The primary focus of the questions asked during Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings concerned his conviction record. Some senators have repeatedly accused her of being too lenient towards those convicted of child pornography offenses, in particular. But, on the contrary, the senators’ questions highlight the failures ofRead More →

File photo. The High Court on Wednesday dismissed a woman’s application for judicial review of the government’s ‘vaccination pass’ arrangement, with the judge saying the policy ‘strikes a reasonable balance’ between public health and human rights of the individual. The vaccine pass arrangement covers restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets,Read More →

Oklahoma’s juvenile justice system reflects some of the same shortcomings as that of adult offenders in the state, according to a report released Monday. “Historically, Oklahoma has fallen on the side of punishment over rehabilitation and has only implemented significant protections for children in its justice system when a legalRead More →

Reforms to the justice system could lengthen life sentences for murderers and also introduce new laws to criminalize grooming children for criminal gangs. The Minister of Justice will today publish the Justice Plan 2022 containing 159 actions which will also include new measures to combat domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.Read More →

Manitoba’s first healing lodge for First Nations youth in conflict with the justice system will be built in Thompson so northern children can get support and cultural programs closer to home. The province will provide $2 million to Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc., a political advocacy group representing 26 northern FirstRead More →

Legislation passed by a Senate subcommittee aims to prevent the incarceration of children and improve treatment in facilities. COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina’s juvenile justice system could soon be undergoing a major overhaul. Lawmakers are working on legislation that could significantly change how children are prosecuted and imprisoned for committingRead More →

UC Santa Cruz film professor Sharon Daniel’s two-quarter undergraduate coursework assignments MOVIE 171S-02, are not your typical film school fare. This course, titled Reasonable doubts: make an exonerationseeks nothing more or less than the release of wrongfully convicted persons currently incarcerated in American prisons. Now ongoing and in its 12thRead More →

SFr. Josh Hawley said he couldn’t support Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court because “when it comes to crimes and crimes against children, he’s someone who apologizes to the criminals”. Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, appeared on Fox News Hannity Wednesday, saying his lenient sentences in childRead More →

Welsh Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has served a notice of judicial review on Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng over whether his department should intervene to keep a failed power station in South Wales. Mr Gething said Baglan Operations went into compulsory liquidationRead More →

City leaders have criticized the state of the criminal justice system for contributing to a wave of violence in Mobile that culminated over the weekend in multiple shootings and three deaths. “In my opinion, the criminal justice system is broken,” Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said at a Monday news conference.Read More →

In College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia v. Health Professions Examination Board2022 BCCA 10, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) clarified how courts should review decisions of administrative appeal bodies that are subject to statutory review standards. In that case, the Review Board’s statute required it toRead More →

Goldstone’s most recent book is “Because of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African-American Voting Rights.” The Roberts court’s record of protecting voting rights is hardly impressive. Rather than viewing ballot box access as fundamental to a healthy democracy, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority prefers toRead More →

Police and members of the legal profession should be trained in autism recognition, the researchers recommended, after survey results suggested the criminal justice system is failing people with the condition. A study from the University of Cambridge Autism Research Center found that shortcomings included police not recognizing an autistic personRead More →

The hydra-led Amazon—Future—Reliance dispute also raises important questions about the role of judicial review in arbitration. In international commercial arbitration established in India under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Center (“SIAC“), Future had applied to the Delhi High Court under Article 227 of the Indian Constitution to declareRead More →

SINGAPORE – A Malaysian human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) has attempted to intervene in Singapore’s criminal justice system and Singaporeans must guard against such foreign interference, the Minister of State has said Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim in Parliament on Wednesday 9 March. Associate Professor Faishal has singled out LawyersRead More →

The report, Misogyny – A Human Rights Issue, calls for the creation of a Scottish Misogyny and Criminal Justice Act that would create further statutory aggravation of misogyny. Other recommendations include a new offense of incitement to hatred against women and girls, an offense of misogynistic public harassment, and aRead More →

The Allahabad High Court has made it clear that the Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007 cannot and does not preclude the High Court’s power of judicial review provided for in Section 226 of the Constitution. “The jurisdiction under 226 of the Constitution of India is extraordinary and discretionary in nature.Read More →

Justin Gaethje is unhappy with the California court system’s decision to deny bail for the attempted murder of Cain Velasquez. The former UFC lightweight title contender took to social media to express his disapproval of the justice system’s handling of Velasquez’s case. Gaethje thinks the state justice system is aRead More →

Published: 07:00 5 March 2022 Swimmers at Hampstead Heath Ponds braved the cold in their swimsuits outside the Royal Courts of Justice last week, hoping the cost of swimming will be reduced or waived for people with disabilities. A judicial review to determine whether the City of London Corporation’s (CoLC)Read More →

SINGAPORE: Authorities are exploring ways to make family proceedings in court “less acrimonious”, simpler and more efficient, with some legislative changes expected later this year, the Ministry of Justice (MinLaw) said on Thursday (March 3rd). He is working with the Department of Social and Family Development and Family Courts onRead More →

South African Minister of Mines, Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Getty Images SOUTH Africa’s mines and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, is to seek a judicial review of the country’s state-linked corruption report in a bid to head off demands for resignation, BusinessLive said. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who led the stateRead More →

Presenter Mike Wills chats with Eyewitness News reporter Masechaba Sefularo. Former ANC SG Gwede Mantashe to challenge state capture report implicating him in Bosasa corruption He says report findings require legal review Part 3 of the state capture report was released on Tuesday evening, focusing on accused state contractor BosasaRead More →

Civil rights lawyer Frederick Brewington hosts a discussion at Hofstra University about the effect of vigilantism on people of color. // Photo courtesy of Hofstra Law School. In honor of Civil Rights Day, the Center for Race, Culture and Social Justice, Center for Civic Engagement and Hofstra Cultural Center hostedRead More →