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# supreme-court - Friday 5 October, 2018

Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation
# Assault Allegations
# Assault Allegations

Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation

Updated Oct 5th 2018, 10:34 PM 27,452 Views 95 Comments

Donald Trump’s controversial nominee is likely to be confirmed to the court this weekend.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Donald Trump did an impression of Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford
# Rally
# Rally

Donald Trump did an impression of Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford

Oct 3rd 2018, 9:53 AM 45,557 Views 167 Comments

He repeated phrases from Dr Ford’s testimony at a rally in Mississippi, which gathered applause.

# supreme-court - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony is both 'extraordinary' and 'typical'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony is both 'extraordinary' and 'typical'

Sep 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,223 Views 54 Comments

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said a person “may carry out a serious sexual assault without even recognising they have done so”.

# supreme-court - Friday 28 September, 2018

Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'
# Accused
# Accused

Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'

Sep 28th 2018, 7:37 AM 15,955 Views 109 Comments

Trump pushed for the Senate to go ahead with a vote on his nomination.

# supreme-court - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault
# Christine Blasey Ford
# Christine Blasey Ford

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:14 PM 28,684 Views 124 Comments

Brett Kavanaugh is due to testify after Christine Blasey Ford.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Donald Trump calls Brett Kavanaugh accuser 'drunk' and 'messed up'
# Supreme Court Nominee
# Supreme Court Nominee

Donald Trump calls Brett Kavanaugh accuser 'drunk' and 'messed up'

Sep 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 27,486 Views 69 Comments

“The second accuser has nothing. She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not,” Trump told reporters in New York.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: 'I've never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr Ford'
# Supreme Court Nominee
# Supreme Court Nominee

Brett Kavanaugh: 'I've never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr Ford'

Sep 25th 2018, 7:28 AM 18,163 Views 76 Comments

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Kavanaugh denied the accusations against him and said that he was a virgin at the time of the attacks.

# supreme-court - Sunday 23 September, 2018

The strikingly similar 1991 case where the US President's Supreme Court pick was almost derailed
# Parallels
# Parallels

The strikingly similar 1991 case where the US President's Supreme Court pick was almost derailed

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:00 PM 24,386 Views 21 Comments

With the allegations being levelled against Brett Kavanaugh, it is drawing comparison with the case of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas 27 years ago.

# supreme-court - Friday 21 September, 2018

Trump challenges Supreme Court nominee accuser over account of sex attack
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump challenges Supreme Court nominee accuser over account of sex attack

Sep 21st 2018, 3:28 PM 19,297 Views 88 Comments

Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Brett Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her when they were teenagers.

# supreme-court - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Trump pushes Kavanaugh's accuser to testify; her lawyer says she needs more time
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Trump pushes Kavanaugh's accuser to testify; her lawyer says she needs more time

Sep 20th 2018, 7:29 AM 10,570 Views 64 Comments

Ford has until tomorrow to submit a statement if she intends to testify on Monday.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Trump says it's 'hard to imagine' Supreme Court nominee assaulted woman
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump says it's 'hard to imagine' Supreme Court nominee assaulted woman

Updated Sep 19th 2018, 9:11 PM 21,055 Views 74 Comments

Republicans have set a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Monday that is supposed to feature Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Trump rejects calls for FBI probe into his Supreme Court pick over alleged sexual assault
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump rejects calls for FBI probe into his Supreme Court pick over alleged sexual assault

Sep 18th 2018, 9:16 PM 9,925 Views 30 Comments

“He is a very outstanding man… I’m totally supportive,” the US President said of Brett Kavanaugh.

# supreme-court - Monday 17 September, 2018

Trump stands by Supreme Court nominee after sex assault allegation
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump stands by Supreme Court nominee after sex assault allegation

Updated Sep 17th 2018, 10:49 PM 46,984 Views 71 Comments

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the lifetime post would see the balance of the Court swing towards conservatism.

# supreme-court - Friday 7 September, 2018

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation
# 8th Referendum
# 8th Referendum

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation

Sep 7th 2018, 3:56 PM 17,686 Views 84 Comments

The challenge was taken by a woman who complained about irregularities in voter numbers during the vote.

# supreme-court - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation

Sep 6th 2018, 9:35 PM 8,843 Views 19 Comments

Democrats have been grilling the judge Trump has selected – but he’s likely to be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Trump's Supreme Court candidate quizzed on his loyalty to the US President
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump's Supreme Court candidate quizzed on his loyalty to the US President

Sep 5th 2018, 9:48 PM 13,772 Views 22 Comments

“I owe my loyalty to the Constitution,” Brett Kavanaugh told the committee. “No one is above the law in our constitutional system.”

# supreme-court - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

New scheme could allow up to 5,500 non-EEA nationals remain in Ireland to work
# Student Visa
# Student Visa

New scheme could allow up to 5,500 non-EEA nationals remain in Ireland to work

Sep 4th 2018, 8:26 PM 94,141 Views 104 Comments

The scheme will be set up specifically for people who came to Ireland between 2005 and 2011 to study.

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today
# Congress
# Congress

'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today

Sep 4th 2018, 6:20 AM 8,536 Views 5 Comments

Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Poland's 'retired' top judge back at work as government tries to oust her
# I'm Not Leaving
# I'm Not Leaving

Poland's 'retired' top judge back at work as government tries to oust her

Jul 18th 2018, 7:07 AM 11,773 Views 41 Comments

Gersdorf, 65, has refused to comply with the legislation reducing the retirement age for Supreme Court justices from 70 to 65.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Trump picks Republican favourite for Supreme Court - setting up a ferocious confirmation battle
# The Supremes
# The Supremes

Trump picks Republican favourite for Supreme Court - setting up a ferocious confirmation battle

Jul 10th 2018, 6:56 AM 11,695 Views 26 Comments

He also has an expansive view of executive power and has favoured limits on investigating the president.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Supreme Court clears the way for extradition of Wicklow man accused of helping run Silk Road website
# Silk Road
# Silk Road

Supreme Court clears the way for extradition of Wicklow man accused of helping run Silk Road website

Updated Jun 27th 2018, 6:18 PM 26,039 Views 0 Comments

Gary Davis will now face trial in the US on charges including conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Jun 27th 2018, 4:58 PM 49,793 Views 158 Comments

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Widow of murdered Belfast solicitor to call for public inquiry at UK Supreme Court today
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

Widow of murdered Belfast solicitor to call for public inquiry at UK Supreme Court today

Jun 26th 2018, 7:28 AM 8,132 Views 0 Comments

Pat Finucane was murdered in front of his family by Loyalist paramilitaries in February 1989.

# supreme-court - Monday 25 June, 2018

US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal by Brendan Dassey of Netflix's Making a Murderer
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal by Brendan Dassey of Netflix's Making a Murderer

Jun 25th 2018, 5:52 PM 34,408 Views 37 Comments

Dassey was 16 years old when he confessed to authorities that he had joined his uncle in a murder.

# supreme-court - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?
# Will To Change
# Will To Change

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?

Jun 7th 2018, 7:00 PM 9,201 Views 26 Comments

A Supreme Court decision made today has led to continued calls for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights
# Belfast
# Belfast

UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights

Jun 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,548 Views 22 Comments

If the court rules that it does, it could lead to Westminster legislating for abortion in the North.

# supreme-court - Monday 4 June, 2018

US Supreme Court sides with baker who refused to make same-sex couple's wedding cake
# Colorado
# Colorado

US Supreme Court sides with baker who refused to make same-sex couple's wedding cake

Jun 4th 2018, 5:45 PM 32,216 Views 118 Comments

The court ruled that an initial judgement against Jack Phillips had shown a ‘clear and impermissible hostility’ towards his ‘sincere religious beliefs’.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Bakers in 'gay cake' row to have appeal heard in Supreme Court today
# Ashers Bakery
# Ashers Bakery

Bakers in 'gay cake' row to have appeal heard in Supreme Court today

May 1st 2018, 7:29 AM 37,530 Views 0 Comments

It is the first time the UK Supreme Court has heard a case in Northern Ireland.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation
# Deportation
# Deportation

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation

Apr 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,029 Views 60 Comments

Both students had been studying and working the country for 11 years and were directed to leave after a policy change.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly

Apr 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,703 Views 0 Comments

Denis O’Brien’s legal team has argued that TDs’ “extraordinary privilege” had led to a breach of his privacy in 2015.

# supreme-court - Monday 23 April, 2018

Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal

Apr 23rd 2018, 1:05 PM 7,496 Views 0 Comments

He’s also contesting the decision that he should pay the costs of the High Court case that went against him.

# supreme-court - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

'Out of reach': A month after landmark court ruling, no asylum seeker has applied for work permit here

Mar 22nd 2018, 6:01 AM 19,239 Views 37 Comments

Critics say the barriers that remain in place act as a deterrent for asylum seekers to get an employment permit.

# supreme-court - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

Mar 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,341 Views 119 Comments

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# supreme-court - Thursday 8 March, 2018

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 8th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,901 Views 55 Comments

Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'
# The Unborn
# The Unborn

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:04 PM 10,173 Views 18 Comments

A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution
# The Eighth Referendum
# The Eighth Referendum

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

Mar 7th 2018, 10:56 AM 51,822 Views 189 Comments

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

# supreme-court - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:17 PM 9,711 Views 0 Comments

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

Feb 21st 2018, 4:27 PM 24,086 Views 0 Comments

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# supreme-court - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum
# The Unborn
# The Unborn

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

Feb 18th 2018, 8:25 AM 33,358 Views 167 Comments

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

# supreme-court - Friday 9 February, 2018

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working

Feb 9th 2018, 12:00 PM 22,697 Views 166 Comments

The court found the ban to be unconstitutional “in principle” last May and the cabinet agreed to lift the ban last November.