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?
By David G. Savage | Tribune Washington Bureau PUBLISHED: October 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm | UPDATED: October 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes. Business lawyers said they fear the decision will give a green light to other suits seeking to hold manufacturers liable for damage inflicted on the public, including the opioid crisis and climate change. “The decision … poses an enormous risk to everyone who has ever done business in California, as it opens the door to potentially unbounded suits targeting manufacturers of products sold decades ago,” wrote former U.S. Solicitor Gen. Paul Clement in appeal on behalf of ConAgra Grocery Products. The food company was held liable because it had acquired a firm that once sold lead paint. The justices had considered the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court lets stand California’s lead paint ruling
Home Daily News Florida Supreme Court rules that current… Election Law By Lorelei Laird Posted October 16, 2018, 1:30 pm CDT The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the state's next governor, not current Gov. Rick Scott, has the authority to choose justices for three seats that will come open in January. “The governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies,” assuming everything goes as planned, the court wrote in a brief order on Monday. “Governor Scott exceeded his authority by directing the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to submit its nominations to fill these vacancies by November 10, 2018.” The ruling may put to rest a debate that’s raged in Florida for nearly two years and included a prior trip to the state’s highest court. Three justices of the court—Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince—will retire on Jan. 7, 2019, because of Florida’s … [Read more...] about Florida Supreme Court rules that current governor can’t replace 3 retiring justices
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year's gubernatorial campaign. In a major rebuke to Scott, the Supreme Court concluded that the Republican governor exceeded his authority when he started the process to find replacements for the three justices. Age limits of 70 are forcing three of the seven justices — Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince — to retire at midnight Jan. 8, the same day Scott is scheduled to leave the governor's office. Scott, claiming he had authority to name the replacements, last month asked a nominating commission to start accepting applications with a Nov. 10 deadline. The court's one-page ruling Monday says "the governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies" triggered by those mandatory retirements. … [Read more...] about Florida Supreme Court: Next governor will pick new justices