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Double Jeopardy

Court-MartialTrialPractice

A person being tried at court-martial may have their case dismissed before the members (jury) reach any findings. Your military defense lawyer should know what to do if the same charges are re-referred to a court-martial–the prosecution taking a second attempt to convict you.

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Court Forms Online Plus Toolkit

CourtTechBulletin

Courts everywhere should check out the Court Forms Online MassAccess project that was created and maintained by the Document Assembly Line Project at the Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s COVID-19 task force.

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India Supreme Court collegium stands firm to appoint gay lawyer as High Court Judge

JURIST

India’s Supreme Court Collegium Wednesday reconsidered the proposal to appoint openly gay lawyer Saurabh Kirpal as a Delhi High Court judge, and observed that every individual is “entitled to maintain their own dignity and individuality based on sexual orientation.”

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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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The Ultimate State Trial Court Research & Analytics Platform

Trellis offers state trial court records for legal research with analysis on judges, verdicts, opposing counsel, motions, dockets & legal issues. Discover how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain insights on opposing counsel, prospects, or clients. Download the guide and request a demo.

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

JURIST

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.

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Texas man executed after Supreme Court denies appeal

JURIST

The State of Texas Wednesday executed Wesley Ruiz after the US Supreme Court denied Ruiz’s petition to for a stay. The court denied both the application for stay of execution and Ruiz’s petition for writ of certiorari. Uncategorized Death Penalty Domestic execution Supreme Court

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Supreme Court Leaves Nine Stones Unturned

Above The Law

The post Supreme Court Leaves Nine Stones Unturned appeared first on Above the Law. Podcasts Alito Leak Biglaw Courts Goodwin Procter Layoffs Supreme Court Technology Thinking Like A Lawyer PodcastAnd what's going on with the legal market right now?

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India court grants bail to journalist jailed under controversial law

JURIST

The Allahabad High Court Friday granted bail to Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan in the case concerning the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Earlier on September 9, the Supreme Court of India granted bail to Kappan in his UAPA case.

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US Supreme Court narrows double jeopardy protections

JURIST

The United States Supreme Court Monday issued its opinion in Denezpi v. In Denezpi , Merle Denezpi, a member of the Navajo tribe, pled guilty to an assault charge in the Court of Indian Offenses (CFR). Uncategorized Bureau of Indian Affairs Court of Indian Offenses Denezpi v.

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New York appeals court reinstates chokehold ban

JURIST

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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Europe rights court orders Russia to legalize same-sex unions

JURIST

The European Court of Human Rights ( ECHR ) Tuesday ordered Russia to recognize same-sex unions. It remains to be seen whether Russia will implement the court’s ruling. The post Europe rights court orders Russia to legalize same-sex unions appeared first on JURIST - News.

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India dispatches: ‘Omicron has adversely affected the functioning of courts in the country’

JURIST

While 2021 saw many landmarks in the Indian judicial landscape, including appointment of nine justices to the Supreme Court with a prospective first woman Chief Justice of India, it was the reaction of the judiciary to the COVID-19 crisis that stands out as its highlight for the year 2021.

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

JURIST

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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US Supreme Court declines to review dismissal of copyright metadata removal lawsuit

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by a professional photographer who sued a hospitality tech company for removing copyright metadata from his photos in violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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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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Pakistan swears in its first woman Supreme Court Justice

JURIST

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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India Supreme Court rules human rights activist must remain imprisoned

JURIST

The Supreme Court of India Saturday ruled that human rights activist Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba must remain in prison despite procedural failures in his trial, overruling the Bombay High Court.

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This and That in Court Technology - October 2021

CourtTechBulletin

Court Management Court Website and Internet Projects Public Access to Court Records Reminder Systems

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US Supreme Court unable to identify source of draft opinion leak

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Thursday announced that investigators have been unable to identify the individual or individuals who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion in Dobbs v. The court labeled the leak as a “grave assault” and unanimously agreed to the investigation.

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Idaho Supreme Court upholds state’s abortion ban

JURIST

Idaho’s Supreme Court Thursday dismissed an appeal of the state’s near-total ban on abortion by Planned Parenthood. In doing so, the court affirmed the stance taken by the US Supreme Court in overturning the landmark abortion rights case Roe v.

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US Supreme Court to determine whether federal courts can hear administrative challenges

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Monday heard oral arguments in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran objected, but before the SEC could rule on it, the Supreme Court decided Lucia v. That case held that all ALJs must be appointed by the president, a court of law or a department head.

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US Supreme Court hears Clean Water Act case over wetlands

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Monday heard its first oral arguments of the term in Sackett v. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) argues that the court should uphold the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s significant-nexus test.

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Nigeria court discharges terrorism charges against separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu

JURIST

The Nigerian Court of Appeal (CoA) Thursday discharged all terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu, a British-Nigerian citizen, faced previous arrest in 2015 but fled the country before he facing the court.

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US federal judge finds Florida state court violated right to timely access court documents

JURIST

A US federal judge Friday found that a Florida state court violated Courthouse News Services’ First Amendment right to “timely access court documents.”. Once this court approves the state court’s plan, an injunction will be issued to direct compliance with the plan.

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US appeals court drops insider trading convictions over healthcare leaks

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Tuesday reversed insider trading convictions against four defendants over leaks from a US healthcare agency. The 2018 convictions were called for reconsideration following the 2020 US Supreme Court decision in Kelly v.

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‘Neutral’ employer bans on headcoverings do not discriminate against Muslim women, EU Court of Justice rules

JURIST

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Thursday ruled that workplace bans affecting religious wear do not amount to discrimination under certain circumstances. The court ultimately found for SCRL based on an “internal rule” of neutrality within the company.

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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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Supreme Court Officials SHOCKED To Learn That Supreme Court Rules Apply To The Supreme Court

Above The Law

Marshal of the Supreme Court asks governors if they'd be willing to commit some grave constitutional violations among friends. The post Supreme Court Officials SHOCKED To Learn That Supreme Court Rules Apply To The Supreme Court appeared first on Above the Law.

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Poll: Supreme Court Perception Improves

The Crime Report

Supreme Court rose from 44 percent in November 2020 to 47 percent today, Alison Durkee reports for Forbes. The increase is largely driven by polled Democrats, whose approval rating for the court went from 15 percent in July 2021 to 35 percent today. Justice Digest Supreme CourtAccording to a new Marquette Law School poll, national approval of the U.S.

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Canada Supreme Court finds mandatory, lifetime sex offender registration unconstitutional

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Canada Friday declared the country’s national sex offender registry unconstitutional. The post Canada Supreme Court finds mandatory, lifetime sex offender registration unconstitutional appeared first on JURIST - News.

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US Supreme Court grants review in second challenge to Biden student loan forgiveness plan

JURIST

The US Supreme Court Monday granted certiorari to hear a second challenge to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a similar appeal on November 30 but urged the Supreme Court to hear the matter.

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US appeals court sends fossil fuel cases back to state court

JURIST

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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Self-Help Information by the Courts in 2021

CourtTechBulletin

We were curious as to the status of online court help to the self-represented litigants as a good 2021 year-end wrapup article for the CTB? Colorado courts have a dedicated page for "Efiling for Non-Attorneys" at: [link] There are links to forms and video/written tutorials listed.

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Ohio Supreme Court says insurance policy does not cover ransomware attack on software

JURIST

The Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously overruled a judgment of the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals and moved that there must be “direct” physical loss or physical damage in the company’s computer software for insurance policy coverage.

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US federal court rules Iran liable by default over terrorist attacks on US citizens

JURIST

The US District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday granted partial default judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran for failing to appear and defend itself against claims of aiding and abetting terrorists.

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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