Colombia’s Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of one of the country’s most prominent former paramilitary leaders on Tuesday, according to national media reports. Miguel Serrano, alias “Megateo,” had previously been convicted for the 2004 assassination of former paramilitary chief Carlos Castaño, but fled to Ecuador in 2007, where he was captured in October of 2013. MORE: Man responsible for paramilitary leader’s death captured in Ecuador The longtime fugitive will now be made to serve out the entirety of his 40-year sentence for aggravated murder, forced disappearance and conspiracy, after the Supreme Court ruled against a 2010 appeal filed on his behalf by his defense team. Serrano was himself a high-ranking official of the now-defunct AUC paramilitary umbrella, and was wanted in connection with the April 2004 murder of AUC Chief Carlos Castaño. PROFILES: AUC Serrano has been convicted of sending 20 of his … [Read more...] about Colombia Supreme Court upholds murder sentence for fugitive paramilitary
May 27, 2018 (7 hours ago) [Sun, May 27 2018 07:14 IST] IANS Kolkata, May 26 IANS) Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) would wait for the Supreme Court's hearing on July 5 on implementing the Lodha Committee's recommendations, its president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Saturday. "We will wait for Supreme Court's final order on July 5," Ganguly told reporters after a Special General Meeting (SGM) here. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) have now written to all state associations, asking them to act even before the hearing. "It's mentioned in the letter that you cannot make state constitution till the formation of BCCI's constitution. We will wait for the hearing," Ganguly added. According to sources, the trustee board chairman Gautam Dasgputa has voiced his displeasure at COA chief Vinod Rai continuing in office despite turning 70. Citing example of former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah's sarcastic birthday wish to Rai, the … [Read more...] about CAB to wait for Supreme Court’s July 5 hearing
WASHINGTON — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two broad types of cases on this issue, weighing whether sex discrimination laws apply to LGBT people and also whether businesses can assert religious objections to avoid complying with anti-discrimination measures in serving customers, hiring and firing employees, providing health care and placing children with foster or adoptive parents. The outcome of baker Jack Phillips' fight at the Supreme Court could indicate how willing the justices are to carve out exceptions to anti-discrimination laws; that's something the court has refused to do in the areas of race and sex. The result was hard to predict based on arguments in December. But however the justices rule, it won't be their last word on … [Read more...] about LGBT wedding cake Supreme Court decision looms, but more cases likely
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 25, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Gibraltar has issued a judgment against Pablo Fajardo, Luis Yanza, Ermel Chavez, Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia (the “Front”) and Servicios Fromboliere for their role in a conspiracy to procure and attempt to enforce a fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron. The court awarded Chevron Corporation $38 million in damages and interest and issued a permanent injunction against the defendants, preventing them from assisting or supporting the case against Chevron in any way. Fajardo, Yanza and Chavez are Directors at Amazonia Recovery Ltd. (“Amazonia”), a Gibraltar-based company set up to receive and distribute funds that the co-conspirators hoped to obtain from the corrupt Ecuadorian judgment. The company was established in 2012 by Steven Donziger, the lead American lawyer behind the fraud, and his associates. Donziger and Fajardo, an Ecuadorian lawyer, were found by a U.S. Federal Court to have … [Read more...] about Gibraltar Supreme Court Awards Chevron $38 Million Against Ecuadorian Conspirators
A disabled Yemeni girl whose exclusion from the U.S. was questioned by Supreme Court justices reviewing the Trump administration’s travel ban is expected to arrive in New York Saturday for resettlement. After denying her application in January, the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti reversed course and issued visas Wednesday allowing 10-year-old Shaema Alomari and her family to immigrate to the U.S., her father, Nageeb Alomari, said in a telephone interview.... … [Read more...] about Disabled Yemeni Child, Cited in Supreme Court Review of Travel Ban, Gains Entry to U.S.