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Canada PM Trudeau nominates first judge of color to sit on Supreme Court | World News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday made history by nominating the first judge of color to sit on the country’s Supreme Court, which has only ever had white justices in its 146-year existence. Mahmud Jamal, who has been a judge on Ontario’s court of appeal since 2019, trained as a lawyer and appeared before the Supreme Court in 35 ...

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Iran presidential election today, likely to be won by hardline judge | World News

Iranians choose a president on Friday in a contest likely to be won by a judge fiercely loyal to the religious establishment, although large numbers of people are expected to ignore the vote due to discontent with economic hardship and hardline rule. With uncertainty surrounding Iran’s efforts to revive its 2015 nuclear deal, and growing poverty at home after years ...

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Joe Biden nominates Indian-American civil rights attorney as federal judge | World News

US President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian-American civil rights attorney as a federal judge in the State of Connecticut. If confirmed by the Senate, federal prosecutor Sarala Vidya Nagala would become the first judge of South Asian descent to serve on the District Court for the District of Connecticut. Nagala is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of the ...

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Federal Judge throws out hospital workers’ vaccine requirement challenge | World News

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against Covid-19. The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 employees without pay last week over their refusal to get vaccinated. Of them, 117 sued seeking to overturn the requirement and over their suspension and threatened ...

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When a judge learns — and teaches

“I am the society, with all the misconceptions present. Now I’m working through it and engaging in the process of unlearning, so it is me who needs to convey this understanding to the rest of the society that stands where I once stood.” These are the words of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of the Madras high court (HC), who underwent ...

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Goa Congress disqualification plea: Bombay HC judge recuses himself from hearing | Latest News India

Judge of the Bombay high court at Goa Mahesh Sonak, on Monday, recused himself from hearing a plea filed by the Congress challenging the decision of the Goa Speaker to dismiss the party’s disqualification plea against 10 of its legislators who “defected” to the BJP. Speaking to the media, Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar, who is the lead petitioner in ...

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On live-in relationship, not for us to judge couple’s decision: Punjab and Haryana high court | Latest News India

The Punjab and Haryana high court has refused to intervene in a couple’s decision to stay together in a live-in relationship without the sanctity of marriage stating that if a couple has decided, it is not for the courts to judge them on their agreement. “The petitioners herein have taken a decision to reside together without the sanctity of marriage ...

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Please mute, says judge as someone sings ‘Ghoonghat ki..’ seeing Juhi Chawla at 5G hearing | Latest News India

The online hearing on the 5G wireless network on Wednesday got disrupted thrice as actor-turned-environmentalist Juhi Chawla, who had approached the Delhi high court against the setting up of the 5G network in the country, joined the online hearing. As soon as the actor joined, someone started humming Ghoonghat ki aad se Dilbar ka, a popular song of the actor’s ...

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‘We’ve been reduced to a mockery’: Calcutta HC judge to acting chief justice | Latest News India

Calcutta high court judge Arindam Sinha has purportedly written a letter to acting chief justice Rajesh Bindal and 29 other judges of the court, saying the law was not followed when the transfer plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Narada case was listed before a division bench as a writ petition. He has also raised ...

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Djokovic can’t hit US Open line judge — there won’t be any

Novak Djokovic does not need to worry about accidentally hitting a U.S. Open line judge with a tennis ball between points this year because there won’t be any line judges — chair umpires will be the only on-court officials at that Grand Slam tournament’s matches. The U.S. Tennis Association and the sport’s two leading professional tours, the ATP and WTA, ...

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