Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN)Sri Lanka's prime minister is appealing a court decision that temporarily bars him and his cabinet from carrying out official duties, amid a constitutional crisis that has left the island nation without effective leadership. The ruling by Sri Lanka's Court of Appeals on Monday comes after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to step down despite losing two no-confidence votes last month. Rajapaksa said he will take his appeal to the Supreme Court on Tuesday and seek an order halting the decision. "We do not agree with the decision given by the Appeals Court as Constitutional matters are finally decided by the Supreme Court," Rajapaksa said on Twitter. "We do not agree with the decision given by the Appeals Court as Constitutional matters are finally decided by the Supreme Court. We will be filing an appeal tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/g6im1auDsJ— Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) December 3, 2018 Judge Arjuna Obeyesekere said in his ruling that … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister takes his fight to the Supreme Court
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Anita Wadhwani Nashville Tennessean Published 8:37 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Opponents of a 2014 ballot measure that stripped the right to an abortion from the Tennessee Constitution have appealed its outcome to the U.S. Supreme Court. Amendment 1, approved by 53 percent of voters, added language to the state's constitution that said: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion." Its passage opened a path for Tennessee lawmakers to enact stricter abortion regulations, including a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion. The campaign for and against the ballot measure was one of the most hotly contested and expensive ballot fights in the state. Within days of the vote, eight voters who opposed the measure sought a recount. A federal appeals court thwarted those efforts in January. The appeal to the Supreme Court, filed July 13, continues the challenge to the state's method of counting votes for the ballot measure as well as … [Read more...] about Tennessee anti-abortion measure appealed to US Supreme Court
POLITICS 07/09/2018 09:01 pm ET His involvement in partisan battles and views on strong presidential power will likely be the focus of his confirmation hearings. By Matt Ferner and Laura Bassett President Donald Trumpnominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, the 53-year-old federal judge could tilt the balance of the court in a solidly conservative direction for decades to come, likely affecting decisions on abortion, gerrymandering, affirmative action, gay rights and capital punishment. Kavanaugh’s position on strong executive power and his role in partisan political battles, including independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigations into President Bill Clinton and the high court’s decision on the 2000 presidential election recount, are set to dominate what’s shaping up to be an extraordinarily contentious confirmation hearing. Here’s what you need to know about Kavanaugh’s rulings, his career … [Read more...] about Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee To The Supreme Court?
U.S. Supreme Court Donald Trump One of the reported frontrunners considered by President Donald Trump as a possible replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is a federal judge with a record of handling immigration cases. Raymond Kethledge, 51, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993. Like fellow short-lister Brett Kavanaugh, Kethledge clerked for Kennedy after law school. Kethledge also gained political experience when he worked as an aide to former Senator Spencer Abraham, a Republican and founder of the Federalist Society. Abraham was a pro-immigration advocate and his support for Arab-Americans earned him the reputation of terrorist sympathizer among conservative lawmakers. He lost his re-election campaign to Democrat Debbie Stabenow in 2000. Kethledge is currently serving as a federal appellate judge on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. He was appointed to … [Read more...] about Raymond Kethledge Would Bring a Nuanced Immigration Record to the Supreme Court
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff June 26, 2018 President Trump responded to the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the most recent version of his administration’s travel ban by calling it a “profound vindication” over his critics.And indeed, it was a huge win for Trump as he tests the limits of his presidential power. But it’s also true that the law upheld today by the court is a scaled-back version from what Trump originally proposed nearly three years ago.It’s been a long road to this decision, starting with a seemingly out-of-the-blue campaign announcement and moving to a similarly shocking missive from the White House that prompted confusion and protests at airports. There were many court movements in between, as well as revised versions of the so-called travel ban. Advertisement So here’s what the Supreme Court upheld … [Read more...] about How did we get here again? The path to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the travel ban