March 26, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The United Kingdom Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of The Guardian, deciding that the UK newspaper may publish a series of letters between Prince Charles and high government officials. The court determined that governmental attempts to conceal the "Black Spider memos" were unlawful. The ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will soon be able to adopt children, officials said Wednesday. The announcement came after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Health Minister Edwin Poots, finding that it did not meet the criteria. The Northern Ireland High Court ruled last year that the ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was justified in its decision that withholding certain invasive treatments would be in the best interests of critical care patient David James, despite resistance from the patient's family. James was ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of UK on Wednesday upheld the Representation of the People Act of 1983, which prohibits inmates from casting votes. The challenge was brought by Peter Chester and George McGeoch, two inmates who are serving life sentences for murder. The seven judges unanimously rejected the ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the families of some British soldiers who were killed or injured in Iraq can sue the British government for damages. In its ruling, the Supreme Court stated that families claiming that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) did not fulfill its duty of adequately ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in PPL Corp. v. Commissioner that a UK "windfall tax" is creditable under US tax law. Internal Revenue Code §901(b)(1) states that any "income, war profits, and excess profits taxes" paid overseas are creditable against US income taxes. In 1997, the UK ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government has been failing to meet EU air quality standards and reached out to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for guidance. This is the first time that the court has addressed the problem with air pollution in the UK, which is the worst in the ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Keith Herting
The UK Court of Appeal on Tuesday denied permission to the Home Secretary to appeal to the nation's Supreme Court the decision not to deport radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan. The appeals court refused to deport Qatada last month, fearing he would face torture if returned to Jordan. ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law says that a recent decision by the UK Supreme Court is an important step in the right direction for US detainees who seek "substitute justice" outside of US courts...Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani national, was captured ...[read more]

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