March 5, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Paul Black, a prisoner at HMP Wymott, won a contentious judgment in the UK High Court on Thursday banning smoking in prisons and all Crown premises. Under current regulations, prisoners are permitted to smoke in cells but forbidden to smoke in corridors and other places of high prisoner traffic. ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The Moscow City Court on Thursday convicted a Russian police officer of treason for spying for the US and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. Roman Ushakov was found guilty of giving classified information from the Russian Interior Ministry to the CIA in exchange for USD $37,000. The court also ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman filed a review petition with the country's apex court Thursday against its verdict that upheld the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War. ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite an earlier decision by a federal judge to the contrary. The Supreme Court ordered 68 probate judges in Alabama to halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, stating, "Alabama law ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
Egypt's cabinet and the Ministry of Investment approved an investment law Wednesday aimed at protecting business deals from legal disputes or political changes and addressing investor complaints about bureaucracy. The new law unifies the investment requirements and affects various industries, ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments for King v. Burwell. The court is asked to rule on whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may adopt regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through the federal health insurance exchange established under the ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transporation, Inc. that Alabama should be able to justify its decision to assess on railroads a fuel tax that it does not assess on motor carriers. The 7-2 ruling against CSX Transportation Inc. reversed the decision ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The General Court of the European Union on Wednesday annulled a portion of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Eurosystem Oversight Policy Framework requiring financial institutions clearing trades in euros to be located in the Eurozone. The UK brought the action before the General Court, contending ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by Peter Snyder
A federal judge in Brazil has ordered the deportation of former leftist Italian guerrilla Cesare Battisti, annulling a work visa granted by the Brazilian government in 2011. Battisti, a former member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism, was convicted of committing four murders during the ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by William Helbling
An Egyptian court on Wednesday upheld a 10-year prison sentence for two police officers who were convicted for torturing activist Khaled Said to death in 2010. Eye witnesses provided evidence that the officers beat the 28-year-old outside of a cafe in Alexandria. Said's killing is seen to be one ...[read more]

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