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Kenya’s Supreme Court: Here’s why we annulled the results of the presidential election. It was a mess.

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Brazil Supreme Court sends new Temer graft charges to Congress

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Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case

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The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

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'Dirty secret' of Oregon jury system could go before U.S. Supreme Court

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Kenyan police fire teargas at Supreme Court protesters

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Why two Israeli Supreme Court rulings could hurt Netanyahu's governing coalition

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Iowa Supreme Court Hears First Speed Camera Case
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court is often reserved for the most important cases. Rarely do justices hear cases about simple misdemeanors, let alone speeding tickets, but that is exactly what happened on Wednesday. After a two-year battle, Marla Leaf finally had her Automated Traffic Enforcement ticket case heard. On February 5th, 2015, Leaf was going home on Highway 380 in Cedar Rapids, when she got clocked by an automatic speed camera driving 68 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone   Read More ...
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Jonathan Johnson: States continue straw-grasping internet tax gambit
This week, the South Dakota Supreme Court dealt a blow to states’ winner-take-all, bet-the-house gambit to get the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to regulate interstate commerce by imposing tax collection obligations on out-of-state retailers. States have long sought to shift their burden to collect state sales tax to out-of-state retailers. Fortunately, Supreme Court precedent stands in the way. 25 years ago, the Supreme Court foresaw the evils that could and would result if states had carte blanche regulation over non-resident businesses   Read More ...
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The supreme court is a monarchy of lawyers
Considering recent years, and long before “Law Day” rolls around again and lawyers (remember that judges in America are lawyers) revive propagandized worship of the legal system, poisoning of the constitutional well should be considered. The infamous Marbury v. Madison decision of “Calamity John” Marshall’s 1803 Supreme Court profoundly arrogated “judicial review,” anointing and declaring the judiciary as final arbiters of all things constitutional   Read More ...
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Iowa High Court hears woman’s $75 speeding ticket case
Des Moines, Iowa — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn’t speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it’s not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, argued Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Kenya’s Supreme Court: Here’s why we annulled the results of the presidential election. It was a mess.
NAIROBI — Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that lapses by the country’s electoral commission had compelled the justices to annul the results of last month’s presidential election, in which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. The court has earned worldwide praise for its landmark decision to void the results, hailed as the first of its kind in Africa, even as concerns about a political crisis in Kenya grow   Read More ...
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In Iowa, $75 speeding ticket fight heads to Supreme Court
A dispute over a $75 speeding ticket has climbed through the levels of Iowa's court system, reaching the lofty heights of the Iowa Supreme Court for oral arguments. Marla Leaf got a speeding ticket because a camera allegedly caught her driving 68 mph in a 55-mph zone on an interstate freeway through the city of Cedar Rapids in February 2015. It's not typical for the state's top court to hear small-claims cases   Read More ...
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After one failed election, can Kenyans come together to make the redo succeed?
After Kenya’s Supreme Court invalidated last month’s election because of mass irregularities, President Uhuru Kenyatta was angry and pained. It was as if a thief had stolen his cow and he couldn’t get it back, Kenyatta said last week. He has declared that Kenya has “a problem” with the Supreme Court, calling the judges crooks who stole the election from him and threatening to “fix” the judiciary if he wins the redo election on Oct   Read More ...
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Brazil Supreme Court sends new Temer graft charges to Congress
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A majority of the judges on Brazil’s Supreme Court voted on Wednesday to send new graft charges against President Michel Temer to the lower house of Congress, which must authorize any trial of a sitting president. Last month, Temer’s allies in Congress blocked the first corruption charge against the president, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office   Read More ...
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CR traffic camera cases make it to Iowa Supreme Court
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- Two challenges to the legality of automated traffic camera citations in Cedar Rapids made it to the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday. The city of Cedar Rapids stopped issuing citations from the four cameras along I-380 earlier this year pending the city’s appeal of an Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) order to move two cameras and remove two others   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it's not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, argued Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it's not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, argued Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Opponent of PawSox stadium proposal seeks Supreme Court intervention
Katherine Gregg Journal Political Writer kathyprojo PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A failed GOP bid late Tuesday for a Supreme Court ruling on legality of giving any public dollars to the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox without the approval of a super-majority in the legislature put the spotlight on some of the uncertainties ahead. Among them: timing. In late August, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio raised the prospect of another special session in November to consider the PawSox owners' bid for $38 million in city and state financing — and a public-agency bond to cover $33 million of the owners' own costs — to build a new stadium for the minor league team   Read More ...
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The Latest: Iowa Supreme Court hears $75 traffic ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on an Iowa woman taking a traffic case to the state Supreme Court (all times local): The Iowa Supreme Court has taken the unusual move of hearing a small claims case stemming from a speeding ticket. The court Wednesday heard a case brought by 67-year-old Marla Leaf, who argued her constitutional rights were violated after an automated camera ticketed her for speeding on a freeway in her hometown of Cedar Rapids   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court to hear woman's $75 speeding ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court. For Marla Leaf, it's not a matter about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, will argue Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to a private, for-profit company   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court: 'No choice but to accept' opposition hacking claims
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)Kenya's highest court laid out its reasons for annulling last month's presidential election on Wednesday, condemning the country's voting authority for failing to give the court full access to its computer servers. Justice Philomena Mwilu said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's (IEBC) refusal to provide access left the court "no choice but to accept the petitioner's claims that the IEBC's IT system was infiltrated and compromised, and the data therein interfered with, or IEBC's officials themselves interfered with the data   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court to hear Cedar Rapids woman's $75 speeding ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it's not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, will argue Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court to hear $75 speed camera ticket case
An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court. Iowa Supreme Court to hear $75 speed camera ticket case An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding is taking her case involving a $75 fine to the state Supreme Court   Read More ...
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The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the judgment by Kenya's Supreme Court describing why it annulled the results of the August presidential election. (all times local): Kenya's police tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment Wednesday on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August. The court annulled Kenyatta's victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month’s annulled presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds or whether there was evidence of systematic rigging. The court has already said in a brief Sept   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court says why it annulled presidential poll
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court is delivering its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August. The court annulled Kenyatta's victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities, in response to opposition leader Raila Odinga's petition challenging the official results that Kenyatta won with 54 percent of the vote. The electoral commission has set Oct   Read More ...
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Kenya Supreme Court says why it annulled presidential poll
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Supreme Court is delivering its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August. The court annulled Kenyatta's victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities, in response to opposition leader Raila Odinga's petition challenging the official results that Kenyatta won with 54 percent of the vote. The electoral commission has set Oct   Read More ...
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Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month’s presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds -- the court has already said in its brief Sept. 1 ruling that some tallying sheets were not signed or officially stamped -- or whether there was evidence of systematic rigging   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court to hear woman's $75 speeding ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it's not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, will argue Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court to hear woman's $75 speeding ticket case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it's not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, will argue Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Supreme Court halts discussion on judicial realignment
The move was first brought up on July 24, when the high court voted to fill a vacancy in the state’s Northeast Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger in Walsh County. A dissenting opinion from Justice Daniel Crothers suggested another option: moving Walsh County into the Northeast Central Judicial District and chambering its judge in Grand Forks   Read More ...
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Supreme Court orders Grand Forks judge vacancy filled
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled the state must fill a vacancy created in Grand Forks when Judge Jon Jensen joined the high court last month. Justices found a fifth judge in the Northeast Central Judicial District, which covers Grand Forks and Nelson Counties, was necessary to keep the court running effectively.   Read More ...
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'Dirty secret' of Oregon jury system could go before U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court next week will decide whether to accept a case that could test Oregon's unusual jury system, targeted by criminal justice reform advocates as deeply flawed and racist. For decades, Oregon juries — and those in only one other state, Louisiana — have been permitted to convict most felony defendants with a 10-2 vote. The federal government and all other states require a unanimous verdict   Read More ...
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Senate confirms Trump’s pick for top Supreme Court lawyer
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his administration’s top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition. Noel Francisco, a Washington lawyer with strong conservative credentials who previously worked in Republican former President George W. Bush’s administration, was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. solicitor general on a vote of 50-47   Read More ...
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Senate confirms Trump's pick for top Supreme Court lawyer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his administration’s top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition. Noel Francisco, a Washington lawyer with strong conservative credentials who previously worked in Republican former President George W. Bush’s administration, was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. solicitor general on a vote of 50-47   Read More ...
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U.S. Senate confirms Trump's pick for top Supreme Court lawyer
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Daugaard to appoint longtime judge to SD Supreme Court
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he will appoint longtime Judge Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Daugaard said Tuesday he will appoint Jensen to succeed Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur, who retired in June. Jensen has been a circuit court judge for 14 years and is presiding judge of the 1st Judicial District   Read More ...
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Daugaard to appoint longtime judge to SD Supreme Court
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he will appoint longtime Judge Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Daugaard said Tuesday he will appoint Jensen to succeed Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur, who retired in June. Jensen has been a circuit court judge for 14 years and is presiding judge of the 1st Judicial District   Read More ...
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Kenyan police fire teargas at Supreme Court protesters
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday at supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta who were protesting outside the Supreme Court against the invalidation of his Aug. 8 re-election, Reuters witnesses said. The Supreme Court nullified the presidential election on Sept. 1 and ordered the electoral body to hold a repeat vote within 60 days. The court, which issued a majority judgment, said there were irregularities in tallying results of the poll   Read More ...
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Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail time
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time. The National Prosecuting Authority said Tuesday that the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear its case for overturning Pistorius' six-year prison sentence for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the basis that it is too lenient   Read More ...
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Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail time
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time. The National Prosecuting Authority said Tuesday that the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear its case for overturning Pistorius' six-year prison sentence for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the basis that it is too lenient   Read More ...
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Iraq’s Supreme Court Tells Kurds to Suspend Independence Referendum
Sept. 18, 2017 4:32 p.m. ET Iraq’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that the semiautonomous Kurdish region should suspend an independence referendum scheduled for next week, though the Kurds have so far ignored the court’s decision and other last-ditch efforts to stop them from carving out a new country in Iraq. Monday’s decision marks the latest opposition—both local and international—to the vote   Read More ...
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Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement saying it “issued a national order to suspend the referendum procedures … until the resolution of the cases regarding the constitutionality of said decision   Read More ...
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Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote
BAGHDAD – Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement saying it "ssued a national order to suspend the referendum procedures ... until the resolution of the cases regarding the constitutionality of said decision   Read More ...
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Iraq's top court orders suspension of Kurdish independence referendum
The court said the move came in response to at least two lawsuits. One was filed by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Another was filed by four members of Iraq's Parliament -- who called for the suspension of the referendum and the designation of the poll as unconstitutional, according to court documents. The referendum has been criticized by American, British and Turkish diplomats   Read More ...
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Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement, saying it "issued a national order to suspend the referendum procedures ... until the resolution of the cases regarding the constitutionality of said decision   Read More ...
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