The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, it has original jurisdiction over a small range of cases, such as suits between two or more states, and those involving ambassadors. It also has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of federal constitutional or statutory law. The Court has the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution or an executive act for being unlawful. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The Court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide nonjusticiable political questions. Each year it agrees to hear about 100–150 of the more than 7,000 cases that it is asked to review.
According to Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced..
To celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 86th birthday on Friday, fans of hers outside the U.S. Supreme Court plank in her honor -- a nod to her love of physical fitness. Rough Cut..
(CNN)Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó returned to the country on Monday, risking arrest for violating a travel ban in his bid to oust the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas..
Parrikar was ideologically wedded to the Sangh but was sufficiently accommodating — and uncompromising — to maintain the middle ground in Goa politics. He refused to allow some saffron leaders.. IndiaTimes - Published
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the.. Reuters - Published
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday broadened the scope of what it will consider in resolving the legal fight over the contentious decision by President Donald.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Mexico's Senate on Tuesday chose the wife of a business ally of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to serve on the Supreme Court, sparking criticism that her appointment could undermine the.. Reuters - Published
Facing charges under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Navlakha's petition remained pending in HC since October 5, 2018 as separate proceedings against him were pending before the.. DNA - Published
The first question asked by the CJI-led bench was why the government had not set up a permanent mechanism, as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2018, to investigate any unnatural increase in the assets.. IndiaTimes - Published
Rejecting the plea of an accused for granting him the benefit of the doubt, the bench said courts are not obliged to make efforts either to give latitude to the prosecution or loosely construe the law.. IndiaTimes - Published
The petitioners, which included individuals and organisations, have stated that quota for an unreserved category of citizens violates the scheme of affirmative action under the Constitution. DNA - Published