US top court rejects Trump asylum ban

US top court rejects Trump asylum ban

Image copyright Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Image caption (Seated from left) Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito; (standing from left) Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Brett Kavanaugh The US Supreme Court has ruled against the Trump administration’s policy to deny asylum to…

Court paves way for Ghosn release on bail

Court paves way for Ghosn release on bail

Image copyright Getty Images In a surprise move, a court in Japan has rejected a request to extend the detention of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, paving the way for his release. Mr Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct – accused of under-reporting his pay package over a five-year period. He was arrested in…

Court frees woman jailed over childbirth

Court frees woman jailed over childbirth

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Imelda Cortez spent more than 18 months in custody as she awaited trial A woman who was jailed for attempted murder under El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws has been freed. Imelda Cortez, 20, says she became pregnant by her stepfather who sexually abused her for many years. Doctors suspected she…

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Image copyright Getty Images A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. Twenty states argued the whole law was invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty for not having health…

Vice loses court case over terror suspect

Vice loses court case over terror suspect

Image copyright Courtesy Vice Media Image caption Ben Makuch Canada’s top court has ruled that Vice Media must hand over its communications with a suspected terrorist to police. The Supreme Court says that a Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s production order seeking those communications „was properly issued and should be upheld”. Vice Media has refused to…

US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs

US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Ginsburg has been admitted to hospital US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs in a fall on Wednesday, the court says. The fall happened in her office at the Supreme Court in Washington. Ms Ginsburg, 85, went home but was in discomfort and went to…

Court acquits Christian woman on death row

Court acquits Christian woman on death row

Image caption Asia Bibi’s case had been hugely divisive in religiously conservative Pakistan A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours.…

Ecuador court throws out Assange lawsuit

Ecuador court throws out Assange lawsuit

Image copyright EPA Image caption Julian Assange addressed the court hearing in Quito via teleconference A judge in Ecuador has ruled against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who had contested new rules imposed on him in the country’s embassy in London. The judge said a requirement to pay for internet use and clean up after his…

This court case could hand Theresa May the power to stop Brexit

This court case could hand Theresa May the power to stop Brexit

LONDON — Europe’s highest court is set to decide whether the UK could unilaterally reverse Brexit in a case which could allow Theresa May a crucial get-out clause from a chaotic no-deal exit from the European Union. The court case, which will be heard in the European Court of Justice before Christmas, argues that Article…

Trump court nominee clears first hurdle

Trump court nominee clears first hurdle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford both gave evidence on Thursday President Donald Trump has ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his nominee for the US Supreme Court. A Senate committee earlier voted to approve Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the top US court. But…