‘COMPLETELY LUDICROUS’: Court transfers of inmates still going on

Ontario jail inmates are still being transported to and from the courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, although justice officials say they’re reducing these in-person appearances. “It’s completely ludicrous,” one correctional officer said in an email to the Toronto Sun. “The correctional facilities are set up for video court. Use it. No more transfers of inmates…

Super Tuesday, Coronavirus, Supreme Court: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering Super Tuesday results, the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., and a milestone in Iran’s nuclear program. Democratic race narrows to two Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders emerged as the party’s clear front-runners after Tuesday’s voting, with the former vice…

U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim against Walgreens

FILE PHOTO: A sign rests on a counter at a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, TX, U.S., March 26, 2018. Picture taken on March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the…

Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide — Global Issues

Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague consider the case against Myanmar. Credit: ICJ-CIJ/Wendy van Breeunited nations Thursday, January 23, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) – Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday. The International  Court of Justice  (ICJ) also ordered authorities to prevent the destruction of evidence related to…

Two in court over fake documentation and people trafficking

Two Georgian nationals have been remanded in custody after they were charged in connection with a Garda investigation into people trafficking and distribution of false identity documentation. They were arrested as a part of an operation by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). Sophia Grdzelishvili (45), a cleaner with an address at St Jarlath Road,…

WTO’s top court shuts down

The terms of two of the last three judges on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body ended on 10 December. Their departure will leave countries’ trade disputes open as the organisation will not be able to issue rulings. Its lower court will still be able to hear cases, but if a country appeals to the…

Cave diver tells court Elon Musk tweets ‘humiliated’ him

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Vernon Unsworth told a court that he felt branded by Mr Musk’s postsA British cave expert has testified that he was left feeling “humiliated, ashamed” and “dirtied” after Elon Musk labelled him “pedo guy” online. Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla founder for defamation. The diver, who helped rescue 12 boys…