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#Supreme Court

# supreme-court - Friday 23 November, 2018

UK Supreme Court will hear Gerry Adams' case to overturn prison escape convictions

During his second internment, Adams tried to escape twice – on Christmas Eve, December 1973 and again in July 1974.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Gay cake case: How the court tried to reach a fair balance between competing rights

There has been much debate and anger, some of it stemming from a misunderstanding of the Supreme Court decision, writes Aoife McMahon.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Trump says America owes Brett Kavanaugh an apology at White House swearing-in

Kavanaugh himself struck a markedly more conciliatory tone, insisting he had “no bitterness”.

# supreme-court - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court

Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice yesterday in Washington after a fraught nomination that sparked protests.

# supreme-court - Friday 5 October, 2018

Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

“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'

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

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

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

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

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

“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’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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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?

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

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

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

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

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’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

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

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

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

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'

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

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