just penned the latest installment in his growing list of appalling opinions. And without Scalia around to share the title of Most Misguided Jurist, Thomas is now alone on his discrimination-blind island.Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 7 to 1 that Timothy Tyrone Foster, a death-row inmate, received an unfair trial in 1986 when Georgia prosecutors blatantly violated rules about racial discrimination during jury selection. Foster, a black man, was convicted of killing a white woman by an all-white jury, after the prosecution purposely kept all blacks off the jury. This SCOTUS decision wasn’t exactly a nail-biter. This wasn’t a case where there was a suspicion of discrimination; this was one where there was clear, unequivocal evidence that the prosecution was executing a complete and systematic commitment to excluding black jurors. Following Batson v. Kentucky, a 1986 SCOTUS case that preceded the Foster trial, the illegal dismissal of jurors solely on the basis of race became … [Read more...] about This Might be Clarence Thomas’ Most Appalling Opinion Yet
The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), on Monday, filed an Intervention Application before the Supreme Court, demanding a Court monitored probe by a “high powered team” into CBI Special Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya’s death. The Application, filed through CPIL’s Secretary, Advocate Kamini Jaiswal, makes reference to a report published last month by the Caravan Magazine, which had cited opinion from Dr. R. K. Sharma, one of India’s foremost forensic experts. According to this report, Dr. Sharma had examined Judge Loya’s post-mortem report and related histopathology report, and had ruled out the possibility of him dying due to a heart attack. Dr. Sharma had, in fact, opined that the reports showed signs of trauma to the brain and even possible poisoning. The three Judge bench hearing the case agreed to hear Advocate Prashant Bhushan on February 8. The Bench said; “Mr.Prashant Bhushan, learned counsel appearing on behalf of the … [Read more...] about Judge Loya Case: CPIL Files Intervention Application, Cites New Expert Medical Opinion To Rule Out Heart Attack [Read Application]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Ashok K.M April 25, 2018 1:53 pm Change Font Size Section 147 confers the power to re-assess and not the power to review, the bench said. The Supreme Court has held that Section 147 of the Income Tax Act does not allow re-assessment of an income merely because of the fact that the assessing officer has change of opinion on the same facts and circumstances which were already in his knowledge even during the original assessment proceedings. A bench of Justice RK Agrawal and Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar were considering an appeal filed by the Revenue against Delhi High Court order that had quashed the show cause notice as well as reassessment order. ‘Reason to believe’ is not ‘Change of opinion’ The bench observed that, though Section 147 makes it clear that the assessing officer has the power to re-assess any income which escaped assessment for any assessment year subject to the provisions of … [Read more...] about Mere Change Of Opinion Of Assessing Officer Not A Ground For Reassessment: SC [Read Judgment]
Paul Waldman, The Washington Post Published 10:58 am PDT, Monday, July 23, 2018 The Democratic Party's steady move to the left in recent times, particularly in the last year and a half, is one of the most important developments of this era in American politics. And inevitably, the concern trolls are out, telling the party that they'll waste an opportunity if they go too far to the left. For instance, here's former Republican James Comey, sharing his political insights on Twitter about what does and doesn't affect elections: "Democrats, please, please don't lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America's great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership." Then there's Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center, telling liberals that they'll never beat Trump with a bunch of leftist policy ideas. Recommended Video: Now Playing: … [Read more...] about Opinion: Republicans are telling Democrats to move right. It’s dreadful advice.
President Donald Trump was "stating his opinion" in tweeting Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Russia probe — and it was "not weak for the President of the United States to state his opinion," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "It's not an order," Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing. "It's the president's opinion — and it's ridiculous that all of the corruption and dishonesty that's gone on with the launching of the witch hunt, the president has watched this process play out. "But he also wants to see it come to an end, as he has stated many times," she said. "We look forward to that happening." President Trump tweeted earlier that Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe last year, "should stop this rigged witch hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further." ..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it … [Read more...] about White House: Trump ‘Stating His Opinion’ in Sessions Tweet