A legal battle over Boris Johnson's controversial decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks is set to be heard by the UK's highest court. The Supreme Court in London will from today hear appeals from two separate challenges brought in England and Scotland to the prorogation of Parliament over three days. Prime Minister Mr Johnson said the five-week shutdown is to allow the Government to set out a new legislative agenda in a Queen's Speech when MPs return to Parliament on October 14. But those who brought legal challenges against Mr Johnson’s decision argue the prorogation was designed to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of the UK's impending exit from the EU on October 31. The Supreme Court, which will sit as a panel of 11 justices for only the second time in its 10-year history, must reconcile contradictory judgments issued by the English and Scottish courts. The High Court in London dismissed the case brought by businesswoman and campaigner Gina Miller - who previously … [Read more...] about Legal battle over Parliament shutdown reaches Supreme Court
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WASHINGTON — It's been another taxing term for reporters who try to forecast the outcome of high-profile Supreme Court cases. Many of us wrote that based on arguments in late April, the court's five conservative justices would allow the Trump administration to go forward with a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census. That turned out not to be true when Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the court's four liberals, in a decision announced last week, to keep citizenship off the census questionnaire, at least for the time being. The administration said Tuesday it would drop its effort to put its question on the form. But perhaps we did not focus enough on a hint dropped by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in early June. In a speech to lawyers and judges in New York, Ginsburg described those predicting the administration would win the case as "speculators." The Merriam-Webster dictionary says a speculator may take something "to be true on the basis of insufficient … [Read more...] about SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Is Ginsburg using words carefully?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Mark Sherman Associated Press November 21, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an ‘‘Obama judge.’’It’s the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against him.Roberts said Wednesday the U.S. doesn’t have ‘‘Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.’’ He commented in a statement released by the Supreme Court after a query by The Associated Press. Advertisement Roberts said on the day before Thanksgiving that an ‘‘independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.’’ … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts raps Trump for ‘Obama judge’ comment
close Video Justice Sotomayor opens up about Justice Kavanaugh 'Fox and Friends' discusses Sotomayor's opinions about her new colleague Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh is part of the Supreme Court “family” whom she will judge based on his work and not by what occurred during his controversial confirmation process. In an interview with CNN’s “Axe Files,” Sotomayor said Kavanaugh is part of the Supreme Court “work family.” "When you're charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship," Sotomayor told host David Axelrod. "The nine of us are now a family and we're a family with each of us our own burdens and our own obligations to others, but this is our work family, and it's just as important as our personal family.” "We've probably spent more time with each other than most justices spend, who have spouses, with their … [Read more...] about Sonia Sotomayor: Brett Kavanaugh is part of Supreme Court ‘family’
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: charu mathur November 12, 2018 10:20 am Change Font Size Following tweet by a journalist has gone viral. CJI Gogoi shocked as an Adl District Judge argues his promotion plea in Hindi. — harish v nair (@harishvnair1) November 1, 2018 This has lead to lot of ‘trolling’ in social media space. Several persons have expressed opinion criticizing the Court as ‘snobbish’ and ‘elitist’. But has the Court committed any wrong by its response in the above manner? Let us examine. Before proceeding further, it will be beneficial to see the Constitutional scheme in relation to language. In the Constitution of India Part XVII titled ‘Official Language’ groups language into following distinct groups viz: Language of the Union, (Art 343-344); Regional languages, (Art 345); Interstate Communication (Art 346-347); Language for the courts and Legislative Process (Art.348) and … [Read more...] about English- The Language Of Supreme Court Of India