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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

U.S. President Obama speaks about the economy, in Austin
US Right Activists Seek Ban On Execution by Lethal Injection

By IBTimes AU

Death sentences in some US states by lethal injection has come under heavy criticism as a barbaric act and the clamour is up for its legal review by the apex court, reports Global Post. The latest trigger is the protests that followed after a convic... (Jul 26)

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The entrance to Shell's LNG Canada project site is shown in Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia on April 12, 2014. British Columbia is on the brink of an energy boom. Domestic and foreign companies are looking to build two oil pipelines, multipl
Canadian Aboriginals Group in Vancouver Island Supports $30B LNG Project

By IBTimes AU

Huu-ay-aht First Nations (HFN), a Canadian aboriginals group, has allowed the development of a $30 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant project in Vancouver Island. (Jul 10)

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Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde, Two Co-founders of the File-Sharing Website, The Pirate Bay, Arrive at the Swedish Appeal Court in Stockholm
The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde’s Health Deteriorating Due to Prison Conditions

By IBTimes AU

Peter Sunde has been in the prison for over a month and The Pirate Bay co-founder has sent a letter to the authorities about his detention. Apparently, his crime and prison conditions do not match. He states in his letter that his health is weakening also he has lost 11 pounds. (Jul 04)

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President Obama attends the Marine Barracks Evening Parade
Barack Obama Voted as Worst U.S. President since WWII

By IBTimes AU

U.S. President Barack Obama, the 44th president of his country, has been voted as the worst first citizen of the country since the World War II. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, GEORGE W. BUSH, COURT, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS

Lindsay Lohan Sues Grand Theft Auto 5 Game Producers
Lindsay Lohan Sues Grand Theft Auto 5 Game Producers

By IBTimes AU

Lindsay Lohan, the actress known for her roles in movies, "Mean Girls" and "Parent Trap," is reportedly suing the producers of the popular game "Grand Theft Auto" 5. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LAWSUIT, LINDSAY LOHAN

Contraceptive Mandate: Washington shakes it up
Contraception Mandate by Supreme Court: Obama Calls It 'Jeopardised'

By IBTimes AU

The latest verdict by the U.S. Supreme Court over birth control came as a massive blow towards Obama’s health care law. The court ruled that “family-owned businesses do not have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the owners’ religious beliefs. (Jul 02)

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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo in TV Copyright Case

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 ruling has junked the claims of Aereo Technology, a start-up tech company, citing copyright violations. (Jun 26)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon June 26, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market had a solid session on Thursday, clawing back some ground following losses on Tuesday and Wednesday. Window dressing ahead of the end of the financial year, coupled with a strong lead from Wall Street, saw the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rise 1.1 per cent today to 5446. (Jun 26)

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The Pirate Bay Blocking Case in Supreme Court

By IBTimes AU

It looks like anti-piracy outfit BREIN is hell-bent about making sure that The Pirate Bay is blocked in Netherlands. The group is ready to drag two local internet service providers to the Supreme Court. (Jun 25)

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Defence Abuse Response Taskforce Chair Describes Rape of 207 Male Teenagers Aboard Australian Naval Vessel as Horrific

By IBTimes AU

The rape of 207 male teenage recruits at the Australian naval vessel HMAS Leeuwin from 1960 to 1984 is within the scope of the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The confirmation came from Len Roberts-Smith, chair of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce. (Jun 19)

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