Writs. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Metro rail may need to get its act togetherLandry defends liberty at Senate HearingDeath for culpritsMartial law in RichmondMan who claims to be sovereign sentenced in tax caseTHOMPSON v. WILSONIN RE AYERSROSS v. McKEEIN RE SCHOENFELDDisgraced Tory peer sues the police for £6000Utah Joins the Fight Against NDAAPHC bars Pesco, Nepra from collecting fuel chargesALLEN PARK: Judge orders city to hire more firefightersSt. George resident sentenced on tax obstruction chargeUS SC won't hear marriage group's appeal over campaign law

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KP govt directed to establish law university
The News InternationalFebruary 1, 2012

A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Mian Fasihul Mulk allowed the writ petition of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) about establishment of the university after receiving replies from both the ...more »

Fata's integration
DAWN.comFebruary 8, 2012

THE massive upheaval caused by militancy and the consequent operations to re-establish the government's writ in Fata has caused irreparable damage to the old administrative and legal governing system. The socio-economic landscape and power structure ...more »

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Metro rail may need to get its act together
Times of IndiaFebruary 29, 2012

S Jeevan Kumar, president of Human Rights Forum, filed the writ petition in February last year questioning the validity of the Tramways Act in governing the execution of the Metro Rail project. The court issued notice to HMRL and the state government ...more »

Landry defends liberty at Senate Hearing
KPLC-TVFebruary 29, 2012

If Congress is suspending the writ of Habeas, it should say so directly. If we are not, we need to ensure none of the laws we pass can be construed in a way which gives this impression. We all agree the events that unfolded after September 11, 2001, ...more »

Death for culprits
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 29, 2012

According to the act, the maximum punishment for the offence is death penalty. The HC verdict came after a hearing on a writ petition filed by the Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB). The court asked the National Board of Revenue (NBR) and the ...more »

Martial law in Richmond
RVANewsFebruary 29, 2012

He spoke of “bastiles filled with prisoners, arrested without civil process or indictment duly found; the writ of habeas corpus suspended by Executive mandate” and decried the “barbarity of the Northern States” and the “disregard they have recently ...more »

Man who claims to be sovereign sentenced in tax case
St. George Daily SpectrumFebruary 29, 2012

GEORGE - A St. George resident convicted of federal tax law violations was sentenced last week to 30 months in federal prison despite ongoing objections by the defendant that his "sovereign" rights were violated. Kenneth James Neilson, 63, ...more »

THOMPSON v. WILSON
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

John Edward Justice, Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer et al, Po Box 11880, Olympia, WA, 98508-1880, Counsel for Appellant/Cross-Respondent. Royce A. FergusonJr., Attorney at Law, 2931 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA, 98201-4019, ...more »

IN RE AYERS
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

On February 1, 2012, relator filed a petition for writ of mandamus in this court. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221 (Vernon 2004); see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. Relator complains that respondent, the Honorable Shawna L. Reagin, presiding judge of the ...more »

ROSS v. McKEE
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

Tykee Ross appeals a district court's decision to dismiss his petition for writ of habeas corpus as time-barred by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 ("AEDPA"). Ross was convicted of first-degree felony murder and sentenced to ...more »

IN RE SCHOENFELD
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

Petitioner Richard Schoenfeld (Schoenfeld) challenges the determination of his parole release date by the Board of Parole Hearings (the Board) under regulations applicable to the indeterminate sentencing law (ISL) (former Pen.more »

Disgraced Tory peer sues the police for £6000
Mirror.co.ukFebruary 29, 2012

The writ was lodged on Friday at the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in London by his solicitors, Keystone Law, after being transferred from Chelmsford County Court. Hanningfield, 71, is understood to be seeking £3000 for unlawful arrest and ...more »

Utah Joins the Fight Against NDAA
The New AmericanFebruary 28, 2012

As for the NDAA, on December 31, 2011, with the President's signing of that law, the writ of habeas corpus — a civil right so fundamental to Anglo-American common law history that it predates the Magna Carta — is voidable upon the command of the ...more »

PHC bars Pesco, Nepra from collecting fuel charges
The News InternationalFebruary 28, 2012

He said that under the Constitution the Counsel of Common Interest (CCI) could seek amendments in the Nepra act. In another contempt of court writ petition, the bench issued notices to secretary, Ministry of Water and Power, Pesco chief and others for ...more »

ALLEN PARK: Judge orders city to hire more firefighters
Southgate News HeraldFebruary 28, 2012

Gillis issued a writ of mandamus Friday ordering the city to abide by the contract it has with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1410. The contract calls for 28 firefighters to be employed. The city has 22 firefighters, ...more »

St. George resident sentenced on tax obstruction charge
St. George Daily SpectrumFebruary 28, 2012

GEORGE — A St. George resident convicted of federal tax law violations was sentenced last week to 30 months in federal prison despite ongoing objections by the defendant that his “sovereign” rights were violated. Kenneth James Neilson, 63, ...more »

US SC won't hear marriage group's appeal over campaign law
Legal News LineFebruary 28, 2012

In an order list posted Monday, the Court denied the National Organization for Marriage's petition for a writ of certiorari. It did not provide any comments as to why. This means a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit stands.more »

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