NEW BERN, N.C. — A lawsuit over the rights to photos and video from the wreckage of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship is still winding its way through North Carolina courts, four years after the legal conflict began. The New Bern Sun Journal reports the state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about the ownership issue. The state's highest court will decide which lower court should hear the case next. A Florida-based company found the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge off the North Carolina coast in 1996. Intersal contends the state breached a contract giving the company some exclusivity to images. An Intersal attorney argued the case should be heard in Business Court, where monetary damages can be awarded. State lawyers argue the case qualifies only for administrative court, where they say it's been settled. … [Read more...] about NC’s highest court hears arguments about Blackbeard flagship
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sitting on a working-class commercial strip in the shadows of an above-ground rail line, a group called Make the Road New York’s busy street-level offices are easy to miss. But its mission to support and advocate for immigrants is front and center. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the orders being issued, in Washington, U.S. March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo A sign on its front door in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood of the borough of Queens warns law enforcement officers not to enter without a warrant. Its colorful lobby is filled with butterfly-shaped placards made for protests against the hardline immigration policies of President Donald Trump, a fellow New Yorker. Its latest fight is to contest the Trump administration’s contentious plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, which the group has called a “racist attempt to intimidate, undercount immigrants.” The … [Read more...] about Supreme Court girds for fight over Trump census citizenship question
ATLANTA — Georgia's highest court has delayed the trial of man charged with killing a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade. The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the murder trial of Ryan Duke be put on hold while the court considers whether it has jurisdiction to hear Duke's emergency pretrial appeal. Oral arguments before the high court were scheduled for May 7. Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Monday in Duke's trial. He is charged in rural Irwin County with murder in the October 2005 death of teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead. Duke's attorneys are seeking to overturn the trial judge's decision to deny Duke funding to pay for expert witnesses in DNA, false confessions, and psychology. … [Read more...] about Georgia high court delays trial in 2005 slaying of teacher
By: Manu Sebastian 16 March 2019 4:17 AM GMT The admissibility of evidence in Courts in India is dependent on its relevancy as per the provisions of Indian Evidence Act. Illegality or impropriety in obtaining the evidence will not affect its admissibility, if it is otherwise relevant. Test of admissibility of evidence lies in its relevancy and not on how it was obtained. In Kuruma v The Queen  AC 197 the Privy Council laid down that if the evidence is admissible, the court is not concerned how it was obtained. The privy council observed : "...the test to be applied in considering whether evidence is admissible is whether it is relevant to the matters in issue. If it is, it is admissible and the Court is not concerned with how the evidence was obtained". In this case, evidence obtained by illegal search of body of a person was not eschewed by the court. These observations of the privy council were quoted with approval by the Supreme Court in Pooran Mal v Director of … [Read more...] about Can Courts Admit Evidence Which Has Been Obtained Illegally Or Improperly?
close Video Biggest Political Moments in 2018 From Brett Kavanaugh's bitter Supreme Court nomination battle to the dire climate change warning, a look at some of the biggest political moments in 2018. In 2018, President Trump traveled to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, celebrities advocated for criminal justice reform in the Oval Office and Democrats took back the House after years in the political wilderness on Capitol Hill. And that's just scratching the surface of the year's momentous political events. Read on for a look at the seven top political moments of 2018. Kavanaugh’s 2nd Supreme Court hearing Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Brett Kavanaugh’s ascent to the Supreme Court was a rocky one. At first, he seemed to be on a glide path to the high court after an uneventful confirmation hearing. But just before the Senate was set to vote, California … [Read more...] about From Kim summit to Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing, 7 political moments that defined 2018