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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds election of Kenyatta

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Wireless carriers on mute as U.S. top court hears big privacy case

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Supreme Court rules law student who turned life around can take bar exam

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The Latest: Court hears appeal in Newtown shooting case

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Sandy Hook families' suit against gunmaker heads to Connecticut Supreme Court

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Chris Christie Tells WFAN He’s Optimistic Supreme Court Will Rule To Legalize NJ Sports Betting
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he feels good about New Jersey’s chances of winning its yearslong battle over legalizing sports betting. The case is set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 4. A ruling is not expected until June. “I feel good about it,” Christie said on Mike Francesa’s WFAN show Wednesday. “You can never be completely confident when you go to the U   Read More ...
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Supreme Court uphold fatal Aberdeen stabbing conviction
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in Aberdeen. The high court unanimously affirmed both the conviction and the sentence for John Eric Hemminger. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the court upheld law enforcement's seizure of Hemminger's cell phone, clothing and DNA. It also agreed it was appropriate for the state to introduce 26 autopsy photos of the victim over the defense's objection   Read More ...
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India's top court upholds ban on petroleum coke in New Delhi area
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court on Wednesday upheld the ban on use of petroleum coke in and around New Delhi as the country battles to clean the air in its capital, one of the world’s most polluted cities. India is the world’s biggest consumer of petroleum coke - a dirtier alternative to coal composed mainly of carbon - which emits 11 percent more greenhouse gases than coal, according to the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy   Read More ...
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Arbor Park Supreme Court case sees most appellants withdraw from suit
Court documents indicate that C.T. Marhula is the last appellant standing after Henry Howe, the Grand Forks lawyer representing the case against the city, filed a motion to withdraw from the case last week on behalf of nearly two dozen people signed on to the lawsuit. The move amounts to a surrender for most of the advocates of Arbor Park, who have opposed construction on the 15 S   Read More ...
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Missouri sets execution for kiiller once spared by U.S. Supreme Court | The Kansas City Star
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set a new execution date for a man spared three years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court. Russell Bucklew is scheduled to be put to death on March 20, according to Tuesday’s order. , was sentenced to death for the 1996 killing of a man in southeast Missouri. In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court halted Bucklew’s execution so he could pursue legal action concerning a rare medical condition that his attorneys say creates a “significant risk” that lethal drugs injected into his body would not circulate properly   Read More ...
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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban
The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 13 partially granted a Trump administration request to block at least temporarily a judge’s ruling that had put the new ban on hold   Read More ...
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New Mexico Supreme Court to debate textbooks, again
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico’s highest court will again debate whether the state should use public funds to pay for textbooks at private schools. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the parties in the legal battle filed briefs in the state Supreme Court in preparation for another round of arguments after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the state   Read More ...
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White House asks top court to allow full travel ban
The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after a California appeals court ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. The administration's appeal to the top U.S. court argued that the latest travel ban differed from the previous orders "both in process and in substance" and that the differences showed it "is based on national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, not religious animus   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban HONOLULU — The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
HONOLULU – The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allows President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling allows the administration to keep people from the six mostly Muslim countries included in the ban unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban
HONOLULU (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allows President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling allows the administration to keep people from the six mostly Muslim countries included in the ban unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U   Read More ...
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White House Asks Supreme Court to Allow Full Travel Ban
WASHINGTON — The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 13 partially granted a Trump administration request to block at least temporarily a judge's ruling that had put the new ban on hold   Read More ...
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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. The administration’s appeal to the top U.S. court argued that the latest travel ban differed from the previous orders “both in process and in substance” and that the differences showed it “is based on national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, not religious animus   Read More ...
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Too much ado about Trump's 'outsourced' Supreme Court list
The Trump administration last week refreshed its list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, just in time for remarks by White House counsel Don McGahn to a lawyer’s convention of the Federalist Society. There is no vacancy on the court. The oldest justice, 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who famously (and injudiciously) called Trump a “faker” last year, shows no signs of retiring   Read More ...
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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds election of Kenyatta
Nairobi, KenyaKenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never before seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. In a unanimous decision, the court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law   Read More ...
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High court rules on months-long Kenya leadership battle
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never before seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. In a unanimous decision, the court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court upholds election rerun, sparking celebrations, protests
NAIROBI — Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, paving the way for his inauguration even as the opposition remains defiant. Chief Justice David Maraga threw out the cases by three petitioners that sought to invalidate the results of the Oct. 26 election rerun, saying their arguments were without merit. The unanimous decision may bring an end to months of instability after the original Aug   Read More ...
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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week. Chief Justice David Maraga said all six judges dismissed the two legal challenges to the vote. The opposition coalition NASA insisted the government was illegitimate. Kenyatta’s main challenger, NASA’s Raila Odinga, said in a statement by his adviser Salim Lone that the ruling “did not come as a surprise” and said “it was a decision taken under duress”   Read More ...
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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote
Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote. Chief Justice David Maraga said the court dismissed two legal challenges to the vote in a unanimous decision by six judges. "As a consequence, the presidential election of 26th of October is hereby upheld," he said. The petitioners had argued, amongst other reasons, that the outcome should be voided because the election board did not seek fresh nominations after the earlier Aug   Read More ...
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Kenya's Supreme Court rules election rerun valid
(CNN)Kenya's Supreme Court ruled Monday that last month's presidential election rerun met all the constitutional requirements, meaning incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is the winner. "The presidential election on 26 October is hereby upheld," Chief Justice David Maraga said following a unanimous vote by six members of the court. The ruling clears the way for the swearing in of Kenyatta on November 28   Read More ...
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Serving Extra Years in Prison, and the Courthouse Doors Are Closed
Photo WASHINGTON — It is one thing for a new administration to switch sides in a legal dispute. That is merely unusual. It is another to urge the Supreme Court to deny review in a case that would test whether the government’s new position is correct. In a Supreme Court brief filed last month, the Justice Department tried to have it both ways   Read More ...
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UPDATE 1-Kenyan assets perk up as the Supreme Court upholds repeat vote
(Adds currency reaction, background) NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Kenyan shares headed higher and the currency strengthened against the dollar after the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in a repeat election held last month, traders said. The benchmark NSE-20 share index rose 1.57 percent to 3,788.88 points while the shilling rose to 103.65/75 per dollar from 103.80/90 before the verdict was delivered   Read More ...
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Supreme Court upholds result of Kenya's presidential vote
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week. Chief Justice David Maraga said all six judges dismissed the two legal challenges to the vote, but the opposition NASA coalition insisted the government was illegitimate. Kenyatta’s main challenger, NASA’s Raila Odinga, said in a statement by his adviser Salim Lone that the ruling “did not come as a surprise” and said “it was a decision taken under duress”, without giving evidence   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court Sides With Incumbent in Presidential Revote
Photo NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions seeking to overturn last month’s presidential vote, paving the way for the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term. The decision is the latest — and, it seems, final — stage of Kenya’s unexpectedly prolonged presidential election cycle, which erupted this weekend into clashes between opposition supporters and the police that were broadcast on live television   Read More ...
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Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. The court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law   Read More ...
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Kenyan shares jump after the Supreme Court upholds repeat election
NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Kenya’s benchmark NSE-20 share index rose 1.57 percent on Monday after the Supreme Court upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in a repeat election held last month, traders said. The ruling “reduces the political risk. A 90 day delay is something the market could not stomach,” said Aly Khan Satchu, an independent analyst, referring to the period it would have taken to hold another election had the court nullified the result of the poll again   Read More ...
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Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. The court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court dismisses challenges, upholds Kenyatta's re-election in repeat elections
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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote. Chief Justice David Maraga said the court dismissed two legal challenges to the vote in a unanimous decision by six judges. “As a consequence, the presidential election of 26th of October is hereby upheld,” he said. The petitioners had argued, amongst other reasons, that the outcome should be voided because the election board did not seek fresh nominations after the earlier Aug   Read More ...
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Trump names five more Supreme Court contenders
WASHINGTON — Looking ahead to a future vacancy on the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump on Friday named five conservative judges to his list of potential nominees to the high court. They include Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett, 45, who was confirmed two weeks ago to a seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and D   Read More ...
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State Supreme Court rules on domestic violence law
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says two sections of the state's domestic violence law should stand as written. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the ruling declared the sections that made gender references unconstitutional "as applied." That avoids a situation where the law itself would be unconstitutional, rendering it useless. The court also said there was "no reasonable basis   Read More ...
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Trump Releases New Supreme Court Pick, Prepares To Lock In The Federal Judiciary For Decades
In a move by Donald Trump, the conservative president has found it incumbent on himself to show his core voters and many in the conservative GOP party that he may be ready to shape the voting habits of the U.S. Supreme Court for decades to come. Although it is normal for a president to have a list of potential Supreme Court candidates ready should one retire or unexpectedly pass away in office, Donald Trump has potentially made sure that his people know he is on task with the Supreme Court   Read More ...
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'Purity test' will chase good people from politics, Ohio Supreme Court justice says
The Los Angeles radio anchor who accuses Democratic Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour says she accepts his apology but he could have apologized earlier. (Nov. 16) COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio Supreme Court justice who's also running for governor believes that a "purity test" is being imposed on all political candidates — and that's the wrong road to go down   Read More ...
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Trump adds 5 judges to list of potential Supreme Court nominees
U.S. President Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, the White House said Friday. The most notable new name, Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and once clerked for Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy   Read More ...
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