Writs. Legal news and articles for December 24 - 27, 2011

Navigability and State Ownership of RiverbedsReforms aim to stem opiate abuse in VermontStronger money laundering law pushedReynolds selects case to take to high courtRecall Those in Congress Who Voted for the NDAASC stays recruitment of 3000 MadhesisCorona: Impeachment is bereft of legal basisPATEL v. GROUNDKING v. GREINERMadras HC stays new Recruitment Rule framed by health ministry for DCGI's postTeam Anna's opponents to start parallel fast at Azad MaidanCapital gain on transfer of controlling interestPolice ready for mayoral turnoverCivil Suit By Ex-Gitmo Detainee DismissedHC relief for deceased TNSTC driver's family

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Harper Conservatives may have broken the law with dirty campaign tactic
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)December 1, 2011

If electors were provided with false information, inside or outside of the writ, laws were indeed broken," Kinsella wrote on his blog, Thursday, citing Ontario law. "Quebec has similar, and tougher, laws. This morning, the Harper Conservatives have ...more »

Old Dhaka turns battlefield
Daily Star OnlineDecember 4, 2011

On November 30, Khoka filed a writ petition challenging the legality of the bill that legalised the split of the DCC into two parts. Following the writ petition, the High Court on the same day questioned the legality of splitting the DCC. ...more »

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Navigability and State Ownership of Riverbeds
JURISTDecember 27, 2011

... petition for a writ of certiorari by PPL. Because the case will depend on whether the rivers in question are navigable, I will briefly discuss the tests for navigability and their relation to ownership of streambeds under state and federal law. ...more »

Reforms aim to stem opiate abuse in Vermont
BurlingtonFreePress.comDecember 27, 2011

... the drug network law, lawmakers and others say, will be finding a way to give police the access they want without compromising Vermonters' privacy rights or their Constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure by government. ...more »

Stronger money laundering law pushed
Manila Standard TodayDecember 27, 2011

The Anti-Money Laundering Council will get more teeth to freeze assets and inquire into bank deposits of suspected money launderers, according to a lawmaker. Senator Teofisto Guingona III said the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 will be amended to ...more »

Reynolds selects case to take to high court
Winston-Salem JournalDecember 27, 2011

Thomas Adams, Reynolds' chief financial officer, said its policy is to record any litigation loss when an unfavorable outcome in any individual case becomes probable and the amount can be estimated in accordance with generally accepted accounting ...more »

Recall Those in Congress Who Voted for the NDAA
OpEdNewsDecember 26, 2011

In Article 1, Section 9, of the US Constitution, which describes the limits of Congress, it's written: "The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. ...more »

SC stays recruitment of 3000 Madhesis
RepublicaDecember 26, 2011

A single-bench of SC Justice Baidhya Nath Upadhyay issued an order to this effect in response to a writ petition filed by lawmaker Badri Neupane of the Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekta Party (CBREP). "Entry into the national army of a battalion representing ...more »

Corona: Impeachment is bereft of legal basis
MalayaDecember 26, 2011

"In this case, the requirement of verification is not a mere procedural rule but a constitutional requirement. In other words, failure to meet the requirement renders the impeachment of CJ Corona unconstitutional," he said. ...more »

PATEL v. GROUND
Leagle.comDecember 26, 2011

Rule 4 of the Federal Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases provides for summary dismissal of a habeas petition "[i]f it plainly appears from the face of the petition and any exhibits annexed to it that the petitioner is not entitled to relief in the ...more »

KING v. GREINER
Leagle.comDecember 26, 2011

We review a district court's denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus de novo. Hawkins v. Costello, 460 F.3d 238, 242 (2d Cir. 2006). Pursuant to the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 ("AEDPA"), when a federal claim has been ...more »

Madras HC stays new Recruitment Rule framed by health ministry for DCGI's post
pharmabiz.comDecember 26, 2011

Hearing a writ petition filed by Dilip Kumar, secretary, Tamil Nadu branch, Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), the high court judge Sugunan on December 20 stayed the new Recruitment Rule of the union health ministry and asked the government ...more »

Team Anna's opponents to start parallel fast at Azad Maidan
Hindustan TimesDecember 25, 2011

The activists will file a writ petition in the Bombay high court on Monday, demanding the court to issue directions to stop the protest. “Hazare's agitation is misguiding the nation. Even the court has said that if the bill is discussed in the ...more »

Capital gain on transfer of controlling interest
Business StandardDecember 25, 2011

However, Vodafone filed a writ before the Bombay High Court wherein it was observed: Vodafone's main contention is that since the transaction took place outside India between the two Non-resident Companies, the Indian tax authorities do not have any ...more »

Police ready for mayoral turnover
Manila BulletinDecember 25, 2011

Maliksi, however, said that he would take the mayoral seat as soon as he gets the writ of execution and cited that the released TRO was invalid as the two First Division commissioners have dissented to its issuance. He expects the execution writ from ...more »

Civil Suit By Ex-Gitmo Detainee Dismissed
Lawfare (blog)December 24, 2011

In June 2009, Judge Leon granted Al Janko's petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that the Syrian national's “limited and brief” involvement with Al Qaeda and the Taliban was “sufficiently vitiated” by his subsequent “imprisonment and ...more »

HC relief for deceased TNSTC driver's family
Times of IndiaDecember 24, 2011

Allowing the writ petition filed by her, Justice Kirubakaran held that the order of discharge passed on February 27, 1995, did not take effect as it was not communicated to the workman. In the absence of service of discharge order, it has to be held ...more »

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