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Israel's Supreme Court has postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges.
From: Fox News | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Social skiing service to remain illegal as UK tour operators lodge supreme court appeal
From: Telegraph | By: Hugh Morris | Monday, September 15, 2014
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by Misha Lepetic "Well, I haven't been there yet, and shall not try now." ~ Conrad, Heart of Darkness Marlow, the protagonist of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, remorsefully blames an old obsession with maps for his eventual captaincy of a...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Misha Lepetic | Monday, September 15, 2014
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More than 120 members of Congress have urged the Supreme Court to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it’s needed to ensure that expectant mothers are not forced out of their jobs. Read...
From: Washington Post | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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While evangelical Christians ultimately brought down the contraception mandate, they had big help from Catholics...
From: Salon.com | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Interested in some civic virtue? Some Got fourteen hours to spare?  A new series by master storyteller Ken Burns about Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor airs this week on the public broadcasting network – two hours tonight, and each succeeding evening...
From: Economic Principals | By: dw | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage....
From: Fox News | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Today is the 2nd anniversary of the deadly attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Regular readers of this website have been fully informed about the horrible jihad siege on the base, which occurred three days after the Benghazi attack. But for most Americans,...
From: Michelle Malkin | By: Michelle Malkin | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Being a Democrat not only means never having to say you’re sorry, but also means getting to pretend that history never happened. The Democrats’ official party website is proof of that, as its section on “Our History” declares, with all the chutzpah...
From: Red State | By: ( | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain out of prison until he has exhausted his appeals, the country’s Supreme Court ruled. Click here for the rest of the article......
From: Jewish Daily Forward | Monday, September 15, 2014
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Monday, September 15, 2014
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On Tuesday, the Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could determine the winner of the battle for the Senate majority. The question at the center of the case is simple: Should Democrat Chad Taylor's name remain on the ballot even...
From: Washington Post | By: Sean Sullivan | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Cyprus' Supreme Court plenary has scheduled its first hearing on ...
From: Famagusta Gazette | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Count me among those who were around for the first Saturday Night Live, or SNL as it's known in this acronym age, show 39 years ago. Also count me among those who firmly believe the original cast (plus Bill Murray a few years later) and quality of their...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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The United States has asked North Korea (DPRK) to pardon two Americans sentenced to prison terms, after the conviction of 24-year old Matthew Todd Miller of espionage Sunday. A third detained American also faces trial, and Washington has urged Pyongyang...
From: Voice of America | By: Victor Beattie | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Sharon Elizabeth Rush (University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law) has posted Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias (Missouri Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:......
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and...
From: Free Republic | By: Chicago Sun Times | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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The Supreme Court on Monday asked lawyeractivist Prashant Bhushan to reveal the source of his information on the guest list at CBI chief Ranjit Sinhas residence The court asked Bhushan to give the name of the whistleblower in a sealed envelope...
From: Hindustan Times | Monday, September 15, 2014
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by Gerald Dworkin By some strange coincidence, the Chancellors of the two Universities at which I spent the longest periods of my career-- University of California and University of Illinois--have turned into poster children for current administrative...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Gerald Dworkin | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The first person to be charged under the state's controversial 'one-punch' laws has been denied bail in the NSW Supreme Court, with a judge finding that the youth is more likely to abscond because of the eight-year mandatory jail sentence he faces....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Monday, September 15, 2014
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  Most residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have probably never heard of Fred Ross, Sr., but they could use his help now. Ferguson's population is two-thirds African American, but the mayor, almost all members of the city council and school board, and 95...
From: The American Prospect | By: Peter Dreier | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The James Hardie Industries asbestos compensation fund is headed for a funding shortfall and is seeking approval from the NSW Supreme Court to pay some victims in installments rather than lump sums....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The courts have been striking them down at a dizzying pace since June.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: James Joyner | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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A Florida man convicted of murdering two people reportedly dared a judge to sentence him to death, claiming he doesn't believe that the Supreme Court would actually allow an innocent man to die. Read more......
From: Gawker | By: Gabrielle Bluestone | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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This story originally appeared at BillMoyers.com In the summer of 2012, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) bragged that the voter ID law he’d helped pass was “gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.” That law...
From: The Raw Story | By: Moyers & Company | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Summer’s last true efforts – it’s last firm grips of heat and humidity – have finally faltered here in Boston; the mid-afternoon skies are bright and warm as always, but the mornings now tell a different story: their shadows are longer, and there’s...
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Right now, the eyes of the world are on Scotland, which is voting in the coming week on whether to leave the UK. The referendum in Scotland is binding. If they vote YES, then Scotland will leave after a period of negotiating the details. A trickier,...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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On Aug. 13, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto declared Florida's Workers’ Compensation Statute, 440.01 et seq., unconstitutional. This ruling will be appealed and, ultimately, reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court. The decision is also likely be...
From: Miami Herald | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of the poem that eventually became our national anthem. But though the bicentennial will be marked by ceremonies at Fort McHenry with all the pomp the occasion deserves as well as spirited renditions...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Jonathan S. Tobin | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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After 200 years, Francis Scott Key's most famous work may have outlived its usefulness..
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
From: New Orleans Times-Picayune | By: Associated Press | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Someone should think about how we can make life better for everyone, even if it means the rich don’t get all the money.
From: Firedoglake | By: masaccio | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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David Cole reviews Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, in the NYRB (photo by Lauren Lancaster): The US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, is now investigating whether...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the...
From: Business Insider | By: Associated Press | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Claiming that the Trinamool Congress' protest demonstration against the CBI here was tantamount to contempt of court, the Congress today said it will move the Supreme Court over the issue.
From: Times of India | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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In a proceeding that took just 90 minutes — about as long as most arraignments I’ve done — North Korea’s “Supreme Court” has sentenced American tourist Matthew Todd Miller to six
From: One Free Korea | By: Joshua | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The AP reports North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced 24-year-old American Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor on Sunday, charging him with "entering the country illegally to commit espionage."Read more......
From: Gawker | By: Kelly Conaboy | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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New York City real-estate mogul Laurence Gluck is suing the architect who designed his $12.5 million Hamptons mansion after the home measured five feet too short. Gluck, who leads Stellar Management, purchased two Southampton properties for $6 million...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Claiming he did not believe the Supreme Court would allow an innocent man to die, a convicted Florida murderer dared the judge to give him the death penalty at his sentencing hearing Friday.
From: New York Daily News | By: JOEL LANDAU | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller...
From: Mashable | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Miller was charged under Article 64 of the North Korean criminal code, which is for espionage and can carry a sentence of five to 10 years...
From: Time | By: Giri Nathan | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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A federal judge in Phoenix has taken an initial step toward allowing same-sex marriage in that state, indicating that he is likely to strike down the state’s ban when he rules on it soon.  Senior U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick, overseeing two...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage.At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller,...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The Army brass is worried about its diversity in critical mid-level posts.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: James Joyner | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday (Sep 14) sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour for "hostile" acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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TOKYO — North Korea has sentenced Matthew Miller, a 24-year-old California man, to six years’ hard labor for committing “hostile acts” when he entered the country in April. During a show trial that lasted all of 90 minutes — and during which...
From: Washington Post | By: Anna Fifield | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
From: Khaleej Times | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
From: Worcester Telegram and Gazette | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
From: Cape Cod Times | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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