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Teenager who killed rapist husband appeals death sentence

“Activists who have been supporting her in her legal process cautioned that, despite the appeal against her conviction and death sentence, it could take months for the appeal court to rule” writes Zeinab Mohammed Salih for theguardian.com. The legal team working on behalf of 19-year-old Noura Hussein, whose case has become an international cause celebre, had until Thursday to file an appeal to the death sentence handed down by a Sudanese court 15 days ago.When he attempted to rape her again the following day, she stabbed her husband to death…

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Trump’s massive impact on the federal bench

“The president and the GOP-controlled Senate have thus already put one-eighth of the federal appeals bench in their seats” writes Hugh Hewitt for washingtonpost.com. The Supreme Court, though by far the most important court, still only reviews 80 or so appeals court decisions per year.The latter is most definitely benefiting from the president’s massive impact on the federal bench, one that extends far beyond Justice Neil M. Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.Expect a total of 40 new appeals court judges by the end of Trump’s first two years.Federal appeals court…

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Trump’s stealth victory: Reshaping the courts

“There are currently 80 Trump judicial nominees in the Senate pipeline between the appeals courts, district courts, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts” writes Ap Photo Michael for washingtonexaminer.com. During the Democratic senator’s tenure as chairman, home-state senators could block a nominee by returning a negative blue slip or not returning it all. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats’ dismay

“Trump has made quick progress in reshaping federal appeals courts, winning Senate confirmation of 15 nominees to fill vacancies on federal appeals courts” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. For Trump, nine of the 15 appeals court vacancies he has filled have been on regional courts that already leaned conservative.Eve, two Trump nominees for the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, are backed by the two Illinois senators, both Democrats.Trump’s Democratic predecessor Barack Obama won confirmation of nine appeals court judges by the same point in his first term.The…

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U.S. top court turns away Google fight over business patents

“The appeals court said the patent had been wrongly reviewed in a proceeding reserved for business-related patents” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Also on Monday, the Supreme Court denied a number of other appeals that had also challenged the constitutionality of the patent review process.In 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the highest U.S. patent court, rejected the board’s broad view of the types of patents eligible for CBM review, prompting Google’s appeal to the Supreme Court.The justices let stand a 2016 federal appeals court…

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Facebook makes its community guidelines public and introduces an appeals process

“The company is also introducing a new appeals process, allowing users to request a review if they believe their post has been removed unfairly” writes Apr Edt for theverge.com. Now users will be able to request that the company review takedowns of content they posted personally.Almost a year later, Facebook is making an expanded set of those guidelines available to the public, a move designed to gather input from users around the world. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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‘Deport first – hear appeals later’

“In October 2013 @theresa_may proudly boasted that she would “deport first and hear appeals later”” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.co.uk. It is because of her race to the bottom pandering to anti-immigrant sentiment. pic.twitter.com/xExpXKnLJI Theresa May’s move in 2013 to expand the number of people the government could hear immigration appeals from after they had already been deported has been blamed for contribution to the Windrush scandal.Speaking in the Commons during the debate, Lammy said it was wrong to send “civilized human beings” back to places like Afghanistan, Syria and…

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Theresa May’s ‘Deport First, Appeal Later’ Immigration ‘Boasts’ Blamed For Windrush Scandal

“In October 2013 @theresa_may proudly boasted that she would “deport first and hear appeals later”” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.com. It is because of her race to the bottom pandering to anti-immigrant sentiment. pic.twitter.com/xExpXKnLJI Theresa May’s move in 2013 to expand the number of people the government could hear immigration appeals from after they had already been deported has been blamed for contribution to the Windrush scandal.Speaking in the Commons during the debate, Lammy said it was wrong to send “civilized human beings” back to places like Afghanistan, Syria and…

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U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana ‘selective’ abortion law

“Thursday’s decision was the second from a federal appeals court in two days favoring Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights advocates” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. By a 2-1 vote, the appeals court also struck down a separate provision essentially requiring abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same manner as human remains.The 7th Circuit decision upheld a September 2017 permanent injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt against the Indiana law. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Federal appeals court rules against Trump in challenge to sanctuary cities

“A panel of three Republican-appointed judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction issued by a federal district court judge in Chicago” writes Haven Daley Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. A federal appeals court on Thursday delivered a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on sanctuary cities, by upholding a nationwide injunction that blocked the Justice Department from denying funding to jurisdictions that fail to cooperate on immigration matters.”Nationwide injunctions allow a single federal district judge to set policy by ordering relief outside the scope…

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