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  Supreme court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The court's decisions are final and binding on the federal courts and the courts from all provinces and territories, including the Province of Quebec which has its own distinct legal system in matters of property and civil law based on the Civil Code of Quebec.
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the Republic of Ireland.
Hoge Raad der Nederlanden is the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.
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 Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Supreme Court (Irish: Chúirt Uachtarach) is the highest judicial authority in the Republic of Ireland.
Some lawyers have questioned whether all decisions taken by the old Supreme Court up to 1961 are legally sound as a result, given that the old court in their view, as constituted under the old constitution, did not have all the legal jurisdiction possessed by the new court.
However, the Supreme Court cannot declare to be invalid a law that has previously been referred to it by the President, under her reserve powers, and on that occasion been found to be constitutional.
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 Supreme court -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Above all of these courts are the (The upper house of the British parliament) House of Lords and the (An advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British crown)) Privy Council.
The (The highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation) Supreme Court of the United States is the highest U.S. court.
The Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof), stands at the top of Austria's system of "ordinary courts" (ordentliche Gerichte) as the final instance in issues of (Click link for more info and facts about private law) private law and (The body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment) criminal law.
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 New England International and Comparative Law Annual - 1999 - IRELAND'S STRUGGLE WITH ABORTION
The court reasoned that although the Oireachtas (Prime Minister) had failed to legislate on the issue of conflicting rights, it was clear from the language of section 40.3.3 that any means of destroying the life of an unborn child was repugnant to the laws of Ireland.
The Supreme Court found X's threat of suicide to be a real and substantial risk to her life because it is nearly impossible to prevent suicide.
Irish courts often looked to English courts and followed their decisions, and the statute interpreted by the English Supreme Court (the 1861 Act) was identical to the one in place in Ireland.
www.nesl.edu /intljournal/vol5/yorke.htm   (6623 words)

  
 Catholic World News : IRISH COURT UPHOLDS AMENDMENT ALLOWING DIVORCE
The challenge was based on a Supreme Court decision, released just one week before the referendum, that the government's expenditure of £500,000 of the taxpayers' money to promote a "Yes" vote had been undemocratic and unconstitutional.
On June 12, the five Supreme Court judges unanimously rejected the appeal.
After the Supreme Court decision Dr. Ger Casey, the vice-chairman of the No-Divorce Campaign, disclosed that his group would be pressing for a new divorce referendum, but did not expect early success.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=670   (342 words)

  
 Supreme court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Most common-law nations have the doctrine of stare decisis in which the (decisions) of higher courts constitute binding precedent upon courts of equal or lower status within their jurisdiction.
In the state of New York, "Supreme Court" is actually the lowest court or trial court for serious cases in each county; each of its districts is subordinate to its Appellate Division, and the four Departments of the Appellate Division, in turn are under the power of the New York Court of Appeals.
The (Oberster Gerichtshof), stands at the top of Austria's system of "ordinary courts" (ordentliche Gerichte) as the final instance in issues of private law and criminal law.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Supreme_Court   (1970 words)

  
 International News | Irish Voters Will Decide on Abortion Referendum Next Month - Kaisernetwork.org
Irish voters will go to the polls on March 6 to vote on a referendum that would amend Ireland's constitution to allow abortion in cases where the pregnancy would place the woman's life in danger, excluding cases that involve the threat of suicide, the London
However, "confusion" arose over the issue in 1992 when the Irish Supreme Court heard the case of a minor who was threatening suicide in an attempt to obtain an abortion.
The court ruled that abortion should be permitted when pregnancy puts the life of the woman in danger, but opponents have campaigned since that time to exclude suicide threats from this provision.
www.kaisernetwork.org /Daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=9300   (291 words)

  
 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA V. DALE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This Court disagrees with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s determination that the Boy Scouts’ ability to disseminate its message would not be significantly affected by the forced inclusion of Dale.
First, contrary to the state court’s view, an association need not associate for the purpose of disseminating a certain message in order to be protected, but must merely engage in expressive activity that could be impaired.
In so ruling, the Court is not guided by its view of whether the Boy Scouts’ teachings with respect to homosexual conduct are right or wrong; public or judicial disapproval of an organization’s expression does not justify the State’s effort to compel the organization to accept members in derogation of the organization’s expressive message.
straylight.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/99-699.ZS.html   (984 words)

  
 Biography of Justices
She was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1994 and served as Chief Justice from 1999-2000.
She was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court for an eight-year term in 1996, and reelected in 2004 for an eight-year term which expires January 1, 2013.
She was twice elected to that court and was appointed as its Chief Judge from 1997-1998 until her election to the Supreme Court.
courts.michigan.gov /supremecourt/AboutCourt/biography.htm   (2791 words)

  
 Abortion News | Irish Prime Minister Proposes Allowing Abortion Procedures When Woman's Life is at Risk - ...
Ireland's constitution prohibits abortion, but the law became "unclear" when a 1992 Irish Supreme Court ruling upheld the right of a raped teen to have an abortion where there was "a real and substantial risk" to the woman.
Irish abortion-rights opponents and the country's main opposition party greeted Ahern's proposal with a "guarded welcome." Antiabortion activist Des Hanafin said, "We welcome the fact there'll be a referendum, and that there's very definite pro-life overtones in the whole package" (Pogatchnik,
However, Sinead Kennedy, a spokesperson for the Irish abortion-rights group Abortion Reform, was "disappointed" with the proposal.
www.kaisernetwork.org /Daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=7266   (326 words)

  
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109 But the court also held that because the student groups were not associated with abortion clinics overseas, they were not qualified to challenge the prohibition on the distribution of information as an obstruction to the free flow of services.
The supreme court found that the high court had made two decisions, one to refer the questions to the European Court of Justice, and another not to issue the injunction.
Leaving the referral untouched, the supreme court decided that the failure to issue an injunction was an appealable decision.
www.hrw.org /about/projects/womrep/General-229.htm   (848 words)

  
 U.S. Supreme Court Monitor - Commentary
The expected resignation of Chief Justice William Rehnquist prompts consideration of the Supreme Court's relationship to a politically divided public, the Court's proper role in government, and the chief justice's leadership duties.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that a plaintiff who demonstrates that the defendant's use of a trademark is likely to cause consumer confusion may nonetheless fail to establish trademark infringement.
In a case involving the ADEA, the U.S. Supreme Court faces a question with wide-ranging implications for the way workplace decisions affecting many segments of the economy are made, say attorneys Jay W. Waks and William Poorten.
www.law.com /jsp/scm/commentary.jsp   (1771 words)

  
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DUBLIN, March 16 (UPI) -- The Irish Supreme Court Wednesday backed two lower court rulings and declared that a middle-aged businesman be tried for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl whose pregnancy and fight for an abortion brought changes in the Irish Constitution.
High Court President Judge Liam Hamilton refused, and the accused took his case to the Supreme Court.
Whelehan's position was supported by the Irish High Court, but later rejected by the Supreme Court, which ruled that since the girl had attempted suicide, her own life was threatened, and that she should therefore be allowed to terminate the pregnancy.
www.mosquitonet.com /~prewett/ireland.html   (390 words)

  
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The court specifically remedied two of the major free expression concerns of the counsel for the rights of the mother.
116 The Irish Family Planning Association immediately commenced giving out abortion information, but the previously injuncted clinics were unable to distribute the relevant information until they went through the formal court process of having the injunction lifted.
126 Supreme Court of Eire, Decision in the Matter of Reference to the Court of the Regulation of Information (Services Outside the State for Termination of Pregnancies) Bill, May 12, 1995, p.
www.hrw.org /about/projects/womrep/General-231.htm   (989 words)

  
 Barrister Reviews Recent Irish Legislation
The recent decision of the Irish Supreme Court (Jamie Sinnott case) has focussed attention on the rights of persons with disabilities, and on how robust these rights are and whether they exist as a right enforceable by the person or whether they are discretionary at the will of an institution.
Under the Irish Constitution, the State recognises that the primary and natural educator of the child is the family.
In a subsequent case the High Court held that where a child has special educational needs which cannot be provided by the parents, the State is obliged by the Constitution to cater for the special needs: Comerford v Minister for Education [1997] 2 ILRM 134.
www.disabilityworld.org /07-08_01/gov/irish.shtml   (2244 words)

  
 ethnic costumes: Irish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The history of the Irish is one of discrimination and struggle, but in all the countries where they arrived in numbers, the Irish played a major role in both the building of the countries and in the development of religious freedom.
The Irish kilt worn today is a relatively recent recreation by the modern Irish to create the trapings of Irish identity after several centuries of attempts to anglicize them.
Irish immigrants brought their traditional dances to America beginning in the 1840s, driven from their homeland by the Great Famine.
histclo.hispeed.com /style/ethnic/ethnicir.html   (1016 words)

  
 Lords Hansard text for 26 Oct 1998 (181026-30)
The latter is particularly important in regard to the amendment of the Irish constitution.
Irish governments are subject to the judgments of the Irish Supreme Court, which sometimes has the tiresome habit of striking down government legislation if it runs counter to the basic written Irish constitution.
In this case, I understand that an application has already been made to the Irish Supreme Court regarding the compatibility of the Good Friday agreement with the Irish constitution, so there could be some delay or a hitch in that respect.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/ld199798/ldhansrd/vo981026/text/81026-30.htm   (1346 words)

  
 Supreme Court Declines Review of Eagle Case
According to William Sabatose (Brockport), member of the Fish and Boat Commission for the Third District, “The Supreme Court's action brings to an end nearly six years of disputes over the status of Irish Run and two unnamed tributaries.
In January 2000, a three-judge panel of the Court affirmed the EHB decision.
Eagle Environmental filed a petition for allowance of appeal to the Supreme Court, which was denied on June 12, 2002.
sites.state.pa.us /PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/newsreleases/nweag02.htm   (438 words)

  
 Government portal :: Supreme Court of Ukraine
Necessary number of judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine is to be determined by the body, which elects judges on the assumption of extent of authorities carried out by this body of judicial power.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine permanently elects judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
The Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine and his deputies are elected to office by Plenary of the Supreme Court of Ukraine from among judges of SCU for a five-year term by secret vote.
www.kmu.gov.ua /control/en/publish/article?art_id=73121&cat_id=32594   (820 words)

  
 Montana Supreme Court
Ed Smith was elected by the people of Montana, Clerk of the Supreme Court in 1988, and re-elected in 1994 and 2000.
Smith is a fourth generation Montanan, whose Irish great grandfather John Clancy came to Butte, Montana in 1876 to work in the mines.
As Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court since January 2, 1989, Smith has served on the Montana Intermediate Court Study Committee and the Commission on Admissions, and is a member of the Commission on Technology.
courts.mt.gov /clerk/bio.asp   (476 words)

  
 Dad wins in the Supreme Court of Canada, (Child identity rights )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We believe that this court decision is supportive of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with reqards to a child's relationship rights.
A British Columbia man whose name was left off birth certificates for his triplet sons suffered sex discrimination, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled yesterday in its first decision in favour of male equality rights.
Struggling to raise his kids alone in Ireland in 1953 when his wife abandoned the family, Doyle is devastated when the power of the Church and the Irish courts take his children away and put them in orphanages.
canadiancrc.com /Trociuk_vs_BC.htm   (1027 words)

  
 IRELAND ABORTION GUIDELINES ALTERED AS ABORTION COURT CASE BEGINS
The new guidelines retain the language of the 1998 guidelines saying "the deliberate and intentional destruction of the unborn child is professional misconduct.
The Irish Supreme Court ruling in 1992 which first used the wording, was based on the case of a pregnant high school student who had threatened suicide, and deemed abortion permissible since her "life" was "at risk" due to her suicide threat.
Irish papers report that the new guidelines follow the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (IOG) position, which has spelt out the restricted type of medical circumstances where this might arise.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2001/sep/01091302.html   (368 words)

  
 Woolwich and Constitutional Property Rights in Ireland (Eoin O'Dell, 19 Feb 2005)
On Wednesday of this week, the Irish Supreme Court handed down an important decision on Woolwich-type claims and the constitutionality of subsequent legislation seeking retrospectively to extinguish such claims.
When the Bill was submitted to the President for signature, she exercised her power under Article 26 of the Constitution to refer the Bill to the Supreme Court to determine its constitutionality.
The Supreme Court held that the relevant in-patients did indeed have Woolwich-type claims to restitution of the unlawful charges, and that, as choses in action, these claims were property rights within the meaning of Articles 40.3.1 and 43 of the Constitution.
www.ucc.ie /law/restitution/rdg/kk0502006.htm   (281 words)

  
 Life Issues Institute, Inc.
Well, friends, the Irish government is at it again – it is trying to legalize abortion in that country.
The court ruled that she could do that, and then moved further to say that abortion could be allowed where the pregnancy seriously endangered the woman's life or health.
One argument posed is that women have been crossing the Irish Sea to go to Britain for abortions – and that number is now estimated to be about 6,000 a year.
www.lifeissues.org /radio/r1999/r99-12/lr2208.html   (415 words)

  
 VDARE.com: 09/23/04 - The Supreme Court Is Not A Good Enough Reason To Vote For Bush
Whoever wins the White House will almost certainly appoint some new Supreme Court justices over the next four years, because the current crop is getting so decrepit they won't be able to swing their gavels much longer.
Being pro-life is the major position the Republicans have to support in the politics of the Supreme Court, and being pro-abortion is the major position the Democrats have to support on the other side.
The Democrats were able to sink the nomination of Robert Bork to the court by sheer vilification, and nothing the Republicans did could get him through.
www.vdare.com /francis/supremes.htm   (842 words)

  
 PJ Online | News: Pharmacy owner challenges three-year rule in Irish Supreme Court
An Irish pharmacy owner is challenging in the Irish Supreme Court a European rule that prohibits newly qualified overseas pharmacists from running domestic pharmacies for three years.
Earlier this year, when the Irish Pharmaceutical Society threatened to prosecute him for promoting two UK graduates — one Irish, the other Scots — to run two of his shops in Cork, he challenged the three-year rule in the Irish High Court.
He is confident about the Supreme Court appeal, which will be heard early in the new year, and takes comfort from the fact that the Irish Pharmaceutical Society was not awarded costs in the High Court action.
www.pharmj.com /Editorial/20021221/news/irish.html   (377 words)

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