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The Supreme Court steps in to review Oklahoma’s lethal injection process

Following a botched lethal injection in April, Oklahoma has recently been under scrutiny for its execution process. Now, the Supreme Court has said it will review the state’s injection procedure to determine if it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, Buzzfeed reports.

The fumbled execution, in which death row inmate Charles Warner remained alive for nearly an hour after the injection was administered, has prompted Warner’s lawyers and three other Oklahoma prisoners to petition the Supreme Court to intervene. The petition argues for the discontinued use of the midazolam, the sedative currently in place as the first drug in Oklahoma’s three-drug execution cocktail.

The sedative midazolam will be reviewed

The Supreme Court ruled in…

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The Supreme Court plans to adopt an electronic filing system by 2016

In an era of instantaneous access to everything, one system that’s managed to lag well behind is online court documents. Electronic filing systems have become the norm in lower courts, but are still in the midst of being overhauled to make accessing documents feel like like you’re stuck in the 1990s. Then there’s the Supreme Court, which still relies on paper filings, which need to be scanned and distributed by others like the Scotusblog for public consumption. That will change sometime in 2016, Chief Justice John Roberts said today. Writing in a year-end report on the Federal Judiciary, Roberts said the court was developing its own electronic filing system to help it escape the clutches of paper, and freely host major documents for the…

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Suprême Bon Ton’s Silk Scarves Inspired by Meteorites: The Paris-based studio’s collection finds beauty in minerals

Suprême Bon Ton's Silk Scarves Inspired by Meteorites


Textile designer Ella Perdereau started her Parisian studio Suprême Bon Ton in 2013 to offer a range of high-quality silk scarves with designs that are easy on the eyes and…

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London’s Burgershack: The creative mind behind Burgerac manifests his obsession in a laid-back joint where high quality burgers and good times reign supreme

London's Burgershack


Since meeting London-based Burgerac several years ago, CH has kept a close eye on this burger fanatic’s creative interests. From reviewing almost every hamburger he came across and putting it online and in recordOutboundLink(this,…

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UPPERCUP + Coffee Supreme Reusable To-Go Cup: A colorful collaboration unites Australia’s premier coffee culture

UPPERCUP + Coffee Supreme Reusable To-Go Cup


by Chérmelle Edwards Consuming takeaway coffee is a daily ritual for many. Though the experience of sipping such high quality coffee out of a paper cup leaves much to be desired. With this in mind, a group of Australian design (and coffee) enthusiasts…

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Umbrellium’s Assemblance at Digital Revolution, London: A new, interactive installation in which teamwork reigns supreme

Umbrellium’s Assemblance at Digital Revolution, London


by Cajsa Lykke Carlson London’s cultural hotspot The Barbican is known for its visionary exhibitions, having hosted some of the city’s most exciting interactive art shows in the last few years, including Random International’s “Rain Room.”…

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Federal judge tells Supreme Court to ‘STFU’ after Hobby Lobby ruling

There are a good amount of people upset with the Supreme Court over its Hobby Lobby decision, and you can count federal judge Richard Kopf among them. Kopf, an H.W. Bush appointee to the Nebraska District Court, has the unusual habit (for a federal judge) of maintaining a blog about his thoughts on the court system — and often unfiltered thoughts at that. On Saturday, Kopf took to his blog to argue that perhaps the Supreme Court shouldn’t have taken on the Hobby Lobby case at all, thus not setting a wide precedent and allowing the executive or legislative branches of government work out a solution. “As the kids says,” Kopf writes, “it is time for the Court to STFU.”

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Google must face Street View privacy suit after Supreme Court declines challenge

Google will have to contend with a class-action lawsuit alleging that its Street View cars illegally snooped on private Wi-Fi networks after the US Supreme Court declined this morning to hear a challenge to dismiss the complaint. Google said in 2010 that its Street View cars had accidentally been collecting content sent over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, explaining that it had stopped the practice as soon as it realized this was happening. Nonetheless, various lawsuits and investigations have popped up in the time since, with Google settling a major interstate investigation a little over a year ago.

Beyond that, Google has been caught up in a class-action suit over whether its actions violated the Wiretap Act. Google argued that Wi-Fi…

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Supreme Court backs EPA crackdown on cross-state pollution

The US Supreme Court this week ruled that the federal government can impose limits on power plant pollution that crosses state lines, marking a victory for the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a 6-2 ruling handed down Tuesday, the court upheld an EPA regulation that requires 28 states to cut emissions from coal-burning plants that pollute the air in downwind states.

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule was met with lawsuits from power companies and more than a dozen states when it was implemented in 2011, and was blocked by a federal appeals court in 2012. The Supreme Court has now reversed that decision, ruling that the EPA has the authority, under the Clean Air Act, to impose emissions reductions in…

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US government to argue against Aereo at Supreme Court hearing this week

Major US broadcasters have found an ally in their case against Aereo, the streaming television service that uses thousands of micro antennas to pull in free over-the-air signals. Deadline reports that the US Supreme Court has granted a motion from the Deputy Solicitor General to appear during oral arguments on April 22nd as an amicus curiae in support of broadcaster’s claims that Aereo infringes their copyrights.

The Obama Administration earlier requested permission to argue its perspective on the case before the justices on grounds that the decision will make important decisions about “the scope of the public-performance right in the context of novel technologies for transmitting and viewing copyrighted audiovisual works using the…

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