Judges in Pennsylvania have failed in their bid to prove that the state’s mandatory retirement age is constitutionally invalid. The provision requiring compulsory retirement at age 70 was adopted as a state
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The system for judicial appointments in India is being challenged in the courts, with applicants seeking review of a 1993 decision upholding the primacy of the collegium system. The petitioner, Rajasthan-based Suraz
According to the author of this article in The Hindu, the present method of selection and appointment to the superior courts - with selections made by other judges - does not function to ensure a top quality judiciary.
Jacoby & Meyers which challenged a state rule prohibiting nonlawyer investment in law firms. TheA federal judge in New York has dismissed the suit brought by plaintiff firm
Jacoby & Meyers has sued New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, claiming that state laws prohibiting nonlawyers from owning a stake in law firms arePlaintiff firm
Jacoby & Meyers has brought a case seeking to overturn New York Court Rule 5.4, which prohibits law firms from accepting outside investment. The firm argues that theUS law firm
There is an fascinating article in Slate about ageing federal judges in the US. It points out that life tenure, intended to foster judicial independence, was enshrined in the constitution when it was ratified in 1789.
The Supreme Court today declared today that forced narco-analysis, brain-mapping tests and polygraph tests are violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution of India.
The law that forces the daughter of a monarch to make way for her younger brother in the succession could be abolished under new equality legislation. Ministers want to give women equal rights to succeed the throne,
A Reno, Nev., man has filed a state lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Constitution would have to be amended to allow Sen. Hillary Clinton to appear on the presidential ballot. Douglas Wallace, 80, argues that because the
Peter Gauweiler, who hails from the Christian Social Union (CSU) - part of the governing coalition, wants the country's constitutional court to decide on the legality of the Lisbon Treaty, currently undergoing
American democracy has been weakened by a shift toward a so-called "living Constitution" that gives judges more power and lawmakers less, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday during an appearance at the
A law requiring publishers of sexually explicit content to document and record the age of participants in material has been ruled unconstitutional by a US court. Experts had warned that the law could cause problems for
A US district judge ruled Wednesday that two provisions of the USA Patriot Act that deal with physical search and electronic eavesdropping are unconstitutional. Brandon Mayfield, the Oregon attorney arrested and detained