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Supreme Court dismisses warrant case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act renders it moot

A long-running legal battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft has been dismissed by the Supreme Court (PDF) after the crux of the conflict was mooted by recent legislation. The company will now be forced to provide data stored on servers in Ireland that it had previously said should be obtained through that country’s authorities. The case dates to 2013 ...

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Supreme Court Justice’s wife under fire for criticizing Parkland shooting survivors

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the latest in a line of public figures under attack from the media for criticizing the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. Thomas shared several posts on her Facebook page, including one that depicted a pile of shoes from Holocaust victims. The caption implied that gun control ...

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Brazil’s supreme court rules ex-President Lula can be jailed for corruption pending appeal

Published time: 5 Apr, 2018 03:37 Edited time: 5 Apr, 2018 03:58 Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can be jailed on corruption charges, the country’s supreme court has ruled, dismissing an application to allow him to remain free pending an appeal against those charges. The country’s top court has voted 6-5 to deny Lula’s plea and ruled ...

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Supreme Court backs cop who shot woman in front yard

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an Arizona police officer who shot a woman four times in her driveway while she held a knife. The officer enjoys qualified immunity in the case, the justices said. Officer Andrew Kisela shot Amy Hughes in 2010. Hughes was in her driveway and was approaching her roommate, Sharon Chadwick, while holding ...

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Zuckerberg plans ‘Supreme Court’ body to police Facebook

Could an independent ‘Supreme Court’ help weed out abusive and inappropriate content on Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg thinks so. The Facebook CEO has said he wants to form an independent council, which would review content flagged as abusive on the social media platform. In an interview with liberal journalist Ezra Klein, Zuckerberg said that Facebook employees would make the initial decisions ...

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Russia’s Supreme Court orders Telegram messenger to hand over encryption keys to security services

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered popular internet messenger service Telegram to hand over encryption keys to its clients’ traffic to the Federal Security Service (FSB) without court warrants. In the lawsuit, which bears some resemblance to the famous 2016 Apple-FBI encryption case, the London-registered company Telegram Messenger LLP demanded that the FSB order be recognized as unlawful and cancelled. In ...

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Japan unveils new ‘Supreme’ bullet train

A new high-speed bullet train has been rolled out by the Central Japan Railway (JR Tokai). It will debut in 2020 on the Tokaido Shinkansen line, running between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. According to JR Tokai, the new Shinkansen N700S or Shinkansen ‘Supreme’ train will be smarter, sleeker and quieter. Test cars will start operating this month. “The N700S series has ...

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US Supreme Court paves way for indefinite detention of immigrants

In the ongoing back-and-forth over migrant rights, the US Supreme Court has lifted the time limit immigrants can be held without bond. This comes a day after US President Trump failed to end childhood migrants’ privileges. The court voted 5-3 to strike down a San Francisco 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to give detained immigrants the right to a ...

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At US Supreme Court, political power of unions hangs in the balance

Protesters gathered before the US Supreme Court as the nine Justices considered a controversial labor union case. The decision could damage unions’ finances and their impact on elections, in which they tend to back Democrats. Janus vs. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will determine whether it is constitutional to require government workers to pay fees to unions ...

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US Supreme Court refuses to broaden protection for corporate whistleblowers

Published time: 21 Feb, 2018 15:38 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2018 15:54 Whistleblowers who do not report to the Securities and Exchange Commission will not be covered by existing legislation, the US Supreme Court said. The ruling came in the case of a former employee against a real estate trust. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of Digital Realty Trust Inc. They ...

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