As Biden and lawmakers debate, US Supreme Court poised to expand gun rights

The ruling in the New York case could clarify the way judges evaluate whether differents restrictions violate the US Constitution’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms As President Joe Biden ponder how to respond to the latest US mass shootings, the Supreme Court is due to decide a major case that could general … Read more

US Supreme Court blocks Texas law restraining social media companies

The law would have barred large social media platforms from banning or censoring users based on ‘viewpoint’ The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 31, blocked a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” siding with two technology industry groups that have argued that the Republican-backed … Read more

On break, Supreme Court moves case vs Marcos win but no TRO for now

MANILA, Philippines – In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Thursday, May 19, issued a resolution that required Congress, the Commission on Elections (Comelec), and presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to answer the petition that sought to void Marcos’ candidacy, and in effect, his win. Although an order to answer … Read more

Civic leaders go to Supreme Court for a shot to void Marcos’ win

MANILA, Philippines – The legal fight has officially reached the last resort, the Supreme Court, as civic leaders backed by human rights lawyers, asked one last time to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and declare second placer Vice President Leni Robredo as the winner. Having been denied by the Commission … Read more

US Supreme Court abortion move sparks calls for ending Senate’s filibuster

Since the start of the Biden administration, Democrats have wrestled with repealing or modifying the long-held filibuster rule requiring at least 60 votes in the 100-member chamber to advance most legislation, as a way to get around their razor-thin majorities WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A draft opinion suggesting the US Supreme Court was ready to … Read more

Abortion leak exposes US Supreme Court in disarray

The disclosure of the US Supreme Court draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is the latest in a string of controversies ensnaring the court, intended to be a nonpartisan body WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The leak of a draft US Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision shows a once-staid … Read more

US abortion battle reignites as Supreme Court signals it will overturn Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – America’s decades-old battle over abortion rights exploded anew on Tuesday, May 3, as the Supreme Court confirmed a decision that signaled it will soon overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. President Joe Biden denounced the expected move as “radical” as Democrats in Washington and in … Read more

US Supreme Court potential shock move on abortion sends protesters onto Washington streets

Within hours of the news, anti-abortion context chanting ‘hey, hey, ho, ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go’ and abortion rights supporters shouting ‘abortion is healthcare’ face off outside the Supreme Court WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Anti-abortion structured and pro-abortion rights supporters took to the streets of Washington on Tuesday after news that the … Read more

Supreme Court denies with finality bid to void anti-terror law

‘It is even more imperative that we stand our ground for our rights,’ says Edre Olalia, president of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, following the Court’s decision BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday, April 26, that it has been denied with finality appeals to void the feared anti-terrorism law. This … Read more

Solved in 5 months? Supreme Court’s new promise is to expedite ‘small’ cases

‘The Supreme Court is completely aware that the Filipino people places a high premium on timely adjudication of cases,’ says Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo MANILA, Philippines – A new rule for “small” cases in first level courts will take effect on Monday, April 11, as the Supreme Court promises a fast resolution of five months … Read more