Updated 12:55 am CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, talks to journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court after submitting appeal documents of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Lawyers for the two journalists sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act filed an appeal to the country's supreme court, after a high court judge rejected their appeal in January. less Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, talks to journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court after submitting appeal documents of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, ... more Photo: Aung Shine Oo, AP Photo: Aung Shine Oo, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption … [Read more...] about Reporters convictions appealed to Myanmar Supreme Court
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Updated 9:23 am PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File) less FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee … [Read more...] about The Latest: Condemned prisoner appeals to US Supreme Court
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Sidebar ByAdam Liptak Oct. 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — Theodore H. Frank is familiar with the adage that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. But later this month, he will stand before the Supreme Court to argue his own case. “It was a very tough decision to decide to do it myself,” he said. The usual play would have been to hand the case off to an expert lawyer who specializes in Supreme Court arguments. But Mr. Frank, who has spent the last decade filing objections to class action settlements he considers abusive, said he was the right man for the job in the case that bears his name, Frank v. Gaos, No. 17-961. He will join a small group of lawyers who have handled the Supreme Court arguments in their own cases. On the whole, they have done rather well. In … [Read more...] about His Case Made It to the Supreme Court. He Didn’t Have to Look Far for a Lawyer.
NEW YORK — Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may face his first politically charged case after a New York appeals court Tuesday ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Ross can be deposed by lawyers who claim he and others acted improperly. It gave the government two days to appeal to the high court. A three-judge panel in Manhattan said a lower-court judge, Jesse M. Furman, made detailed factual findings supporting his conclusion that Ross likely possesses firsthand knowledge central to the claims. It also noted that three of Ross's aides indicated only the secretary himself could answer certain questions. The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The appeals court order came after a dozen states and big cities sued, saying that Ross acted improperly. They claim the citizenship question will discourage immigrants … [Read more...] about Politically charged case heads to the Supreme Court
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Annie Linskey and Jess Bidgood Globe Staff September 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump has remade what it means to be presidential, with his typo-filled tweets and angry rants. He’s molded the Republican Party in his form, pulling it close to the white men who’ve felt their cultural dominance erode. Now he’s turning to the Supreme Court, where he hopes to seat a justice with a long Republican resume — a nomine who, in an emotional bid to save his nomination, last week displayed the very same combative, grievance-fueled thinking of which Trump is so fond.It remains to be seen whether Brett Kavanaugh’s indignant defense against accusations that he assaulted a teenage girl more than 35 years ago will rescue his nomination in a closely divided Senate. Advertisement But Kavanaugh’s performance certainly gives fuel to … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh’s partisan defiance brings Trump-style combat to the Supreme Court