Articles Posted in October, 2018

A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged Robert Bowers in a 44-count indictment for the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that killed 11 people and injured six others including four police officers responding on scene. The indictment alleges that Bowers drove to the Tree of Life Synagogue early on the [...]

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases—one a question of class action payments to charities and the second whether sovereign immunity of foreign governments extends to international organizations. In the first, Frank v. Gaos, petitioners contend that the application of a cy pres award, or the distribution of money from a class [...]

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The Supreme Court of Hawaii on Tuesday cleared the way for astronomers to build one of the largest telescopes in the world on Mauna Kea by dismissing a legal challenge of native Hawaiians aimed at blocking the project. Justice McKenna, writing for the court’s majority in the 4-1 decision, dismissed the appellant’s claims that “Mauna Kea, as [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) extended the comment period on Tuesday for a proposed standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The comment period was extended from 60 days to 90 days, now ending on December 13, 2018. The extension came after the NLRB received requests from Representative Robert C. Scott [...]

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday overturned the 2010 blasphemy conviction and death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic woman, for failure to proffer enough evidence that Bibi indeed committed the crime. The court’s decision rested on Pakistan’s Constitution and a 2016 decision in which the court emphasized that the state is “to ensure that [...]

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