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Trump nominates conservative judge Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court – Manila Video

President Donald Trump nominates conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision likely to cement a rightward tilt on the top judicial body with momentous implications for American society. source link: Trump nominates conservative judge Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 10th, 2018

Trump nominates conservative Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – President Donald Trump Monday, July 9, nominated conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision set to  tilt the top judicial body further to the right with momentous implications for American society. A former advisor to George W. Bush who now sits on the US Court ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Battle begins over Trump s Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Lawmakers fired the opening shots Tuesday, July 10, in a bitter political battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh , the conservative judge tapped by President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would help cement a rightward tilt on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court – Al Jazeera

US President Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Trump made the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

US Supreme Court judge to retire – BBC News

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement a conservative majority […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Trump nominates conservative Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Trump nominates conservative Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2017

If you like MAGA, you ll love Trump s Supreme Court choice

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. AP PHOTO First things first. Kudos are in order to tiny Thailand. It rescued 12 boys trapped in a cave for weeks and di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Trump picks Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

Trump picks Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Trump gets historic chance to shift Supreme Court to right

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump on Wednesday, June 27, secured a historic chance to shift the US Supreme Court decisively to the right as Justice Anthony Kennedy, the tie-breaking vote between the bench's liberal and conservative judges, announced he is to retire. Kennedy's departure at the end of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban; nixes discrimination claim

WASHINGTON --- The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court's first substantive ruling on a Trump policy, and the president quickly tweeted his reaction: "Wow!" Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by his four conservative colleagues. Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration. He also rejected the challengers' claim of anti-Muslim bias. But he was careful not to endorse either Trump's provocative statements about immigratio...Keep on reading: U.S. Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban; nixes discrimination claim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

SC justice applicants stumble on freedom of expression question

  MANILA, Philippines – What are the elements of freedom of expression? This was the question asked by Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) member and retired judge Toribio Ilao to Supreme Court Associate Justice aspirants.  The subject matter is usually tackled during the first year of law school, yet none of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Top Philippine judge urges China face court over reef destruction

MANILA — A Philippine Supreme Court judge has called on the government to bring China to court for violating the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea with the destruction of coral reefs in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch critic of President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post

MANILA, Philippines – Court Administrator Midas Marquez is up for the position of a Supreme Court (SC) justice for the third time, with Court of Appeals (CA) justices and a Davao judge also vying for the vacancy that will be created when Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr retires. Velasco will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

SC affirms Manila court ruling giving nod to Customs IT project

    The Supreme Court, in a decision made public on Wednesday,affirmed a Manila Court's decision that the P650 million information technology project of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is still a go.   In a 14-page resolution, the high court's first division through Associate Justice Noel Tijam, denied the petition filed by former BOC Commissioner Alberto Lina and Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service represented by Executive Director Jose Tomas Syquia that sought a reversal of the Aug. 24, 2015 injunction issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 47 Presiding Judge Paulino Gallegos.   The high court said the Manila Court judge d...Keep on reading: SC affirms Manila court ruling giving nod to Customs IT project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

SC sacks judge in US Marine slay case

The Supreme Court has dismissed a Makati City judge whose decision in the 2012 killing of a United States Marine had dismayed the US embassy in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Duterte names MMDA general manager, SEC commissioner

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Jose Arturo Garcia Jr. as general manager of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Duterte signed the appointment paper of Garcia on April 18 but Malacaang only released it on Monday. He was earlier named as the OIC of MMDA. Mr. Duterte also appointed Pia Cristina Bersamin, daughter of Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, as judge of Las Pias Regional Trial Court Branch 198. Malacaang also only released her appointment paper on Monday. The President also named last Javey Francisco as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). His appointment paper was signed on April 18. Francisco's term at ...Keep on reading: Duterte names MMDA general manager, SEC commissioner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Duterte spokesman describes Chief Justice Sereno as ‘may tama’

MANILA, Philippines – Citing an interpretation of a psychological test deemed questionable even by psychologists, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque described Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as "may tama" (not right in the head). He said this during a Facebook video interview with Maharlika, rabid Duterte supporter, on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

SABAH IS OURS! ‘Malaysia tightens grip on mineral-rich island of Sulu sultanate’

MALAYSIA HAS tightened its grip on Sabah which is being claimed by the Sultanate of Sulu following a proposal – by a member of the Philippines’ 25-man consultative committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the Constitution – to include the mineral-rich island as the country’s 13th federal state. Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr made the proposal while Filipino lawmakers are preparing to amend the 1987 Constitution and shift from presidential to federal form of government. He said the Duterte administration should continue to push for the country’s claim to Sabah in a way acceptable to international laws. “There should be a way that is acceptable under international laws to assert our claim to Sabah. I think we can defer it a little bit more, but to say that we stop doing it is not in the context of my proposal,” he told ABS-CBN Television recently. He also wanted Scarborough and Spratlys – which is being claimed by China and other ASEAN countries as theirs – to be part of the federated states of the Philippines.  Pimentel has also proposed the following to form part of the federal states Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Minparom, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, Bangsamoro and Metro Manila as its capital. “Eventually once we have asserted our sovereignty and rights over Sabah, we should include Sabah. Not only Sabah, but also Scarborough, Benham Rise, and Spratlys,” Pimentel said. According to a report by Channel News Asia, Kuala Lumpur has strongly rejected Pimentel’s proposal to include Sabah as a federal state of the Philippines. “Malaysia is aware of remarks made by Mr Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah recently,” it said, citing Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying in a press statement. “The Government of Malaysia reiterates its position that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah. Sabah is recognised by the United Nations and the international community as part of Malaysia since the formation of the Federation on 16 September 1963,” Anifah said. “Therefore, statements such as these will only expose the ignorance of history and international law of those who make them, as well as potentially harming the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.” Death Sentence Just last month, Malaysia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for 9 Filipinos who were charged with waging war against the Malaysian King during the 2013 assault on Lahad Datu in Sabah. The Filipinos have been identified as Julham Rashid, 70; Virgilio Nemar Patulada, 53; Salib Akhmad Emali, 65; Tani Lahad Dahi, 64; Basad Manuel, 42; Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54; Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 46; Al Wazir Osman, 62; and Ismail Yasin, 77. Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif said the January 15 decision of the five-man panel of the Federal Court was unanimous, according to reports by The Star and Asia News Network, adding, the panel agreed with the Court of Appeal that the death sentence was the most appropriate based on the findings of the facts of the case. The other judges were Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjun, and Justices Ramly Ali and Azahar Mohamed. Basad Manuel is the son of the Jamalul Kiram III, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, who died from multiple organ failure in Manila in 2013. The bloody incursion by some 200 followers of Kiram from the southern Philippines in February 2013 was inspired by the supposed sultan’s claims of historical dominion over Sabah. The two-month siege was the most serious security crisis faced by Malaysia in years, involving armed conflict between the Sultan’s loyal followers and the Malaysian armed forces sent to root them out. The panel also dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of 14 men on the charge of waging war against the King and terrorist-related offences linked to the intrusion from Feb 12 to April 10, 2013, the reports further said. Chief Justice Md Raus said the panel has no reason to decide otherwise and affirmed the decision by the Court of Appeal delivered last June. At the height of fighting between Kiram’s followers and security forces, Malaysia deployed armoured vehicles and combat helicopters, including naval boats in an effort to flush out the Filipinos on the oil-rich island being claimed by both sides. About a dozen armoured personnel vehicles arrived in the town of Lahad Datu to support ground troops hunting down at least 50 members of the Sultanate of Sulu headed by Raja Muda Agbimuddin, the sultan’s younger brother. The group intruded Sabah in February 2013 to exert claim over Sabah, citing historical and legal claims, but Malaysia rejected this and launched a massive assault on about 200 of the sultan’s men following a deadline for them to surrender peacefully. The assault by Malaysian jets and ground artilleries left at least 62 intruders dead, but the fighting between the two groups also killed and wounded 18 Malaysian policemen and soldiers. Malaysia arrested more than 300 Filipinos who are suspected of supporting or aiding Raja Muda Agbimuddin’s group under a strict anti-terrorism law. More than 2,000 Filipino Muslims have returned to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces after fleeing Sabah in 2013 for fear they would be arrested in a massive crackdown launched by Malaysian on illegal immigrants and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Trump warns of immigration threat to national security

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that America’s current immigration system weakens national security, as his administration sought Supreme Court backing to lift protections shielding 700,000 “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation. Days after Trump sparked an international uproar by reportedly complaining about immigration from “shithole” countries, his administration sought to refocus the debate by tying [...] The post Trump warns of immigration threat to national security appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

The US Supreme Court said on Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors [...] The post Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

SC dismisses Surigao judge tagged in drug trade

MANILA, Philippines — A Surigao del Norte judge named by President Duterte in his narco-list last year has been dismissed by the Supreme Court (SC) for immor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017