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President Obama commutes 95 prison sentences

US President Obama on has recently commuted 95 prison sentences of individuals who have been jailed for non-violent offenses. The act of clemency comes as result of the recent sentencing reform for drug and non-violent offenses. In his letter to the released men and women,

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Delhi HC refuses plea for law to ban cow slaughter

The Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a petition seeking enactment of a law prohibiting slaughter of cows, on the ground that the “issue is beyond the domain of judicial decision” and it’s a policy matter. “Suffice it is to state that the Legislature

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SC plea dismissed: Nirbhaya Case

The Supreme Court dismissed plea against the release of juvenile convict in December 16 gangrape case. Swati Maliwal, chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) called the dismissal as a black day for women and said the country has been “cheated” as a proposed law

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Miranda Vs The State Of Arizona (1966) 384 U.S.436

The Miranda versus the State of Arizona case raised questions which go to the roots of the very concepts of American criminal jurisprudence and the restraints society must observe, consistent with the Federal Constitution in prosecuting individuals for crime. More specifically, it dealt with the

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Tips on Developing a Law Practice

Employees add another layer of complexity to your business, so consider this step carefully before committing yourself.  Hire the right people for the job, train them if necessary, and keep them happy so they will stay.  If you yourself are not well-versed in the matter,

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New York agrees to settlement on solitary confinement

New York officials has announced a settlement agreement under which the state will overhaul its solitary confinement practices and procedures. The $62 million settlement comes in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Under the terms of the agreement,

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Law requiring married couples to share surname: Japan HC

The Japanese Supreme Court has recently ruled that a law requiring married couples to have the same surname is constitutional. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of women who claimed the law amounted to gender discrimination because it caused undue emotional stress and sometimes even depression when they

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HC bans construction work in Gulmarg ski resort

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has banned all constructions in famous ski resort at Gulmarg in North Kashmir and directed the state government to transfer a Gulmarg Development Authority official keeping a check on illegal activities. A Division Bench comprising Justices M H Attar and

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Change office time to prevent crowding in trains: HC

The Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to consider changing office timings to prevent overcrowding in suburban local trains. Justice Naresh Patil suggested this while hearing a suo motu (on its own) PIL which was converted out of a letter written by A B