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# Supreme Court

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2022
# Same-Sex Marriage
US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage
‘Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,’ said Biden after the vote.
# Courts
Attorney General to step down from his role in coming weeks
Paul Gallagher has held the role for two years under the current Government.
# Supreme Court
Government must take time to examine CETA judgement, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste said that it wasn’t the result that the Government had expected.
# rock and a hard place
Why the letters CETA now spell trouble for the Government
Today’s Supreme Court decision could bring Green unease to a head.
Voices
Opinion: Today's ruling vindicates Costello's decision to take Ceta to the Supreme Court
Assistant Professor of Law David Kenny says today’s Supreme Court judgement on the trade deal shows how seriously the highest court took the case.
# Referendum
CETA: Supreme Court rules trade deal cannot be ratified by Oireachtas unless law is changed
If the legislation is amended, a referendum on the matter could be avoided.
# US
Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene over classified documents seized in Mar-a-Lago raid
A US court last month allowed the Justice Department to resume its use of the documents as part of its ongoing criminal investigation.
# Kenya
Kenya court upholds WiIliam Ruto's presidential election after claims of fraud
The verdict dealt a blow to challenger Raila Odinga who had alleged fraud and filed a petition against the poll outcome.
# Archie Battersbee
UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.
# Supreme Court
Supreme Court clears way for Hutch and Dowdall murder trials to proceed before Special Criminal Court
Both men are charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016.
# Roe v Wade
Biden administration says US doctors must offer abortion if mother’s life at risk
Officials say federal law on emergency treatment guidelines pre-empts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban abortion.
# st luke's kilkenny
Supreme Court to hear HSE's appeal over decision to lift consultant doctor's suspension
The Court of Appeal ruled that Prof Ray O’Sullivan was entitled to return to his job that he was suspended from on foot of the complaints against him in 2019.
# Abortion
US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling
Dozens of new protests were planned Saturday from coast to coast.
# Abortion Rights
Abortion clinics begin closing after US Supreme Court ruling
The court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade decision is likely to lead to abortion bans across the country.
# New York
Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.
# Courts
Supreme Court dismisses teen's appeal against sexual assault conviction for smacking child's bottom
The offence occurred in 2019 when the parties were playing in a field near their homes.
# Roe v Wade
‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice
The draft opinion would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban abortion.
# Michael D Higgins
Supreme Court rules President immune from EU regulations around public disclosure of information
The Right To Know Group brought proceedings after it failed to get certain information following two separate requests to the Office of Secretary General to the President.
# Mr Moonlight
Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder
The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.
# Surrogacy
Supreme Court to hear appeal in case brought by fathers seeking Irish passport for their son
The boy has UK citizenship, and it is his fathers’ wish that he get an Irish passport.
# Supreme Court
US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
# court of justice
EU court rules in favour of Graham Dwyer in privacy case, paving way for murder conviction appeal
Dwyer claims that data gathered from his phone should not have been used at his trial.
# jUAN Orlando Hernandez
Honduran judge rules ex-president Hernández can be extradited to US
Juan Orlando Hernández is accused of having facilitated the smuggling of some 500 tons of drugs to the US since 2014.
# Pandemic response
Supreme Court reserves decision in an appeal brought by Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters
The court gave no indication as to when it would give its decision.
# Naoufal Fassih
Supreme Court refers action brought by Kinahan-linked crime boss to European Court of Justice
Fassih is currently serving an 18-year prison sentence in the Netherlands after being convicted of charges including attempted murder.
# Court
Supreme Court discontinues injunction requiring Traveller family to vacate council-owned land
Clare County Council had secured an injunction from the High Court.
# US Court
US President to get Supreme Court pick as liberal justice Breyer set to retire
Joe Biden has pledged to name the first black woman to the US’s highest court.
# London
Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US
The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.
# 6 january
US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.
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# Russia
Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial
The group has spent years cataloguing atrocities committed in the Soviet Union.
# Courts
Contributions paid by undocumented worker cannot be counted in social welfare payments application
The Supreme Court ruled that Sharda Sobhy is not entitled to have PAYE and PRSI payments considered in her application for maternity benefit.
# The Troubles
UK Supreme Court rules PSNI decision not to investigate Hooded Men case was unlawful
The ‘Hooded Men’ were detained and subjected to extreme interrogation methods in 1971.
# Supreme Court
'Hooded man' Frank McGuigan says he still suffers nightmares 50 years on from ordeal
Francis McGuigan, one of the 14 ‘hooded men’, said he was delighted with the verdict from the Supreme Court.
# Brazil president
Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims
The Brazil president has long criticised electronic voting, introduced in Brazil in 1996.
# The Troubles
UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.
# Patrick J Kelly
Supreme Court quashes decision to dismiss harbour master following Minister's complaints
The court held that former Minister Mary Coughlan’s presence at Cabinet resulted in the decision being tainted by objective bias.
# stephen breyer
US progressives urge liberal Supreme Court justice to retire at 82
Liberals want Stephen Breyer to quit so they can nominate a like-minded successor while they still control the nomination process.
# citizenship
Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.
# Supreme Court
Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.
# Supreme Court
Embattled judge Seamus Woulfe listed for his first Supreme Court sitting next month
Woulfe is listed for sittings on three days next month, 4, 12 and 19 February.