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Philippine Supreme Court upholds expulsion of chief justice

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president’s highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling that critics warned is unconstitutional and threatens judicial independence and the country’s fragile democracy. Court spokesman Theodore Te said justices voted 8-6 Tuesday to uphold their May 11 decision to oust Maria […]

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Supreme Court upholds Ohio law purging voter rolls

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state of Ohio has the right to purge citizens from voter enrollment lists if they do not vote within a certain time frame. The 5-4 decision paves the way for a form of voter suppression, civil rights groups say, and will likely help Republican candidates and hurt […]

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SC modifies Delhi HC order on Sharad Yadav

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on SC modifies Delhi HC order on Sharad Yadav

[India], June 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday partially modified Delhi High Court’s order in connection with the disqualification case of rebel Janata Dal (United) MP Sharad Yadav, saying that he could retain his official accommodation, but would not be entitled to salary and other benefits. The Supreme Court was hearing a plea by […]

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SC refuses to stay CLAT 2018 counselling

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on SC refuses to stay CLAT 2018 counselling

[India], June 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the counselling of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018. The apex court’s vacation bench, headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and also comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, said it would hear the matter again on Monday. This comes after the Supreme Court last […]

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Sitapur dog menace: SC to hear matter on June 8

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Sitapur dog menace: SC to hear matter on June 8

[India], Jun 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear the plea filed against the culling of stray dogs in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district, following the deaths of several children in the area over the past few months on June 8. The court today sought a detailed report from the state government on the matter after […]

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Karnataka’: Yeddyurappa’s swan song? And did democracy really win?

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Karnataka’: Yeddyurappa’s swan song? And did democracy really win?

  The Supreme Court ordering a floor test on Saturday scuppered the BJP’s attempts to form the government despite clinching only 104 seats in Karnataka. After all that drama, follows the relative calm. The Congress-JD(S) alliance will now form the government in the state and HD Kumaraswamy will take oath on Wednesday. Who doesn’t love […]

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SC rejects plea challenging Bopaiah’s appointment as pro tem speaker

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on SC rejects plea challenging Bopaiah’s appointment as pro tem speaker

Ahead of the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court has rejected a petition by the Congress-JD(S) challenging the appointment of K.G. Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker. The court said he will continue to be the pro-tem speaker. At the moment, the oath ceremony is being conducted by pro-tem […]

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BJP’s bluff called off by SC: Rahul on floor test decision

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on BJP’s bluff called off by SC: Rahul on floor test decision

[India] May 18 (ANI): Welcoming the Supreme Court’s move on directing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to conduct a floor test tomorrow, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it supports their stand against Governor Vajubhai R. Vala’s unconstitutional decision. Taking to Twitter, Rahul said that the BJP’s bluff to form the government without the […]

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Justice Chelameswar shares dias with CJI on his last working day

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Justice Chelameswar shares dias with CJI on his last working day

New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who is retiring on Friday, shared a bench with Chief Justice Dipak Misra on his last working day and lawyers praised him saying he did a “great job in upholding democracy”. As the bench was about to rise for the day, Justice Chelameswar won the praise of […]

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Centre submits Cauvery draft scheme to Supreme Court

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Centre submits Cauvery draft scheme to Supreme Court

[India] May 14 (ANI): The centre submitted a draft of the Cauvery Management Board scheme in accordance with the February 16 judgment of Supreme Court. On February 16, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced the judgment on the Cauvery Water Dispute between the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the Union […]

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