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# Supreme Court

Last month
November 2023
Up to one million graduates could be eligible to vote under Seanad election reform plan
Currently, six members of Seanad Eireann are elected by graduates from specified universities – which has been ruled unconstitutional.
This year
Supreme Court finds section of sexual offences law to be unconstitutional
The seven-judge court upheld a ruling made by the High Court last year.
Supreme Court dismisses Patrick Quirke's application for retrial of 'Mr Moonlight' murder case
The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.
Ukraine supreme court chief detained in $2.7 million corruption probe
Prosecutors said that members of the court were bribed by a billionaire in exchange for a favourable ruling.
Man suing U2 over song wants Supreme Court to compel Adam Clayton to answer questions
Maurice Kiely is suing U2 Ltd, a limited liability company linked to the band.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill banning abortion after six weeks
The state’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the text hours earlier with 70 votes to 40.
Supreme Court rules that Seanad University panel elections are unconstitutional
Six members of Seanad Eireann are elected by graduates from specified universities in Ireland.
Court dismisses Graham Dwyer’s appeal against murder conviction
Dwyer launched an appeal on numerous grounds, including the admissibility of mobile phone data evidence.
Supreme Court rules seizure of computer from home of convicted murderer Quirke was 'unlawful'
The judgment of the seven member Supreme Court was delivered this morning.
Supreme Court to hear appeal against refusal to grant widower’s pension to an unmarried father
The Supreme Court panel said John O’Meara and his three children’s challenge raises points of general public importance.
UK Supreme Court challenge on lawfulness of Northern Ireland protocol is dismissed
The appellants argued that the legislation passed at Westminster to give effect to the Withdrawal Agreement conflicts with the 1800 Acts of Union.
Last year
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.
Attorney General to step down from his role in coming weeks
Paul Gallagher has held the role for two years under the current Government.
Government must take time to examine CETA judgement, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste said that it wasn’t the result that the Government had expected.
Why the letters CETA now spell trouble for the Government
Today’s Supreme Court decision could bring Green unease to a head.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling
Dozens of new protests were planned Saturday from coast to coast.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder
The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.
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.
US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supreme Court discontinues injunction requiring Traveller family to vacate council-owned land
Clare County Council had secured an injunction from the High 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.
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.
US Supreme Court allows release of presidential documents in Capitol investigation
Donald Trump had asked that the diaries, logs and handwritten notes be withheld.