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Asylum case rejected by controversial judge Sandy Street will be reheard

Post date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 05:47

Full bench of federal court finds Street failed to give procedural fairness to Iranian manA full bench of the federal court has ordered an asylum case rejected by the controversial circuit court judge Sandy Street to be reheard, adding further criticisms of his conduct and finding he failed to...

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Former top judge lambasts Grayling and Truss in memoir

Post date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 16:27

Lord Dyson, a former master of the rolls, highlights difficult relationship between judiciary and senior politicians The former lord chancellor Chris Grayling “never believed access to social justice” was important while Liz Truss was a “disaster” in the same role, according to a highly...

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Judge rejected asylum seeker who did not have gay ‘demeanour’

Post date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 14:33

Judge contrasted man’s appearance with another who ‘wore lipstick’ and had ‘effeminate manner’A UK immigration judge rejected the asylum claim of a man from a country where homosexuality is illegal in part because he did not have a gay “demeanour”, a lawyer has revealed.The judge in the first-...

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Council ban on protests outside abortion clinic upheld by appeal court

Post date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:13

Anti-abortion activists argued Ealing’s buffer zone for Marie Stopes clinic was unjustifiedAnti-abortion activists have lost a court of appeal challenge against a council’s decision to ban protesters from gathering outside a clinic in west London.Judges on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against...

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Rights groups challenge UK police over mobile phone monitoring

Post date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 17:46

Activists seek to overturn ruling enabling police to avoid disclosing use of covert surveillance technologyThe refusal by police forces to disclose whether they are exploiting covert surveillance technology to track mobile phones is to be challenged at a tribunal next week.Privacy International...

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The supreme court's pro-gun radicalism puts us all in the crosshairs | Lawrence Douglas

Post date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:00

The court has made it harder for Americans to forge a sensible political solution to a horrific national problemAfter 51 Muslim worshipers were gunned down in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s parliament swiftly moved to ban military-style semiautomatic weapons, assault rifles and high-...

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El Salvador woman acquitted of stillbirth murder charge

Post date: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 23:42

‘Resounding victory for rights of women’ after retrial overturns conviction of Evelyn Beatriz HernándezA young rape survivor accused of deliberately inducing an abortion in El Salvador after delivering a stillborn baby in a toilet has been cleared of murder during a retrial.Evelyn Beatríz...

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Criminal cases delayed across England and Wales as courts lie idle

Post date: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 19:24

Cuts are being blamed for many crown courts not sitting despite very high caseloadsNearly half of all crown courts across England and Wales were left empty on Monday, a survey suggests, even though lawyers say they have never known the backlog of criminal cases to be so bad.Law experts suggested...

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De Niro's company sues ex-employee for $6m for embezzlement and Netflix bingeing

Post date: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 19:04

Canal Productions alleges Chase Robinson accrued enormous hotel and Uber bills as well as watching TV during working hours Chase Robinson, who until recently held a senior role in Robert De Niro’s film production company, has been sued by her employer for $6m.According to...

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Over 60% of 'fast-track justice' defendants never enter plea

Post date: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 15:27

Those ignoring summary notices may be unaware they face automatic convictionPeople accused of minor offences are increasingly ignoring fast-track court proceedings because they do not recognise they are at risk of being convicted, the Magistrates Association has said.Two-thirds of defendants...

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