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Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol, rejecting a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Legislation was approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago but has been tied up in court challenges. In a unanimous judgment, seven Supreme Court judges said the legislation did not breach European Union law. The judges ruled the measure was a “proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim”. Ministers said a 50p-per-unit minimum would help tackle Scotland’s “unhealthy relationship with drink” by raising the price ...

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Egypt drugs case: Briton in court over banned pills

A British woman detained in Egypt on drug smuggling charges is due to appear in court in the Hurghada beach resort. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested last month accused of entering the country with 300 Tramadol tablets, a painkiller legal in the UK but not in Egypt. At the hearing – which is expected to be brief – the judge could extend her detention or free her on bail. The shop assistant from Hull said she had “no idea” the painkillers she was carrying were banned in the country. But ...

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Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

A mother and father are fighting a High Court battle to stop their eight-month-old son’s life support machine being switched off. Isaiah Hasstrup is brain damaged and dependent on a ventilator to keep him alive at King’s College Hospital, London. Doctors said giving him further treatment was “futile, burdensome and not in his best interests”. But father Lanre Hasstrup and mother Takesha Thomas want it to continue. They also hope an independent assessor will be appointed to give a medical opinion. Isaiah was born with a severe brain injury believed ...

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Uber loses court appeal against drivers' rights

Taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed. Last year a tribunal ruled drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam were Uber staff and entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage. Uber appealed, arguing its drivers were self employed and were under no obligation to use its booking app. Uber said it would appeal against this latest ruling, too. It said there were two further possible stages in the appeal process – the Court ...

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Court denies motion; Elliott suspension back on

4:52 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — The emergency injunction request by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. The ruling means Elliott’s six-game suspension is back on and he is currently ineligible to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did stipulate that the NFLPA’s appeal of Thursday’s ruling would be heard on an expedited basis. No date for that hearing was set, and the court ...

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Here's what is next for Ezekiel Elliott … in both football and court

Oct 25, 2017 A court ruled Friday that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott can play Sunday, which is wild because a different court ruled Monday (and again Tuesday) that he could not play on Sunday. If you’re having trouble following all of this, we don’t blame you. But it’s our job to follow it, so we’re here to help. Herewith, then, some of your (likely) questions and our educated answers: So what happened? I thought this was settled? Yeah, Monday night’s ruling from Judge Katherine Failla in the Southern ...

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Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held by Madrid court

Eight sacked Catalan ministers have been remanded in custody by a Spanish high court judge over the region’s push for independence. Prosecutors had asked the judge to detain eight of the nine former government members who turned up for questioning in Madrid. They are accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. The state prosecutor has requested a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. The request also covers four other dismissed Catalan ministers who did not show up in court in Madrid as requested. Catalonia crisis ...

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Catalan independence: Spain high court summons dismissed leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Spain’s high court has summoned sacked Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont and 13 other members of his dismissed government to appear later this week. It also gave them three days to pay a deposit of €6.2m ($ 7.2m) to cover potential liabilities. The summons comes after Spain’s chief prosecutor on Monday said he would press charges including rebellion. Mr Puigdemont is in Belgium with several former ministers. He earlier said he was not there to seek asylum. Carles Puigdemont triggered a crisis in Spain ...

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Irving, on second thought, praises Bucks' court

4:00 AM ET MILWAUKEE — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reversed course and praised the experience of playing on the Milwaukee Bucks‘ throwback court after Boston’s win Thursday night at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Irving scored a season-high 24 points and had seven assists in helping the Celtics to a 96-89 triumph during the Bucks’ “Return to the MECCA” night, which featured the teams playing a nationally televised game on a new court that was painted like the team’s famed Robert Indiana-designed floor in the arena that hosted the team from ...

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Supreme Court Will Hear Case Pitting Microsoft Against DOJ Over Data Privacy

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether data concerning foreign individuals stored on foreign servers can be accessed under the auspices of United States law. The case has been brewing between Microsoft and the DOJ for 18 months, with Microsoft arguing that data concerning non-US persons stored in non-US servers is beyond the reach of the Department of Justice, while the DOJ argues that it isn’t. No matter which way this ...

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