Supreme Court nominee evasive on scope of Trump’s presidential power

By Lawrence Hurley and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Sept 6 : Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, embraced judicial independence on Wednesday but sidestepped Senate Democrats’ questions on whether a president can pardon himself or fire a prosecutor investigating him. Kavanaugh faced a grueling session of more than 12 hours of questioning before […]

Zimbabwe court set to rule on presidential election petition

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Aug 24 : Zimbabwe’s top court will on Friday decide whether President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disputed July 30 election victory should stand against complaints by his main rival that it was rigged. The election, in which Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa were the main contenders, was touted as a crucial step […]

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 […]