Category: Supreme Court

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 The petition was withdrawn after a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

US Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Tax Ruling.

Source – voanews.com WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling that would have required President Donald Trump to turn over some of his financial records to a Democratic-led committee in the House of Representatives. Trump, in two conflicts with opposition lawmakers and prosecutors investigating his finances, has sought

So much for states’ rights: Trump asks the Supreme Court to block California’s “sanctuary state” law.

Source – vox.com Not that long ago, the Tenth Amendment was the new hotness in Republican circles. Shortly after President Obama took office, Republicans looked to the amendment — a states’ rights provision providing that the federal government’s powers are not limitless — as a way to prevent the federal government from doing much of