At the Supreme Court, a Red Line for Religious Freedom

A majority of justices set limits on state lockdown power last week, in what would seem a watershed for the new court. In a helter-skelter year for Americans’ conception of themselves, their freedoms and the very integrity of the democratic process itself, the Supreme Court set limits last week on the state’s power to curtail…Continue Reading

Supreme Court won’t get involved in Louisiana pastor’s case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is for now staying out of a dispute involving the state of Louisiana and a Baton Rouge-area pastor charged with violating state coronavirus restrictions by repeatedly holding large church services.Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday evening turned away a request from Life Tabernacle Church pastor Tony Spell to…Continue Reading

The Supreme Court Has to Choose Between Trump and the Nation’s Founders

When is an immigrant not a person? According to President Donald Trump, it’s whenever the executive branch says so. The president has spent the past four years promulgating this idea for the purposes of excluding undocumented immigrants from the numbers used to calculate each state’s representation in Congress. Even though he is on his way…Continue Reading

Supreme Court Rules NY Can’t Impose Covid-19 Restrictions On Houses Of Worship

Topline In a late Wednesday ruling, the Supreme Court’s new conservative majority voted in favor of a challenge from religious groups to New York’s coronavirus restrictions, temporarily barring the state from enforcing certain attendance limits on houses of worship in virus hotspots, with recently seated Justice Amy Coney Barrett casting a decisive vote.  Worshipers of…Continue Reading

Apex Court throws out second lawsuit by Pi Bala’s widow against Najib, Rosmah, six others

PUTRAJAYA: The widow of the late private investigator P. Balasubramaniam has failed in her bid to reinstate a second legal suit against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pix, right), his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (pix, left) and six others. The Federal Court today dismissed A. Santamil Selvi’s application for leave to…Continue Reading

#EndSARS: Osun Court Remands Female Protesters Over Alleged Attack On Governor Oyetola’s Convoy

Two female #EndSARS protesters were on Wednesday remanded at the Osogbo Correctional Facility over an alleged attack on the convoy of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.Suliyat Tajudeen and Ayomide Abdulazeez both 20 years old respectively were charged for conspiracy, attempted murder, malicious damage and burglary. John Idoko, police prosecutor, told the court that Suliyat, Ayomide and others…Continue Reading

The Supreme Court Is in Charge Now

After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death in September, liberals spent seven weeks before the presidential election discussing the merits of Supreme Court reform. Should Democrats respond to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation—and the GOP’s four-year campaign to reshape the federal courts—by adding more seats to the nation’s highest court? Should they adopt extraordinary measures like jurisdiction stripping…Continue Reading

UK Court of Appeal rebukes Home Office for exceeding its powers with bunkum ‘national security’ GSM gateway ban

The Home Office cannot order Ofcom to ignore its legal duties even when a government minister wants to shut something down because of unspecified “national security” concerns, the Court of Appeal has said, ruling that ministers acted outside their legal powers when banning GSM gateways. The judgment ends a drawn-out saga that began with a…Continue Reading

Delhi High Court refrains from entertaining Sudarshan TV plea, says case pending in SC

SynopsisThe petition had challenged the nod given on September 9 by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to the broadcast of the ‘Bindas Bol’ programme whose promo claimed that the channel was all set to broadcast a “big expose on conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims in government service”. AgenciesThe plea had said the ministry has refrained…Continue Reading

Texas Court Rejects El Paso’s COVID Shutdown as City Resorts to 10 Mobile Morgues

A Texas state appeals court rejected a stay-at-home order in El Paso County on Friday despite the community seeing a surge in new cases and rapidly decreasing space in morgue trucks and tent hospitals.The Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and local restaurant owners, who sued El Paso District Judge…Continue Reading

Court dismisses bail plea of erstwhile Religare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh

New Delhi: A local Court today dismissed the bail application of Shivinder Mohan Singh, erstwhile promoter of Religare Enterprises Ltd. (REL), in an alleged fraud case involving an amount of Rs 2,500 crores. Religare Finvest Ltd. (RFL), a subsidiary of REL, had filed a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Shivinder Mohan Singh…Continue Reading