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Sexual harassment case against India top judge dismissed

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is free now from a sexual harassment complaint after a Supreme Court panel concludes it lacked substance.

Myanmar’s top court to rule on jailed Reuters journalists’ appeal

Outlining their grounds of appeal in March, the reporters' lawyer cited lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pair were set up by police.

Japan Supreme Court rejects Ghosn appeal

The Supreme Court slapped down the appeal without explaining the ruling.

US Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law

The court on a 5-4 vote granted an emergency application to block the Republican-backed law from going into effect while litigation continues.

Supreme Court allows execution of Muslim inmate in Alabama to go...

Ray had asked his imam to replace the chaplain in his death chamber.

Pakistan’s top court rejects challenge to Asia Bibi acquittal

Pakistan's Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the review petition has been dismissed based on merit.

Pakistan’s top court to decide on Bibi appeal Jan 29

Bibi was on death row for eight years for blasphemy, a hugely sensitive charge.

China’s Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases

China's deputy chief justice says the Supreme Court will begin handling appeals on intellectual property rights cases from Jan 1 where previously only provincial-level high courts would handle them.

Supreme Court backs Modi over Rafale jet deal

Activists and politicians had demanded the court order a probe amid claims the prime minister violated defence procurement rules.

Djokovic and Halep named 2018 ITF world champions

It is world number one Djokovic's sixth while it is Romania's top-ranked Halep's first.

Supreme Court: Sacking of Sri Lanka parliament illegal

Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament and called a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Trump takes bid to restrict transgender troops to US Supreme Court

The government says it wanted to ensure that the Supreme Court would be able to review the dispute before its term ends in June 2019.

Devotees throng Indian flashpoint temple, but no women

Hindu activists meanwhile imposed a strike to protest that the security measures were impeding their ability to worship at the Sabarimala shrine, closing shops and reducing traffic to a trickle.

Supreme Court asked to say whether Whitaker’s appointment valid

Whitaker, 49, a former US attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, had served as Sessions’ chief of staff since September 2017.

Senate Committee Finds No Evidence to Back Kavanaugh Allegations

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says investigations led to no credible evidence to support allegations against Kavanaugh.

New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court’s Brett Kavanaugh despite...

Madara said she had fielded numerous irate calls from critics, with at least one threatening violence.

Influential women from around the world

From talk show hosts to war correspondents and presidents to supreme court justices, women around the world are showing their power and influence.

Protesters rage in Washington as Kavanaugh is confirmed

The confirmation of Kavanaugh has come in the midst of a MeToo movement that has put sexual assault squarely in cultural crosshairs.

Trump ‘100%’ certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

A deeply divided US Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, as Republicans dismissed the sexual misconduct accusations and delivered a major victory to Trump.

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as more than 1,000 protesters rallied in Washington against a nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct.

US Senate heads to final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

With divisive cases on abortion rights, immigration, transgender rights and business regulation headed for the court, Kavanaugh likely would give conservatives the upper hand.

Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for US Supreme Court

Key senators Republican Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin said they would support Kavanaugh.

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser

With Republicans eyeing Kavanaugh as the justice who will turn the well-balanced Supreme Court in a decidedly conservative direction, Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday demanded a final vote this week on the nominee.

FBI’s probe of Kavanaugh will have limits set by White House

The bureau hasn’t been authorized to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, said a person with knowledge of the probe who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.