In an announcement made by the US Attorney Peter F Neronha, it has been declared that 230 million dollars forfeited by the Google will be distributed to the Rhode Island Law Enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google forfeiting $500 million last year.
The Supreme Court passed a stay on all ensuing proceedings arising out of the order of the Bombay High Court asking the Goa Raj Bhawan to publish the report of the Goa Governor. The report was given to the Centre regarding the political situation in the state during the July-August period in 2007.
Sean Davison, a scientist based in South Africa has been given a five months home detention by a court in New Zealand, who helped his mother to die has been given five months’ home detention by a court in New Zealand. The forensic specialist himself admitted that he gave his 85-year-old mother a drink laced with morphine in 2006.
Deciding to a PIL filed by the Kerala federation of woman lawyers, high court ruled that dumping wastes on road will be considered criminal offense. After banning smoking in public now the high court has taken one more step ahead. This decision came when the state is flooded with the pilgrims of Sabarimala temple. A division bench comprising Justice C.N Ramchandran Nair and Justice P.S Gopinath directed the state government to register criminal cases against those who do not comply with this order. We want the authorities concerned to implement the order strictly, the bench observed. High court also ordered the local self government bodies to take initiative for better implementation of this order and as a result it directed that all the road sides should be clear of dumped waste. The court also directed that any person can file a complaint against other for not complying with the order.
Yesterday a new law has been proposed in Canada which is known as Child and Youth Advocate Act. This law will make the Child and Youth Advocates an officer of the legislature. This law will make them independent and they can report directly to the legislature.
Much awaited judicial accountability bill will be presented in the winter session of the parliament. The bill will be dealing with the corruption in the higher judiciary and will be keeping track of the judges of high courts and Supreme Court. According to which a committee will be appointed which will be consisting of ex-chief justices and it will be taking the judges of high courts and supreme courts under scrutiny. The issue of the appointment of the judges will also be dealt via this bill as it states that a law should be made which can facilitate the formation of an independent National Judicial Oversight Committee and the Complaint Screening Committee. In addition, the committees should include legislators (one member each from both the Houses), along with members of Executive and Judiciary.
The case of mysterious death of Natalie Wood is reopened by the Los Angeles police after they claimed to receive new information about the actress’s tragic death on 1981. She started her career as a child artist and later rose to fame even as an actress.