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3 Supreme Court Justices to Skip State of Union
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will attend the State of the Union address Tuesday night, but three other members of the high court will skip the event — ending speculation over who may be a no-show after last years controversy following President Barack Obama’s direct rebuke of the bench over a campaign finance decision during his speech. A spokeswoman for the court confirmed to USA …
2011-01-25 12:25:50 FOX WTTG Washington
IL Supreme Court to ‘expedite’ Emanuel case
(CHICAGO) (WLS) — Rahm Emanuel’s name must be included on ballots printed by the Chicago Board of Elections until the Illinois Supreme Court rules on his residency in an ”expedited manner.” The Illinois Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider the case and plans to look at the briefs filed by the Illinois Appellate Court. No other briefs will be allowed, according to the Court, and there …
2011-01-25 13:50:37 WLS Chicago
US SEC Poised to Adopt Shareholder Say-On-Pay Rules
* Dodd-Frank law directed SEC to write say-on-pay rules * SEC to propose reporting rules for private fund advisers * Also to propose investor suitability definition change WASHINGTON – U.S. securities regulators were poised to adopt say-on-pay rules on Tuesday aimed at empowering shareholders to cast non-binding votes on executive pay, and to propose new rules designed to help regulators police …
2011-01-25 10:25:26 Advanced Trading
Scalia addresses tea party-organized event
Rep. Michele Bachamnn, R-Minn., speaks to members of the media following a closed Constitutional Seminar featuring Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Bachmann will be giving the Tea Party response to Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Photo: AP / AP Rep. Michele Bachamnn, R-Minn., speaks to members of the …
2011-01-25 08:56:38 News-Times
Quinn signs ‘landmark’ Medicaid reforms into law
Posted by Monique Garcia at 12:55 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law what he called “landmark” changes to the state’s Medicaid system that are aimed at cutting waste and fraud and saving millions of dollars in the upcoming years. Medicaid, the state’s health care system for the poor, is the most expensive program in state government. The program comprises about 1/3 of the state’s annual …
2011-01-25 14:16:02 Chicago Tribune
13-year-old US boy’s murder trial could violate international law
Amnesty International has urged the US authorities in the state of Pennsylvania to drop their pursuit of a murder trial in an adult court for a 13-year-old boy, as it could result in a violation of international law. On 25 January, the Pennsylvania’s Superior Court is set to hear an appeal against an earlier decision to try 13-year-old Jordan Brown in adult court on charges of killing Kenzie Houk, …
2011-01-25 14:09:39 Amnesty International USA
BP Accused by Victims of Racketeering Law Violation
By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Allen M. Johnson Jr. (Updates with demand for Feinberg disclosure in 16th paragraph.) Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc was accused by oil-spill victims lawyers of breaking civil racketeering law by engaging in acts that led to the worst such disaster in U.S. history. BP engaged in a pattern of fraudulent conduct directed at regulators from the inception of the Macondo …
2011-01-25 13:49:32 BusinessWeek
End of Lethal Injection Drug in US Leaves Death Penalty in Flux
Now that the one U.S. company that made a main ingredient used in lethal injections has decided to end production, where does that leave the executions planned in death chambers across the country? Likely facing delays, as expected challenges play out in court and many states scramble to find an alternative. “I guarantee litigation,” death penalty proponent Dudley Sharp told AOL News. “There will be …
2011-01-25 13:23:34 AOL News
Taking the Search for a Criminal Lawyer to the World Wide Web
Edit Article | Posted: Jan 25, 2011 |Comments: 0 | Are you or someone you know in search of a skillful and experienced Oshawa criminal lawyer? In Canada, criminal law is a very complex branch of the law and encompasses crimes ranging from fraud to homicide. In most instances, the legal reprimand for such heinous offenses is quite stern. Anyone charged with, or accused of, a criminal offense has an …
2011-01-25 15:25:46 ArticlesBase
ABA president condemns unfair trial and sentencing of Iranian human rights lawyer Sotoudeh
American Bar Association (ABA) president Stephen N. Zack has strongly condemned the unfair trial and sentencing of an Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Sotoudeh, who has worked with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, was arrested last September and sentenced earlier this month to 11 years in prison by Iranian authorities. Her sentence included five years for “acting against national …
2011-01-25 10:47:38 International Business Times HK

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