- Lawyer for claimant in article 50 case tells supreme court both houses must support issuing notification of leaving EUA full act of parliament – rather than merely a motion – would be required to give ministers authorisation to trigger Brexit, the supreme court has been told.Concluding his arguments to the court, Lord Pannick QC, who represents the lead claimant, Gina Miller, said legislation by both houses of parliament would be needed before the government could formally give notif
- While it won concession over an EU exit ‘plan’, divisions in the party show it is walking an all but impossible tightropeLabour finally flexed its muscles over Brexit on Tuesday, winning a modest concession from the government over Theresa May’s “plan”. But by signing up for No 10’s self-imposed timetable for triggering article 50, the shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, also underlined how boxed in the opposition is.Labour had tabled a motion for an opposi
- Under new law anyone found guilty of trying to change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation faces fine or jailMalta has become the first country in Europe to ban gay conversion therapy after the parliament in Valetta unanimously approved a bill outlawing attempts to “cure” homosexuals of their sexuality.Under the new Affirmation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression Act, anyone found guilty of trying to “change, repress or eliminate a
- Vittorio Storaro defends Bernardo Bertolucci over suggestions that filming of ‘butter scene’ constituted sexual violence against actress Maria SchneiderVittorio Storaro, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who supervised the filming of the “butter” scene in Last Tango in Paris, has stoutly defended the film’s director Bernardo Bertolucci, saying “nothing happened” during the shoot.Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Storaro said that the recent storm over
- Jeremy Pemberton was appealing against ruling backing Church of England ban on gay clergy marrying their partnersA Church of England hospital chaplain has lost a case claiming he was discriminated against after his licence to work was withdrawn when he married his gay partner.Jeremy Pemberton was appealing against an earlier ruling, which backed the church’s legal right to enforce its position that gay clergy are forbidden from marrying their partners. Continue reading...
- Lawyers continue to make the case as to why only parliament and not government has the authority to trigger article 50 to leave the European Union 9.58am GMTGood morning. It’s day three of the supreme court hearing, which will decide whether the government or parliament has the authority to trigger article 50, which will begin the process of the UK leaving the European Union.This morning David Pannick QC will continue making the case for Gina Miller, who was the lead claimant in the succes
- Home secretary to unveil new stalking prevention orders to give courts powers to keep offenders away from victimsThousands of stalkers who torment their victims but whom the police do not have enough evidence to charge are to face asbo-style bans, the home secretary will announce on Wednesday.Amber Rudd is to introduce new stalking prevention orders that will give the courts fresh powers to order offenders at an early stage not to go anywhere near someone they have been compulsively pursuing, es
- Courts martial appeal court to hear case of Sgt Alexander Blackman, known as Marine A, again after new evidence was presented about his mental healthA former Royal Marine serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent faces the “real possibility” of having his conviction quashed following the presentation of new evidence, an independent review has found. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has confirmed it is referring the conviction of Sgt Alexander Blackma
- British PM will underline value of deal in first intervention since election of Donald Trump, who wants to tear up agreementTheresa May will say the Iran nuclear deal is “vitally important” in her first major intervention on the issue since the election of Donald Trump, who has said he plans to tear up the agreement secured by the Obama administration.Speaking on Wednesday, the prime minister will tell Gulf leaders in Bahrain that Iran remains a threat to the stability of the Middle
- Lawyers for claimant in article 50 supreme court case say ministers regard legislation as less important than Dangerous Dogs ActParliamentary legislation that paved the way for Britain to enter the EU is being treated with contempt by ministers who regard it as less important than the Dangerous Dogs Act, the supreme court has been told.On the second day of a politically sensitive appeal that will decide whether the government or parliament has legitimate authority to trigger Brexit, the lofty ne
- Gina Miller’s barrister gives Treasury Devil and other QCs a lesson in taking the floor and keeping it at an article 50 hearingThe first law of lawyers: there’s no bad situation that can’t get worse. When James Eadie, the barrister representing the government in its supreme court appeal, had gone home the previous night, he had hoped the worst was over. He’d noticed the raised eyebrows of the 11 supreme court justices and endured their critical line of questioning. Surely
- Agency working conditions | South African political parties | Zac Goldsmith’s legacy | Time man of the year | Arts sponsorship | The new Keith FlettThe exploitation of agency workers (Agency workers ‘exploited and forgotten’, 5 December) has even spread to the Ministry of Justice which employs court interpreters through an agency. The MoJ can book me for a full day’s work but should the case be adjourned or cancelled when I show up, I will only be paid little more than an
- The UK’s highest court reaches the end of its second day as David Pannick QC outlines the seven reasons the government’s case should fail 4.48pm GMT 4.31pm GMTThat’s it for today. The court is adjourned until 10.30am tomorrow. I’ll post a summary shortly.4.28pm GMTPannick says it makes no sense if parliamentary authority was required under section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972 for an amendment to UK law if a new treaty is added but not for “destruction&r
- Unanimous decision holds that patent violators do not have to surrender profits from sales of products that use stolen designs for componentsThe US supreme court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399m penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The justices in their 8-0 ruling sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. Contin
- From the wrong kind of fish off our coasts, to divorcees stuck in marital limbo, Britain’s painful extraction from the EU will send shockwaves through almost every part of our lives. Here are just some of the side-effects...After he took the role of international trade secretary, Fox boasted that he would have “about a dozen free trade deals outside the EU” ready for when Britain left. But it is illegal for Britain, as an EU member state, to negotiate bilateral trade deals. Fox
- The UK’s highest court continues to hear arguments as to whether parliament or the government has the authority to trigger BrexitRead the latest summary 4.08pm GMTThe 1972 act was intended to create a “constitutional revolution” and it is inherently implausible it would intend “that it could all be set at nought by the exercise of prerogative powers”, says Pannick.Parliament has created and parliament can take away. 3.55pm GMTFifty-five minutes into his submissions
Our prison restraint techniques can kill children. Why arenâ€™t we using alternatives? | Eric Allison and Simon HattenstoneChildren’s prisons use the MMPR regime which is not humane, not safe and not the only option. Our government is responsible for appalling abusesThe Guardian revealed on Tuesday that the Ministry of Justice had been told that the restraint techniques it had approved for use on children in custody could kill them. A risk assessment carried out by an independent medical adviser concluded that 28 of the 66 sanctioned restraints had a 40% to 60% chance of resulting in injuries involving the air
- Justice secretary sets April deadline amid criticism of failing service after part-privatisation introduced by Chris GraylingThe justice secretary, Liz Truss, has ordered the rapid completion of an official review into the failing performance of the government’s privatisation of the probation service.Truss told MPs that the review into the privatised probation companies’ performance introduced by her predecessor Chris Grayling would be completed by April and would include a major ove
Holidays, equal pay â€“ Brexit threatens these rights. We are fighting to keep them | Jason Moyer LeeAs the sole union involved in the most important case for workers in a generation, the IWGB doesn’t want to block Brexit, but fight for employment rightsOne could be forgiven for wondering what the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) – a small trade union that represents mainly low-paid migrants and workers in the “gig economy” and relies on crowdfunding to help finance its initiatives – is doing intervening in the UK’s most important cour
- James Eadie tells supreme court Commons would gain new powers that could have ‘serious implications’ for foreign affairsParliament will gain new and extensive controls over the conduct of foreign policy if the supreme court rejects ministers’ right to use the royal prerogative to trigger Brexit, a government lawyer has told judges.Addressing the 11 justices on the second day of the article 50 hearing, James Eadie QC denied that the government was seeking to undermine parliament
- Former LRA commander commences trial at The Hague saying he was a victim not a perpetrator of atrocities in UgandaA former militia leader from northern Uganda has denied committing war crimes including rape and murder, on the opening day of his trial at the international criminal court at The Hague, saying that as a child soldier taken by force from his home by the organisation he was a victim of its atrocities, not a perpetrator.
Dominic Ongwen, once a feared commander of the Lord’s Resis
- My husband, Mohammed Ramadan, faces the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. I urge the prime minister, on her visit to my country, to step inMy husband, Mohammed Ramadan, is due to be executed in Bahrain any day now. Our three young children are distraught. We want Theresa May, the British prime minister, to call for Mohammed to be released when she meets Bahraini leaders today on her Gulf visit. Our criminal justice system has failed him and the British government, which supports that
- The UK’s highest court continues to hear arguments as to whether parliament or the government has the authority to trigger Brexit 11.28am GMTThe actual decision to join the EU (or EEC as it was in 1972) was taken by the government but it was put to parliament for approval, says Lord Mance.They were political decisions, says Eadie. You have to look at the 2015 act. This was after “real controversy”, a general election, an act of primary legislation. SC: What will be effect on co
- Jiang Tianyong, who met UN official earlier this year, has not been seen since 21 NovemberUnited Nations human rights experts are demanding answers from Beijing over the disappearance of a prominent Chinese lawyer they fear has been targeted by authorities in reprisal for meeting a UN official earlier this year.Jiang Tianyong, a 45-year-old Christian lawyer known for defending a number of prominent human rights activists, has not been seen since 21 November. Relatives and supporters believe he h
- Ex-Lord’s Resistance Army commander to appear at international criminal court over war crimes and crimes against humanityA former militia leader who took part in a campaign of violence across Uganda is to appear at the international criminal court for one of the most important trials in its 14-year history.Dominic Ongwen was among the most feared leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a cult blamed for the deaths of about 100,000 people and the abduction of 60,000 children.Rela
- Ex-Lord’s Resistance Army commander is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by international criminal courtA former militia leader who took part in a campaign of violence across Uganda is to appear at the international criminal court for one of the most important trials in its 14-year history.Dominic Ongwen was among the most feared leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a cult blamed for the deaths of about 100,000 people and the abduction of 60,000 children.Relat
- Opaque extralegal detention system used by officials to hold suspects indefinitely until they confessRegular beatings, sleep deprivation, stress positions and solitary confinement are among the tools used by China’s anti-corruption watchdog to force confessions, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
The report throws the spotlight on to President Xi Jinping’s war on corruption, which has punished more than a million Communist party officials since 2013. Xi has said fighting co
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Justice chooses Nick Casey as chief of staff
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CHARLESTON - Governor-elect Jim Justice announced Monday morning that Nick Casey will serve as his chief of staff. Casey is a lifelong West Virginian who currently works as an attorney and a certified public accountant in Charleston. He also served as ...
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- 6 December 1904: In a speech, Miss Pankhurst - daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst - said she was refused for admission to the Bar because of her gender
Miss C. H. Pankhurst, daughter of the late Dr. Pankhurst, spoke last evening at a meeting of the Manchester Athenaeum Debating Society on “The admission of women to the legal profession.” It will be remembered that not long ago Miss Pankhurst was refused permission to qualify for admission to the Bar. In her address, which did not command
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Former LRA child soldier Dominic Ongwen and the quest for justice
Snatched and inducted into a life of extreme violence while still a child, Dominic Ongwen now finds himself in another place not of his own choosing - the dock of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Author Ledio Cakaj looks back at ...
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Supreme Court Justice Suspends Brazil's Senate Leader Amid Graft Case
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Renan Calheiros attended a session at the Federal Senate in Basillia, Brazil, last week. Credit Adriano Machado/Reuters. RIO DE JANEIRO — A justice on Brazil's Supreme Court on Monday night removed the powerful head of the Senate from his post, ...
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Sky Views: Can the judges do justice to Brexit?
The question 11 Supreme Court justices are being asked to consider this week is "can the government trigger Brexit without a vote in parliament?" The question many court watchers are considering about the 11 judges is "can the justices put their own ...and more »
Snowden blasts US justice department, says Petraeus leaks 'far more highly classified' than his own - TechRepublicTechRepublic
Snowden blasts US justice department, says Petraeus leaks 'far more highly classified' than his own
In a recent interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke about how he believes justice in the US is 'two-tiered.' By Conner Forrest | December 5, 2016, 9:25 AM PST. RSS. Comments; Facebook; Linkedin; Twitter; More.and more »
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DA: Life sentence is justice for Cooper Harris
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said justice was served Monday when a judge handed down a life sentence for Ross Harris. But Reynolds also said he does not consider the sentence a victory or a reason to celebrate.and more »
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Huffman on DAPL: 'Justice and Environmental Protection Have Won'
North Coast Journal (blog)
North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman issued a statement last night applauding the Obama Administration's announcement that it will deny an easement needed for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, forcing the project to abandon its ...and more »
Family Of Krispy Kreme Driver Killed In Robbery Seek Justice
The family of a Krispy Kreme delivery truck driver killed in a robbery called for justice in his death while police continued to search for the suspect. WTVF. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published ...and more »
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Justice Dept. lawyer argues that Aetna-Humana deal would violate antitrust law
A Justice Department attorney told a federal judge on Monday that health insurer Aetna's planned acquisition of Humana would break antitrust law by reducing competition in Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act exchange businesses, kicking off a ...and more »
- Musings of a poetic justice
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Baroness Hale of Richmond is one of 11 Supreme Court justices under fierce scrutiny over their Article 50 ruling. She gave a valedictory lecture as chancellor of Bristol University last Friday. Lady Hale recalled her own days as a law student, joking ...and more »
Families of murdered boys cry out for justice as case is reopened after 36 years
Standing side by side as they place flowers on their sons' graves, the two grieving mothers can see the spot where their 11-year-olds were found buried alive on a rubbish tip. Best friends John Greenwood and Gary Miller had been playing just around the ...and more »
An 'Abomination' of Justice: Mistrial Declared Over Police Shooting of Walter Scott - Common Dreams (press release)Common Dreams (press release)
An 'Abomination' of Justice: Mistrial Declared Over Police Shooting of Walter Scott
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Walter Scott appears in his Coast Guard uniform in this undated photo. (Credit: The Scott family). The judge presiding over the case of Walter Scott, who in April 2015 was shot in the back by former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, was ...
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'I know justice will prevail': Scott
- Day one of dispute over government’s powers to invoke article 50 takes in requisition of hotel in first world war and failure of Freddie Laker’s Skytrain
Theresa May’s plan to implement Brexit without the authorisation of a vote in parliament would be “a contemporary necessity” rather than a misuse of outdated ancient royal powers, the attorney general said at the start of the most keenly awaited constitutional law case in recent memory.
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- Jeremy Wright QC begins government’s submission by arguing that prerogative powers could legitimately be used to trigger article 50Theresa May’s plan to implement Brexit without the authorisation of a vote in parliament would be “a contemporary necessity” rather than a misuse of outdated ancient royal powers, the attorney general said at the start of the most keenly awaited constitutional law case in recent memory.
Opening the government’s submission in front of the
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HC Chief Justice recuses himself from hearing Gokarna temple case
A division bench of the Karnataka High Court comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice R B Budihal on Monday recused itself from hearing a petition challenging the state government's move of handing over the Sri Mahabaleshwara temple at ...
- Dame Louise Casey makes some important points in her review but integration needs community-wide effortEvery government needs a go-to troubleshooter. For more than a decade, anything that looks like a problem with a social policy dimension ends up with Dame Louise Casey. She is, as one headline writer recently had it, the tsar for all seasons – social exclusion, homelessness, troubled families and now community cohesion. But, however talented, no one person can be an expert in all these fi
- CM seeks recusal of Justice Sanghi
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today pleaded for taking the disproportionate assets (DA) case against him from Delhi High Court judge Justice Vipin Sanghi. Singh has made the plea in a letter to Chief Justice of India TS Thakur and ...and more »
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Four Corners prompted inspector 'to toughen up report' into NT ...
Keith Hamburger tells the royal commission that the TV documentary meant he had to increase the scope of his recommendations.and more »
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Achieving justice for victims of Nazis
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When Oskar Groening's appeal was rejected,the decision paved the way for additional prosecutions of any person still unpunished who served in the Nazis' six death camps. Oskar Groening. (photo credit:REUTERS). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.
- University had asked for case of Faiz Siddiqui, who alleges bad teaching led to his failure to get a first, to be struck outA graduate has won a round in his £1m legal battle over his failure to get a first from Oxford University.Faiz Siddiqui alleges the “appallingly bad” teaching he received on the Indian special subject part of his modern history course resulted in him only getting an upper second degree when he took his finals in June 2000. Related: Graduate sues Oxford Uni
- The UK higher education sector has a global reputation for excellence, offering high-quality learning opportunities for more than 2.5 million students across a diverse range of universities and colleges, large and small.As the representative bodies for UK higher education, Universities UK and GuildHE recognise that new primary legislation, in the form of a higher education and research bill, is essential. The regulatory framework has not kept up with the implications of fee changes, increased co
- Left by the attorney general to do all the heavy lifting, James Eadie blustered on vaguely between the justices’ interruptionsA lone man, disguised as an elf – though he could have been a lone elf, disguised as a man – carried a placard that read: “Nigel Farage was sent by Christ to get Britain out of Europe and Fulfill [sic] Bible Prophecy”. He didn’t quote chapter and verse. Of Nigel himself, there was no sight. Christ had come to him in a vision and warned
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