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Bangladesh court commutes death sentence of Islamist to imprisonment until death 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Bangladesh court commutes Sayedees death sentence 17.9.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Bangladeshs Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee a top Islamist preacher whose sentencing last year triggered the deadliest political violence in the countrys ...
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Court commutes death sentence of Jamaat leader Delwar Sayedee 17.9.2014 Hindu: News
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence for a leader of an Islamic political party to imprisonment until death for war crimes during the nation’s 1971 independence war against P...
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Questions, answers about Senate race in Kansas 17.9.2014 AP Politics
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state's chief elections officer must fulfill a request from Democrats' nominee for the U.S. Senate to remove his name from the Nov. 4 election ballot. The legal dispute has national implications for the GOP drive to take the majority in the Senate....
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Minnesota news in brief at 9:05 p.m. CDT 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Dutch Supreme Court upholds sentence in child abuse case 17.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
The Hague, Sep 17 : Dutch Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the 19 years jail sentence of a man, who abused 67 young children in a child care centre.
Candidates need reality check on pensions 17.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension liability? What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension ...
In the Loop: 17.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Is Attorney General Eric Holder readying his exit strategy? Back in April, our colleague Sari Horwitz, citing Justice Department officials familiar with Holder’s plans, reported that he had decided to stay in his job through the fall midterm elections but that he would not commit beyond the end of the ...
Undertrials unbound 17.9.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
In one of the women's jails in western India, there's excitement over the birth of Amar. The scrawny five-day-old, bundled in swaddling cloth, is taken from his teenage mother's arms and gingerly laid in a crude blue plastic cradle gifted by social workers. A group of women from the neighbouring cells look on fondly and clap, revelling briefly in one of the few pleasant moments behind the heavy blue and yellow iron gates of the jail.
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Kansas Supreme Court Appears Prepared To Allow Democrat Chad Taylor To Get Off Ballot 17.9.2014 Outside the Beltway
Kansas's highest court heard argument today in a legal dispute that could play a huge role in deciding who controls the Senate after November 4th.
Kansas accused of 'loosey-goosey' policy as candidate sues to be taken off ballot 17.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Secretary of state insists Democrats name should appear against his wishes in lawsuit days before ballots go to press

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Wisconsin asks court to stay ruling against gay marriage bans, to help prevent confusion 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Judge: Hobby Lobby Decision Means Polygamous Sect Member Can Refuse To Testify In Child Labor Case 17.9.2014 Think Progres

The court concluded that a cult member's religious interest in staying silent should trump the nation's interest in ensuring that we leave no stone unturned when investigating allegations of mass exploitation of children.

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Federalism in judicial appointments 17.9.2014 Hindu: Home
States should have a say in any major constitutional amendment concerning the judiciary
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Kansas Supreme Court deciding whether Republicans can force Democrat to stay on Senate ballot 16.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
This morning the Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments from attorneys representing Democrat Chad Taylor and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach about whether the Democratic challenger's name should be removed from the ballot this November. The take from the Election Law Blog: Much of the discussion at oral argument concerned other letters of withdrawal which the SOS had received in recent years, including some earlier letters which were submitted (late) to the court. It seems to show a pattern of the SOS exercising discretion in deciding which letters complied. The Justices seemed to get Kobach’s lawyer to admit that substantial compliance may sometimes be enough. With that concession, there is a relatively easy path to finding the letter substantially complied. So, it sounds as if things are looking good for Taylor's request to withdrawal. The court is expected to rule before Friday, with some indications they may rule as early as today. The ballots head to the printing press this Saturday, so they ...
In the Loop: NFL hires former Biden aide who worked on violence against women laws 16.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
A former Joe Biden aide who worked for him in the Senate when he wrote the Violence Against Women Act has taken a senior-level position with the National Football League as it struggles with its reputation among ...
Chaotic Kansas race has GOP desperate to keep Democrat in the running 16.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

In a state many see as a Tea Party experiment gone wrong and in which Republicans campaign against their own party, a GOP leader is fighting to keep a Democrat from quitting and a third-party candidate stands poised to win

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Bangladesh court to give verdict on Islamist leader's death rap appeal Dhaka, Sep 16 : Bangladesh's apex court will Wednesday deliver the final judgment on an appeal against the verdict of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 sentencing an Islamist 16.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
The ICT-1 pronounced the verdict in February last year on a crime against humanity case, awarding death sentence to the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party's Nayeb-e-Ameer, or vice-president, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, also a former member of parliament.
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WorldViews: The French war on American-style free soda refills 16.9.2014 Washington Post: World
France considers its cuisine exceptional and has fought for centuries to preserve it from foreign trends. But the struggle has intensified in recent decades with the globalization of fast-food chains. Consequently, in 2011, the French  banned ketchup from most meals served in school ...
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Some Kansas high court judges question why Democrat US Senate candidate can't withdraw 16.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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