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#Supreme Court

# supreme-court - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Supreme Court rules State must make payouts to claimants affected by collapse of Setanta Insurance

The State Liquidator and Insurance Compensation Fund (ICF) is now to be held liable for the outstanding Setanta payouts.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Bakers who refused to make 'gay cake' to appeal case all the way to the Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court will hear the case in October.

# supreme-court - Friday 21 April, 2017

Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions

Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April.

# supreme-court - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Serve under our laws - not over them': Donald Trump warns new judge to behave

After his disagreements with court judges over the travel ban, President Trump is asking for obedience from Neil Gorsuch.

# supreme-court - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'The nuclear option': Senate Republicans ditch tradition to ensure Trump's Supreme Court pick gets through

From this point on, any effort in the Senate to hold up a presidential nominee can be overcome with a simple majority.

Father who brought daughter to Disney World during school year loses British Supreme Court case

In today’s Supreme Court judgment, justices unanimously agreed that the word ‘regularly’ means “in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school”.

# supreme-court - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Venezuelan court rows back on move to seize power after being accused of coup

The court’s original decision had been condemned internationally.

# supreme-court - Friday 31 March, 2017

When a coup is not a coup: Venezuela is edging closer to a full-on democratic catastrophe

A number of Latin American countries have hit out at the move.

# supreme-court - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

# supreme-court - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black

“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”

# supreme-court - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Bomb blast at Afghanistan's Supreme Court kills at least 19

The bomber detonated the device as employees were boarding a bus to go home.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The Criminal Assets Bureau says it's now ready to sell John Gilligan's former houses

A Supreme Court decision today paved the way for more sales.

John Gilligan has lost his appeal to hold onto properties seized by CAB CAB

John Gilligan has lost his appeal to hold onto properties seized by CAB

He must now vacate the three properties, including Jessbrook – his beloved equestrian centre in Kildare.

Trump tilts balance of power by unveiling new conservative Supreme Court judge

The move puts conservatives back in the majority in the Supreme Court.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Man jailed for life for murder of Limerick rugby player loses Supreme Court appeal

Barry Doyle shot and killed Shane Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity in Limerick in November 2008.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Germany's top court rejects bid to ban far-right NPD party

The party was deemed to be “too insignificant” to pose a threat.

# supreme-court - Friday 16 December, 2016

Joan Collins says the Supreme Court "sided against the Irish people" in rejecting her promissory note appeal

Earlier, the State’s highest court rejected the independent TD’s challenge to the decision to use public money to aid institutions like Anglo Irish Bank in 2010.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Around 20 Indian cinema-goers arrested for failing to stand for national anthem

In October, a wheelchair-user was assaulted in a Mumbai cinema for failing to stand for the anthem.

# supreme-court - Friday 11 November, 2016

Calls for legislation on definition of consent following Supreme Court ruling in rape case

It found that an honest belief of consent would be a good defence for an accused, even if the belief is unreasonable.

# supreme-court - Friday 22 July, 2016

Joe O'Reilly granted legal aid to pursue Supreme Court appeal

In July 2007, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife Rachel.

# supreme-court - Monday 27 June, 2016

Victory for pro-choice movement as US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion rules

The ruling has been made in the most important abortion case in a generation.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court

The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Joan Collins' prom note appeal makes it all the way to the Supreme Court today

The deputy’s challenge against the €31 billion promissory note deal was rejected by the High Court.

# supreme-court - Monday 7 March, 2016

"A colossus of the legal world." - Tributes paid after death of Supreme Court judge

Hardiman was one of the most well-known barristers in the country before his appointment to the State’s highest court.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Obama asks Republicans to 'rise above the venom' after judge's unexpected death

Since Antonin Scalia’s death, White House lawyers and advisers have been scrambling to refine and vet a list of potential replacements.

As many as 30 lives a month are saved because of the injection centre this woman co-founded

TheJournal.ie speaks to the woman who opened North America’s only injection centre.

# supreme-court - Sunday 14 February, 2016

How the death of this Supreme Court judge has sparked a huge political battle

The coming months will see clashes between Republicans and Democrats as Obama tries to confirm a successor before he leaves the White House.

# supreme-court - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Two votes in it. 10 spoiled votes. This Kerry election recount just got interesting...

The initial ballot in the Listowel local election in 2014 saw independent Dan Kiely lose out to Fine Gael’s Mike Kennelly by just two votes after a recount.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

"I genuinely think what I'm doing is right" - gender quotas appeal heading for Supreme Court

Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan is to take his legal challenge against gender quotas to the Supreme Court after his initial action was rejected today.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

There were some familiar faces at this morning's Council of State meeting

President Higgins called the meeting to discuss asylum laws that were ‘rushed’ through the Dáil.

# supreme-court - Thursday 17 December, 2015

This man's Supreme Court win could have big consequences for future elections

The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of local election votes in the Listowel area.

# supreme-court - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents

This follows a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.

# supreme-court - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Kildare man wins appeal in Supreme Court and won't be forced to sell his family home to the IDA

The four-year battle comes to a conclusion today.

# supreme-court - Friday 28 August, 2015

The appeals against the marriage referendum result are in the last chance saloon

Both parties involved have lodged an application to appeal with the Supreme Court.

# supreme-court - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency

His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)

The organisation has been under pressure to do so since June’s US Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.

# supreme-court - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Woman who challenged referendum landed with huge bill for court costs

The overall costs of the appeal is believed to be over €1 million.

# supreme-court - Monday 29 June, 2015

Texas is fighting back against US marriage equality

The state’s attorney general said Texans ‘must speak with one voice against this lawlessness’.

# supreme-court - Friday 26 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 19 of the loveliest brand reactions to today's US marriage equality ruling Love Is Love

19 of the loveliest brand reactions to today's US marriage equality ruling

Nice work, advertising departments.

# supreme-court - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Chef who was paid just 51c an hour will finally get the wages he was owed

Muhammad Younis was forced to work up to 80 hours a week in a Clondalkin restaurant.