Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicUS Supreme Court

Topic: US Supreme Court

What is ‘Roe v Wade’? 1973 US Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights that could be overturned

In leaked draft opinion published by Politico, US Supreme Court says 'it is time to heed Constitution and return issue of abortion to people’s elected representatives'.

US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade verdict that guaranteed abortions

Justice Samuel A Alito Jr said the the contentious issue that has invoked political debates in the US for more than a generation should be decided by politicians, not the courts.

Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR disobeyed US Supreme Court: Modi govt’s rebuttal to SC on tribunals law

Modi govt has found fault with SC for drawing references from the US Supreme Court while striking down provisions of the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021.

Facebook wins cases that wanted to break it up to end monopoly

The ruling delivers a blow to the US FTC and the states, which claimed Facebook violated antitrust laws by buying Instagram & WhatsApp in order to cut off emerging competitive threats.

J&J to pay $2.1 bn to women who claimed baby powder has cancer-causing substance

This comes after the US Supreme Court refused to consider J&J’s objections to a 2018 jury finding. The company still faces more than 25,000 lawsuits blaming baby powder for causing cancers.

1969 Supreme Court ruling on Ku Klux Klan speech could shield Trump from riot charges

Legal experts are sceptical that Trump will face charges for spurring his supporters into storming US Capitol last week, saying while prosecution is possible, a conviction is unlikely.

US President Donald Trump turns to Supreme Court again, challenges Pennsylvania loss now

Supreme Court has already rejected two efforts to overturn Biden’s victory in pivotal states. The new Trump appeal centers on the 2.6 million mail-in ballots cast in Pennsylvania.

US Supreme Court rejects Texas and Trump’s bid to nullify election results

The decision ends a lawsuit hailed by Trump on Twitter as 'the big one,' and it dashes his oft-expressed dream of vindication at the Supreme Court.

Trump’s road to Supreme Court to stop ‘fraud’ vote count neither fast nor certain

Trump called for 'all voting to stop', but didn’t lay out any grounds for a possible challenge, and it’s not clear what irregularities his lawyers would target.

Trump denies reports of him declaring poll victory early, says preparing for legal battle

Trump criticised the Supreme Court's decision to allow ballots after Election Day in several battleground states and said will go against it with his lawyers on election night.

On Camera

YourTurn

Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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