New York appeals court reinstates chokehold ban

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A New York Appellate Division court Thursday ruled to reinstate the state’s chokehold ban. In 2021, a trial court agreed, declared § 10-181 unconstitutionally vague and permanently banned enforcement of the law.

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US Supreme Court makes it harder for state prisoners to pursue ineffective assistance of counsel claims in federal court

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The US Supreme Court Monday ruled 6-3 in Shinn v. Ramirez that “a federal habeas court may not conduct an evidentiary hearing or otherwise consider evidence beyond the state-court record based on the ineffective assistance of state postconviction counsel.”

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US Supreme Court reform commission releases draft materials on membership, size of court

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US President Joe Biden’s commission to study proposed US Supreme Court reforms released draft materials Thursday addressing the membership and size of the court. . The commission then discussed the historical size of the Supreme Court and court-packing efforts.

A Virtual Court Counter and More in East Lansing Michigan

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Image use rights from PXhere.com [link] Our favorite fans of film noir , NCSC Tiny Chatters DanielHirsch and Zach Zarnow brought to our attention the virtual court counter , in the Michigan District Court 54B.

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US appeals court sends fossil fuel cases back to state court

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday sent lawsuits by six California cities and counties accusing ExxonMobil, Chevron Corp and other energy giants of fueling climate change back to state court after the US Supreme Court required the court reexamine the cases.

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Belgium appeals court denies extradition of Spanish rapper accused of insulting monarchy, glorifying terrorism

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The Ghent Court of Appeal Monday refused to extradite Spanish rapper José Miguel Arenas Beltrán to Spain. In December, 2021, the Ghent Court of Appeal ruled that Beltrán could not be extradited to Spain because insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism are not crimes under Belgian law.

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Federal appeals court orders clarification on SB8 enforcement from Texas Supreme Court

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Monday ruled that the Texas State Supreme Court must consider questions of enforcement of controversial abortion law SB8 before Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson can continue in federal court.

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Pakistan swears in its first woman Supreme Court Justice

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik Monday as its first woman Justice. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan , women make up only about 17 percent of all judges in the nation and less than five percent of judges in the high courts.

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US Supreme Court grants review to bankruptcy, overtime pay and federal civil rights cases

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The US Supreme Court Monday granted review to three cases spanning questions of bankruptcy, overtime pay and federal civil rights claims. The three cases will be heard in oral arguments during the Court’s fall 2022 session.

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Federal appeals court upholds bar dues despite free speech concerns

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Friday ruled that required bar dues for lawyers in Wisconsin are constitutional. File based his argument around two Supreme Court cases that seemingly contradict one another: Keller v. Only the Supreme Court can answer that question.”

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Wisconsin Supreme Court broadens eligibility to possess license to carry concealed weapon

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The Supreme Court of Wisconsin Friday unanimously ruled on the issue of individuals allowed to possess a license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW license) in the state, in effect broadening the eligibility. ” The case has been remanded to the circuit court.

US Supreme Court reverses Wisconsin court ruling on legislative maps

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court selecting state legislative districts drawn by the governor while also allowing the use of the governor’s congressional district map. The Court’s action today is unprecedented.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear cases on statute of limitations, personal jurisdiction

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The US Supreme Court Monday granted certiorari to two cases, Reed v. In Reed , petitioner Rodney Reed asked the court to decide when “the statute of limitations begins to run for an action under 42 U.S.C. Mallory appealed to the Supreme Court for review.

Mobile Device Tools for Courts

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Many courts and judicial systems have configured their websites for mobile/cell phone screen size. But many other courts have not. Court Website and Internet Projects Mobile Technology Public Access to Court Records Self-represented Litigant systems

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India court convicts Kashmir separatist leader in terror funding case

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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Delhi Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a case related to funding of terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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US Supreme Court justices say court should decide whether religious organizations can discriminate against diverse faiths

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US Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page concurring opinion for the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari Monday in Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission v. The court then remanded the case to a lower court for further proceedings.

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Russian Supreme Court affirms dissolution of NGO Memorial International

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The Russian Supreme Court Tuesday affirmed the dissolution of human rights NGO Memorial International, Russian state news agency TASS reported. The European Court of Human Rights called for Russian General Prosecutor Igor Krasnov to stop the dissolution process in November 2021.

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Common Expectations of a Court Reporter

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Despite its tedious nature, court reporting can be a great career choice for many individuals. Business court cases court personnel court proceedings Court Records court reporting

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Was It Ever Really Roberts’ Court?

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The post Was It Ever Really Roberts’ Court? Courts Adam Feldman Empirical SCOTUS John Roberts On Course On Course Courts Supreme CourtEvaluating Roberts’ performance by comparison with the previous Chief Justice. appeared first on Above the Law.

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UK High Court allows children’s privacy lawsuit against TikTok

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The UK High Court Tuesday allowed a representative suit against the video-sharing social media app TikTok alleging the unlawful processing of children’s data. After the transition period, English courts will no longer have jurisdiction under the GDPR over children residing in the EEA.

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India high court strikes down law banning online gaming

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The Karnataka High Court Monday struck down provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021 that prohibited and criminalised online gambling and offering and playing skill games, including online, by risking money or otherwise.

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Julian Assange appeals decision permitting US extradition to UK Supreme Court

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed an appeal Thursday to challenge a decision of the London High Court of Justice, which opened the door for his extradition to the US on charges of spying. If the appeal is granted, the case will be heard at the UK Supreme Court.

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France court upholds ex-PM’s fraud conviction

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A Paris appeals court Monday upheld former prime minister François Fillon’s conviction for the misuse of public funds. The court cited doubt concerning the illegitimacy of an employment contract Fillon signed with his wife in 1998 as a reason for the shorter sentence.

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Supreme Court reinstates Alabama congressional district map

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The US Supreme Court reinstated Alabama’s new congressional map Monday, which had previously been blocked by a lower court for violating § 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). ” On Monday, the Supreme Court reinstated the map in a 5-4 vote.

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US Supreme Court again rejects attempt to block Texas abortion ban

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After the Supreme Court allowed a portion of the challenge to go forward last December, the case was remanded back to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which had been directed to send it to district court “without delay” for further hearings on preliminary relief.

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Supreme Court strikes down part of Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

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The Supreme Court Monday struck down part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), ruling in favor of Senator Ted Cruz. ” Regarding the constitutionality of the section itself, the Court repeatedly cited the seminal First Amendment campaign finance case, Buckley v.

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Switzerland Court rules Russia will not receive legal assistance due to Ukraine invasion

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The Swiss Federal Criminal Court ruled Wednesday in favor of an anonymous defendant, barring Russia from receiving legal assistance from the Swiss government. Russia will now have an opportunity to challenge the ruling in the Swiss Supreme Court.

Top EU court allows consumer body to challenge Meta over data protection violation

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The European Union’s top court Thursday ruled that the consumer protection association may bring representative action against Big Tech over infringements of laws protecting personal data.

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Kansas Supreme Court unanimously upholds new redistricting law

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The Kansas Supreme Court Wednesday issued an opinion rejecting a challenge to Kansas’s new redistricting law which opponents said represented a form of partisan gerrymandering. The decision comes two days after the court heard oral arguments regarding the law’s validity.

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US Justice Department finds Pennsylvania courts discriminate against opioid users

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday publicly released a letter that found Pennsylvania’s court system violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it prohibited or limited individuals under court supervision from taking medication to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

This and That in Court Technology - October 2021

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US Supreme Court hears oral argument on Miranda rights case

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday heard an oral arguments for Vega v. Tekoh appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which overruled the jury’s verdict and reversed the district court’s ruling in favor of Tekoh.

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Florida state appellate court upholds new congressional map

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The Florida District Court of Appeal for the First District Friday reinstated a new congressional map proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis’ office. The court’s order overturned a May 12 decision ruling the map unconstitutional under the state’s Sixth Amendment.

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US Supreme Court rejects Volkswagen emissions tampering appeals

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The US Supreme Court Monday rejected two appeals from Volkswagen AG, the German automobile manufacturer, regarding emissions tampering. The rejection comes following a recommendation from the Biden administration urging the justices to review the lower court’s decisions.

US Supreme Court limits federal jurisdiction over worker arbitration

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The US Supreme Court Thursday narrowed the role of federal courts in enforcing certain provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Elena Kagan, the court held in Badgerow v. In 2008, the court held in Vaden v.

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