Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell

By Joel Schectman WASHINGTON, July 8 : A judicial activist advising U.S. President Donald Trump on potential nominees to the Supreme Court signaled on Sunday that two of the candidates would be a tougher sell to conservatives. Leonard Leo said two names on the president’s short list to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy – Raymond […]

Indonesia cleric linked to Islamic State gets death sentence for militant attacks

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Darren Whiteside JAKARTA, June 22 : An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. The ruling comes as Indonesia struggles to rein in a rising […]

History and Activism of Pakistan’s Judiciary

  By R.K. Kaushik The 13th April, 2018 Judgement of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif was declared disqualified for life has again brought into focus the role of the judiciary in Pakistan. A few days later on 26th April 2018, the Foreign Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif was […]

Leader of Hong Kong independence movement found guilty of rioting

By Venus Wu HONG KONG, May 18 : A Hong Kong court on Friday found the most prominent leader of the Chinese-ruled territory’s independence movement, Edward Leung, guilty on one charge of rioting, a verdict that carries a maximum sentence of 12 years’ jail. The jury did not find him guilty of inciting a riot […]

U.S. top court weighs Republican challenge to Maryland electoral map

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 28 :The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considers for the second time in recent months whether to rein in politicians who draw state electoral maps with the aim of entrenching their party in power in a case involving a Maryland congressional district. The justices heard a similar case on Oct. […]

title=”Singapore court rejects gay man’s bid to adopt biological son” data-text=”Singapore court rejects gay man’s bid to adopt biological son” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Singapore court rejects gay man’s bid to adopt biological son

By John Geddie SINGAPORE, Dec 28 : A Singapore court has rejected a gay Singaporean doctor’s bid to adopt his biological child because he was born by a surrogate mother in the United States through a procedure not available for unmarried couples in the island state. Singapore is in many ways a vibrant, modern society […]