Post Tagged with: "courts"

Court judgement gives US towns the power to ban fracking

Court judgement gives US towns the power to ban fracking

A new ruling has given US towns the power to ban fracking within municipal borders, it has been revealed. The New York Court of Appeals has helped to set a new precedent by ruling that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas production, within municipal borders. Many other[Read More...]

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

Tech giant Facebook is passing details of all of its users to the National Security Agency (NSA), it has been reported. Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a case against the social giant to force watchdogs to audit personal data allegedly released to US spy bosses by Facebook. Mr Schrems, argued that the Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, wrongly refused[Read More...]

Maha Rahim was denied custody of her son based purely on the country she is from

US judge denies custody to Puerto Rican mother after claiming the island is too dangerous

A Puerto Rican mother has spoken of her anguish after losing a custody battle, purely because of where she comes from. Maha Abdel Rahim, a former university professor was arrested in December after refusing to return her toddler to her ex-husband in mainland US under a court-ordered agreement. Puerto Rican police were acting on a court order issued by authorities[Read More...]

UK enforces law which bans public from criticising the govt

UK enforces law which bans public from criticising the govt

A British citizen was held for days without charge in a London mental hospital under little-known laws which allow the police to arrest and detain anybody who voices criticism against politicians or celebrities. The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) was quietly set up to identify individuals who they claim pose a direct threat to VIPs including the Prime Minister, the[Read More...]

Jimmy Tarbuck

Jimmy Tarbuck case highlights concerns over secret arrests

From the people that brought you secret courts…please welcome to the stage..secret arrests. Sounds like the header for a bad comedy doesn’t it? But this latest scandal over Jimmy Tarbuck has proved to be no laughing matter. Less than a week after UK MPs effectively voted away the right to fair trial in Britain by paving the way for secret[Read More...]