US court rejects bid to immediately restore travel ban

A US appeals court in San Francisco has denied an emergency motion filed by the justice department to reinstate President Donald Trump’s halted immigration ban. The decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit means the ban will remain frozen throughout the weekend, and that a decision on a further request to restore the ban will be put off until at least Monday afternoon. The justice department filed an appeal on Saturday to reinstate an executive order barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning…

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Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities?

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over the level of education that public schools must provide to millions of children with disabilities, a case that advocates describe as the most significant special-education issue to reach the high court in three decades. The question is whether public schools owe disabled children “some” educational benefit — which courts have determined to mean just-above-trivial progress — or whether students legally deserve something more: a substantial, “meaningful” benefit. Lower courts are divided on the question, meaning that…

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Supreme Court seeks Shahabuddin’s reply on plea challenging his bail

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from controversial RJD leader Shahabuddin on a plea challenging the bail granted to him by the Patna High Court in a murder case. The apex court, however, did not grant any interim stay on operation of Patna High Court’s bail order and said “We intend to give him [Shahabuddin] a hearing also. List it on Monday”. The bench comprising justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy asked Bihar government to serve its notice on Shahabuddin and fixed the matter for hearing on September…

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Mallya wants to come back to India; files plea with trial court

United Breweries Chairman Vijay Mallya has submitted a plea to trial court saying that he wants to return to India. But Mallya caveats it by saying that it will be difficult to do so because his passport was revoked this year. In April 2016, Mallya’s Indian passport was revoked by the Ministry of External Affairs after numerous summons by the Enforcement Directorate failed to get him back to the country. His recent plea to come back is to comply with a summons order for a 1995 Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) violation case…

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