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Supreme Court

A supreme court (also called a court of last resort, instance, or judgment; a high or highest court; apex court in South Asia) is in some jurisdictions the highest judicial body within that jurisdiction's court system, whose rulings are not subject to further review by another court. The designations for such courts differ among jurisdictions. Courts of last resort typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from the lower trial courts  or intermediate-level appellate courts. Many countries in fact have multiple "supreme courts," with each being the court of last resort for a particular geographical region or on a particular area of law. The United States, having a federal system of government, has a single Supreme Court of the United States, but each U.S. state furthermore has its own high court over which the U.S. Supreme Court only has jurisdiction on issues of federal law.

Articles About Supreme Court

Actors Melissa Rivers, Left, And Joan Rivers.
Melissa Rivers Decided To Sue Mother Joan Rivers' Doctors

By IBTimes AU

Melissa hired a law firm to help her charge the doctors treating Joan Rivers when she died. (Oct 29)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, LAWYER, LAW FIRM, LAWSUIT

Members of the Australian Ukrainian community hold placards as they hold a rally in Sydney July 19, 2014, demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin not be allowed to attend the G20 Leaders Summit in November.
G20 Summit A Chance For New Zealand To Play 'Active' Role; Queensland Gears Up For Activists

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's role in the G20 will be highly welcomed as the country joins Australia in the summit in Brisbane in a few weeks. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, G20, INVESTMENT, COURT

'The Originals' Season 2 Spoilers: 'Scandal' Actress Debra Mooney Joins Cast As Tough Werewolf Mary

By IBTimes AU

The arrival of new faces in “The Originals” Season 2 is just getting started. The latest casting reports revealed that “Scandal” actress Debra Mooney will be making an appearance in the CW spinoff series soon as a tough werewolf matriarch named Mary. (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

Richard Gere
Richard Gere And Wife Ignored Each Other On A Divorce Proceeding

By IBTimes AU

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell acted like they do not know each other on a court proceeding. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWYER, GOLDEN GLOBE

The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In Iceland

By IBTimes AU

The Pirate Bay and Deildu to be blocked by ISPs in Iceland. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ICELAND

GoPro Inc's founder and CEO Nick Woodman holds a GoPro camera in his mouth
Vancouver Police to Wear Body Cameras First Time in History

By IBTimes AU

Vancouver officers will wear body cameras for the first time in department history. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

A boy plays with seeds during therapy at the therapy and development centre for autistic kids in the Asociacion Guatemalteca por el Autismo, or Guatemalan Association for Autism, building in Guatemala City March 13, 2014. Nine children, from 6-14 years ol
‘Killer Mum’ Claims 8-Year-Old Autistic Son Proposed Suicide Pact Via Text Message

By IBTimes AU

Gigi Jordan, a former executive of a pharmaceutical company, claimed that her 8-year-old autistic son, whom she killed with a deadly dose of prescription drug, proposed for them to engage in a suicide pact. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, AUTISM

An AIDS patient lies in bed at Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Namphu in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
Poll Shows 87% Of Canadians Highly Favour Doctor Assisted Suicide

By IBTimes AU

Euthanasia or doctor-assisted suicide is no longer considered a taboo subject in Canada. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RELIGION

Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines
Bob Arum Calls On President Of The Philippines To Control ‘Loose Cannon’ Government Official Against Manny Pacquiao

By IBTimes AU

Bob Arum lashed out at Kim Henares, the chief of the tax agency in the Philippines calling her a "loose cannon" in relation to the Manny Pacquiao tax case in the country. Ar (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, LAWYER

Raven Symone
Raven Symone Hates Labels Especially 'Gay' And 'African American'

By IBTimes AU

Raven Symone talks love and race with Oprah Winfrey. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: OPRAH WINFREY, COURT, OPRAH WINFREY, LINDSAY LOHAN