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  • High Court Again Orders Demolition of Beit El Homes

    07/26/2015 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/7/15 | Yaakov Levi
    As residents of Beit El and supporters of the community rallied Sunday night, demanding that the government follow through on its plan to ensure that the Draynoff Houses in the community are left standing, the High Court yet again sought to put a halt to plans to prevent the demolition of the homes. The court issued an injunction against any construction work that would result from the removal of objections to the project by a planning council. Supporters had hoped that the change could lead to a new legal status for the buildings. Previously, the High Court had ordered the...
  • Court Steps in to Prevent Terrorist's House Demolition

    11/26/2014 5:06:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The High Court on Wednesday kiboshed government plans to demolish the homes of terrorists. One of the few methods security forces in Israel have to discourage Arabs from joining the ranks of terrorists – demolishing the homes of those involved in terrorism – was taken off the table as the result of a lawsuit by an Arab rights group. The government must now respond to the restraining order the Court issued on home demolitions if it wants to continue using the sanction. According to security officials, the prospect that their family's home will be demolished has discouraged potential terrorists from...
  • Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?

    02/27/2014 10:45:17 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2014 | By Pete Williams
    Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections. That includes the case of Michael Taylor, a convicted rapist and murderer who was put to death at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri after a furious legal battle that stretched well into the night. It's worth nothing, however, that three high court justices wanted to block Taylor's execution and cited the words of an appeals judge who said so little was known about the source of the deadly...
  • Australian court halts gay marriage

    12/11/2013 10:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 12 December 2013
    Australia’s highest court has struck down a landmark law allowing the country’s first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings. The federal government had challenged the validity of the Australian Capital Territory’s law that had allowed gay marriages in the nation’s capital and its surrounding area, starting last Saturday. […] The High Court unanimously ruled that the ACT’s law could not operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act, which was amended in 2004 to define marriage as between a man and a...
  • High Court Halts Destruction of Jewish Homes in Etzion Bloc

    02/13/2013 12:22:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Supreme Court President Asher Grunis issued a temporary order Wednesday forbidding the IDF from continuing the demolition of homes at the Jewish community of Maaleh Rechavam in the Etzion Bloc. The order forbidding eviction and demolition activities will stand "until another decision is given." Meanwhile, dozens of nationalist activists demonstrated at the entrance to the Knesset building, to protest demolitions carried out at the community Wednesday morning. A large police force arrived at the spot. Seven protesters were arrested. Special Yassam police and Border Police were among the forces that sealed off approaches to Maaleh Rechavam in the morning, to...
  • Court Overrules Knesset, Lets 'Mavi Mamara' Zoabi Run

    12/30/2012 3:21:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Sunday to allow MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) to run for Knesset, overturning a decision from the Elections Committee barring Zoabi due to her support for terrorism. Zoabi's party, Balad, had threatened an Arab boycott of the elections if the decision were upheld. Her opponents cited several incidents in which she showed support for terrorism, including her participation in an attempt to forcibly break the naval blockade on Hamas that included an attack on IDF soldiers, and her meeting with senior Hamas terrorists. The Elections Committee banned Zoabi under a clause requiring candidates and parties not...
  • Ahmadinejad Barred from Visiting Tehran's Evin Prison

    10/22/2012 3:42:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iran's judiciary has rejected a request by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Tehran's Evin prison, its spokesman said on Sunday. "As we are faced with special circumstances and the country's priorities are the economy and people's living conditions, all authorities should focus on solving key issues... visiting a prison is extraneous," chief prosecutor Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie told ISNA news agency. "More than seven years of his presidency have passed, and no request was made during that time," he said. Mohseni Ejeie, who also acts as the judiciary's spokesman, suggested that Ahmadinejad's sudden interest in Evin was linked to "a...
  • Demonstration Near Supreme Court to Support Regulation Law

    06/06/2012 4:01:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Protesters showed their support of the Regulation Law in a demonstration near the Supreme Court shortly before a vote on the bill. Dozens of youths and young adults blocked the road near the court house in Jerusalem before the Knesset plenum was scheduled to decide on the measure, which would retroactively legalize Beit El's Ulpana neighborhood. The so-called Regulation Bill requires anyone claiming ownership of land upon which homes are being built to file a challenge and prove ownership within four years of the start of construction upon the property. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who arranged for the five apartment...
  • Cabinet Hammers Nail in Migron’s Future at Present Site

    The Cabinet Sunday approved a nearby temporary housing site for residents of Migron, over whose heads hangs an expulsion order. Nationalist Knesset Members in the coalition have insisted that Migron must remain in its current location, and the High Court has rejected a government petition to defer the scheduled expulsion beyond a July 15 deadline. The unanimous vote by the Cabinet approved a temporary housing site on Givat HaYekev in Kochav Yaakov, located in central Samaria. This was part of an agreement negotiated between the residents and the government as a site for the town if the present location is...
  • High Court Rejects Migron Deal

    03/25/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/12 | Gil Ronen
    In a disappointing decision for nationalists, the High Court Sunday threw out a compromise deal between the government and the residents of Migron, and set a new deadline for the eviction of the residents. The three judge panel is headed by Supreme Court President Asher Grunis, and includes judges Miriam Naor and Salim Jubran. They gave the government until August 1 to evict the residents. "Now the petitioners are entitled to enjoy the fruits of the verdict," the judges wrote. "They have the right to see the ongoing disruption of their rights end. The public interest in enforcement of the...
  • Centre tells Supreme Court gay sex immoral, calls for new ban [India]

    02/23/2012 2:58:22 PM PST · by James C. Bennett
    The Times of India ^ | February 23, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday opposed the dilution of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the Delhi High Court, which decriminalised sexual acts, in private, between consenting adults of the same sex and urged the Supreme Court to reverse the landmark ruling. The UPA government told the Supreme Court that the HC had erred because a vast section of the Indian society still considered homosexuality immoral. The Delhi High Court on July 2, 2009, had delivered a historic judgement to amend a 149-year-old law - Section 377 of the IPC - and decriminalise private consensual sex...
  • Beinisch Regrets 'Settler Issue' for Solberg

    02/21/2012 3:51:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12
    Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch said, Tuesday, that she was sorry about the great distress caused to incoming justice Noam Solberg during the selection process because he is a resident of the Gush Etzion bloc of Judean Jewish communities. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for Solberg and justice Tzvi Silbertal, she said that, contrary to reports in the media that Silbertal was a close member of her circle, "It should be that way, I would be happy if he will be in the future. But I know Justice Silbertal..."
  • All citizens entitled to possess weapons: HC (India)

    08/06/2011 5:17:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 29 June, 2011 | Staff
    Under licence, for self defence MADURAI: Revenue authorities or police officials cannot refuse to issue arms licence by citing the likelihood of law and order problem as all citizens of the country are entitled to possess weapons, under licence, for self-defence unless their antecedents or propensities do not entitle them for the privilege, the Madras High Court has ruled. Justice D. Hariparanthaman passed the ruling while allowing a writ petition filed by an agriculturist who was denied licence by the Commissioner of Revenue Administration as well as the Theni District Revenue Officer in 2005 and 2004 respectively to possess a...
  • High Court Rules Calif. Must Cut Prison Population

    05/23/2011 9:54:13 PM PDT · by Rabin · 24 replies
    npr ^ | May 23, 2011 | by Nina Totenberg
    California's three-strikes law, which imposes mandatory 25-year minimums on three-time offenders, even if their crimes are nonviolent. "There are a lot of second-strikers who get their sentence doubled just because they've had another strike. So, instead of a burglary being five years, automatically it's 10," Specter said. Severe overcrowding in state prisons has resulted in extreme suffering and death, a deprivation of the (American) rights violate the Constitution and the 1995 federal Prison Litigation Reform Act, as well.
  • Reduce court's power, Turkish politician suggests

    06/07/2008 12:32:14 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 2 replies · 104+ views
    The Star ^ | 6/7/08 | SELCAN HACAOGLU
    Turkey's parliamentary speaker on Saturday proposed a new constitution and re-establishment of an upper house of parliament, apparently with the aim of reducing the power of the country's top court. The Constitutional Court infuriated the Islamic-oriented government on Thursday by rejecting legislation that would have lifted a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities. It said the move would violate Turkey's secular principles. Speaker Koksal Toptan, speaking in a hall at the parliament, said re-installing the upper house, or Senate, would remove what he called "the pressure on the court." The Senate was abolished after Turkey's 1980 military coup on the...
  • The Judicial Stakes

    05/08/2008 7:22:03 AM PDT · by LJayne · 14 replies · 131+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/08/08 | The Wall Street Journal
    John McCain is getting catcalls for his speech on Tuesday declaring his preference for Supreme Court Justices in the mold of John Roberts and Samuel Alito.
  • French high court rejects gay marriage (annulling the union of two men)

    03/13/2007 8:44:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 478+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/07 | AP
    PARIS - France's highest court Tuesday rejected as unlawful the first marriage by a gay couple in France, annulling the union of the two men. Stephane Charpin and Bertrand Charpentier were married in a civil ceremony on June 5, 2004, in Begles, a town in the southwest Bordeaux region. The government immediately said the union was outside the law, and a series of court decisions unfavorable to the couple followed. In the latest decision, the court ruled that "under French law, marriage is a union between a man and a woman," backing a 2005 decision by an appeals court in...
  • Court to rule: Will Israel compensate Palestinians?

    12/11/2006 5:39:42 PM PST · by Alouette · 12 replies · 441+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 11, 2006 | Aviram Zino
    Court to rule: Will Israel compensate Palestinians? Nine High Court judges asked to rule on legality of 'Intifada Law,' which deprives Palestinians of their right to claim compensation for damages caused by security forces Aviram Zino Published: 12.12.06, 01:59 The High Court on Tuesday is expected to submit its ruling on a petition filed by nine human rights organizations, which demanded to cancel a legislation which prevents Palestinians from claiming compensation from the State. The court ruling will be given by an extended panel of nine judges. The organizations claimed that "the amendment to the civil Damages Law, which deprives...
  • High court hears Calif. cases on sentencing, victims in court

    10/11/2006 10:21:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 439+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 10/11/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court waded back into the issue of prison sentences Wednesday to determine when a judge's discretion to impose additional time behind bars violates a convict's constitutional rights. In two major rulings since 2004, the court has said that systems that allow judges alone to decide facts that lead to longer prison terms violate a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial. The lawyer for a former California police officer told justices Wednesday that the state's sentencing law is another such example. John Cunningham should have been sentenced to 12 years in prison after a jury convicted...
  • High Court approves weapons transfer to Abbas

    06/15/2006 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 256+ views ^ | Jun. 15, 2006
    High Court approves weapons transfer to Abbas Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 15, 2006 The High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday against three pleas demanding that weapons not be transferred to Palestinians. The pleas were submitted by various groups representing terror victims. The government decided several weeks ago to hand over weapons to security forces protecting Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Israeli High Court Upholds Unification Law

    05/14/2006 12:15:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 278+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/06 | Aron Heller - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel's high court Sunday narrowly upheld a controversial law that restricts the right of Palestinians to live in Israel with their Arab Israeli spouses and children. The law, imposed in 2002 at the height of Israeli-Palestinian fighting, is believed to have kept hundreds, and possibly thousands, of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians from moving to Israel to live with their families. The law states that only Palestinian women over the age of 25 and men over 35 are eligible to join their families in Israel and eventually receive citizenship. A panel judges voted 6-5 against a petition to...
  • Breyer Calls High Court 'Boundary Patrol'

    05/02/2006 10:38:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 681+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Pat Milton - ap
    NEW YORK - The job of a justice on the nation's highest court is to patrol the boundaries of American society, not to decide what kind of society it should have, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday. People are suspicious of what the court does and think it intrudes into what they do, Breyer said. "Democracy has boundaries, or rails," he said during a luncheon at New York Law School. "We are the boundary patrol." The 68-year-old justice noted that the word democracy is not found in the Constitution. But the concept, he said, is there. "When you understand...
  • Justices cool to opponents of Texas redistricting (Good news)

    03/02/2006 1:55:59 AM PST · by indcons · 11 replies · 610+ views
    Seattle Times via Washington Post ^ | Thursday, March 2, 2006 | Charles Lane
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments on Texas' controversial 2003 redistricting plan, putting a spotlight on constitutional issues that have sometimes been overshadowed by the political drama surrounding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's role in the case. Conceived as part of DeLay's strategy to give the Texas GOP extra seats in the House and thus cement Republican control, the plan was enacted over the dramatic protests of Texas Democratic lawmakers who at one point fled the state to avoid voting on it. The state indictment that forced DeLay to quit as majority leader alleges illegalities in...
  • High Court: Israel discriminates against Arabs [Israel's Own "9th Circus"]

    02/27/2006 10:08:49 AM PST · by Alouette · 7 replies · 252+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Tal Rosner
    Judges rule government's economic policy favors Jewish communities over Arab ones; demand legislation, clear criteria be implemented in classification of communities in need The High Court of Justice unanimously ruled Monday that the Israeli government has exercised discriminative policies against the Arab population in the country, and stated the government must set clear criteria to define National Preference Zones, where affirmative action is implemented. The court accepted a petition by Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights, submitted three years ago, in which the organization charged that vague and unclear criteria for National Preference Zones result in discrimination against...
  • U.S. high court denied killer's bid for stay (Michael Morales - Tonight's the night! Buh-Bye!)

    02/20/2006 4:22:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 957+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/20/06 | David Kravets - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the execution of convicted killer Michael Morales. Justice Anthony Kennedy reviewed the case, then sent it to the full court, which denied Morales' final appeal at 6:29 p.m. EST, according to court spokesman Ed Turner. "The court entered orders denying the request for stays of execution," he said. The Supreme court was the only legal option left for Morales, 46, who is scheduled to die from lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. at San Quentin State Prison for killing teenager Terri Winchell, of Lodi. He would become the...
  • Bush Chooses Miers for Supreme Court

    10/03/2005 7:10:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 126 replies · 3,287+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, reaching into his loyal inner circle for another pick that could reshape the nation's judiciary for years to come. "She has devoted her life to the rule of law and the cause of justice," Bush said as his first Supreme Court pick, Chief Justice John Roberts, took the bench for the first time just a few blocks from the White House. "She will be an outstanding addition to the Supreme Court of the United States." If confirmed...
  • High Court Set to Tackle Contentious Cases

    10/01/2005 8:38:19 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 7 replies · 484+ views ^ | GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court opens its term Monday with a young new leader, a veteran justice eager to retire and a calendar packed with contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and capital punishment. For the first time in 33 years, William H. Rehnquist will not be on the court. The 80-year-old chief justice died Sept. 3. Every day since, the flags in front of the court have flown at half-staff. The Rehnquist court becomes the Roberts court following a brief tradition-rich ceremony for John Roberts, who learned about the inner workings of the place a quarter-century ago while...
  • Bush Expected to Name High Court Nominee (Part Deux)

    09/30/2005 11:57:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,697+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush, closing in on another nomination of a new Supreme Court justice, has completed his consultations with the Senate about who should fill the seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a White House spokesman said Friday. Bush was expected to announce his choice in the next few days. White House press secretary Scott McClellan ruled out an announcement Friday but otherwise indicated the nomination could come anytime. The president, leaving the White House Friday afternoon for a weekend at Camp David, offered reporters only a slight grin and a shrug when asked if he had made...
  • CA: Coastal Commission case appealed to U.S. high court

    09/21/2005 7:32:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 270+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/21/05 | Terry Rodgers
    A state Supreme Court ruling upholding the legality of the California Coastal Commission in June has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sacramento attorney Ronald A. Zumbrun filed the appeal yesterday on behalf of the Marine Forests Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to creating and restoring marine habitats. "Our contention is that the California Supreme Court, by acting in an abrupt and arbitrary manner, denied my client due process and the right to just compensation for its property interests," Zumbrun said. Marine Forests Society challenged the commission's legality in 1999 after the agency forced it to remove an artificial...
  • Bush's pick for the Supreme Court worked for Playboy in high court case

    08/16/2005 12:25:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 62 replies · 1,068+ views
    Human Events ^ | Aug 11, 2005 | Robert B. Bluey
    Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts, while serving as the head of Hogan & Hartson’s appellate division, spent about a dozen hours working on behalf of Playboy Entertainment Group in a case before the Supreme Court in 1999, his former colleague told HUMAN EVENTS. Roberts played the role of a Supreme Court justice in a moot court setting, preparing Playboy’s lead counsel, Robert Corn-Revere, who worked in Hogan & Hartson’s communications department, for his oral argument before the Supreme Court, Corn-Revere confirmed to HUMAN EVENTS. “In the 3-and-a-half to 4 years we worked on that case,” Corn-Revere said, “John may...

    07/23/2005 3:49:26 AM PDT · by doctorhugo · 12 replies · 541+ views
    Some of you folks may be aware of the AFA (American Family Assn). If not, this email from them, requesting action, is new to you. I feel so strongly about this issue I decided to post that including my response here for your consideration in the hope that you will 'lift' it nad join us in the effort to reduce the chance of these hearings becoming a demonRAT platform for political posing.
  • Rehnquist's court, but liberals gain.

    07/01/2005 4:50:33 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 23 replies · 863+ views ^ | Fri Jul 1 | By Warren Richey, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
    WASHINGTON - If constitutional interpretation were race-car driving, the US Supreme Court term that ended this week would be notable more for applying the brakes than hitting the accelerator. Two key areas of conservative jurisprudence hit speed bumps in major rulings - property rights and federalism, or states' rights. As a result, the so-called federalism revolution is suddenly looking a lot less revolutionary. Some analysts are questioning whether the "Rehnquist Court" under conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist might be better described as the "Stevens Court," in recognition of the behind-the-scenes role of Justice John Paul Stevens in assembling majorities supporting...
  • High court's right-to-die rulings are thin

    03/22/2005 5:21:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 457+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/22/05 | Hope Yen - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's history on right-to-die cases is pretty thin. It ruled in 1990 that a terminally ill person has a right to refuse life-sustaining treatment. And next term it plans to consider whether the federal government can prosecute doctors who help ill patients die. Between those cases, the court has not said much, choosing to allow states to decide the issue. Terri Schiavo's case offers a number of legal questions for the court to consider if, as expected, it reaches the justices. Among them is whether she actually requested that artificial means not be used to...
  • High Court: Release of prisoners will prevent terrorism (Israel)

    02/16/2005 6:20:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 344+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/16/5 | Yuval Yoaz
    The High Court of Justice examined on Wednesday a petition filed by the Legal Center for Research on Terrorism against the government's decision to release 500 Palestinian prisoners as goodwill gesture to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The Israel Prison Service published Wednesday the names of the prisoners to be released in the next few days. The name were published in order to allow the filing of petitions against the release. In an unusually political reply, the High Court of Justice Vice President, Justice Mishael Cheshin said: "The prime minister says that in his opinion the release of 500 Palestinian...
  • High court declines to consider campaign spending limits

    11/29/2004 7:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 489+ views
    AP ^ | 11/29/4 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court passed up a chance Monday to revisit the constitutionality of campaign spending limits in a closely watched case from New Mexico. Justices, without comment, let stand a lower ruling striking down the city of Albuquerque's spending limits as a violation of free speech rights. The court declined to consider whether a 28-year-old landmark decision barring caps should be reassessed due to skyrocketing campaign costs that critics say promotes corruption. Unlimited spending "has fueled the dominance of special interests," Albuquerque's filing stated. "It has diminished robust public debate of the issues as incumbents build ever-larger war...
  • High Court Throws Out Texas Death Sentence

    11/16/2004 6:27:13 PM PST · by crushelits · 19 replies · 641+ views ^ | Monday, November 15, 2004 | Gina Holland
    Supreme Court Throws Out Texas Death Sentence The Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death sentence of a convicted Texas killer because jurors in his trial did not consider his learning disability and other evidence. The unsigned 7-2 decision is another reproach of Texas, which executes more people than any other state. Texas courts had turned down LaRoyce Lathair Smith's appeal of his sentence for the January 1991 killing of a Taco Bell manager during a robbery attempt in Dallas. The victim, 19-year-old Jennifer Soto, was pistol-whipped, shot and stabbed with a butcher knife. In the ruling, justices cited their...
  • Impending war over high court nominees Ultraconservative Bush choices sure to draw filibusters

    11/14/2004 8:28:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 763+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2004 | Carolyn Lochhead
    What the record shows is that in the broad area of civil liberties -- gay rights, abortion, affirmative action, establishment of religion -- Bush's record of judicial appointments is the most conservative of any modern president, according to an academic analysis of 70,000 district court opinions by Robert Carp of the University of Houston and other scholars. Bush's judicial choices are more conservative than Republican Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, Carp's analysis showed.
  • Arizona high court knocks 'Clean Elections' initiative off ballot

    08/12/2004 10:27:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/12/04 | Paul Davenport - AP
    PHOENIX (AP) - An initiative to dismantle Arizona's system for publicly funding state campaigns was knocked off the November ballot by the state Supreme Court. In a brief order Thursday, the justices upheld a lower court ruling that Proposition 106, the so-called "No Taxpayer Money for Politicians" initiative, violated the state constitution's ban on including more than one subject in a proposed constitutional amendment. In a July 1 lawsuit, opponents of the initiative had argued it violated the single-subject ban by both prohibiting public funding of candidates and by depriving the state agency overseeing the system of funding for its...
  • (Israeli Defense Minister) Mofaz denies barrier running along Green Line

    08/02/2004 9:25:48 AM PDT · by anotherview · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 2 August 2004 | Uri Yablonka
    Mofaz denies barrier running along Green LineUri Yablonka Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has said the barrier will not be routed along the Green Line, even after its route is changed according to the HCJ's (High Court of Justice)criteria. He said that in some parts the barrier would be closer ot the Green Line than originally envisaged, and that the amount of Palestinian lands expropriated for the barrier will be reduced almost by half, from 3,500 acres to just under 2,000. He said that Ma'aleh Adumin and gush ezion would remian witihn the security barrier. (2004-08-02 18:18:14.0)
  • Supreme Power: How the High Court Hijacked America

    08/11/2003 4:53:49 PM PDT · by apackof2 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    700 Club ^ | 8/08/03 | interview – Conservatives say the Supreme Court's sodomy ruling is just one more example of judicial activism in the courts, that the Court has gotten too powerful and is creating new laws instead of ruling on the existing ones. David Barton is an expert on U.S. history, and he says the High Court is exercising powers that the Founding Fathers never intended. CBN’s Pat Robertson recently spoke with David Barton on "The 700 Club." PAT ROBERTSON: The Supreme Court, ladies and gentlemen. The eyes have been focused on the Supreme Court. Recent rulings by the court have shown how easily...
  • (Israel) High Court rejects petition to remove roadblocks leading to Nablus

    07/14/2003 8:03:58 PM PDT · by anotherview · 2 replies · 160+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 14 July 2003 | Dan Izenberg
    High Court rejects petition to remove roadblocks leading to Nablus Dan Izenberg Jul. 14, 2003 The High Court of Justice Monday rejected a petition calling on the army to remove roadblocks preventing the residents of three Palestinian villages from reaching the regional capital of Nablus. The petitioners, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights, charged that the army had placed a siege on the three villages with their 10,000 inhabitants. The state maintained that the villagers could reach Nablus via the Beit Fouriq roadblock, but Attorney Noa Stein argued that residents had to wait hours...
  • High Court postpones investigation of Oslo architects

    07/09/2003 7:08:37 AM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 211+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 9, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    "Oslo Criminals to Justice!" goes the popular bumper sticker, referring not to the men and occasionally women who attack and kill random civilians but to the Israeli government leaders who signed the Oslo accords and brought the PLO into Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The High Court has postponed reacting to an appeal to hold government leaders responsible for terror attacks, Ynet reported Wednesday. Six months ago a group of terror wounded petitioned the High Court to have a national committee investigate the roles of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz in the terror campaign that injured them....
  • Gas Masks for Jailed Terrorists and Others

    02/12/2003 2:03:59 PM PST · by anotherview · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 12 February 2003
    Gas Masks for Jailed Terrorists and Others The Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice, today received the petition of the Physicians for Human Rights organization and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society seeking to force the Israeli government to provide free gas masks to Arabs detained or imprisoned on terrorism charges, to all Arabs throughout Judea, Samaria and Gaza, to foreign workers and their children, and to all residents of unrecognized or illegal Bedouin villages. In addition, the petitioners are seeking to force the government to provide sealed shelters in all unrecognized villages and in all detention...
  • Court cleans the slate for Israeli-Arab lawmaker

    02/12/2003 1:42:17 PM PST · by anotherview · 186+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12 February 2003 | DAN IZENBERG
    Feb. 12, 2003 Court cleans the slate for Israeli-Arab lawmaker By DAN IZENBERG Advertisement The High Court of Justice on Wednesday told MK Azmi Bishara that it would issue a ruling making it clear that a previous Supreme Court decision that was sharply critical of him could not be used against him. The ruling by a panel of three justices including Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, Ayala Procaccia and Dalia Dorner came in response to a petition by the Israeli-Arab human rights organization Adalah on Bishara's behalf, asking the court to repeal the previous decision altogether. But Barak told Adalah...
  • Murder Conviction Overturned: Garrett Wilson - Killed his own children -blamed SIDS

    08/08/2002 3:57:23 AM PDT · by Belleview · 9 replies · 395+ views
    The Washington Times | 8/7/02 | not known
    Court overturns murder conviction "Maryland's highest court has overturned the 1999 murder conviction of a man accused of smothering two of his children for $190,000 in insurance money. Garrett Wilson, 46, was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1999 in the 1987 death of his 5 month old son, Garrett Michael. The boy's death was initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, and Mr. Wilson collected more than $150,000 in life insurance. Police began investigating the child's death after Mr. Wilson's former wife came to them in 1994. Mr. Wilson was later charged in the 1981 death of...
  • [Australia's High Court] Judge rejects bid on '[censored*]' sign

    03/20/2002 3:59:59 AM PST · by TomGuy · 19 replies · 389+ views
    The Age [Australia] ^ | March 20, 2002
    Judge rejects bid on '[censored*]' sign March 20 2002 A bid by an Aboriginal activist to remove the word "[censored*]" from a football ground grandstand was yesterday thrown out by the nation's highest court. High Court Justice Mary Gaudron said "[censored*]" on the sign was no more offensive than the word "[censored*]" on a cement mixer. "Let us assume for a moment that I'm '[censored*]' - and it's not an unreasonable assumption - and I'm offended by a sign that says "[censored*]'s Porkies", she told a Brisbane sitting of the court. Justice Gaudron rejected Canberra constitutional barrister Ernst Willheim's submission...
  • Gay High Court Judge grants "Situational" paedophile appeal

    03/14/2002 6:19:30 PM PST · by rocknotsand · 21 replies · 302+ views
    Rortscam ^ | 3-15/2002 | Rocknotsand
     Click for Politics Business Academic Cultural   Justice Michael Kirby Attack   On the evening of 12 March 2002, Senator Heffernan (Liberal New South Wales — Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Howard) attacked a High Court gay judge, Justice Michael Kirby and said he failed the test of public trust. Wow! Why? Well he lost the plot and abused "Parliamentary Privilege" and attempted to divert media attention away from the Children overboard beatup, etc, etc, according to the big TV, radio, and newspaper "journalists". Really? Why did he do it? Why had an experienced and highly placed politician done...