#US Supreme Court

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Donald Trump filed an emergency application with the supreme court in October. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected Donald Trump’s request of halting two lower court rulings
  • The case is regarding Trump's tax records, which he tried to shield from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance
  • Vance has issued a statement in response to the court's Monday move, saying, "The work continues"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Donald Trump has flirted with the idea of running for the White House again in 2024. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The US Senate on Sunday acquitted former President Donald Trump
  • He was acquitted on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6
  • In a statement, Trump denounced what he called a "witch hunt" and talked about the future

.Richmond, VA, USA
The passed bill will now move further in the chamber to possibly become a law (Photo Credit: Twitter @ACLUVA)

  • The bill passed with a 21-17 outcome after intense debates in the chamber
  • The Democratic governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, said that he supports a full repeal 
  • Virginia is the leading state in passing death penalties with more than 1,400 executions

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
However strong that claim may have been, the nine justices ruled that Germany was protected by the US Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA). (Photo Credits: Pixabay)

  • The court ruled unanimously that Germany had sovereign immunity in US courts
  • The court avoided any comment on the merits of the claim
  • After failing in Germany to win compensation, the dealers' heirs had turned to the US courts

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US Supreme Court has also instructed courts of lower jurisdictions to not take up the matter (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The emoluments clause prohibits a public servant to receive payments, gifts or titles from forgein governments
  • The plantiffs accused foreign delegations for patronising the Trump International Hotel
  • US DoJ argued that the clause does not prohibit people from conducting business activities 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Justice Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Kamala Harris as the US Vice President on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the third woman to be appointed in the US Supreme Court
  • She was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009
  • Sotomayor has played a big influence in the life of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

The lawsuit seeks to overturn the election results in battleground states. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • The Supreme Court rejected a bid from the Atterney General of Texas 
  • 126 Republican Congressmen had backed the lawsuit
  • Earlier Trump also slammed his Attorney General William Barr

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The decision is the latest episode in the "toilet wars" saga that has raged for several years in the US.(Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The Apex court declined to hear the arguments of the parents contesting the policy
  • The court did not give any grounds of the dismissal
  • Some conservative states passed laws forcing students to use the bathrooms corresponding with their birth sex

The move by Donald Trump’s allies comes following the Pennsylvania state supreme court’s rejection of a suit challenging expanded mail-in voting in the key northeastern state. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Trump allies have sought an emergency order from the US Supreme Court
  • President Trump had appointed three conservative judges during his tenure
  • Trump has alleged widespread voter fraud in November 3 election

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Donald Trump has waged a census battle in the US Supreme Court. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The US census is carried out every 10 years as spelled out in the Constitution
  • It determines certain federal aid and the number of seats each state holds in the lower house of Congress
  • Several Democrat-led states have challenged the change and have been victorious in lower courts