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 imposed... ...[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]
October 31, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Supreme Court of the UK on Wednesday quashed a request for release from a 30-year-old individual detained by US officials at an Afghan prison. Yunus Rahmatullah, a citizen of Pakistan, was arrested by British forces in 2004 and was subsequently transferred to US officials who held him at ...[read more]
October 18, 2012
by Julia Zebley
US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Wednesday entered a temporary stay to a subpoena from the British government seeking research materials from Boston College. The British government is attempting to gain access to research done for the Belfast Project at Boston College, an abandoned oral ...[read more]

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