Category: World Judiciary

Justice Ginsburg in hospital with infection, court says

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection caused by a gallstone, but plans to take part in the court’s arguments by telephone Wednesday, the Supreme Court said. The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign […]


Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care Tuesday fighting the coronavirus, while authorities in New York and elsewhere in Europe hoped that an apparent plateau of deaths and new hospitalizations signaled that key epicenters in the global pandemic had turned a corner. “We’re desperately […]

Text of Supreme Court ruling on the suspension of UK parliament

[2019] UKSC 41 On appeals from: [2019] EWHC 2381 (QB) and [2019] CSIH 49 JUDGMENT R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland) before Lady Hale, President Lord Reed, Deputy President Lord Kerr […]

Factbox: What is Britain’s Supreme Court ruling all about?

LONDON – Britain’s Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday whether a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, potentially throwing his Brexit plans into further disarray. Below are some key facts about the case and the […]

Court confirms man’s custody of dog, denies ex-girlfriend

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s supreme court has upheld a ruling granting a man sole custody of his dog, denying his ex-girlfriend’s bid to take the pet. The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday affirmed that pets are property in confirming a district judge’s decision that the Lab-boxer mix named […]

Canada appeals court upholds landmark tobacco ruling

Quebec’s appeals court on Friday upheld a historic ruling ordering three tobacco firms to pay Can$15.5 billion (US$11.6 billion) to smokers in the Canadian province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking. Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, Rothmans […]

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