Tag: court

The US Supreme Court Just Authorized More Voter Suppression

July 6, 2021
The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) dealt several blows to the Voting Rights Act last week. In a majority conservative 6-3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld two Arizona restrictions. The first prohibits individuals other than close family members or caregivers from collecting mail-in ballots. The second requires elections officials to reject votes from people who report to incorrect precincts

This Supreme Court session was bad, but wait until you see what they have on tap for the next one

July 2, 2021
The court will hear Carson v. Maine, which asks whether the Constitution requires that states spend public money on explicitly religious education. This is a First Amendment case that should be clear cut—that whole establishment clause business of prohibiting government from “unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.” Plaintiffs are challenging Maine’s ban on

Africa: Is the International Criminal Court Going After the Wrong People?

June 29, 2021
Many of the ICC’s greatest triumphs have been in prosecuting war criminals in the eastern Congo. Yet relentless violence there continues. The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a region fabled for its verdant rainforests and rare wildlife. Unfortunately, it is equally notorious for being the theatre of some of the country’s fiercest violence,

AFRICA : From the Bench – Court rejects Monaco Resources CEO claim against Africa Intelligence

April 14, 2021
A few weeks after Africa Intelligence published an investigation into the holding company Monaco Resources and its leaders, the firm’s Source link

DRC : Dig Oil takes advantage of Kinshasa's silence in US court

April 11, 2021
Dig Oil has asked a US court for a ruling in default to confirm the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) 2018 order for the DR Congo to pay the firm more than $600m for withdrawing an oil block from it and delaying production contracts on others. Source link

AFRICA : Paris court freezes €1m paid by Sipromad in failed Africanews takeover

March 27, 2021
The outcome of the €1m dispute pitting Sipromad against Euronews over the failed acquisition of Africanews should be known by the end of July. Source link

GOP senators push for amendment to ban court-packing

January 23, 2021
A dozen Senate Republicans are trying to block one of progressives’ fondest goals — packing the US Supreme Court with liberal justices — with a new amendment to the Constitution. West Virginia Sen. Shelly Moore Capito and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio reintroduced a bill Friday that would decree a constitutional nine-justice limit to the Supreme

Zimbabwe: Harare Mayor Charged With Contempt of Court

December 16, 2020
Harare mayor Jacob Mafume today appeared in court on obstruction of course of justice or alternatively contempt of court for allegedly interfering with a key witness, Edgar Dzehonye, in another matter where he is facing criminal abuse of office. The State led by Mrs Constance Ngombengombe and Mrs Kudzai Chigwedere opposed granting of his bail

Supreme Court hands Trump, Republican seditionists the ultimate loss

December 12, 2020
The order, dropped Friday evening, was succinct and unsigned. The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions

‘Fat and Happy’ With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?

October 27, 2020
The confirmation on Monday of Justice Amy Coney Barrett all but ensures a durable conservative majority on the Supreme Court for years to come and provides the capstone on the Trump administration’s broader effort to push the entire federal judiciary solidly to the right.Its work has been so fast and so effective that there is
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