By: Ashok Kini 7 March 2019 5:08 AM GMT Significant Rulings Minority Status Of Aligarh Muslim University: SC Refers The Matter To Seven Judge Bench The Supreme Court referred to seven-judge bench the issue of determining the correctness of minority status granted to Aligarh Muslim University. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the matter to the larger bench for defining the parameters for grant of minority status to educational institutions.Acquittal If IO & Informant Same Person: Benefit Of 'Mohan Lal' Judgment Not Available To Cases Prior To It Varinder Kumar vs. State of Himachal Pradesh In an important judgment, the Supreme Court observed that all pending criminal prosecutions, trials and appeals prior to the law laid down in the judgment in Mohan Lal vs. State of Punjab (acquittal if investigator-informant is the same person), shall continue to be governed by the individual facts of the case. Bhima Koregaon … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Monthly Digest- February 2019
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his long-demanded border wall and that there probably would be a partial U.S. government shutdown at midnight.Lawmakers scrambled to find an 11th-hour solution to avert the potential shutdown, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and senior White House officials. Negotiators in the Senate were discussing legislation that would include $1.6 billion in border security money and retaining assistance for areas hit by natural disasters that was added by the House of Representatives, according to a Republican Senate aide.Before meeting with Senate Republicans at the White House, Trump wrote on Twitter that "Democrats now own the shutdown," despite having said last week that he would be "proud" to close the federal government over the issue of border security and "I'll be the one to shut it down." 40 PHOTOS Photos of the week: 12/14 - … [Read more...] about U.S. government shutdown looms as lawmakers seek last-minute compromise
“It just felt like day care,” said one student. By Caroline Preston 11/10/2018 05:00 am ET PHILADELPHIA and GREENVILLE, Pa. — Back when he still lived with his family, when school was across the street from his home in West Philadelphia, Johnathan Hamilton used to plow through reading assignments and research religious questions online. He stumbled over fractions — math was always a struggle — but started getting into philosophy as an early teen. Then, at 15, his relationship with his parents grew violent, and Hamilton went to live in a city shelter for foster youth. When a bed became available at a residential facility in suburban Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, run by the nonprofit Devereux Foundation, Hamilton was sent to live there. For roughly nine months, he went to school on the grounds of the facility — and he says it was mostly lost time. Classes were full of kids of different ages. The material he was assigned seemed many grade … [Read more...] about How Schools For Kids In Foster Care Act As ‘Educational Black Holes’
Martha Bellisle, Associated Press Updated 11:14 am PDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 Photo: TED S. WARREN, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2005 file photo Washington state prisons Lt. Clan Jacobs walks through a block of cells at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash. Three years after a federal judge said Washington state was violating the rights of mentally ill people warehoused in jails while they wait for competency services, the state has agreed to a plan to fix the problem. A settlement reached Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, between Disability Rights Washington and the Department of Social and Health Services is designed to bring the state into compliance with the judge's order and end the contempt fines the state has been paying for years. less FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2005 file photo Washington state prisons Lt. Clan Jacobs walks through a block of cells at … [Read more...] about Rights group, state reach settlement in competency lawsuit