DONALD Trump's travel ban on visitors from several mainly Muslim countries has proved one of the most controversial issues of his 18 months in office. But the Supreme Court has handed a victory to the US president by allowing the administration to enforce the policy, which applies to six nations. Here's what you need to know... What is Donald Trump’s 'Muslim travel ban' and which countries are affected? On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled Trump's ban extending to six mainly Muslim countries could take effect. The policy originally involving travellers from Chad, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Several versions of the directive have been proposed by Trump since he took office, with various proposals frustrated by the court. The president had initially signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. But Iraq was removed from the original list, leaving the six … [Read more...] about What is Donald Trump’s travel ban, which Muslim countries are affected and what has the Supreme Court ruled?
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By Paul Takahashi Updated 11:15 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Photo: Christopher Dilts, Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Employees sort packages for delivery on Monday at a FedEx shipping center in Chicago amid growth in online shopping. Employees sort packages for delivery on Monday at a FedEx shipping center in Chicago amid growth in online shopping. Photo: Christopher Dilts, Bloomberg How the Supreme Court ruling on online sales taxes affects Texas online shoppers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The U.S. Supreme Court's latest ruling regarding online sales taxes means you'll be paying more for most items sold online. Amazon already collects sales taxes in Texas on items it sells in states where they have a physical presence, including Houston. It does not always collect sales taxes on items sold by third … [Read more...] about How the Supreme Court ruling on online sales taxes affects Texas online shoppers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish to maintain his innocence at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence.The justices voted 6-3 in favor of Louisiana death row inmate Robert McCoy. He repeatedly objected to his lawyer's decision to acknowledge that McCoy killed the son, mother and step-father of his estranged wife in 2008.Lawyer Larry English said the evidence of McCoy's guilt was overwhelming. English said his strategy was to seek a sentence of life in prison instead of death.But jurors sentenced McCoy to death anyway.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the court, said McCoy must be given a new trial."Even when a criminal defendant is assisted by counsel, some decisions are reserved for the client," Ginsburg said in a summary of her opinion. That includes the decision about whether to assert innocence, she said.Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rules for inmate whose lawyer conceded guilt
Home Daily News Supreme Court rules foreign corporations… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 24, 2018, 10:23 am CDT Foreign corporations can’t be defendants in suits for alleged human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The Supreme Court ruled in a suit that accused Arab Bank and its New York branch of clearing transactions that aided terrorism and laundering money for a group with alleged ties to Hamas. In the claims before the court, about 6,000 foreign nationals allege that they or their family members were injured in terrorist attacks in the Middle East. The decision clears up a question not addressed in the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. That prior decision adopted a presumption that the Alien Tort Statute doesn’t reach human rights violations committed in other countries. Five justices in the Arab Bank case agreed that corporate defendants can’t be … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rules foreign corporations can’t be sued for alleged abuses under alien tort law
DOCTORS caring for brave Alfie Evans have been given a date to turn off the terminally ill toddler's life support machine. Despite exhausting all legal battles, the tot's defiant parents refuse to give up their fight. Here's the latest on the Alder Hey hospital protests and why supporters are battling for his release. What's the latest news on Alfie? Alfie, 23 months, was born with a degenerative brain condition and has been in a semi-vegetative state since December 2016. His parents have lost fights over Alfie's treatment in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. April 11, 2018: Alfie's parents Tom Evans and Kate James learned that a High Court judge had set a date for doctors to end the tot's life support. The details cannot be published, as the judge ruled that Alfie was entitled to privacy at the end of his life. His parents want to take Alfie abroad for treatment, and believe specialists at Rome's Bambino Gesu Paediatric … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans latest updates – what has the Supreme Court ruled and what were the Alder Hey hospital protests?