligible for patent protection. The court said in a one-line order that it would hear a case brought …Software Patents Get US High Court Review as Industry DividesBusinessweekSupreme Court to […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: President Obama Remarks At Hanukkah Celebration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT EVENING HANUKKAH RECEPTION Grand Foyer 8:03 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) Welcome to the White House and Happy Hanukkah. I should say that normally we just have one Hanukkah reception, but this […]