Recent News Headlines : Supreme Court

DEATH PENALTY IN INDIA HAS NO CLEAR GUIDELINES, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS


Most of the judges felt that since there are very few executions, retaining capital punishment is justified... READ MORE

15th December, 2017 66

THE POLISH PARLIAMENT RESHAPES COURTS DRAWING CRITICISM


Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party's leader, and other officials have also defended Poland's sovereign right to structure its courts as it sees fit, without outside interference... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 144

US SUPREME COURT LETS TRUMP'S LATEST TRAVEL BAN GO INTO FULL EFFECT


The Supreme Court's actions do not affect lower courts' consideration of the merits of challenges to the travel ban... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 705

U.S. SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO FULLY ENFORCE TRAVEL BAN


The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 557

FORMER CATALAN LEADERS APPEAR BEFORE SUPREME COURT IN MADRID


Eight former Catalan cabinet members in custody awaiting trial have appeared before the supreme court in Madrid after requesting their release before a regional election... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 203

PATENT 'DEATH SQUAD' PITTING TECH AND PHARMA HEADS TO SUPREME COURT


Thousands of invalidated patents later, the Supreme Court is considering whether Congress got it wrong... READ MORE

27th November, 2017 198

SOUTH AFRICAN APPEALS COURT MORE THAN DOUBLES PISTORIUS SENTENCE


The court handed down the minimum 15-year sentence prescribed for murder in South Africa, and subtracted the years Pistorius had already served... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 1059

KENYA SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH INCUMBENT IN PRESIDENTIAL REVOTE


Kenya has been through two presidential elections this year, both of which have come before the Supreme Court for review... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 503

THE CRISIS FACING INDIA'S SUPREME COURT


When Dr Shankar was researching her book on the Supreme Court, she found a single high court judge was hearing some 100 cases... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 175

CAMBODIA SUPREME COURT DISSOLVES OPPOSITION CNRP PARTY


The Supreme Court of Cambodia has dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party CNRP, the most popular opposition party in the country... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 471

SUPREME COURT DELAYS VOTE RUNOFF AMID FRAUD ALLEGATIONS


The National Elections Commission will now need to consider allegations of voter fraud... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 544

KENYA FACES FURTHER POLL CHALLENGES AS DIVISIONS REMAIN


President Uhuru Kenyatta, winner of the elections with 98 percent of the vote, says he expects victory to be challenged... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 983

TRUMP ENJOYS EARLY SUCCESS WITH GOP-LED SENATE ON JUDGES


In comparison, Obama had five judges confirmed at this stage of his presidency, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and one appellate court judge... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 0

TRUMP ORGANIZATION USES FORCED ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS TO KEEP WORKERS FROM THE COURTS


Arbitration is the process by which two parties bring their conflict to a neutral arbitrator that decides how to resolve the issue... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 93

RAILA ODINGA URGES KENYANS TO BOYCOTT 'SHAM' ELECTION


Opposition leader vows to create anti-government 'resistance movement' on the eve of planned election rerun... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 1376

KENYA'S REPEAT PRESIDENTIAL VOTE TO GO AHEAD THURSDAY


Jubilant supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrated the news that the elections will proceed, while elsewhere in Nairobi supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 32

HOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CHANGED THE US


It was an indignity which led Mr Obergefell all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 622

INDIA'S SUPREME COURT DENIES ABORTION FOR 10-YEAR-OLD RAPE VICTIM


India's Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea by a 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 4014

WHY DID RAILA ODINGA WITHDRAW FROM THE ELECTION RERUN?


In a surprising turn of events, Raila Odinga announced on October 10 that he was withdrawing from the scheduled October 26 rerun of the 2017 presidential election... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 4213

INDIA CLOSES MARRIAGE LOOPHOLE WHICH ENABLED SEX WITH CHILD BRIDES


The Supreme Court judges, however, declined to rule on another case challenging the law governing marital rape... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 857

KENYA OPPOSITION LEADER WITHDRAWS FROM PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DO-OVER THAT HE HAD SOUGHT


Kenyatta, called the Supreme Court judges crooks after their ruling, has said he does not want changes to the election commission... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

BAN ON SALE OF FIREWORKS IN INDIAN CAPITAL AS FESTIVAL NEARS


Millions of highly-polluting fireworks are lit on Diwali, which falls on October 19 this year... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

TRUMP ASKS DISMISSAL OF TRAVEL BAN CASE; OPPONENTS DISAGREE


Immigrant advocacy and civil rights groups already have challenged the new policy... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 0

POLICE FIRE TEARGAS AT KENYAN VOTE PROTESTERS


Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his supporters have turned their ire on the election board, accusing it of wrongly handing the August vote to Kenyatta... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 27

AT HIGH COURT AND OTHERS, TRUMP REVERSES GOVERNMENT'S LEGAL COURSE


In a case out of Texas, the Obama administration had joined groups suing over a controversial voter ID law... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 0

LIBERALS CRY FOUL AS TRUMP-PICKED JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH ARRIVES TO SPEAK AT HIS HOTEL


Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch discussed the importance of civility and civics education in a speech Thursday at the Trump International Hotel in Washi... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 0

COW VIGILANTE VICTIMS MUST BE COMPENSATED


The Supreme Court on Friday said all states must compensate victims of cow vigilante violence and ordered them to file compliance reports, according to media outlets... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 3

KENYA SETS RERUN OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR OCT. 26; QUESTIONS REMAIN ON FAIRNESS OF PROCESS


The Supreme Court declared President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election null and void on Sept. 1 after hearing a legal challenge filed by the opposition, led by Raila Odinga... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 0

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S IMPACT MAY DOOM WORKERS IN FIRST SUPREME COURT CASES


The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in 2011 that arbitration agreements streamlining the dispute resolution process are enforceable under the 1925 law... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 420

KENYA'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS MOVED TO OCTOBER 26


Kenya's electoral commission says it has moved the date of the country's repeat presidential elections to October 26... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 527

Trending News Headlines : Supreme Court

SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS 'TRIPLE TALAQ' DIVORCE LAW


It's a historic day, said Zakia Soman the co-founder of the Indian Muslim Women's Movement, which was part of the legal battle to end triple talaq... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 24777

LONDON'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION IS KILLING THOUSANDS EVERY YEAR


Take it all the way up to the Supreme Court... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 23109

VENEZUELA LURCHES TOWARD DICTATORSHIP AS TOP COURT SEIZES POWER


Venezuela slid closer toward dictatorship after the country's Supreme Court gutted the only opposition-run institution... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 10563

SUPREME COURT BANS JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA


Russia's Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in the country... READ MORE

20th April, 2017 6308

AFRICA LIVE: KENYA COURT CANCELS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says that today's Supreme Court ruling annulling the presidential election is unprecedented in Africa... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 4783

LEADING BJP FIGURES TO FACE TRIAL IN BABRI MOSQUE CASE


Daily hearings ordered While combining the trials, the Supreme Court ordered daily hearings to ensure the verdict is delivered in two years' time... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 4718

US SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON GERRYMANDERING


The Supreme Court will soon determine if gerrymandering, where political parties re-draw voting districts in order to favour their party, is legal... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 4161

TRUMP NAMES 10 CONSERVATIVES TO FEDERAL COURTS


Combined with Thapar'sA earlier nomination, Trump now has nominated six people to serve on federal appeals courts, the traditional stepping stones to the Supreme Court... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 3774

10 OF 13 JUDGES VOTE AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WHICH WILL APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT


Some of the 13 judges on the appeals court that heard arguments earlier this month seemed skeptical of the administration's argument... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 3710

'IT MEANS EVERYTHING': SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON INDIGENOUS RELATIONS WITH ENERGY COMPANIES


The Supreme Court will rule on whether the NEB adequately consulted Inuit in the area when it gave the green light to the testing... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 2879

ANOTHER U.S. APPEALS COURT REFUSES TO REVIVE TRUMP TRAVEL BAN


The 9th Circuit upheld the block on Trump's three-month travel ban for the six countries and four-month suspension of all refugee admissions... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2501

SUPREME COURT TRAVEL BAN RULING: WHAT IT MEANS


The Court tried to strike a balance, allowing President Trump to enforce parts of his travel ban but blocking it from implementing others... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2460

US SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR TRUMP MUSLIM BAN CASE


The Supreme Court now has a chance to permanently strike it down, he said... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 2106

U.S. SUPREME COURT ALLOWS PARTIAL TRAVEL BAN TO TAKE EFFECT PENDING APPEALS IN OCTOBER


U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a temporary win on travel ban pending appeals this fall... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 1886

TRUMP'S SCALED-BACK TRAVEL BAN GOES INTO EFFECT THURSDAY


State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the government created that list by relying on a definition of family found in the Immigration and Nationality Act... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1712

KENYA OPPOSITION FILES CHALLENGE OVER ELECTION RESULTS


Lawyers for the Kenyan opposition filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging President Kenyatta's re-election... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 1582

TRUMP TRAVEL BAN PARTLY REINSTATED; FALL COURT ARGUMENTS SET


The president announced the travel ban a week after he took office in January and revised it in March after setbacks in court... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 1546

RUSSIAN COURT CONSIDERS BAN ON JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES


Russia's Supreme Court is considering a government claim that Jehovah's Witnesses is an extremist organisation... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 1358

GRANDPARENTS, OTHER EXTENDED RELATIVES EXEMPT FROM TRUMP TRAVEL BAN, FEDERAL JUDGE RULES


And while the Supreme Court partially unfroze Trump's travel ban, it did so only temporarily, indicating it would truly take up the case in the fall... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 1248

VENEZUELA SUPREME COURT ATTACKED WITH GRENADE FROM POLICE HELICOPTER


Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked with a grenade thrown from a police helicopter in what the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, described as a terrorist attack ... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 1190

INDIA 10-YEAR-OLD CHILD RAPE VICTIM IN ABORTION PLEA


A deep-seated cultural preference for sons has led to millions of female foetuses being aborted over the years by pregnant women after undergoing foetal gender testing... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 1158

SARAH WEDDINGTON, ROE V WADE ATTORNEY, ON TRUMP'S THREAT TO ABORTION RIGHTS


I had to argue it twice in the supreme court - in 1971, and again in 1972... READ MORE

12th March, 2017 1066

TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN LOSES AGAIN IN U.S. APPEALS COURT, WILL STAY BLOCKED


The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia also ruled against the travel ban May 25... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 956

COURTS GRANT STAYS TO REMAINING SEVEN MEN SET TO DIE IN ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS


The executions had been scheduled to start Monday night... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 915

LADY JUSTICE STATUE IN BANGLADESH IS REMOVED AFTER ISLAMIST OBJECTIONS


A statue of Lady Justice has been removed from the supreme court building in the Bangladeshi capital after objections from Islamist groups... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 792

DNA SHOCK OVER INDIA RAPED CHILD'S BABY


Last Friday, a 13-year-old girl who was 32 weeks pregnant gave birth to a baby boy after the court allowed her to terminate her pregnancy... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 779

U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR COLORADO BAKER CASE CRITICAL FOR GAY RIGHTS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS


In a separate matter involving gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 748

KENYATTA VOWS TO 'FIX' COURT AS WIN QUASHED


Kenya election Kenyatta vows to 'fix' court as win quashed... READ MORE

3rd September, 2017 700

APPEALS COURT DEALS BLOW TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRAVEL BAN


Trump tweaked the order after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 688

PAKISTAN PM QUITS AFTER COURT ORDERS DISQUALIFICATION


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday quit as prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption charges... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 661


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