Governor appoints new justice to Oregon Supreme Court

Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Judge Meagan Flynn to the Oregon Supreme Court. Flynn replaces Justice Richard Baldwin, who retired Friday. The governor said in a statement that Flynn has earned a reputation as a smart and thoughtful judge while serving on the Oregon Court of Appeals and is regarded as fair-minded and compassionate. Former [...]

With new court filings, case over Trump’s travel ban appears more likely to reach Supreme Court

For weeks, President Trump has bemoaned court decisions blocking two versions of his ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries and all refugee resettlement, saying he wants to take his case to the highest court of the land. Soon, he might get the chance. The Department of Justice’s appeal on Thursday of a Hawaii court [...]

In Venezuela, Supreme Court Takes Over Congress

Venezuela’s Supreme Court seized power from the opposition-led legislature on Thursday. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with Amherst professor Javier Corrales, whose research focuses on Latin American democracy and politics about the state of Venezuela’s democracy. Article source: Supreme Court

Dem opposition to Trump Supreme Court pick Gorsuch grows; Schumer warns GOP

Senate Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed for a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have the votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch. Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Brian Schatz of Hawaii became the latest Democratic senators to [...]

Venezuela’s top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grab

CARACAS, Venezuela — Security forces violently repressed protests that broke out in Venezuela’s capital on Friday after the Supreme Court gutted the opposition-controlled Congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign countries and even triggering a rebuke from the nation’s normally pro-government chief prosecutor. Governments across Latin America condemned the power [...]

Good news for people who drink and drive- The New Indian Express

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has said the police should not book a person for drink driving unless a breathalyser test is conducted. A single judge issued the order while quashing a case registered by the Thiruvalla police against Renji George Cherian of Kacherippadi in Thiruvalla for drunk driving (section 185 of the Motor Vehicles [...]

Daya Nand vs Virmo Devi on 23 March, 2017

NON-REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.4631 OF 2009 DAYA NAND APPELLANT VERSUS VIRMO DEVI RESPONDENT J U D G M E N T Kurian J. The appellant-tenant has challenged the judgment passed by the High Court declining to interfere with the order passed by the Rent Controller, ordering [...]

M.C.Mehta vs Union Of India & Ors on 29 March, 2017

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION I.A.NO. 487/2017, I.A. NO. 491/2017, I.A. NO. 494/2017, I.A. NO. 489/2017, I.A. NO. 495/2017 in Writ Petition(Civil) No.13029/1985 M.C.MEHTA …PETITIONER(s) VERSUS UNION OF INDIA ORS. …RESPONDENT(s) O R D E R We have heard the learned Solicitor General, learned Amicus Curiae, learned counsel for the [...]

In Re vs To Issue Certain Guidelines … on 30 March, 2017

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION SUO MOTU WRIT(CRL.) NO.1 OF 2017 IN RE: TO ISSUE CERTAIN GUIDELINES REGARDING INADEQUACIES AND DEFICIENCIES IN CRIMINAL TRIALS O R D E R During the course of hearing of Criminal Appeal No.400/2006 and connected matters, Mr. R. Basant, learned Senior Counsel appearing for the [...]

The Maharashtra State … vs Prabhakar Sitaram Bhadange on 30 March, 2017

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1488 OF 2017 |THE MAHARASHTRA STATE COOPERATIVE HOUSING | | |FINANCE CORPORATION LTD. |…..APPELLANT(S) | |VERSUS | | |PRABHAKAR SITARAM BHADANGE |…..RESPONDENT(S) | J U D G M E N T A.K. SIKRI, J. The appellant, Maharashtra State Cooperative Housing Finance Corporation [...]

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