Updated 1:59 am PDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Pan Ei Mon, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, carries her baby on arrival at the Supreme Court in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Myanmar Supreme Court is expected to rule on appeal to overturn conviction of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act. less Pan Ei Mon, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, carries her baby on arrival at the Supreme Court in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Myanmar Supreme Court is expected to rule on appeal to overturn ... more Photo: Aung Shine Oo, AP Photo: Aung Shine Oo, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Pan Ei Mon, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, carries her baby on arrival at the … [Read more...] about Myanmar Supreme Court hears appeal of jailed journalists
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Home Daily News Supreme Court will consider racial gerrymandering… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 14, 2018, 11:19 am CST The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider the constitutionality of 11 state legislative districts in Virginia that were drawn in 2011 to maintain a black voting-age population of at least 55 percent. It’s not the first time the case was before the U.S. Supreme Court, report USA Today, Courthouse News Service, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, SCOTUSblog and the Washington Post. In March 2017 the Supreme Court said a special three-judge federal district court applied the wrong legal test in determining whether race predominated in the drawing of the 11 Virginia districts. If race is the predominant factor, courts use the more exacting standard of strict scrutiny to determine whether the redrawn lines served a compelling government interest. The March decision held that a 12th redrawn district satisfies the equal protection … [Read more...] about Supreme Court will consider racial gerrymandering case; could standing issue affect health law?
Steve Luxenberg, The Washington Post Published 7:09 pm PDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Henry Billings Brown Henry Billings Brown Photo: Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress Photo: Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Henry Billings Brown Henry Billings Brown Photo: Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress That time a Supreme Court nominee was rumored to have killed a man and sailed to confirmation 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Two days before Christmas in 1890, within hours of federal judge Henry B. Brown's somewhat surprising nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, reporters at the Capitol were scribbling down the details of an electrifying story, told with relish and pride by Brown's … [Read more...] about That time a Supreme Court nominee was rumored to have killed a man and sailed to confirmation
A House committee in West Virginia voted Thursday to bring 14 charges of impeachment against all four state Supreme Court justices, alleging charges of “corruption, maladministration, incompetency, neglect of duty and potential criminal behavior.”Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Allen Loughry, Robin Davis and Elizabeth Walker all faced charges from the House Judiciary Committee, which will be voted on in the full state House of Representatives Aug. 13. The impeachment process would then be tried in the state Senate, where two-thirds of the lawmakers would have to approve the impeachment.“This is truly a sad day for West Virginia, but it is an important step forward if we are going to restore the public’s confidence in the judiciary,” John Shott, the judiciary committee chairman, said in a statement. “This committee did not take this effort lightly. After reviewing all the evidence available to us, it became clear that a culture of … [Read more...] about One state’s entire state Supreme Court could be impeached for corruption and incompetency
World Costa Rica’s Supreme Court ruled this week that existing bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and discriminatory, giving lawmakers 18 months to amend the law. Welcoming the decision, the Central American country’s President Carlos Alvarado posted to Twitter, saying: “We continue to deploy actions that guarantee no person will face discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that the state's protection be given to all families under equal conditions.” Following the Wednesday night decision, Supreme Court judge Fernando Castillo said that any bans on gay marriage will end after a maximum period of 18 months, regardless of what legislators decide to do, the BBC reported. Lawmakers can, however, make the changes quicker if they choose to do so. A gay couple takes part in a demonstration of LGBTQ community members and activists in front of the Supreme Court of Justice, to demand constitutional magistrates to give a … [Read more...] about Costa Rica’s Supreme Court Orders End to Gay Marriage Ban Within 18 Months