The Supreme Court Injects Partisan Politics Into Independent Agencies

If you think that government experts should be free from political influence, then think again. Twice this June the Supreme Court ruled that the president could exert more control over regulatory agencies, the government institutions that are as important as they sound boring. While Congress may write laws, agencies are needed to interpret them, apply… Continue reading The Supreme Court Injects Partisan Politics Into Independent Agencies

Supreme Court stops FG from ceding 17 oil wells from Rivers to Imo

An interim injunction stopping the federal government and its agencies from ceding 17 disputed oil wells from Rivers State to Imo State, has been granted by the Supreme Court following a lawsuit brought before the apex court by the Rivers State Government. The injuction was granted in respect of the 17 oil wells located at… Continue reading Supreme Court stops FG from ceding 17 oil wells from Rivers to Imo

Supreme Court declines to decide whether religious flower shop owner can deny same-sex weddings

The Supreme Court said Friday that it will not hear a case brought by a Christian florist who is arguing that a Washington state anti-discrimination law that requires her to provide custom flower arrangements for same-sex wedding ceremonies is unconstitutional. The court’s decision left intact the state court rulings against the florist. It comes weeks… Continue reading Supreme Court declines to decide whether religious flower shop owner can deny same-sex weddings

Supreme Court refuses to hear transgender bathroom case, a victory for LGBT rights and student Gavin Grimm

The Supreme Court on Monday handed the LGBT rights movement another victory, declining to hear an appeal that challenged the rights of transgender students to use the bathroom of their choosing. The high court said it would not take a case involving Gavin Grimm and the school board of Gloucester County, Virginia. That board had… Continue reading Supreme Court refuses to hear transgender bathroom case, a victory for LGBT rights and student Gavin Grimm

Supreme Court rules for college athletes in compensation dispute with NCAA

The Supreme Court on Monday handed a unanimous win to Division I college athletes in their legal fight against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over caps the organization sought to impose on compensation related to education. The top court voted 9-0 to affirm lower court rulings that found that antitrust law prevented the NCAA from… Continue reading Supreme Court rules for college athletes in compensation dispute with NCAA

Supreme Court upholds 12-year jail term for Ex- Kwara Poly Governing Board Chair

ABUJA–The Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year jail term that was handed down to erstwhile Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr. Saadu Alanamu, by the Kwara State High Court. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of Justices, said it found no reason to set-aside the concurrent… Continue reading Supreme Court upholds 12-year jail term for Ex- Kwara Poly Governing Board Chair

Supreme Court calls for Biden DOJ to weigh in on Harvard affirmative action case

The Supreme Court on Monday called for President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice to weigh in on a pending case over affirmative action at Harvard University, signaling the court’s interest in a dispute that could scale back the widespread use of race in higher education admissions. In an unsigned order, the justices requested a brief… Continue reading Supreme Court calls for Biden DOJ to weigh in on Harvard affirmative action case

Supreme Court won’t hear case arguing military draft registration discriminates against men

The Supreme Court on Monday said it won’t hear an appeal from men who are challenging the male-only U.S. military draft registration requirement on the grounds that it amounts to sex-based discrimination. The court denied the challenge, brought by the National Coalition for Men and two men, in an order with no noted dissents. In… Continue reading Supreme Court won’t hear case arguing military draft registration discriminates against men

Supreme court dismisses APC’s certificate forgery suit against Governor Obaseki

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the academic qualification of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. In a judgment delivered today, May 28, the apex court ruled that APC and one of its chieftains, Edobor Williams have failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.… Continue reading Supreme court dismisses APC’s certificate forgery suit against Governor Obaseki

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