June 15, 2021

Argentina Asks Supreme Court to Protect It From ‘Vulture’ Hedge Fund

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By Peter Coy From Bloomberg It’s hard to decide which is the less sympathetic party appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court today. Is it Argentina, which has repeatedly defaulted on foreign debt? Or is it a hedge fund controlled by billionaire Paul Singer, which sometimes buys up distressed debt on the cheap and then sues […]

Aereo infringes says international associations and copyright scholars to SCOTUS

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By Barry Sookman From barrysookman.com On March 3 2014, a number of international and foreign associations and copyright scholars filed an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in the ABC, Inc. et al v. Aereo, Inc case. The brief brings to the attention of the SCOTUS a number of international treaties […]

How to buy a politician: What today’s supreme court ruling means for consumers

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By Kate Cox From Consumerist Everyone knows that money talks. But today, the Supreme Court made it official: political donations are speech. Therefore, they ruled, the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment applies to them too. And that means removing the limits. It is both cynical and accurate for the Court to […]

UK on-shore shale gas and land rights: Can a so called “legal block” stop the UK shale play in its tracks?

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From Eversheds 2013 was a year in which the UK environmental lobby began to mobilise against the UK unconventional gas industry. The autumn saw the establishment of a protest camp at Barton Moss in Greater Manchester in response to exploratory drilling for coal bed methane by Igas Energy and the camp continues. Some people in […]

Argentina asks Supreme Court to stop ‘catastrophe’

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From The Daily Record BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina filed a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asking the justices in Washington to avert an “economic catastrophe” by overturning lower court rulings that could force the South American government to default on billions of dollars in debts. Making Argentina pay cash in […]

Jamaican-born transvestite indicted in toddler’s death

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From Caribbean360: NEW YORK, United States, Friday February 7, 2014, CMC – Prosecutors have indicted a Jamaican-born transvestite in the death of a four-year-old boy in her care. Kryzie King, 27, was indicted in the Manhattan Supreme Court on 12 charges, including first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. King pleaded […]

Nuns get partial win in US Supreme Court contraception fight

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From The Daily Herald WASHINGTON–The U.S. Supreme Court said last month that, while litigation continues, an order of Roman Catholic nuns need not comply with a part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring employers to provide insurance that covers contraception. In the latest skirmish over religious objections to providing government-mandated contraception, the four-sentence court […]