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…

Iran urges UN court to halt US sanctions

Iran urges UN court to halt US sanctions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIran gripped by despair as country faces economic turmoil, droughtIran has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to lift the sanctions imposed by the US after it abandoned the deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme. Iranian lawyer Mohsen Mohebi said the US aimed to damage Iran’s economy…

Court rejects Zimbabwe election challenge

Court rejects Zimbabwe election challenge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the lawful winner of the July presidential poll President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win in last month’s polls has been upheld by Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court. The opposition MDC Alliance had brought the legal challenge saying the vote was marred by „mammoth theft and fraud”, but this was…

‚See you in court’ – lotto aunt to nephew

‚See you in court’ – lotto aunt to nephew

Image copyright Courtesy Facebook Image caption Barbara Reddick (R) and Tyrone MacInnis A Canadian woman’s first act upon winning the lottery was to threaten to sue her nephew for his half of the C$1.2m ($912,000; £690,000) win. „See you in court,” Barbara Reddick told Tyrone MacInnis as they both posed with the giant novelty cheque…

BBC court action over Doctor Who leak

BBC court action over Doctor Who leak

Image caption Jodie Whittaker is the first female actor to play Doctor Who The BBC has asked a US court to compel a California-based website to produce records which could identify who leaked footage of the next Doctor Who series. A 53-second clip featuring the new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two still images of the…

US top court upholds Trump travel ban

US top court upholds Trump travel ban

Image copyright Reuters The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Trump administration’s travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional, but the US top court has reversed this decision in a 5-4 ruling announced on Tuesday. The ban prohibits most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia,…