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13 min ago | Merinews

Supreme Court's ruling in transgender's case upholds the dynamic nature of courts in India

The recent Supreme Court ruling in the National Legal Services Authority vs. Union of India, recognising the rights of transgender community and considering them as third gender other than male and female is the latest such decision reaffirming dynamic view of the court in effectively producing significant social reforms in the country.

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Related Topix: Transgender

4 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Review: Theatre

It's nearly 30 years since Bill Bryden cast David Hayman as a radical Jesus processing through the streets of Glasgow for The Holy City, his contemporary television rendering of the Passion.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

Jodi Arias slaps Sheriff Joe Arpaio with restraining order

Convicted murderer Jodi Arias said her health is fading while inside the Lower Buckeye jail, and she is blaming it on Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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St. Petersburg Times

Some murderers choose life in prison to avoid death penalty

In the murder case against William S. Coffin III, a grim life-or-death negotiation came to the surface last week.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Pinellas County, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

The Indian Express

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On April 4, 2014, the sessions court, ruling on the Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape case, sentenced three boys, aged 18, 20 and 27, to death.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Ealing Times

Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer

A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76. Geoffrey Robertson QC was part of Carter's defence team at his retrial in 1976 after the sportsman had been jailed for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey 10 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Activism, Paterson, NJ

The New Zealand Herald

NZ heroin-case pair's lawyer dies in crash

The lawyer who represented Kiwi heroin smugglers Lorraine and Aaron Cohen - and eventually got the pair pardoned - has been killed in a car crash in Malaysia.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia,

UnionLeader.com

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: It's time to make legislative sausage

The last few weeks of a two-year session are the World Series for legislative insider baseball.

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Related Topix: Lancaster, NH, Sanbornton, NH, Manchester, NH

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Ex-death row inmate Anthony Porter angry, feels...

He got a pardon, but he didn't get a dime when he sued the city and the cops for framing him.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Cook County, IL

KTVK Phoenix

Jodi Arias claims she got Hepatitis C in Maricopa County jail

Convicted murderer Jodi Arias has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was neglected health care and infected with Hepatitis C while in a Maricopa County jail.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ

Alabama Live

Former Montgomery physician David Nash sentenced to life in prison in 'Critter Man' slaying

Former Montgomery physician David Nash was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison in the capital murder for hire of Ralph "Critter Man" McNeil.

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Related Topix: Montgomery, AL

OregonLive.com

Seattle-area prosecutors cite 'troubling' rulings, seek new judge in Carnation killings

King County prosecutors are seeking a new trial judge in the death penalty cases against two people accused of killing a family of six in Carnation in 2007.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, King County, WA

The American Prospect

Where the Death Penalty Stands

Yesterday, New Hampshire narrowly failed to eliminate its death penalty. We offer some charts about capital punishment in the United States and abroad.

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Related Topix: Illinois

KETV-TV

Chambers: Don't send Nikko Jenkins to death row

DO NOT SEND NIKKO JENKINS TO DEATH ROW. THAT'S THE MESSAGE TODAY --- FROM OMAHA STATE SENATOR --- ERNIE CHAMBERS.

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Related Topix: Chambers, NE, Douglas County, NE

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Vigil Held In Opposition To Death Penalty

For the past 17 years, groups have been gathering outside the south dakota state penitentiary in sioux falls to express their opposition to the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, South Dakota, South Dakota Government

WLKY-TV Louisville

Man accused of raping, killing teen pleads guilty

WITHOUT PAROLE. AND THE VICTIM'S FAMILY TELLS W-L-K-Y - IT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED.

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KSL-TV

Teen ordered to stand trial for aggravated murder in death of deputy

Meagan Grunwald, 17, was ordered Thursday to stand trial for aggravated murder and 11 other charges in the death of Utah County Sheriff's Sgt.

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Related Topix: Utah County, UT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Lincoln Daily News

New Hampshire Lawmakers Fail To Pass Death Penalty Repeal

New Hampshire's Senate failed to repeal the death penalty on Thursday, in a vote that capped weeks of emotional debate while focusing attention on the state's lone death row inmate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

UnionLeader.com

Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire

In an emotionally charged chamber with advocates on both sides watching, the Senate split 12-12 Thursday on repealing the death penalty which effectively kills the bill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County DA's office seeks death penalty against child killer

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that it is seeking the death penalty against an Oakland man charged with two murders, including the killing of an 8-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Violent Crime

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