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June 6, 2021

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High court halts lower court decision to toss Detroit charter plan from ballot

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — The Michigan Supreme Court has halted a lower court’s decision to throw a charter revision plan off the city’s Aug. 3 ballot. The high court, in a Friday ruling, noted it’s still reviewing whether to take up or expedite......

‘When will I be free and whole again?’ Capitol Police officer tells court in hearing on alleged rioter

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “When will I be free … of my brain injury? When will I be free and whole again?” the officer said in a written statement read by prosecutors at a federal court hearing Friday. “On January 6, you and......

New Zealand Court Clears Way for Murder Suspect’s Extradition to China

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a murder suspect could be extradited to China, but only if the government received sufficient assurances from Beijing that he would not be subject to torture......

U.S. Supreme Court restricts scope of computer fraud law

Reuters
People walk past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday limited the type of conduct that can be prosecuted under a federal computer fraud law, overturning a former Georgia police officer’s conviction for misusing a government database to investigate......

Supreme Court Limits Reach of Federal Law on Computer Crime

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed the scope of a federal law that makes it a crime to gain access to computer files without authorization. By a 6-to-3 vote, the court sided with a former police officer in Georgia who used his position to search digital license-plate records......

EU court backs Tesco workers in equal pay dispute

Reuters
A logo of Tesco is pictured outside a Tesco supermarket in Hatfield, Britain October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo Thousands of current and former employees of UK supermarket group Tesco (TSCO.L) on Thursday won the support of Europe’s top court in their fight for equal pay in a judgment that......

Napier Barracks: Housing migrants at barracks unlawful, court rules

BBC
A statement said: “Based on government evidence, the High Court has found that the Home Secretary acted both unlawfully and irrationally in accommodating our clients at Napier Barracks, placing them at risk of a fire and contracting COVID-19, both of which happened. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Belarusian prisoner tries to cut own throat in court hearing -local media

Reuters
A Belarusian prisoner detained in a crackdown last year tried to cut his own throat during a court hearing in Minsk on Tuesday after being told his family and neighbours faced prosecution if he did not plead guilty, Belarusian media reported. Footage by Radio Svaboda showed Stepan Latypov lying on......

Fan runs on court, gets tackled during 76ers-Wizards playoff game

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A fan was apprehended by police after he ran onto the court during Game 4 of Philadelphia 76ers-Washington Wizards on Monday night.  Near the end of the third quarter of the NBA playoff game, a man ran on the......

Fan Runs on Court, Gets Tackled as Wizards Host 76ers

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro A fan was ejected from Capital One Arena in Washington on Monday night after running onto the floor as the Wizards hosted the 76ers in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The unidentified spectator ran onto the floor in the......

Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Stark County Board of Elections Over County Commissioners in Dominion Voting Machines Dispute

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge Eric Sandy Stark County’s Board of Elections wants the new machines ready for the next general election The three Republican commissioners of Stark County who so very badly wanted to not buy new voting machines from Dominion, the company some right-wing MAGA folks think helped steal the......

Indian court orders COVID-related audit of Renault-Nissan plant

Reuters
A security guard walks past ‘Micra’ cars lined at the newly-inaugurated Renault-Nissan Alliance auto plant in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 17, 2010. REUTERS/Babu An Indian court on Monday ordered officials to inspect coronavirus-related safety protocols at Renault-Nissan’s Tamil Nadu car plant, where workers are on strike over......

Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Supreme Court is expected to release a decision in the coming days that could provide the first glimpses of how its 6-3 conservative majority will shape the future of LGBT rights. The case, known as Fulton v. City of......

As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity

New York Times
“If diverse groups of student editors perform better than non-diverse groups, it lends credibility to the idea that diverse student bodies, diverse student organizations, diverse faculties, diverse teams of attorneys and diverse teams of employees generally could perform better than non-diverse teams,” the study concluded. The law reviews’ diversity policies......

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