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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

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Pope To Demote Conservative Cardinal – A Revolution, Decapitation, Describes Vatican Critic

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis is reportedly demoting a conservative cardinal – a move deemed as a revolution and decapitation by seasoned Vatican critic (1:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ABORTION

A reveller prepares his outfit during the Gay Pride parade in Lima, June 28, 2014.
90-Year-Old Ladies Married After A Courtship Period Of 72 Years

By IBTimes AU

Alice Nonie Dubes and Vivian Boyack, both in their 90’s got married in Davenport, Lowa, in the company of their close friends and family members. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, LAWSUIT

Robin Williams poses with friends on the 91st birthday of comedian Marty Allen at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California
Former US Nurse Convicted Of Helping Canada Student And British Man Commit Suicide

By IBTimes AU

A U.S. court convicted former nurse William Melchert-Dinkel on Tuesday, Sept. 9, of helping a Canadian student and a British man commit suicide. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

File of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, his wife Shelly attending the NBA basketball game in Los Angeles
Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Estranged Wife Shelly On The Beach

By IBTimes AU

Donald Sterling and wife Shelly found a peaceful ground amid legal battles. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, CALIFORNIA, COURT, LAWSUIT, LOS ANGELES

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair speaks at a news conference in Toronto
Canada’s “Mr. Big” Gets Judicial Reprimand: Top Cop Says All Fine

By IBTimes AU

Technological advances should make crime investigation flawless and secure convictions (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

Manny Pacquiao (L), Philippine lawmaker and world boxing champion, uses his mobile phone to take "selfies" with fellow lawmakers before the start of the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Que
Netizens Debate on True Owner of Manny Pacquiao Facebook Page Amid Report of Lost $585,000 Rolex

By IBTimes AU

A post on Facebook that was shared many times because of the value of two items being compared has sparked a social media debate on which is the real Facebook page of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FACEBOOK, COURT

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle
Asylum Seekers Demand Compensation From Australia for Neglect and Poor Healthcare

By IBTimes AU

Asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island have filed a case against Australia for neglect and poor medical service. They demand compensation from the government. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, LAWYER, INFECTION, DENTAL

Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines waves to fans from a ring in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 8, 2014. Pacquiao will challenge undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley of the U.S. at the MGM Grand
Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao KOs Philippine Taxman as Supreme Court Stops Agency from Requiring P4.2 Billion Surety Bond from Champ

By IBTimes AU

It is exactly three months away from Manny Pacquiao's bout with Chris Algieri in Macau, but the Filipino champion seems to have added a ninth title to his name as he scored a major victory against the Philippine tax agency. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

File photo of China's President Xi Jinping waiting before a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
China Hits Back as Australian MP Clive Palmer Vows to Keep Fighting ‘Chinese Bast#rds’

By IBTimes AU

Australian MP Clive Palmer called China “mongrels” that shoot its own people. Interestingly, Palmer’s opponents have earlier accused the politician of threatening the democratic relation between Australia and China with his reckless use of words against the Asian government. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, COURT, AUSTRALIA

Major Austrian ISPs To Face Legal Action For Not Blocking The Pirate Bay

By IBTimes AU

Local internet service providers may face lawsuit for failing to block The Pirate Bay and other similar websites. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: COURT