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N.Y. Lawyer Sentenced for Bilking Relatives, Friends 30.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Robert J. Cassandro, 47, was found guilty of first-degree scheme to defraud on May 13 after a two-month trial in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. The jury acquitted him of the more serious charge of grand larceny.
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Colorado Supreme Court Orders End To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses 30.7.2014 Think Progres

After issuing 202 marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall has been ordered to stop.

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Ventura defamation verdict full of surprises 30.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Jurors awarded Jesse Ventura about $1.8 million yesterday in his defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with David Schultz about the verdict. Schultz teaches law and political science at Hamline University.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on new trial over insanity 30.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case where a Beloit man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend was granted a new trial over an insanity defense.

India high court’s ‘disgruntled wives’ ruling tests dowry laws enacted to protect women 30.7.2014 Washington Post: World

NEW DELHI — Roughly 8,000 women in India died violent deaths in 2013 because their families were unable to cough up the demands for more dowry, according to government statistics.

Such deaths have been a longtime problem for India and explain why the country passed a series of laws against dowry in the 1980s to protect against this form of violence.

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WikiLeaks gag order: open justice is threatened by super-injuctions | Richard Ackland 30.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Australian courts have increasingly been issuing suppression orders preventing the publication of legal proceedings and an implicit dislike of the media is partly to blame Last month, an Australian judge issued a super-duper injunction preventing the reporting of bribery allegations which involved south east Asian political figures, and in some cases their family members. The allegations have arisen in a criminal case before the supreme court of Victoria. The super-injunction, which not only prevents publication of the allegations, but the detailed terms of the injunction itself, only came to light because WikiLeaks published the intimate details on July 29 . Publicity is the very soul of justice ... it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. The gag order published by WikiLeaks ... is disturbing on its face as it suggests the Australian government is suppressing reporting of a major corruption scandal to prevent diplomatic embarrassment. The embarrassment of diplomatic partners is not the ...
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Senate Dems set with military contraception bill 30.7.2014 Politico
It would require military health care to cover all forms of contraception without co-pays.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule in case where new trial granted over insanity plea 30.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Rights group and union push for review of Australian WikiLeaks gag order 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Human Rights Watch says diplomatic embarrassment cannot justify withholding information about serious criminal activity

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What can replace the collegium? 30.7.2014 Rediff: Columns
Senior judges have developed a cushy arrangement among themselves: you back the appointment of so-and-so advocate's junior, and I will back so-and-so judge's nephew, says Subir Roy
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Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder while it considers appeal 30.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state’s attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder’s clerk to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples. The same court previously ruled in Suthers’ favor in ordering Denver to stop issuing licenses, but ...
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WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Superinjunction reported to have been issued on 19 June to block reporting of claims involving international politicians

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the region has been exposed by WikiLeaks.

The prohibition emerged from a criminal case in the Australian courts and applies throughout the country. It was issued by the criminal division of the supreme court of Victoria in Melbourne "to prevent damage to Australia's international relations that may be caused by the publication of material that may damage the reputations of specified individuals who are not the subject of charges in these proceedings".

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Colorado supreme court halts same-sex marriages in Boulder County 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

States highest court responds to appeal from attorney general and orders county to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

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Colorado Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Boulder while state ban is in place 30.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Colorado Supreme Court puts halt to Boulder gay marriage licenses 30.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder's county clerk and recorder was ordered Tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately while the Colorado Supreme Court takes up the debate.
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Appeals Court Saves Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic 30.7.2014 Think Progres

The state abortion law is unconstitutional, the court found.

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Vikings Hire Wells, Kaplan To Help In Kluwe Talks 30.7.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced on Tuesday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained.
U.S. appeals court panel strikes down Mississippi abortion law 30.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
A U.S. appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that would have closed the only abortion clinic in the state.
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Federal Court Of Appeals Rejects New Constitutional Challenge To Obamacare 30.7.2014 Outside the Beltway
A Federal Appeals Court has rejected a challenge to Obamacare based on a somewhat obscure provision of the Constitution.
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Mississippi's sole abortion clinic can stay open after court rules in its favour 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Federal appeals judges rule Mississippi law that would close clinic is unconstitutional, citing 1973 supreme court decision

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