Obama won a major legal victory just ahead of a tight election, but the ruling also could energize Romney and Republicans, whose fierce opposition to the health law propelled the issue to the high court.
ROME — Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the United States.
Knox called the decision “painful” but said she was confident that she would be exonerated.
Italian law cannot compel Knox to return for the new trial, and her lawyer said she had no plans to do so. The appellate court hearing the new case could declare her in contempt of court but that carries no additional penalties.
If you want to get your case in front of the Supreme Court, don't represent yourself at trial or become a public spectacle. Otherwise, you really hurt your chances of arguing before the justices, according to experienced Supreme Court lawyer Carter Phillips.
Pension plans may have lost the battle at the Supreme Court of Canada, but there’s a debate over whether they are winning the war.
Last week, the country’s highest court unanimously overturned a controversial decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal that had catapulted pensioners ahead of secured creditors for payouts during court-supervised insolvency proceedings. In doing so, the high court restored the pecking order of Canada’s long-standing insolvency rules.
On the basis of Mitt Romney's latest appeal to the far right, including a vow to "teach Iranians the meaning of American resolve", and also on Romney's pledge to start a trade war with China, I am now willing to state that I would rather see president Obama reelected than Mitt Romney be elected.
I do not say this lightly. It will likely cost me readership. So be it. Consequences be dammed, I speak my mind.
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