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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.

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Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York
Beyoncé, Jay-Z Facing Legal Trouble Over 'Drunk In Love'

By IBTimes AU

The singer is sued over lifting up other's music without knowledge. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ITUNES, LAWSUIT

Brazilian sex worker Laura Maria do Espirito Santo, vice-president of the Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais, shops for lingerie after an English class in Belo Horizonte May 12, 2014. A group of sex workers are taking English classes once a week i
Canada Urged to Make Prostitution A Business With Due Regulatory Controls

By IBTimes AU

There is a conflict of interest in the demand as the government is looking to eliminate the trade than supporting it. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ADVERTISING

A Pokot girl cries after being circumcised in a village about 80 kilometres from the town of Marigat in Baringo County, October 16, 2014. The traditional practice of circumcision within the Pokot tribe is a rite of passage that marks the transition to wom
NSW Supreme Court Schedules 1st Female Genital Mutilation Trial In August 2015

By IBTimes AU

An old woman will stand trial in August 2015 before the New South Wales Supreme Court over charges of performing genital mutilation on two young girls. The case, allowed by Chief Justice Tom Bathurst, could set a precedent and result in a landmark de... (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT, KENYA

Members of Swing Service Workers in Group, a non-profit organisation for sex workers, blow condoms during a campaign to stop the spread of AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day, in Bangkok November 29, 2009. World AIDS Day takes place on December 1, 2009.
Canada's Prostitution Law To Take Effect From Dec 6: Sex Workers Fear Unilateral Victimisation

By IBTimes AU

The new prosititution law makes buying sex a criminal act. (Dec 06)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

A view through a window in an exhibition area in a former prison in Cottbus
Australian Sex Offender’s 20-Year Jail Term ‘Not Enough’

By IBTimes AU

Queensland's attorney-general said that the 20-year sentence would not be enough to protect the community. (Nov 28)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ATTORNEY GENERAL

A Bushel of Soybeans
Bonsoy To Recompense Milk Victims

By IBTimes AU

Producers of the popular milk alternative, Bonsoy have agreed to the settlement of AU$25 million to compensate 496 victims of food poisoning. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAW FIRM, SETTLEMENT, AUSTRALIA

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London June 14, 2013.
Julian Assange's Crime That Has Made Sweden Uphold Its Arrest Warrant May Be That Of 'Telling The Truth'

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Wikileaks' founder, Julian Assange, has not been relieved of an arrest warrant or extradition order by the Swedish court of appeal. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWYER, WIKILEAKS, LONDON

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles
Prince Charles to Reshape Monarchy When He Becomes King – Report

By IBTimes AU

Prince Charles will be making "heartfelt interventions" in national life when be becomes king, according to his allies. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, COURT, LONDON

Crying Infant
No Jail Time For Father Who Shook Crying Infant Daughter So Violently That It Caused Her Brain Damage

By IBTimes AU

The man shook his crying baby out of frustration. (Nov 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

Terrorist from Australia
Canadian Professor Wanted By France In Terror Case To Be Extradited

By IBTimes AU

The long arms of law can catch up with the guilty even after decades. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWYER