Court tells Trump: 'Calling vote unfair doesn't make it so'
Washington (AFP) - A federal appeals court on Friday flatly dismissed President Donald Trump's claim that the election was unfair and refused to freeze Joe Biden's win in the key state of Pennsylvania.In a scathing review of the Trump campaign's arguments that the president was cheated in his November 3 reelection bid, three appeals court judges unanimously said that allegations of unfairness were not supported by evidence."Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so," the court said.In appealing a lower court ruling, the Trump campaign claimed discrim...
Court to decide if Labor can cancel primaries
The Tel Aviv District Court will rule on Sunday morning whether to prevent a Labor Party convention from deciding on Sunday afternoon whether to cancel the party’s primaries.Labor leader Amir Peretz wants to take the power to vote for the party’s chairmanship and its Knesset candidates away from the 44,000 Labor members and give it to the 3,800 activists eligible to vote at the party convention, a body dominated by Peretz supporters.Those same activists are set to vote online and by phone on Sunday from noon to 5pm on whether to empower themselves. They will also vote on whether to authorize P...
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Court convicts Tiamzon couple for 1988 Quezon kidnapping
Court convicts Tiamzon couple for 1988 Quezon kidnappingMANILA, Philippines — A Quezon City court on Friday convicted National Democratic Front peace consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon for the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of military officers in 1988.The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 216 sentenced the Tiamzon couple to reclusion perpetua or up to 40 years of imprisonment. The Tiamzon couple are also ordered to pay P75,000 as moral damages, P75,000 as civil indemnity and P75,000 as exemplary damages to complainant Lt. Claro Casis.The case stemmed from the kidnapping of A...
Court to hold new hearing on demolition of Mitzpe Kramim outpost homes
The High Court of Justice agreed on Tuesday to hold a new debate on the pending demolition of illegal settler homes in the West Bank Kramim outpost.The decision reopens the legal debate on the use of the market regulation principle, a legal tool which the Israeli Right wants to use to help authorize settler homes in instances in which, they argue, were built in good faith on what turned out to be private Palestinian property.In March the HCJ ruled that more than 30 structures in the unauthorized hilltop community had to be demolished within 36 months, because they were built on private Palesti...
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Court faces up to challenge of biometric security issue
By WANG YIQING | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-24 06:56A Chinese court's ruling on Friday in the country's first case involving facial recognition has drawn widespread public attention.In April 2019, Guo Bing, an associate professor of law at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, had purchased an annual card for two persons at Hangzhou Safari Park, requiring verification of both persons' fingerprints before entering the park.But the park later unilaterally replaced "fingerprint recognition" with "facial recognition" as the requirement for entering the park, earning Guo's dissatisfaction. The doctorat...
Court adjourns treason trial to January next year
An Accra High Court on Friday set January 13 to 15, 2021 as dates for Case Management Conference (CMC) in the trial of the ten accused charged with treason, including Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Chief Executive Officer of the Citadel Hospital.Justice Samuel K. Asiedu, a Court of Appeal Judge, sitting with an additional responsibility as High Court Judge said the set date would be used to empanel a jury as well as commence trial.Justice Asiedu said the accused may attend the CMC, but advised that since most of them were still in prison custody for not been able to meet their bail conditions, it ...
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Court Protects Prisoners Against Tobacco Smoke But Not COVID
Supreme Court Protects Prisoners Against Tobacco Smoke But Not COVID; Maybe a More Conservative Court or the Problems of the Proposed RemedyQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreSupreme Court Denies Geriatric Inmates Protection Against CoronavirusWASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2020) - On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 to deny geriatric inmates, and other prisoners with serious medical conditions, protections against the spread of the coronavirus, even after a finding by a lower court that prison officials were lax in dealing with the pandemic.The two dissenters, Justice Son...
Court rules deforestation of Kallaru forest near Wilpattu and settlement illegal | Daily FT
MP Rishad Bathiudeen ordered to reforest the cleared area at his own expenseThe Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that clearing the Kallaru reserve forest near the Wilpattu forest reserve and constructing settlements in the cleared area was illegal.The Court of Appeal today pronounced the verdict after hearing a petition filed by the Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ). The Court of Appeal two-judge-bench comprising Justice Janak de Silva and Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne made this ruling in pursuant to a writ petition filed by the CEJ.The Court of Appeal also ordered former Minister a...
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Court bans ex-president Vizcarra from leaving Peru for 18 months
Peru's Supreme Court on Friday banned Martin Vizcarra, who was impeached by lawmakers earlier in the week, from travelling overseas for 18 months.In a virtual hearing, Judge Maria de los Angeles Alvarez agreed with prosecutors that the former president could present a flight risk, considering the seriousness of the accusations, according to daily El Comercio. The case in still in the preliminary stage.Peruvian lawmakers voted on Monday to impeach Vizcarra, less than two months after he survived a previous bid to remove him from his post.He is accused of taking 2.3 million soles (636,000 dollar...
Court Rejects Bail Application Of Hotfm Finance Manager Murderers
An Accra High Court has turned down a bail application put in by two alleged murderers of Hotfm Finance Manager, Peter Kwabena Antwi.The Court held that the state had been able to convince it about the seriousness of the matter.The accused persons are: Kwame Ofori aka Ogyaba, a 29-year-old pastor of Divine Prayer Camp at Saapeman, and Nana Kwame Kwakye, a 64-year old spiritualist of Asuboi in the Eastern Region. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.According to the Court, accused persons could not be presumed innocent as the trial had not commenced.Lawyer for the ...
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