- Serial killer took action after his solicitor was denied legal aid contract to represent him in attempt to move to a Scottish prisonMoors murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a high court battle to get a lawyer of his choice to represent him at a tribunal. Brady applied to launch what his lawyers described as a “totally unique” legal case after his solicitor of more than 25 years, Robin Makin, was denied a legal aid contract to represent him in his attempt to move
- Iraq, Tunisia and Lebanon are three countries that have made progressive steps forward in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights this yearIn the last 12 months, Martin Luther King’s “arc of the moral universe” has bent towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights. Related: Live chat with Peter Tatchell: what can we do to support LGBTI rights around the world? Mon 20 Feb, 2-3.30pm Homosexuality remains criminalised in 36 ou
- Liz Truss claims that prisoner numbers should not be reduced because of increases in the use of prisons to combat sexual offences, domestic violence and child abuse (Truss rejects calls for shorter prison sentences, 13 February). Her claim is both inaccurate and dangerous. Inaccurate, because she conflates crime data on drug sentences with those of violence. The data, however, indicates that about 60% of sentences are for drugs and/or property offences. It is dangerous because our society will n
- Plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the groundbreaking 1973 US legal case over the right to abortionJane Roe, the anonymous plaintiff in the Roe v Wade case by which the US supreme court legalised abortion, became an icon for feminism. But the real Jane Roe, Norma McCorvey, who has died aged 69 of heart failure, was an unlikely heroine, unwilling to take the spotlight and uncomfortable with it when she finally did. Then she underwent a Damascene conversion and became an equally iconic anti-abortion c
- Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under reviewHundreds of drug tests may have been manipulated by staff at a forensics lab, with almost 500 police investigations under review.Two employees of Randox Testing Services (RTS), which analyses blood, saliva and hair samples on behalf of police forces, have been arrested by Greater Manchester police.Continue reading...
- Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under reviewHundreds of drink and drug tests may have been manipulated by staff at a forensics lab, with almost 500 police investigations under review.Two employees of Randox Testing Services (RTS), which analyses blood, saliva and hair samples on behalf of police forces, have been arrested by Greater Manchester police.Continue reading...
- Interest in the United States’ oft-cited, little read founding document is booming as concerned citizens identify the law as a bulwark against executive overreachThey drifted in, to the smell of pork roasting and the dulcet tones of Billie Holiday.The apartment was cozy, as freezing rain fell outside, covering nearby Central Park and the rooftops of New York’s liberal Upper West Side neighborhood. Related: What we're witnessing is a stress test of the US constitution | Mary DejevskyR
- Liz Truss’s plan to pay frontline staff in south-east jails up to £5,000 more will not help a system in meltdown, says unionA pay rise for prison officers unveiled by the justice secretary will not help a system that is in “meltdown” and is like “placing a plaster over a gaping wound”, according to the prison officers’ union.Liz Truss announced that thousands of prison staff would receive a pay rise in a drive to increase staffing levels, as the governme
- Frontline staff in London and south-east will earn up to £5,000 more under £12m cash injection announced by Liz TrussThousands of prison officers will receive a pay rise in a drive to boost staffing levels as the government attempts to address the jail safety crisis.Frontline staff in London and the south-east will earn up to £5,000 more under a £12m package announced by the justice secretary, Liz Truss. Related: What can save our prisons from chaos? The governors | John
- Lord Neuberger thinks the media should have a ‘degree of responsibility’ in its reporting, but isn’t that a curb on its liberty to speak out?Those of us who thought Lord Neuberger, outgoing president of the supreme court, was best advised to say nothing while the Daily Mail was doing its foaming Brexit schtick about judicial “enemies of the people” found fears confirmed when his lordship finally joined battle last week. “The rule of law, together with democrac
- The draconian mooted revamp of the Official Secrets Act is another reminder to be wary of any press regulator under the control of parliamentIt seems an odd, indeed ludicrous, moment to talk official secrecy when Trump and co are engaged in full-blown hostilities with the CIA, FBI and homeland security amid a tsunami of leaks. But Britain, head down, cloaks and daggers fully mustered, ploughs on regardless as the Law Commission moves to “update” the Official Secrets Act. Just count t
- The New Indian Express
Students twisting facts, playing social justice card: JNU
The New Indian Express
NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration today alleged that the students who have been "illegally occupying" the admin block have been playing the "social justice" card by twisting facts and making illogical arguments on the admission ...and more »
- Mass Lawmakers consider overhaul of state justice system
BOSTON — Eliminating minimum mandatory sentences, revamping the bail system and raising the age of those sent to juvenile court from 18 to 21 are just some of the steps the Massachusetts Senate is weighing as it seeks to overhaul the state's criminal ...and more »
'Justice League' cinematographer took inspiration from Batman v Superman's Larry Fong
I think even Batman v Superman's harshest critic would have a hard time saying that the movie didn't look good. Thanks to director Zack Snyder and cinematographer Larry Fong, it looked amazing and felt like a comic book come to life. That's why many ...
DC COLLECTIBLES Shows Off New JUSTICE LEAGUE Statues, the BATCAVE, and More (Toy Fair 2017)Nerdist
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- Laws protecting workers from employers’ out-of-hours emails ignore the fact that, for many, switching off is not an optionThe global race to tame and civilise digital capitalism is on. In France, the “right to disconnect” – requiring companies of a certain size to negotiate how their employees handle out-of-hours work and availability – came into force on 1 January. In 2016 a similar bill was submitted to the South Korean parliament. Earlier this month a congressman
- Jean Corston endured poverty and tragedy before becoming an MP and now a peer. Now, 10 years after her landmark report, she is still fighting to reform women’s prisonsA milestone in British penal history is about to be marked: the 10th anniversary of a devastating document that lifted the lid on the scandalous conditions in which we incarcerate our female criminals.It was the work of a remarkable woman, brought up on a council estate, who left school at 16 with few qualifications but was d
Parents of woman dragged by car seek justice
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The parents of an Indianapolis mother shoved from a car, dragged and left for dead are speaking out on their pursuit for justice. Prosecutors want to file additional charges against driver Austin Blevins for his alleged role in ...and more »
Mum of murdered Paige Doherty vows to continue to fight for justice after killer John Leathem wins appeal to reduce ... - The Scottish SunThe Scottish Sun
Mum of murdered Paige Doherty vows to continue to fight for justice after killer John Leathem wins appeal to reduce ...
The Scottish Sun
THE distraught family of murdered Paige Doherty have vowed to go head-to-head with the Scottish justice system after her killer's life jail term was cut by four years. Relatives are furious over a judges' decision to let monster John Leathem serve a ...
"There is no justice": Step-father of Paige Doherty shares devastation after killer John Le
- Turn to 10
MA. Senate looking to overhaul state's criminal justice system
Turn to 10
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Senate is looking for ways to overhaul the state's criminal justice system. Some ideas being considered include eliminating minimum mandatory sentences, revamping the bail system, and hiking the age of those sent to ...and more »
Man booked at Orleans Justice Center on charges of rape
Booking photo for William Brayman, who has been booked on a charge of first degree rape and is being held at the Orleans Justice Center, pending an arraignment in Orleans Criminal Court, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office).and more »
- Fact Check: Is a Supreme Court justice retiring?
FactCheck.org notes that Ginsburg did joke in a July 8 interview last year with The New York Times that she might move out of the country if Trump won. But the Times pointed out that Ginsburg was “smiling ruefully” when she made the remark. The justice ...and more »
- Criminal justice commissioner resigns
JUNEAU, Alaska A supporter of Alaska's sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to the law. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2lYszOA) Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell ...and more »
Fight for justice... using your home cover: How workers are able to pay tribunal fees using their insurance - This is MoneyThis is Money
Fight for justice... using your home cover: How workers are able to pay tribunal fees using their insurance
This is Money
Workers reluctant to take action against employers over discrimination or unfair dismissal because of unaffordable legal costs could unwittingly be sitting on insurance designed to meet these bills. Fewer people are taking claims to employment ...
- Ottawa Sun
Three new Ontario Court of Justice judges for Ottawa
The Ontario government has begun to follow through on a December pledge to address backlogs in the justice system by appointing three new Ontario Court of Justice judges for Ottawa. New judges Norman Douglas Boxall, Walter Vincent Clifford and ...and more »
- Milpitas Post
Pizarro: De Anza College art exhibit takes on social justice issues
“Liberty Weeps,” a piece by Joseph Delappe with Charlie Becker, is the centerpiece of “Justice For All?,” an art exhibition at the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, which had its opening reception on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Sal Pizarro/Staff).
Legislators Who Supported Criminal Justice Reform Now Sponsoring Tougher Heroin Bills - Reason (blog)Reason (blog)
Legislators Who Supported Criminal Justice Reform Now Sponsoring Tougher Heroin Bills
Kentucky Senator John Shickel (Photo: LRC Public Information)This year, legislation has been introduced in at least 29 states that would increase penalties for heroin and fentanyl-related offenses, or allow for individuals to be held criminally liable ...
- West Virginia MetroNews
Governor Justice says he needs help persuading legislative 'knuckleheads'
West Virginia MetroNews
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Certainly West Virginia governors of the past have been in conflict with legislators, but rarely have governors called the elected representatives of the legislative branch “knuckleheads.” Jim Justice is breaking ground in a lot of ...and more »
Families of former Consett steel workers closer to justice after taking fight to the High Court - ChronicleLiveChronicleLive
Families of former Consett steel workers closer to justice after taking fight to the High Court
It was the heart and soul of a County Durham town that kept its economy alive. But now the former Consett British Steel plant has come under fire as more ex-workers are being asked to join a fight for justice. Hundreds of coke workers across the ...
Break-dancing for social justice in Tunisia
The Mafia Wallitili Festival offered a platform to showcase the frustrations of the country's disillusioned youth. Emeric Fohlen | 18 Feb 2017 10:36 GMT | Tunisia, Arts & Culture, Middle East, Music · Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All ...
- National Review
Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It's Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians
Asian Americans deal with prejudice, but the dogmas of social justice maintain that they are racially privileged. It happens all too often to Americans of Asian ancestry. They are walking home on a crowded street, and someone bumps into them and shouts ...
- The young men I find rocking on their beds need a mental health professional. Instead they get well-meaning but unprepared prison officers like meI am one of the new breed of prison guard, the cannon fodder sent in when Chris Grayling was justice secretary. In 2010 he decided to benchmark public sector prisons against the private sector – and every day I see the damage this has caused.I work in a public prison and my journey has been eye-opening. There are several things that have shocked
Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court
Izzeldin Abuelaish's lawsuit is finally set to be heard, years after the Israeli army killed his daughters in Gaza. 18 Feb 2017 08:26 GMT |. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. 'I am accountable and will remain until the last breath ...
- Prime minister launches major consultation to result in domestic violence and abuse act with new measures to help victimsA new law to increase prosecutions for domestic violence and eradicate a postcode lottery in the way victims are dealt with by police forces will be brought forward by Theresa May.The prime minister said it was a key personal priority to transform the way the UK thought about tackling domestic violence, as she called for ideas about how the treatment of victims can be improved
UnitedHealth shares fall after Justice Department joins Medicare whistleblower lawsuit
Shares of U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth dropped Friday following news that the Justice Department has joined a lawsuit filed by a former executive. The lawsuit accuses the company of overcharging Medicare by hundreds of millions of dollars.and more »
- The 'Justice League' Batmobile at Toy Fair
This is a collectors' replica of the vehicle in the upcoming "Justice League" film. Mattel representatives claim it looks "exactly" like the Batmobile in the 2017 film. Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET. The 'Justice League' Batmobile at Toy Fair. It will be ...
- Live Science
What Traits Should Every Supreme Court Justice Have?
Politics aside, based on the 112 justices who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court thus far, what qualities should the ideal justice have? That is, what traits do judges need besides knowing the law inside and out? This question is on the minds of ...
- Outspoken tradesman Charlie Mullins has never shied from battle. He explains why he funded Gina Miller’s high court case I come from Camden Town, north London, from a working-class family. I used to bunk off school and help a local plumber. He was the only person in the area that had a motorbike and a car, nice clothes, loads of money and a nice home. He said to me: “If you do an apprenticeship in plumbing, you’ll earn loads of money and never be out of work.” They’
- Criminal injuries payouts delayed by almost double the time advised by charter, Ministry of Justice data showDomestic violence victims are waiting almost two years on average to receive compensation for abuse they have suffered, government statistics have revealed.The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said its most recent statistics showed that it took an average of 612 days, or about 20 months, for a payout from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.Related: They’ve endured domestic violen
- New York Times
Trump Directs Justice Department to Investigate 'Criminal Leaks'
New York Times
President Trump responded to questions about his administration's dealings with Russia in a news conference on Thursday. By THE NEW YORK TIMES on Publish Date February 16, 2017. Photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. Watch in Times ...
Trump is urging the Justice Department to investigate his perceived opponents. That's unusual.Washington Post (blog)
Trump says he called Justice Department
- Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Sally Yates's Legacy of Injustice at the Department of Justice
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
In 2015 she signed a memo that makes a potential criminal of every CEO. Time to tear it up. By. Howard Root. Feb. 16, 2017 7:11 p.m. ET. I quit. Friday I walk away from the company I started 20 years ago and grew into 650 U.S. employees and $1 billion ...
Justice Department Opposes New Hearing for Trump Travel Restrictions
The Justice Department told a federal court Thursday that there's no point in further court battles over President Trump's executive order on immigration, because it will soon be replaced by a different one. "The President intends in the near future to ...
US Justice Dept says Trump to replace travel ban order in near futureAOL News
Trump to replace travel ban order in near future, US Justice Department
- Mother Jones
Trump's New Labor Nominee Oversaw Politicized Hiring at Justice Department
R. Alexander Acosta was at the center of a hiring scandal during George W. Bush's presidency. Edwin RiosFeb. 16, 2017 4:02 PM. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Email. Donald Trump's labor secretary pick R. Alexander Acosta, center, as US attorney ...and more »
- The justice department plans to rescind the ban and issue a new executive order to eliminate ‘erroneous constitutional concerns’ after an appeals court lossDonald Trump plans to rescind his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and replace it with a new one, according to a Department of Justice court filing made Thursday. Related: US travel ban hits major setback as judges uphold temporary restraining orderRelated: Trump press conference: president says
- BuzzFeed News
Trump Says He's Asked The Justice Department To Investigate Leaks
“I've actually called the Justice Department to look into the leaks,” Trump said, characterizing them as “criminal leaks.” The Justice Department responds: “We will decline to comment at this time.” posted on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.. Zoe Tillman ...
Trump says he called Justice Department to ask them to investigate leaksPolitico
Trump called Justice Department t
- Christian Science Monitor
The UN's step for justice in Syria
Christian Science Monitor
Paths to peace. The United Nations has begun to collect evidence of war crimes in the Syrian conflict, a necessary step for eventual prosecution and the post-war healing of Syrian society. Monitor's Best: Top 5. As Kellyanne Conway's credibility wanes, ...and more »
- teleSUR English
Recognition of Indigenous Justice System Stalls in Guatemala
Indigenous leaders in Guatemala are seeking constitutional recognition of their justice system that dates back thousands of years. Indigenous Guatemalans asked Congress on Wednesday to recognize their justice system and its right to operate in their ...and more »
- Economic Times
Congress plans Global Social Justice Meet rival to Vibrant Gujarat
NEW DELHI: Even as all eyes are keenly on which way the Dalit vote will consolidate in the ongoing assembly elections, the Congress is aiming at 2019 and setting stage to draw global attention to the subject of social inequity. Plans are afoot to ...
- Washington Times
Justice for Reagan Tokes, slain Ohio State University student
A beautiful life taken too soon, a family left hurting and students at the Ohio State University left afraid, as yet another tragedy haunts the city that has served as my home for the past seven years. Reagan Tokes was only 21 years old, and just ...and more »
- Law society hopes court will better ‘reflect society’, as all of current panel are white and majority are privately educated men The supreme court began its search for three new judges on Thursday, seeking members who will “improve the diversity of the court”. Of the court’s 11 current members, 10 are men and all are white. Just two were not privately educated. On Thursday, the court’s president Lord Neuberger said he and his colleagues want that to change. &l
Delhi Blasts: Families Of Acquitted Men Worry About Justice To Victims
New Delhi: It was a moment they had been waiting for 12 years. All this time, the families of the three men accused in the 2005 Delhi blast case saw them only during court hearings. But today, when Tariq Dar, Mohammad Hussain Fazli and Mohammad Rafiq ...and more »
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