Tag: Courts and the Judiciary

Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid

Poland’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the results of President Andrzej Duda’s narrow victory in presidential elections last month, the country’s closest contest since the fall of communism in 1989, a decision that clears the path for the country’s conservative Law and Justice party to continue in power. Thousands of supporters of the opposition candidate […]

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Countering G.O.P. on Courts, Democrats Will Call for ‘Structural Reforms’

WASHINGTON — Alarmed at Republicans’ success at reshaping the federal courts, Democrats plan to use their forthcoming party platform to push for “structural reforms” to the courts to counter what they describe as a concerted Republican campaign to pack the judiciary with “unqualified, partisan judges.” The platform language stops well short of saying what those […]

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Couple Charged With Rioting After Hong Kong Protest Are Found Not Guilty

HONG KONG — A newlywed couple who were among the first to be charged with the serious crime of rioting in connection with the protests in Hong Kong were found not guilty on Friday. A teenager was also acquitted. The judge in the case said there was no direct evidence against the defendants, who were […]

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What Could Trump Do or Not Do in a Second Term?

Back when Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, Republican leaders claimed to believe that, as president, Mr. Trump would respect the rule of law. “I still believe we have the institutions of government that would restrain someone who seeks to exceed their constitutional obligations,” Senator John McCain said. “We have a Congress. We […]

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