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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court rejects bid to review handgun restrictions on young people

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Decision delivers blow to National Rifle Association in its attempts to ease laws limiting access to pistols for 18- to 21-year-olds The US Supreme Court ... was sufficiently “responsible,” even though the second amendment to the US Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US Supreme Court to decide if human genes can be patented

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US company wants sole rights to study isolated DNA but opponents say such material occurs naturally and cannot be patented Court to rule on patents for genes The US Supreme Court agreed to consider whether human genes can be patented in an issue that has split the medical community and will shape the future of personalised health care and the biotechnology ...

  3. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Supreme People's Court's new guidelines, Foxconn plans US expansion

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:22am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Council when the US resolution comes up in March 2014. Opinio Iuris China’s International Court of Justice Judge Xue Hanqin publicly defends China’s non-participation in UNCLOS arbitration. Platts ... in individual court cases, the report says citing an unidentified source. Caijing "A Singapore-style approach- combining a freewheeling market economy and an authoritarian regime- has clearly ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle over 'lewd' breast cancer bracelets heads to US Supreme Court

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:34am by AP

    ... Boobies!" breast cancer awareness bracelets could be settled by the US Supreme Court. School officials in the Pennsylvania town of Easton plan to appeal a federal court's decision that rejected ... An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which helped the girls challenge the rule, said the school had been hinting that it would petition the Supreme Court. "I'm just really ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court to hear second gay marriage case

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US Supreme Court trod cautiously on Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict ... argument, the government could ban marriages of couples above age 55. Nine US states and the capital Washington allow same-sex marriage. While some rights advocates hope the Supreme Court ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court urged to support gay marriage limits

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:35am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Court urged to uphold California same sex marriage ban The US Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday to uphold the constitutionality of two laws that define marriage ... on the books. The same-sex marriage cases are Hollingsworth v. Perry, US Supreme Court, No. 12-144; and US v. Windsor, US Supreme Court, No. 12-307.   ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Supreme Court to hear challenge to states' land-use fees

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Snr had a plan when he bought six hectares east of Orlando, in the state of Florida. It did not include having his son end up at the US Supreme Court. But now 18 years of legal wrangling have ... application. He sued. One Florida court ordered the water district to pay Koontz senior more than US$325,000 as compensation, but the Florida Supreme Court reversed this. ...

  8. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Millions march in US to hail Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Millions march in American cities to hail US Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage Marriage ruling boosts pride parades Dancing, cheering and toting ... On Sunday, supporters of gay marriage also cheered news that a US Supreme Court justice rejected a long-shot bid to halt same-sex marriages in California. Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the request ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH CARE

    Obamacare roll-out hits snag as Supreme Court blocks birth control rule

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:40pm by AP

    ... effect on New Year’s Day, a US Supreme Court judge blocked the implementation of part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organisations ... contraceptive coverage, which would still violate their beliefs, said Mark Rienzi, the nuns’ lawyer. According to The New York Times, the nuns said in their Supreme Court brief that they faced steep ...

  10. News - World

    US Supreme Court strikes down provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 10:05pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — US Supreme Court strikes down provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. ...




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