• UPIThai Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for former Prime Minister

    Aug. 25 (UPI) — Thailand’s Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant for former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for failing to appear in court to hear the verdict in her two-year negligence trial. Yingluck’s attorney said she could not attend the verdict because she was ill, reported CNN. He also said that he didn’t know if Yingluck was in Thailand Read more...

  • TechCrunchSusan Fowler’s lawyers just told the Supreme Court why tech cos should eliminate arbitration agreements

    Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer whose blog post about the company’s internal workings eventually led to the ouster of its CEO Travis Kalanick, has a new message for the Supreme Court: get rid of arbitration agreements. In a development first reported on by The Recorder, Fowler’s legal team at the San Francisco-based firm Baker Curtis & Schwartz has filed Read more...

  • ReutersSenator Grassley not expecting imminent Supreme Court vacancy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Senate committee that handles Supreme Court nominees said on Friday he no longer expected an imminent court vacancy, bolstering assumptions that Justice Anthony Kennedy would not retire this year. Read the story on Reuters.

  • The Columbus DispatchJustice Department, once a foe of Ohio's voter purge, now backs it in Supreme Court case

    Jessica Wehrman Dispatch Washington Bureau @JessicaWehrman WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department — which last year backed civil rights groups in a court case over Ohio’s decision to remove thousands of inactive voters from Ohio voter rolls — is now taking a different tack under the administration of President Donald Trump. The department filed a 61–page brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Read more...

  • The Washington Post‘We can change the meaning’: Trademarks filed for n-word after Supreme Court decision

    Inspired by a recent Supreme Court ruling, two entrepreneurs offended by the n-word filed to trademark the epithet to keep it out of the hands of racists. The court ruled in June that disparaging words can receive trademark protection. It said rejecting disparaging trademarks violates the First Amendment, clearing the way for an Asian American rock group called the Slants Read more...

  • The IndependentGovernment threatened with new court action for 'failing to act' on harsh impact of immigration rules on children

    Campaigners have threatened a fresh court challenge after accusing the Government of failing to act on the Supreme Court’s ruling that harsh immigration rules unfairly punish children. Support groups said new proposals would fail to end the “heartbreaking long-term trauma” of youngsters when one of their parents has been barred from the country. Thousands of Britons have been prevented from Read more...

  • CNBCPakistan's Supreme Court ousts PM Sharif over corruption claims

    Criminal investigation ordered into Sharif and his children Removal cuts short PM’s third stint in power Dismissal of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar comes as a surprise Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into his family over corruption allegations. … Read more...

  • Miami HeraldPakistani court disqualifies PM on allegation of corruption

    A five-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family. … Read the story on Miami Herald.

  • The Washington PostDC Theater Friday: Scalia v. ‘Thurgood’ in two Supreme Court dramas

    The weekly feature of what’s happening on Washington stages. Woolly Mammoth’s hit “An Octoroon” is briefly back on the boards, and last chance for the summer festivals as Capital Fringe reaches its final weekend of hits and the Contemporary American Theater Festival wraps up. Feeling judgmental? See the Antonin Scalia drama “The Originalist” at Arena or the counterbalance, “Thurgood,” at Read more...

  • ABCAuthorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

    Venezuela’s intelligence agency detained two more judges Tuesday that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Jesus Rojas Torres and Zuleima Gonzalez were taken into custody by SEBIN agents in Anzoategui, a state in northeastern Venezuela, the National Assembly announced on its Twitter account. The magistrates are among 33 judges Read more...