Writs. Legal news and articles for February 20 - 21, 2012

Chennai writ allows foreign lawyers to advise foreign law but not domestic ...'Negative' Constitution still a positive forceThe emasculation of our judiciary — Art HarunLawsuit Filed: Charges LA County Supes with Open Meeting Law ViolationsACLU sides with Chafee in Pleau caseDefending the un-defendableFather seeks CBI probe in son's murderLTTE ban: State to adopt Centre's counterHC pulls for 2 Old Dhaka structuresBagram prisoner's bid for freedom rebuffed in UKBagram prisoner's bid for freedom blocked in UK court by US resistanceSTATE EX REL. HOLLOWAY v. PERSONNEL APPEALS BD.STATE v. THOMPSONEX PARTE KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATIONMissing Persons: Reality vs Evidence

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Corruption: Spectrum of solutions
Hindu Business LineFebruary 3, 2012

A contract tainted by corruption, ineligibility of licensees and arbitrariness, and has caused injury to public property is void, because the consideration or purpose of agreements is unlawful as per Sections 23 and 24 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872.more »

Mischief potentials of alternative credit default redressal regimes
Business StandardFebruary 5, 2012

The Securitization Act, overriding anything to the contrary contained in any law, allows the secured creditors to recover their dues without the intervention of the court but with the assistance of state apparatus, if necessary, to overcome resistance ...more »

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Chennai writ allows foreign lawyers to advise foreign law but not domestic ...
Legally IndiaFebruary 21, 2012

The Chennai High Court has cleared foreign lawyers from flying in and out of India to advise on foreign law, as well as the operations of legal process outsourcing (LPO) outfits, although it added that foreign lawyers would not be allowed to practice ...more »

'Negative' Constitution still a positive force
Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 21, 2012

One of Obama's favorite Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has long argued that many kinds of minority, reproductive, environmental, and health-care "rights" require supplementing US jurisprudence with foreign sources of law more enlightened ...more »

The emasculation of our judiciary — Art Harun
The Malaysian InsiderFebruary 21, 2012

In a branch of law called “administrative law”, the Judiciary inherently has the power to issue four kinds of orders against the Executive. These are traditional judicial powers which are paramount towards ensuring that rules of law are complied with ...more »

Lawsuit Filed: Charges LA County Supes with Open Meeting Law Violations
City WatchFebruary 21, 2012

Terry Francke, is a highly respected legal expert on the California Ralph M Brown Act. He is the General Counsel for Californians Aware. He signed the Verified Petition under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the lawsuit ...more »

ACLU sides with Chafee in Pleau case
Woonsocket CallFebruary 21, 2012

When US Attorney Peter Neronha attempted to renew the request under a more traditional writ of habeus corpus, Chafee still wouldn't budge, touching off a custody battle that has kept Pleau in legal limbo. After a majority of a three-member panel of the ...more »

Defending the un-defendable
Business Recorder (blog)February 21, 2012

No legal complaint over these allegations was lodged but the state prosecutors wanted his immunity lifted which Chancellor Angela Merkel did not want, but a morally conscious president stepped aside to let those allegations be settled without any bias ...more »

Father seeks CBI probe in son's murder
Times of IndiaFebruary 20, 2012

MADURAI: Alleging that his son was brutally murdered by his wife under the pretext of self defence, the father of Veeranan alias Jothibasu has filed a writ petition seeking a CBI probe into the incident. Usharani, the woman, had assaulted her husband ...more »

LTTE ban: State to adopt Centre's counter
The HinduFebruary 20, 2012

The Tamil Nadu government has submitted before the Madras High Court that it was adopting the Centre's counter to a writ petition challenging an order of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal confirming the Union government's ban on the ...more »

HC pulls for 2 Old Dhaka structures
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 20, 2012

In response to a writ petition, the bench of Justice HM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain also asked why the failure of taking legal actions against the demolisher should not be declared illegal either. The rule came after architect ...more »

Bagram prisoner's bid for freedom rebuffed in UK
The Associated PressFebruary 20, 2012

In December, lawyers for Yunus Rahmatullah won a writ of habeas corpus from the court to compel British officials to bring the prisoner before the court. But on Monday government lawyers said the US has refused to release the prisoner it has held for ...more »

Bagram prisoner's bid for freedom blocked in UK court by US resistance
Washington PostFebruary 20, 2012

But on Monday government lawyers said the US has refused to release the prisoner, and the Court of Appeal accepted that outcome. Lawyers for the legal rights group Reprieve contended that international law required Britain to be responsible for his ...more »

STATE EX REL. HOLLOWAY v. PERSONNEL APPEALS BD.
Leagle.comFebruary 20, 2012

{¶ 1} This appeal is brought by the Personnel Appeals Board of the City of Huber Heights (the "Board") from a final order granting a motion for summary judgment filed by Johnny Holloway in an action Holloway commenced on a petition for a writ of ...more »

STATE v. THOMPSON
Leagle.comFebruary 20, 2012

Law, 634 So.2d 769 (Fla. 5th DCA 1994). We therefore grant the petition for writ of prohibition and direct Judge Skinner to enter an order of disqualification and requesting the Chief Circuit Judge to appoint a successor judge to preside over the ...more »

EX PARTE KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION
Leagle.comFebruary 20, 2012

Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.) This appeal and this petition for a writ of mandamus arise out of a dispute that has engendered more than 10 years of litigation between the Alabama Department of Revenue ("the Department") ...more »

Missing Persons: Reality vs Evidence
Kashmir WatchFebruary 20, 2012

Nonetheless, at no stage, it was indicated that they died owing to torture or poisoning as accused in the writ petition and highlighted in the media campaign against PAK Army and ISI. Even death certificates of the deceased given by the doctors of the ...more »

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