The Supreme Court will build its new facilities in Capas, Tarlac after it formally signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) on Friday. The Supreme Court said in a press release it was allocating a 5.8-hectare area inside the National Government Administrative Center in New Clark City for the development of its judiciary offices. The lot will be used as a regional office of the Supreme Court with an archive center, data center, and a training center with living quarters. Its attached agencies such as the Philippine Judicial Academy, the Judicial and Bar Council, and the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Office will also use the new facilities. Under the pact, the Supreme Court's lot will be surrounded by a residential area, a business center, and a proposed governance-innovation center. The new facilities will also be accessible via a 12-kilometer road from New Clark City to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Chief … [Read more...] about Supreme Court inks deal to build new facilities in Tarlac City
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WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Thursday (Jun 27) handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, ruling that his administration gave a "contrived" explanation for its plan to include a contentious citizenship question in the 2020 census in a decision that will make it difficult to add the query to the population survey.Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 ruling and joined the court's four liberals in the majority, upholding part of a federal judge's January decision barring the question in a victory for a group of states including New York and immigrant rights organizations that had challenged the plan.Critics have called the citizenship question a Republican ploy to scare immigrants into not taking part in the decennial population count and engineer an undercount in Democratic-leaning areas with high immigrant and Latino populations. That would benefit non-Hispanic whites and help President Donald Trump's party gain seats in the US House of … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court blocks Trump’s census citizenship question
The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit by the campaign team of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno against the Elections Supervisory Agency's (Bawaslu) ruling on alleged election campaign violations. The team of justices presided by justice Supandi argued that the plaintiffs – Prabowo’s campaign team chairman and Gerindra Party politician Djoko Santoso as well as National Mandate Party (PAN) deputy chairman Ahmad Hanafi Rais, did not have proper legal standing in the case.“Moreover, the ruling in question did not meet the criteria to be the object of a general election administerial dispute,” the bench argued, as stipulated in a copy of the verdict obtained by The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Read also: Bawaslu rejects Prabowo team's report on ‘systematic’ cheatingThe plaintiffs had filed the lawsuit with the Supreme Court on June 12 to challenge Bawaslu’s ruling on their report alleging “structured, … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rejects Prabowo team’s lawsuit against Bawaslu
WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights.The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law that had been in place since 1905, and in favor of Los Angeles streetwear designer Erik Brunetti, who was turned down by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when he sought to trademark his brand name FUCT.Liberal Justice Elena Kagan wrote the decision in which all nine justices agreed that the prohibition on "immoral" trademarks was invalid. However, three justices wrote dissents to say the bar on "scandalous" trademarks should have been upheld.The justices upheld a 2017 lower court ruling striking down the law as a violation of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment right to free expression. The Supreme Court's decision removes the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court invalidates law banning foul language trademarks
WASHINGTON: American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be tempted to chip away at its historic decision to legalize abortion.Forty-six years after its landmark Roe v Wade decision, the high court is at the heart of a heated offensive led by states with conservative majorities who oppose the voluntary termination of pregnancy.This week alone, Alabama passed a law banning women from having an abortion even in cases of incest or rape and the Missouri legislature made illegal abortions from eight weeks of pregnancy. Both states have vowed to prosecute doctors who perform the procedure.Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota have enacted laws banning abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks of gestation, before most women know they are pregnant.All of these laws flagrantly go against Roe v Wade, which guarantees women's rights to abortion as long as the fetus is not viable … [Read more...] about Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?