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Socrates Tamvakis accused of murdering his mother in Bentleigh suffers depression, court hears

The Age - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Melbourne man who allegedly murdered his mother is suffering from depression, a court has heard. Socrates​ Tamvakis​ will spend the weekend behind bars after briefly appearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday morning. He is accused ...
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Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges, South African court rules

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
"The decision ... to discontinue the charges against Mr Zuma is irrational and should be reviewed and set aside," said Pretoria High Court judge Aubrey Ledwaba. "Mr Zuma should face the charges as applied." The prosecutor had justified dropping the ...
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US Supreme Court Lets Texas Voter ID Law Stand During Appeal

Wall Street Journal - ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Texas to continue to enforce a law requiring voters to show identification at the polls, a setback for civil rights challengers who said the law could make it difficult for a sizable number of minorities ...
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Oklahoma court: it's not technically rape if it's oral and she's drunk

Vox - ‎12 hours ago‎
An appeals court in Oklahoma has sparked a massive outcry after ruling that a 17-year-old couldn't be held legally responsible for oral rape because the victim was drunk and unconscious.

Appeal court rejects government challenge in Poundland case

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Three court of appeal judges in London dismissed the challenge against an earlier high court ruling, which found that emergency laws pushed through by the government in 2013 were incompatible with human rights law.

US spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls, according to a Justice Department memo sent to ...
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US court rules Amtrak has too much power over freight carriers

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down parts of the 2008 law, called the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, saying it infringes on the rights of private freight carriers.
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A “Wayne's World” Argument at the Supreme Court

The New Yorker - ‎4 hours ago‎
As I read the transcript of Wednesday's Supreme Court oral arguments in the corruption case of the former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, I thought of the movie “Wayne's World.
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Birmingham men in court accused of funding Paris attack suspect

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Two men from Birmingham have appeared in court charged with giving £3,000 to Mohamed Abrini, who was allegedly involved in the terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels.
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Pressure Mounts on Polish Government Over Top Court

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
WARSAW—Poland's constitutional crisis intensified this week when some judicial bodies and municipalities that oppose the central government in Warsaw said they would honor a top court's legislative rulings that the government has refused to recognize.
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Vice Media seeks court appeal for sake of 'free, independent press'

Toronto Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said recently he was sensitive to the need for journalists to be able to do their jobs without RCMP interference, but he also said the courts should be able to weigh when reporters have evidence important to a criminal case.
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'Bank of terror' conmen had catastrophic impact on victims, court told

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
A gang who conned pensioners out of their life savings in a £900,000 fraud linked to the “bank of terror” in Syria case had a “catastrophic” impact on their victims, a court in London has heard. The conmen posed as police officers to dupe elderly ...

Melbourne family loses court battle against United Petroleum

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The company took the Nijhawans to court claiming outstanding loan repayments and the family made a counterclaim for wrongful termination of the franchise agreement.

Abduction victim suffers recurring nightmares two years after attack, court hears

ABC Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
A man abducted and beaten by two Canberra men after a drug deal went wrong still suffers nightmares and anxiety more than two years after the attack, an ACT court has heard. Michael Le Clair, 28, and David Yeboah, 37, both from Wanniassa, have ...
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Former Auschwitz guard accused over 170000 deaths tells court: I am truly sorry - ‎9 hours ago‎
A 94-year-old former Auschwitz camp guard has broken his long silence to tell a German court he is “ashamed” of not trying to prevent the horrors he witnessed.

Tax Court: Cost Of Ralph Lauren Salesman's Polo Wardrobe Was Not Tax Deductible

Forbes - ‎6 hours ago‎
This week, the Tax Court reminded us that even though your boss may have an expectation that you dress a certain way while at the office or while working the assembly line at the cracker factory, that doesn't necessarily mean you can claim a tax ...

Supreme Court refuses to block controversial Texas voter ID law

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal to block Texas' disputed law which requires voters to show ID. However, the judge did allow for the decision to be reconsidered before November's general election.

Ice-addicted woman who killed partner walks free from Melbourne court

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A Melbourne mother who stabbed her lover to death after her life spiralled out of control following the death of her young son has walked free.