Supreme Court

20 Feb 19
WGNO

[van id=”politics/2019/02/19/california-trump-lawsuit-national-emergency-xavier-becerra-intv-ac360-vpx.cnn”] The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official and source close to the White House said. But in the face of several lawsuits challenging Trump’s authority to declare a national emergency to reallocate […]

20 Feb 19
Russia News Now

MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Moscow expects that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will respond to initiatives to launch dialogue between the country’s political forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. “We are concerned about developments around Venezuela. Intervention threats coming from the US, which are actively supported by the Venezuelan opposition that is […]

20 Feb 19
Virtual Mail Box

South Dakota’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear copyright © 2016   https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js     Privacy Policy from South Dakota High Court Dismisses Appeal Against Keystone XL via South Dakota High Court Dismisses Appeal Against Keystone XL February 20, […]

20 Feb 19
GLOBAL MEDIA SENTRY

The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it’s still illegal to be gay, U.S. officials tell NBC News, a bid aimed in part at denouncing Iran over its human rights record. U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in […]

20 Feb 19
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South Dakota’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear copyright © 2016   https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js     Privacy Policy from South Dakota High Court Dismisses Appeal Against Keystone XL via South Dakota High Court Dismisses Appeal Against Keystone XL February 20, […]

20 Feb 19
Orlando Scoop

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court’s opinion in favor of Tyson Timbs, of Marion, Indiana. Police seized Timbs’ Land Rover worth […]

20 Feb 19
Pakistan News Shows, Debates and Discussion

  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday released suspects involved in murder of a doctor in Lahore, ARY News reported. Abdur Rasheed and Rashid Aziz were freed by the court today (Feb 20). Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the suspects were nominated in the case due to wrong identification parade. He stated […]

20 Feb 19
NeverKissedAGirl.com

RBG (2018) Dirs: Betsy West & Julie Cohen Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not someone who’s particularly well-known here in the U.K. though I watch a lot of American films and TV so I have heard of her and knew a little of her reputation. A successful documentary should build interest and a new appreciation for […]

20 Feb 19
Twin Cities
A sentence by a district court judge in a rape case — characterized by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a “slap on the wrist”  — will stand. The Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday denied the county attorney’s office’s request that the high court review the case. The high court’s decision comes after a ruling by the state’s Court of Appeals had affirmed the sentencing. The petition was prosecutors’ last chance to get a lengthier sentence for Michael Hill. Despite protests from the prosecuting attorney that the crime deserved a far more serious punishment, Ramsey County District Judge Stephen Smith sentenced Hill to probation last April after the 28-year-old was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting an underage relative more than 100 times. He pleaded guilty to the crime two months prior. Michael John Hill Arguing that the sentence was too lenient and showed an “abuse” of discretion by the judge, the Ramsey County Attorney’s office appealed the sentencing in hopes the higher court would rule that Hill be re-sentenced. But the Court of Appeals affirmed Smith’s decision, finding that he correctly applied the legal standard needed to justify his sentencing departure for Hill. It also noted the “broad discretion” the law affords district judges as a key reason for its ruling. When he delivered the sentence last spring, Smith said Hill was a good candidate for probation because of his clean criminal record, family support, remorse and voluntary enrollment in a sex-offender treatment program. The state Supreme Court in its order did not elaborate on why it denied the county attorney’s request. A spokeswoman for the state court administrator’s office said the court does not comment on review decisions. The state’s highest court is petitioned to review about 700 cases a year, and accepts reviews in one in ten cases, according to the state court’s web site. Dennis Gerhardstein, spokesman for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, issued the following statement about the decision:[related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “This case has always been about obtaining an appropriate level of justice. While we respect the decision by the district court which felt the defendant was amenable to probation, in our view it does not resonate with the offense for which he was ultimately convicted. The defendant failed to acknowledge the real harm he had caused, believing instead that he was in a “mutual relationship” with the then 15 year-old victim. We hope he will be successful on probation, but remain concerned that this sentence falls short of the justice we sought. Hill’s defense attorney, Charles Clippert, declined to comment.
20 Feb 19
Mountain Democrat

The powers of direct democracy — initiative, referendum and recall — are powerful tools to control slow-moving or corrupt politicians. These powers are enshrined in the California Constitution for reasons that are just as compelling in 2019 as they were in 1911 when Gov. Hiram Johnson, seeking to suppress the absolute control the railroads had […]

20 Feb 19
Golden News

Supreme Court curbs power of government to impose heavy fines and seize property In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled to drastically curb the powers that states and cities have to levy fines and seize property, marking the first time the court has applied the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines at the […]

20 Feb 19
World Site News

India on Wednesday questioned the functioning of Pakistan’s notorious military courts and urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to annul Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence, which is based on an “extracted confession”.Jadhav, 48, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a…

20 Feb 19
Thoughts...

What does privacy mean to you? Do you realize you give up your private information through social media? How do you feel when your privacy is invaded? Who has privacy? I think I am fully aware when I put in my information in apps such as Instagram and Twitter. They ask you for personal information […]