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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

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. (9:14 pm)

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

Actress Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan And Her Brother Slapped With Restraining Order And Sued For $60M

By IBTimes AU

Lohans being sued by ex- business associate. (Nov 03)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWYER, LAWSUIT, LINDSAY LOHAN

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