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Tag: High Court

  • Saturday, June 15th 2019 - 08:16 UTC

    Colombian high court strips ex guerrilla leader of his congressional seat

    “While Pennsylvania is BOOMING, I don't want there to be even a little glitch in Coatesville - every job counts. I want Lockhead to BOOM along with it!”

    A Colombian high court on Friday withdrew the parliament seat for a former left-wing guerrilla leader who never assumed office after negotiating the country's historic peace deal. Ivan Marquez renounced his seat 11 months ago and went into hiding, claiming the 2016 peace deal that ended more than a half-century of conflict was being “disfigured”.

  • Saturday, June 8th 2019 - 07:55 UTC

    Johnson wins lawsuit brought by Remain campaigners: Judges agree it was politically motivated

    The case, brought by businessman Marcus Ball in a crowd-funded initiative, concerned Johnson's claim that Britain sends £350 million a week to the EU

    Former foreign minister Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, on Friday won his bid to block a lawsuit accusing him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign. The decision removes a hurdle for Johnson in his leadership bid, with his lawyers persuading a London court that the private prosecution was “politically motivated and vexatious”.

  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Brazilian ex chief Justice will not run for the presidency in October

    That is an essential selling point in this election, the first since a massive legal probe revealed stunning levels of political graft. Scores of powerful businessmen and politicians have been jailed,

    Joaquim Barbosa, a former chief justice on Brazil's Supreme Court with anti-corruption credentials, said on Tuesday he would not run for the presidency in October, despite a growing clamor for his candidacy. Barbosa, the first and only black member of the high court, had in recent weeks positioned himself as a potential center-left candidate. He was attractive to many because of his clean image and background as a judge who battled corruption.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Brazil's highest court limits privileges and “impunity” of federal lawmakers

    The protection known as “privileged standing” allows thousands of politicians to have cases against them tried in higher courts than a normal citizen would.

    Brazil's highest court voted on Thursday to restrict a legal protection afforded to federal lawmakers that critics say has resulted in impunity, as the country grapples with massive official corruption. The protection known as “privileged standing” allows tens of thousands of politicians to have cases against them tried in higher courts than a normal citizen would.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Brazilian ex Justice and only black member of the high court, considers running for president

    Barbosa received 9% of voter support in the first poll since he joined the party just two weeks ago, making him one of the top presidential potential candidates

    Members of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) celebrated on Thursday their newest member, potential presidential candidate and former Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa, whose debut in a national poll stoked hopes for his potential.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    South Georgia fishing licenses controversy headed to the High Court

    The Express says that Mr. Street applied for one of six lucrative permits to catch tooth-fish, “but governors on the island...snubbed the only UK application”.

    Under the heading of 'Betrayal' Fury as UK's bid for application to fish near the Falklands is Snubbed', Cyril Dixon from the Express reports that the head of South Georgia Fisheries company, Rupert Street will be going to the High Court in London to seek a judicial review on the decision which denied his company fishing licenses in South Georgia Islands.