Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court
07 October 2018 | 6:30 am
After allegations of sexual assault and weeks of intense debate that gripped the nation, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as the next justice to the Supreme Court Saturday after a 50-48 Senate vote.
25 Feb 2021
People hit the streets of Kathmandu, lighting candles and celebrating as Nepal's supreme court overturns the prime minister's decision to dissolve parliament, a move the court termed unconstitutional.
25 Mar 2021
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to throw out evidence in the corruption cases against former president Lula, after ruling that the judge spearheading the graft probe was biased against the leftist leader.
25 Mar 2021
Supreme Court Justices honour Olabode Rhodes Vivour
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The Supreme Federal Court has confirmed its earlier decision to set up an investigative committee to probe Brazil's handling of the pandemic.
16 Apr 2021
Congressional Democrats introduce legislation to expand the US Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, arguing it is necessary after the Senate confirmed former president Donald Trump's nominee just eight days before the 2020 election to give the bench a firm conservative majority. The move has drawn angry protests from Republicans accusing their rivals of attempting a power grab to enact President Joe Biden's agenda.
18 May 2021
The US Supreme Court will hear a case that could undermine the national legalization of abortion. Christian conservatives hope the new make-up of the court will gut previous bans on anti-abortion laws.
25 Jul 2021
The southern US state wants the Supreme Court to reverse the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling — which legalized abortion nationwide — and let states regulate abortion.
30 Aug 2021
A temporary ban on evictions had protected millions of renters in the US. But the court said health authorities did not have the power to impose such a moratorium.
2 Sep 2021
The Texas law makes the state's abortion rules the strictest in the US. Abortion campaigners failed in a court challenge to block the law. Texas dodged existing US abortion laws by using an unusual enforcement system.
10 Sep 2021
Mexico's Supreme Court has voted unanimously to declare the criminalization of abortion unconstitutional. Up to now, abortion has been legal in Mexico City and three other states in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while elsewhere, the procedure was only permitted in cases of rape.
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Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
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The Supreme Court appeared set to put limits on abortion rights in the United States by upholding one state's law banning the procedure after 15 weeks. Protesters from both sides of the issue rallied at the top court.
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court spoke about alleged war crimes in Ukraine with FRANCE 24, Karim A. A. Khan KC urged Russia to cooperate with the ICC and said "we've got no political agenda".
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