Supreme Court decides on Scottish minimum alcohol pricing


The UK’s highest court will decide later whether Scotland can finally implement its policy of minimum pricing for alcohol.Legislation was approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago but it has been tied up in court challenges amid claims it breaches European law.Ministers said a 50p-per-unit minimum would help tackle …

Top judges to rule on minimum pricing plans for alcohol in Scotland

The UK’s highest court is to rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland. Seven Supreme Court justices will announce their findings on Wednesday after hearing argument from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) that minimum unit pricing (MUP) is ”disproportionate” and illegal …

Supreme Court won’t take up case of ex-Massey Energy CEO

Supreme Court won’t take up case of ex-Massey Energy CEO  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSupreme Court rejects convicted coal exec’s appeal  New York PostSupreme Court Rejects Appeal by Former Massey Energy CEO Blankenship  Wall Street JournalFull coverage

NI abortion law appeal continues at Supreme Court

Image copyright KatarzynaBialasiewicz Image caption The case has been brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission The appeal into Northern Ireland’s abortion laws is continuing at the Supreme Court. Judges are being asked to consider whether the existing law breaches human rights.The current law means…

Supreme Court won’t hear Kim Dotcom’s civil forfeiture case

Kim Dotcom’s civil forfeiture case will not be heard before the Supreme Court this term, America’s highest court ruled on Monday. The civil forfeiture case was brought 18 months after 2012 American criminal charges related to alleged copyright US top court rejects New Zealand-based internet mogul’s appeal

UK’s new supreme court chief calls for clarity on ECJ after Brexit

Brenda Hale speaks during a media briefing at the supreme court in Westminster, London. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA. UK supreme court. UK’s new supreme court chief calls for clarity on ECJ after Brexit. President of UK’s highest court, Brenda Hale First female head of Supreme Court to help other women to …

Michigan Supreme Court rejects “Dark Store” appeal

LANSING, MI–  The following is a release from the Michigan Association of Counties in reaction to Friday’s decision by the state Supreme Court: “The refusal by the Michigan Supreme Court to accept the appeal of a property tax case by the Big Box retailer Menard’s is recognition of the problems …

UMWA, Blankenship release statements in regards to Supreme Court decision

The United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued a statement in regards to the U.S. Supreme Court not granting Don Blankenship’s appeal. Roberts said: “I join with the families of the 29 victims of the Upper Big Branch disaster, as well as the families of the …