A judicial review proceeding filed by former PNG Defense Force Commander Gilbert Toropo for his dismissal has been halted by the Waigani Supreme Court. Justice Derek Hartshorn, who sat as sole judge of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, stayed judicial review proceedings filed by Toropo against the National Executive CouncilRead More →

An umbrella organisation, acting for environmental groups, has obtained permission for a judicial review of the decision of the Marine Management Organization (MMO) to grant an amended license for the deposit of 800,000 tonnes of sludge and sediments dredged from the Severn Estuary. Tarian Hafren argues that theRead More →

The author is a Supreme Court Advocate and former Additional Attorney General of Pakistan. Democracy in Pakistan has been interrupted by successive military interventions four times. All three constitutions – 1956, 1962 and 1973 – promised parliamentary democracy. The preambles to constitutions commonly directed that the authority of the stateRead More →

Earthmoving crews rework land adjacent to the new Waukesha City Hall in May. City officials continue to consider selling the 0.69-acre parcel, which they view as a premium property that could generate new taxes. The state’s highest court has ruled unanimously that the City of Waukesha cannot seek judicial reviewRead More →

No case in recent months has created more news than the Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizationwhose arguments the Supreme Court recently heard. Commentators from all sides of the inherently contentious issue of abortion have, often with great smugness, expressed how, at least in their views, eachRead More →

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Supreme Court has dismissed Cable Bahamas (CBL)’s application for judicial review of the Utilities and Competition Regulatory Authority’s (URCA) decision to ban the company from airing certain advertisements on Philip Brave Davis, the current Prime Minister. Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles issued her decision on Monday.Read More →

Is Bongbong Marcos legally qualified to run for president in 2022? Or should his certificate of candidacy (COC) be invalidated? Once again, lawyers will speak out on a crucial issue in determining the country’s future. Whoever they are inclined to support for the presidency, voters should follow the deliberations onRead More →

Attempts to narrow the scope of judicial review have long been on the political agenda of the Conservative Party. Following the Independent Administrative Law Review (‘IRAL’) and subsequent government consultation on judicial review reform, the then Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland introduced the Judicial Review and the Courts (‘The Bill’) inRead More →

Regulations enacted each year by California’s more than 200 regulatory agencies may be reviewed by the judicial branch of state government to determine whether the regulation complies with the state’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA). When the judiciary reviews these regulations, what do state judges consider? First, the judiciary independently reviewsRead More →

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta continued today, ahead of oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1, to support challenges to Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) – the ban patently unconstitutional of abortion in Texas. The Attorney General joined 24 attorneys general in filing an amicusRead More →

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently granted certification in Larry Schwartz vs. Nicholas Menas, Esq. (No. A-54/55-20) (085184), in which the court will consider whether to finally abandon the “new business rule”, which categorically prohibits damages for the potential profits of a new business in most civil contracts andRead More →