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14.07.2018 - 13:13 [ Politico.com ]

‘Kiss my you know what’: Schumer hamstrung in SCOTUS fight

Chuck Schumer says he’s going to fight Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court with “everything I’ve got.” To do so, he’ll need to get centrist Democrats to hold the line.

The minority leader’s problem? Those Democrats say he can’t tell them what to do.

“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) when asked if Schumer can influence his vote.

14.06.2018 - 18:27 [ NZ Herald ]

UK plumber’s suit shows Uber how judges feel about gig economy

Uber and other app-based firms will be watching the ruling with interest as they face similar legal challenges over the way they treat employees. Uber’s appeal of a decision granting its drivers benefits including overtime and paid vacation is scheduled to be heard by another court October 30.

07.06.2018 - 09:18 [ Haaretz ]

The Justices ‚Wisely Chose Not to Intervene‘ in Israel’s Legislation

(30.5.2018) The law itself is bad, undemocratic and non-egalitarian. It theoretically makes it possible for an elected lawmaker to be removed on the basis of his political rivals’ interpretation of the terms “racism” and “support for terrorism.” What exactly is racism and what exactly is support for terrorism? When Culture Minister Miri Regev says that the African asylum seekers are a cancer in the nation’s body, is that racism or a medical diagnosis? Does a call for Nakba Day demonstrations or the mere use of the term “Nakba” qualify as incitement to terrorism? Until now, these were matters for the High Court to determine. But from now on, the Knesset will decide who is a racist and who is a terrorist.

14.05.2018 - 14:45 [ Mike S. Omer-Man, Israel-based journalist, editor-in-chief at @972mag / Twitter ]

Israeli snipers have killed 67 Palestinian protesters in Gaza since March 30. In Jerusalem, Israel’s top court is still deliberating whether or not it’s legal for the army to shoot unarmed protesters.

07.05.2018 - 21:18 [ Forward.com ]

Israeli Committee Approves Bill Allowing Knesset To Override Supreme Court

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation by a vote of 11 to 1 on Sunday approved the bill, known as the override power bill, an amendment to Israel’s Basic Law, which would allow the legislative body to reenact laws that have previously been struck down by the Supreme Court by a simple majority of the 120-member Knesset.

The Knesset could begin voting on the legislation as early as Wednesday.

15.04.2018 - 19:54 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Chief justice warns: Nixing judicial review threatens Israel’s democracy

Supreme Court President Esther Hayut is set to declare on Sunday that Israel cannot maintain the rule of law and democracy if the court’s judicial review powers are cut off, according to a statement released by the court.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the coalition appear to be moving forward with several initiatives to circumscribe the Supreme Court’s powers.

05.04.2018 - 12:29 [ telesur ]

Brazil: Military Chief Accused of Intimidating Judges into Ruling Against Lula

“We cannot definitively destroy the fragile democracy that remains for us. It’s necessary that everybody maintains their responsibility and respect the Constitution and the presumption of innocence. It’s unacceptable that Globo insists on repeating the past and incite a coup,“ said former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in response to Villas-Boas comments.

04.04.2018 - 20:54 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Military Chief Accused of Intimidating Judges into Ruling Against Lula

With just a few hours to go before Brazil’s Supreme Court rules on Luiz Inacio ‚Lula‘ da Silva’s habeas corpus case, Army Commander-in-Chief, Eduardo Villas-Boas, has been accused of pressuring the court’s judges to deliver a negative verdict against the former Brazilian President.