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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony
NBA News: New York Knicks Fan Suing Madison Square Garden For Ejection Last January

By IBTimes AU

NBA News - A heckling New York Knicks fan got ejected from a January game, now he's suing the Madison Square Garden. (Oct 02)

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Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C) is escorted before a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk, July 26, 2013. Tolokonnikova was sentenced to two years in prison for the
Queensland Ombudsman Says Strip Search Of Female Inmates Is Illegal (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

Queensland Ombudsman Phil Clarke ruled on Tuesday that strip searches on female inmates detained at the Townsville Women's Correctional Centre were illegal. Clarke's decision prompted prisoner advocate Debbie Kilroy to push for disciplinary action on the perpetrators. (Oct 01)

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Pope Francis Appears At The Window In St. Peter's Square.
Pope Francis Ultimate Target By Conservative Cardinals

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis is being targeted by group of conservative cardinals, German Cardinal Walter Kasper (Sep 19)

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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 (Sep 18)

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