Texas court temporarily enjoins six-week abortion ban

JURIST

Texas judge Karin Crump of the Travis County District Court issued a temporary injunction on Monday that preventing Texas Right to Life from enforcing the new six-week abortion ban against Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

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India top court lays out guidelines for bail plea decisions by high courts

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The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down the parameters to be considered by High Courts while considering the bail plea of an accused. These parameters were laid down in a case where the High Court wrongly granted bail to the accused.

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Mobile Device Tools for Courts

CourtTechBulletin

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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Supreme Court of Arizona Eliminates Peremptory Challenges

EvidenceProf Blog

The Supreme Court of Arizona has taken the landmark step of eliminating peremptory challenges from jury selection in both civil and criminal cases. So, what does this mean, and why did the court do it?

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China court rejects Canadian citizen’s appeal of death sentence

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The Higher People’s Court of Liaoning (“appellate court”) in China on Tuesday upheld Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s death sentence for methamphetamine smuggling. The timeline for a final verdict from the Supreme People’s Court is uncertain.

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Austria Supreme Court refers Facebook data collection questions to ECJ

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Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice referred four fundamental questions regarding the legality of Facebook’s collection and use of EU customers’ data to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on Tuesday.

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A 50 State Court Covid-19 Operations List

CourtTechBulletin

The Justia legal information company has posted a compendium of state court Covid-19 operations in all 50 states. They write that “State court systems across the country have significantly altered their operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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India court asks central government to bring separate law for premier investigating agency

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The Madras high court issued an order Tuesday directing the central government to consider enacting separate legislation providing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a statutory status. Thus, the Madras high court described its order as “an attempt to release the caged parrot (CBI).”

Federal court rules Wisconsin redistricting case can proceed

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A three-judge panel of the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday denied Republicans’ request to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats.

Federal appeals court upholds pro-worker California law limiting arbitration

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held Wednesday that workers in California will not be forced into arbitration as a condition of employment. The appeals court lifted the preliminary injunction in a 2-1 decision on Wednesday.

Malawi Supreme Court reverses death penalty ban

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The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday issued a ruling reversing its prior judgement that had declared the death penalty unconstitutional. In April, the Court of Appeals original judgment in Charles Khoviwa v.

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Supreme Court sets argument date for Mississippi abortion case

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The US Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear arguments in Dobbs v. The trial court granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs, and Thomas Dobbs, the State Health Officer for the Mississippi Department of Health, appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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German federal court sentences Syrian rebel with ISIS links to 12 years in prison

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The Stuttgart Higher Regional Court sentenced a unnamed “Free Syrian Army” member earlier this month to twelve years in prison for war crimes committed in Syria and for links to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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US Supreme Court blocks child slavery lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling that allowed several individuals to sue food corporations Nestlé USA and Cargill over child slavery claims, limiting corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute. The case which the Supreme Court decided was Nestlé USA, Inc.

Federal appeals court upholds dismissal of Wikimedia lawsuit against NSA

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Wednesday the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Wikimedia Foundation against the National Security Agency (NSA) for intercepting and searching international internet communications. ” Thus, the court affirmed the dismissal of the case.

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UK court quashes wrongful conviction in ‘Stockwell Six’ case

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The UK’s Court of Appeal on Monday quashed the convictions of three black men who were arrested for robbery in the late 1970s, where the court relied on the testimony of a knowingly corrupt police officer.

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This and That in Court Tech – May 2021

CourtTechBulletin

release candidate 2, Ohio Court News on sealed records, England and Wales reports on the results of their divorce online system, applying the PDF A-4 standard for permanent digital records, and an excellent Tiny Chat.

Federal appeals court upholds death sentence for Charleston church shooter

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed mass shooter Dylann Roof’s conviction and death sentence. The court released a 149-page opinion detailing its affirmation.

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Poland appeals court overturns libel conviction of Holocaust historians

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The Warsaw Court of Appeal on Monday overturned the conviction of two noted historians, Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking, for libel. In February, the Warsaw District Court ordered Grabowski and Engelking to apologize to Filomena Leszczy?ska,

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US Supreme Court rules for Philadelphia Catholic foster care agency

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in favor of Catholic Social Services, an adoption and welfare agency, in a discrimination case. The court held that Philadelphia’s unwillingness to do so for Catholic Social Services was a violation of the First Amendment.

US Supreme Court sends shareholder class action against Goldman Sachs back to lower court

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The US Supreme Court on Monday vacated and remanded a shareholder class action suit against Goldman Sachs, sending the case back to the lower court to determine whether alleged misstatements by Goldman Sachs were too general to have affected its stock price.

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Top Poland court rules EU measures on judicial reforms unconstitutional

JURIST

Temporary injunction measures imposed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the country’s controversial judicial reforms are unconstitutional, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Wednesday.

This and That in Court Technology - February 2021

CourtTechBulletin

Winter 2021 There is a massive amount of court technology news this month. AI Announcements Case Management Systems Conferences Court Management PDF Teleworking

US Supreme Court to consider whether Kentucky AG can defend abortion law in court

JURIST

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in a case challenging the Kentucky attorney general’s ability to defend the state’s restrictive abortion law in court. The law was originally defended at the trial and appellate courts by Kentucky’s health secretary.

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India court stays new technology rules for violating free speech

JURIST

The court stated that these were envisaged as moral sanctions and cannot be converted into statutory obligations. The post India court stays new technology rules for violating free speech appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

Supreme Court hears arguments in complex case over bond eligibility for detained non-citizens

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral argument in Pham v. In the lower US District Court, the government argued that Section 1231 of the Act automatically subjected the immigrants to “mandatory detention.”

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US Supreme Court turns away firearms cases

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in three cases involving the restoration of gun ownership rights. The post US Supreme Court turns away firearms cases appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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April 2021 Court Tech Notes

CourtTechBulletin

We note a speech-to-text AI demo video, text reminders, an event on transitioning your workforce back to the courthouse, yet another article on "Zoom courts", an NCSC Tiny Chat regarding court cell phone policy, and the NCSC website on pandemic response webinars that were recorded in 2020.

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Virginia high court stops suspension of anti-transgender teacher

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Virginia on Tuesday affirmed an injunction reversing the suspension of a Loudoun County teacher who spoke against the school’s gender policy.

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US Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions

JURIST

In a 6-3 decision split along ideological lines, the US Supreme Court upheld provisions of a restrictive Arizona voting law, stating that the provisions do not violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Both provisions are upheld as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision.

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Netherlands court convicts Syrian refugee of war crimes

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The District Court of The Hague convicted Friday Ahmad al Kehdr, a Syrian refugee and former member of the Syrian military, of war crimes and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Many videos of the shooting were shown to the court during hearings held last month.

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Federal court grants Sackler family immunity from all future opioid lawsuits

JURIST

The court said that the settlement provides an opportunity to help communities fund drug treatment and opioid abatement programs. And yet, that’s what courts do with respect to personal injuries. The amount that courts reach is rarely, in terms of dollars, sufficient compensation.

Malaysia top court fines news website Malaysiakini for contempt of court

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Online news portal Malaysiakini was found guilty of contempt on Friday by the Federal Court of Malaysia on charges related to incendiary comments posted by readers which criticized several cordon sanitaire decisions by Malaysian judges.

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The Author Of Your Constitutional Law Textbook Thinks Supreme Court Justices Are ‘Partisan Hacks’

AboveTheLaw

Courts Amy Coney Barrett Erwin Chemerinsky Politics Quote of the Day Supreme CourtThis law school dean knows what he's talking about.

Federal appeals court upholds Indiana law mandating reporting of abortion complications

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday upheld an Indiana law requiring medical providers to report complications “arising from” abortions to the state. A three-judge panel of the appellate court reversed the lower court decision in a 2-1 split.

US Supreme Court refuses to move California suit against oil companies to federal court

JURIST

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal by a group of oil companies challenging a California state court ruling permitting two California cities to sue for damages related to climate change, meaning the case will be heard in state court.

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US Supreme Court rules against Mexico citizen contesting indictment

JURIST

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against a non-US citizen who was contesting his indictment for unlawful re-entry into the country. The district court dismissed the indictment, and that finding was affirmed upon appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

September 1, 2021 Court Rules Update

American Legal Net

New Court Rule Sets Available : California Works of Improvement (Including Mechanics Liens) ( CAWIML ) North Carolina Superior Court, 4A District, Duplin, Jones, and Sampson Counties ( NC04AS ). Courts Removed. Court Rules Update COURT RULES court updates

New Jersey Remote Court Instructions

CourtTechBulletin

See attribution below This past weekend I read an article in our local newspaper regarding problems some courts were having dealing with the backlog of housing/landlord-tenant cases due to the pandemic. Surely these would be helpful for many court and chambers hearings?

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Kenya appellate court affirms high court judgment invalidating constitutional amendment bill

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In a 5-2 decision, the Kenya Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a Kenya High Court decision declaring the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), a constitutional amendment bill, unconstitutional. However, the court set aside three of the orders and directions of the lower court.

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