Supreme Court affirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court has affirmed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) power to deregister political parties. The affirmation was made on Friday May 7 in a lawsuit filed by one of the 74 political parties deregistered by INEC in February 2020. Member of the Supreme court’s panel, Chima Nweze who delivered the lead judgment on… Continue reading Supreme Court affirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties

Supreme court declares dissolution of Oyo Local Government Councils as illegal

The Supreme court on Friday May 7, declared the dissolution of local government councils in Oyo state as illegal. The apex court also condemned their replacement with caretaker committees. It said the replacement of the council chairman with caretaker committees is unlawful. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state was widely criticized after he sacked all… Continue reading Supreme court declares dissolution of Oyo Local Government Councils as illegal

Supreme Court Eyes Rich Activists, Their Anonymous Donations And Tax Breaks

At the Supreme Court Monday, a case involving rich conservatives and liberals, their anonymous charitable donations, and tax breaks. At issue is a California law, similar to laws in others states, that requires tax-exempt charities to file with the state a list of their large donors — a copy, in fact, of the list they… Continue reading Supreme Court Eyes Rich Activists, Their Anonymous Donations And Tax Breaks

Supreme Court erases ruling against Trump over his Twitter account

The Supreme Court on Monday erased a federal appeals court decision holding that former President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking his critics on Twitter. The justices vacated the decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and sent it back to the lower court with instructions to dismiss the case as “moot,”… Continue reading Supreme Court erases ruling against Trump over his Twitter account

Supreme Court to decide whether Kentucky’s GOP attorney general can defend restrictive abortion law

The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will hear a plea from the Republican attorney general of Kentucky to allow him to defend a state law restricting a type of abortion procedure frequently targeted by conservatives. Anti-abortion advocates have hoped that the Supreme Court, which now has a 6-3 majority of Republican-appointed justices, will… Continue reading Supreme Court to decide whether Kentucky’s GOP attorney general can defend restrictive abortion law

‘Justice Justice Thou Shalt Pursue’ Offers Look At Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Early Work

People who saw last year’s funeral of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may recall an image: Many of the lawyers who served as her clerks over the years attended the moving of the casket. One of those clerks standing in front of the Supreme Court building was Amanda Tyler. “We spread out because of… Continue reading ‘Justice Justice Thou Shalt Pursue’ Offers Look At Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Early Work

Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law returns to Supreme Court, seeks removal of Governor Uzodinma

Mr. Uche Nwosu, has returned to the Supreme Court barely 24 hours after his in-law Rochas Okorocha was humiliated by aides of Governor Hope Uzodinma for reopening a property sealed by the Imo state government. Nwosu asked the apex court to declare that Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma was not the candidate of the… Continue reading Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law returns to Supreme Court, seeks removal of Governor Uzodinma

Supreme Court refuses quick action on last-ditch Trump election lawsuits

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected efforts by President Donald Trump and his allies to get the court to quickly consider challenges to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. The move effectively shut the door on the president’s last-ditch legal strategy to overturn his defeat. The court released an order in the morning… Continue reading Supreme Court refuses quick action on last-ditch Trump election lawsuits

Texas electors condemn Supreme Court, call on battleground states to name alternate electors

AUSTIN — Texas members of the Electoral College on Monday called on state legislatures in four battleground states carried by President-elect Joe Biden to appoint alternative slates of electors. The Texas electors passed the resolution, which also slammed the U.S. Supreme Court for dismissing a Texas challenge to presidential election results, after casting all 38 of their votes for President Donald Trump.… Continue reading Texas electors condemn Supreme Court, call on battleground states to name alternate electors

Wisconsin Supreme Court shows divisions as it hears Trump lawsuit seeking to overturn state’s election

MADISON, Wis. – The state Supreme Court showed deep divisions Saturday as it contemplated a final push by President Donald Trump to throw out President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow win in Wisconsin.  The arguments – a rarity on a weekend – came amid a string of legal setbacks for the president. During the arguments, a federal judge in Milwaukee ruled… Continue reading Wisconsin Supreme Court shows divisions as it hears Trump lawsuit seeking to overturn state’s election