Trump´s rival for the presidency, Joe Biden, has promised to nominate a Black woman to the high court if given the chance. Biden, too, has said he´s working on a list of potential nominees, but the campaign has given no indication that it will release names before the November election. Democrats believe doing so would unnecessarily distract from Biden´s focus on Trump´s handling of the pandemic and the economy, while also giving the president and his allies fresh targets to attack. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he would make Ted Cruz a Supreme Court justice as he unveils new shortlist of 20 candidates including GOP senator Tom Cotton who immediately promises to overturn Roe v. Wade
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Supreme Court has 'failed miserably' Senior lawyer Dushyant Dave, who represented Bhushan in this case, said the token fine was a victory, not just for his client but also for free speech. "But to my mind, it is a defeat for the Supreme Court itself because the court has come out very poorly of the entire episode," he told DW. … [Read more...] about Is India’s Supreme Court using contempt law to stifle criticism?
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), a body of over 6,000 lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court, said the Gogoi hearing on Saturday was "in violation of principles of natural justice." … [Read more...] about India Supreme Court rattled by sexual harassment case
However, the government argues that it is taking action. "The UK's air-quality plans on nitrogen dioxide are being challenged this week by ClientEarth in the supreme court, having been upheld in the high court and court of appeal. Our air quality has improved significantly in recent decades and most of the UK meets EU air-quality limits for all pollutants. Our plans for nitrogen dioxide set out all the important work being done to meet EU standards in the shortest possible time," said a spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). … [Read more...] about Supreme court may force UK to act on air pollution
It seems unlikely that any vacancies will occur before January, so Trump would have to win reelection in November to make further appointments. The announcement of his wish list was calculated: With less than two months left until the election, it was designed to win over conservatives who might not be so sure that they want to vote for Trump again. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Trump offers Republicans a far-right Supreme Court