Category: Supreme Court

Supreme Court won’t take up appeal of Michelle Carter’s conviction for role in boyfriend’s suicide.

Source – Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court said on Monday that it would not take up the case of Michelle Carter, a woman serving a 15-month sentence for her part in her boyfriend’s death by suicide. Carter had asked the justices to take up her case, arguing that her conviction three years ago for involuntary manslaughter — based on her

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Deny Motions Seeking Expedited Review of Obamacare Ruling.

Source – theepochtimes.com The Trump administration and a coalition of Republican-led states have asked the Supreme Court to deny a request to expedite a review of a lawsuit challenging former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The administration and state officials urged the court to deny the motions filed by the House and Democrat-led state

Supreme Court president Lady Hale, who blocked Boris Johnson’s attempt to shut down Parliament over Brexit, attacks the Government over spending cuts she says are causing ‘serious difficulty’ for the justice system

Source – dailymail.co.uk The judge who oversaw a Supreme Court slapdown of the Prime Minister when he tried to shut down Parliament targeted his Government again today with a blast over spending cuts for the justice system. Baroness Hale of Richmond locked horns with Boris Johnson’s administration again this morning as she was allowed to run

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Subpoena Cases.

Source – npr.org The U.S. Supreme Court said late Friday that it will review three lower court decisions upholding congressional and grand jury subpoenas for financial records from President Trump’s longtime personal accountants and from banks he did business with. The high court’s order sets the stage for a constitutional battle over the limits of

WhatsApp Snoopgate: RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya withdraws petition from Supreme Court.

Source – dnaindia.com Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue KN Govindacharya on Monday withdrew his petition from the Supreme Court asking for a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Facebook, WhatsApp, and the Israeli firm, NSO, for an alleged snooping scandal that violated the privacy of Indian citizens. The petition was withdrawn after a

Pakistan Supreme Court cuts Army chief Bajwa’s 3-year extension to 6 months for now.

Source – indiatoday.in In a partial relief to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has extended Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure till May 2020. While a relief, the Supreme Court’s decision cuts the original three-year extension down to six months. The court announced the

Hearings over, all eyes on Supreme Court showdowns over Trump’s financial records.

Source – edition.cnn.com Washington (CNN)The US Supreme Court now stands at the precipice of a constitutional clash that could determine whether Donald Trump or any future President may elude an investigation and defy requests for documents. Depending on the extent of the court’s moves, it could influence Congress’ oversight authority for the ages. The nine justices could act

House tells Supreme Court Congress has the authority to subpoena Trump’s financial records.

Source – edition.cnn.com Washington (CNN)House Democrats are well within their authority to subpoena President Donald Trump’s financial papers, House lawyers told the Supreme Court on Thursday. As soon as Friday, the justices could decide whether to allow a subpoena to Trump’s long time accounting firm to go forward, while they consider whether to take up the president’s