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Canada high court rules rights tribunal cannot award legal costs

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada Friday declared that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) [official websites] does not have the power to award compensation for legal costs. The high court’s 7-0 decision [judgment text] states that the language used … Continue reading

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Khodorkovsky was illegally detained: Russia high court

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Russia [official website, in Russian] ruled [press release, in Russian] Tuesday that former oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky [official website, in Russian; JURIST news archive] and his business partner Platon Lebedev were illegally detained for their … Continue reading

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Mississippi high court upholds election initiative to redefine personhood

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Mississippi [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that an initiative seeking to redefine personhood can be placed on the November 2011 general election ballot. The initiative, Measure 26 [materials], would amend the Mississippi Constitution … Continue reading

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Germany high court rejects constitutional challenges to Europe stimulus

[JURIST] Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court [official website, in German] on Tuesday rejected as unfounded three constitutional complaints against German and European legal instruments and other measures in connection with both the European Monetary Union rescue package and the financial aid … Continue reading

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Justice Ginsburg: In Current Political Climate, I Might Never Have Been Confirmed to High Court

By Nicole Flatow, cross-posted from American Constitution Society Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the ACLU If her judicial nomination had been considered by today's Senate, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she might never have been confirmed, The Associated … Continue reading

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