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  • 16/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Not agreeing to discuss S. Court candidates is institutional irresponsibility’

    Supreme Court Justice Raúl Zaffaroni said that “not agreeing to dicuss candidates” for his replacement once his resignation becomes effective on December 31 “is institutional irresponsibility” referring to opposition lawmakers who have said that they will not give consensus in Congress to any candidate proposed by the Executive.

  • 07/11/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms nomination of Zafffaroni's succesor

    In his daily briefing to the press at the government house, the head of ministers ratified the Executive power will be nominating Supreme Court Justice Raul Zafffaroni’s successor after December 31.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti calls for serious debate over Supreme Court choice

    Supreme Court president Ricardo Lorenzetti has called for the designation of a new judge to Argentina's highest legal authority to be taken seriously by politicians, while declining to pass judgement on possible replacements for the retiring Raúl Zaffaroni.

  • 11/11/2014 | Argentina

    Justice Zaffaroni urges opposition lawmakers to vote on his replacement

    The retiring Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni criticised opposition lawmakers who have refused beforehand to work a consensus with the government over the appointment of a new justice. Zaffaroni said that the move was “institutionally irresponsible.”

  • 03/11/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denounces ‘tacit agreement between S. Court members, opposition leaders’

    After opposition lawmakers said that they will not work a consensus with the government, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the Executive will name a succesor for Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni, who has submitted his resignation which will be effective on December 31.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Macri wants Justice Zaffaroni’s successor to be named in 2016

    The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri has joined the group of opposition leaders who have expressed their intentions to not work a consensus with the government over the replacement of Supreme Court judge Raúl Zaffaroni once his resignation becomes effective on December 31.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Justice Fayt calls for a S. Court with 5 members

    Justice Carlos Fayt, the oldest Justice, said that the Supreme Court should “remain with five members” after Justice Raúl Zaffaroni’s resignation becomes effective on December 31, leaving the Court with only four members.

  • 29/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t condemns ruling on La Nación tax injunction as ‘affront to all Argentineans’

    Following the Supreme Court’s decision to extend tax benefits granted to La Nación newspaper and other smaller media groups by an injunction in 2003, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that it “shows the Court’s partiality” and that it violates the principle of equality before the law.

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    Supreme Court justice Eugenio Zaffaroni submits his resignation

    Supreme Court justice Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni today submitted a resignation letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which he explained his decision responds mainly to the acceptance of constitutional norms.

  • 02/11/2014 | Argentina

    Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco calls for a 'full' S. Court

    Deputy Chief Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco said that “ideally” the government should name a replacement for Justice Raúl Zaffaroni, who submitted his resignation letter on Friday, in order to have a “full” Court.

  • 14/10/2014 | Argentina

    Supreme Court obliges state to deliver information on former Ciccone business

    The State has been compelled to deliver information on the former Ciccone mint company, after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal to an Administrative Federal Court ruling.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't stands up for 'judicial independence,' Capitanich warns

    Amid growing debate over the composition of the Supreme Court following the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni’s retirement next December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that there is no controversy.

  • 15/10/2014 | Argentina

    Supreme Court rejects appeal by Jaime's defence

    A complaint filed by the defence of Ricardo Jaime is “unacceptable,” the Supreme Court has said ratifying a decision by the Federal Cassation Tribunal to take the ex Transport Secretary to court.

  • 14/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denies plans for new S. Court justice

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied government plans to endorse candidates for the Supreme Court after the passing of justice Enrique Petracchi and as justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed his retirement for December.

  • 14/10/2014 | Argentina

    ‘When Zaffaroni leaves, we could fill the vacancy or review the Court’s composition’

    Justice Secretary Julián Alvarez has assured there will be a debate on the Supreme Court’s composition during the next year, following the deaths of judges Carmen Argibay and Enrique Petracchi, and the impending retirement of Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni.

  • 14/10/2014 | Argentina

    Kunkel hits out at Supreme Court's Fayt

    Victory Front national lawmaker Carlos Kunkel slammed today 96 year-old Supreme Court Magistrate, Carlos Fayt, arguing the judge intends to put himself “over the constitution.”

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Changes in Supreme Court expected for 2015

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will next year have to name a new member of the Supreme Court, which due to the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Raúl Zaffaroni's impending retirement will be reduced to just four justices.

  • 13/10/2014 | Argentina

    SC justice Fayt regrets Petracchi's death, rejects resignation rumours

    Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt today came on stage to regret Enrique Petracchi's death yesterday, and reaffirmed he would continue in his post ruling out resignation rumours.

  • 13/10/2014 | Argentina

    SC justice Zaffaroni confirms he will retire in December

    After the passing of Supreme Court justice Enrique Petracchi yesterday, justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed he will retire in December, one month before turning 75 years old, forcing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to name his replacement.

  • 03/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't reacts to SC chief Lorenzetti's remarks

    The government today reacted to yesterday's remarks made by the president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti, in a speech delivered during a conference of judges in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Supreme Court Justice Petracchi dies at 78

    Supreme Court Justice Enrique Santiago Petracchi has died at the age of 78. He was a member of the Court since 1983, when he was appointed by former president Raúl Alfonsín.

  • 12/10/2014 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti: ‘It has been a very sad year’

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti wrote a letter to honour deceased Justice Enrique Petracchi. He praised Petracchi's work in the Court and referred to the loss of Justice Carmen Argibay earlier this year.

  • 15/08/2014 | Argentina

    Holders of Argentina eurobonds appeal US Judge Griesa ruling

    Holders of euro-denominated Argentine bonds have appealed judge Thomas Griesa's ruling blocking the country from making payments on their debt, according to a court filing.

  • 17/08/2014 | Argentina

    'No one can deny that drug-trafficking has advanced in Argentina'

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti has said that drug-trafficking has advanced in the country, increasing insecurity rates.

  • 22/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Rulings must be complied with in Argentina, everywhere'

    With the government just defying a ruling by US Judge Thomas Griesa moving to push in Congress for a change in jurisdiction to allow bondholders to collect their money in Argentina, Lorenzetti considered the country faces a “very difficult situation.”

  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    US interim ambassador in Argentina urges for ‘practical solutions’ with vulture funds

    Kevin Sullivan, US interim ambassador in Argentina affirmed today the country must seek “practical solutions” with the so called vulture funds over defaulted bonds.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    ‘The debt has to be paid but not at the expense of the people’

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti commented for the first time on the government’s battle against vulture funds. “The debt has to be paid,” but “with humans rights as limits,” he warned.

  • 09/08/2014 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni ramps up criticism against US Supreme Court 'scandal'

    It is the position of the US top tribunal in Argentina’s debt battle against so called "vulture funds" that represents a “scandal” rather than the behaviour of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, Judge of Argentina’s Supreme Court Eurgenio Zaffaroni considered.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Euro bondholders request ‘temporary stay’ from Griesa

    A group of bondholders urged US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to apply a “temporary stay” from January 1st until January 15, 2015, or at least a 90 day measure in order to resolve current negotiations and prevent a new default.

  • 29/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine banks to deposit guarantee to prevent default

    Summoned through an emergency meeting, the Argentine private banks association (Adeba) held a reunion today in their Buenos Aires City HQ, where they agreed to offer the Government a 250 million dollar guarantee as a preventive measure to avoid a default.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack after meeting with Kicillof and vultures: ‘The issues that divide the parties remain unresolved’

    Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by US judge Griesa to resolve the dispute between Argentina and the so called vulture funds, affirmed the parts talked “face to face” for the first time and assured a new meeting will be confirmed during the day.

  • 10/07/2014 | Argentina

    JP Morgan writes letter to US Judge Griesa, asks for payment to Japanese bondholders

    JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to its creditors.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture fund' asks Argentina to start immediate negotiations

    Aurelius Capital Management, the hedge fund that is one of the principal holdout investors of Argentine debt, signalled today that the nation's government faces a new crisis on June 30 if they do not enter into negotiations with the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.

  • 21/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina repeats 'stay' request ahead of hearing with judge Griesa

    Argentina has formally asked judge Thomas Griesa to put on hold an order requiring it to pay the 'vulture funds' who did not participate in debt restructurings, while it seeks a "global resolution" to the legal dispute.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture funds' request meeting tomorrow with minister Kicillof

    The NML Capital hedge fund is ready to meet and negotiate directly with Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and is willing to do so this week, according to an executive of the 'vulture fund' involved in legal wranglings with the government over defaulted debt.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof responds to holdout critics: They have never lent to Argentina

    The Economy minister has responded to criticisms directed at him and the Argentine government by Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman, reminding the representative of the holdout investors that they have never lent a cent to the nation.

  • 09/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Negotiations are on right track’, Foreign minister Timerman says

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today “negotiations with ‘vulture funds’ are on the right track,” in his first reaction since the meeting between Argentina’s representatives and mediator Daniel Pollack, appointed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to lead the talks in New York.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't acusses US Judge Griesa of ‘abuse of authority’ and ‘attempt to provoke a default’

    In an official press release, the federal government stated US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa attempted to “block the payment for bondholders” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made to bondholders in a Bank of New York account.

  • 30/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to send delegation to 'vulture fund' negotiations

    The Economy Ministry has announced that it has chosen a delegation to travel to the United States in order to negotiate with hedge funds who refused to take part in debt restructuring, as part of the mediation imposed by New York judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture funds' want Argentine stay plea rejected by Griesa

    Hedge fund NML Capital have dismissed the Argentine government's request to reestablish a stay on payments to the so-called 'vulture funds', and called on New York judge Thomas Griesa to reject the plea.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof asks for ‘equal conditions’ in negotiations with vulture funds in UN meeting

    Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof addressed today before a United Nations panel in New York, and explained the consequences of Judge Thomas Griesa ruling, while warning the country “could face a technical default” next Monday, if the sentence remains firm.

  • 25/06/2014 | Argentina

    Mediator Pollack: ‘No agreement yet’ with vulture funds

    Special Master Daniel Pollack, the person appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa to mediate in negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds, affirmed that “no agreement has been achieved yet.”

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture Funds' receive no word from Argentine government

    The holdout investors demanding full payment of Argentine bonds in default have claimed they have not been in contact with the Argentine government about possible negotiations following the US Supreme Court judgement, according to sources from the so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • 20/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK confirms pro-negotiation stance with vulture funds, demands US Judge Griesa 'fair conditions'

    President Kirchner headed this afternoon an official ceremony marking Argentina’s national Flag Day in the city of Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe. Today's was CFK's second offical appearance in a troubled week, following the legal setbaks the country has suffered in its battle against vulture funds.

  • 20/06/2014 | Argentina

    US Judge Griesa bans Argentina from paying bondholders in BA

    US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa ratified in an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina offers to open 'vulture fund' negotiations; Griesa warns against changing payment jurisdiction

    Argentina's attorneys today informed US Judge Thomas Griesa that government officials plan to travel to New York next week to negotiate with holdouts to solve the situation, while the magistrate warned that reopening swaps to change the debt's jurisdiction to Argentina would be considered a breach of the ruling.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Elliot Management could accept Argentine bonds follow US Supreme Court rule

    Elliot Management hedge fund, led by financial tycoon Paul Singer, could accept Argentine bonds in order to finish with the judicial dispute between the two parts, following US Supreme Court ruling last Monday.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t warns stay suspension ‘makes impossible debt swap payment in New York’

    The Economy Ministry announced today that Argentina will not be able to fulfil with the debt swap payments on June 30, in response to US Appeal Court ruling which suspended a previous injunction measure filed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    Domínguez: Argentina will not say 'yes' to everything

    The head of the Lower House Julián Domínguez responded to opposition figures that questioned the government’s legal strategy against creditors that refused Argentina’s 2005 and 2010 debt swaps. “Would saying yes to everything be a good way to negotiate?” the Kirchnerite leader wondered.

  • 17/06/2014 | Argentina

    IMF worried about 'wider implications' of US Supreme Court's ruling

    The International Monetary Fund is “concerned about wider systemic implications” the ruling by the US Supreme Court could prompt following its decision to reject Argentina’s appeal aimed at staving off a default.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina's lawyers head new negotiation attempt with NY Judge Griesa

    Lawyers representing Argentina in the United States in a 1.5 billion dollar dispute that risks sending the South American country into a sovereign debt default, were expected to meet New York appeals Judge Thomas Griesa this morning in a new negotiation attempt.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't 'expectant' about US Supreme Court decision

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the federal government was “expectant” about a decision by the United States Supreme Court that could bring same relief to Argentina today if it favours the South American position in its billionaire dispute against vulture funds.

  • 14/06/2014 | Argentina

    White House 'likely' to back Argentina in vulture funds dispute

    US Supreme Court is likely to issue a ruling in the upcoming months favouring Argentina’s position in the country’s dispute against vulture funds, former Argentine Finance Secretary Guillermo Nielsen has said. The US top tribunal would first have to consult the White House on the default case, he pointed out, a decision that is expected to be announced on Monday.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: Argentina will not default on restructured debt

    President Cristina Kirchner has vowed to honour Argentine debt commitments to those bondholders who entered restructuring agreements in 2005 and 2010, after learning of the refusal by the US Supreme Court to take the case against holdout investors.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Vulture funds case: IMF expresses ‘concern’ over outcome

    The International Monetary Fund expressed “concern” today over the outcome of Argentina's vulture funds case, during a press briefing in Washington.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    'US supports Argentina in vulture funds dispute'

    Part of the mission that flew to Washington this week to support the government in its legal battle against vulture funds, MP Di Tullio has affirmed the Barack Obama administration “backed” Argentina’s stance.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof: 'Vulture funds are trying to carry out attack against Argentina'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has lent his support to a group of Argentine legislators currently in the United States ahead of June 12's US Supreme Court decision on whether to take the case concerning holdout investors, while launching a fierce attack on the conduct of the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.

  • 01/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't hopeful that US Supreme Court will take Vulture Fund case

    The deputy Economy minister Emmanuel Álvarez has affirmed that the government has high hopes that the United States Supreme Court will intervene in Argentina's long-running legal battle with holdout investors, dubbed 'Vulture Funds', over debt defaulted on in 2001.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    British MPs support Argentina in battle against 'Vulture Funds'

    More than 100 British Members of Parliament have signed a resolution of support for Argentina in the fight against the 'Vulture Fund' holdout investors, and warned that if the United States Justice System ruled against the nation it could fall into default.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends Congress appearance, calls for 'unified position' against vulture funds

    Jorge Capitanich defended his appearance at Congress yesterday when opposition MPs decided to skip the session, leaving the cabinet chief to brief a half-empty Lower House, and urged anti-Kirchnerite sectors to support the government in Argentina's dispute against vulture funds.

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    Brazil, Mexico, France to back Argentina in US Supreme Court

    Brazil, France and Mexico are expected to file papers in the US Supreme Court on Monday backing Argentina in its battle with bondholders that refused to take part in debt restructurings from the country's 2002 default.

  • 05/04/2014 | Argentina

    Berni: 'Judges more concerned about criminals' rights than those of rest of society'

    According to the head of Argentina’s security affairs, criminals “don’t go to prison, they continue robbing the day after” they commit a crime. The role of the state and the government must not be confused, Berni added questioning again comments by opposition politicians who have tied recent mob attacks against thieves with the so called "absence of the state.”

  • 21/04/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court: Argentina's non-US assets should be off-limits to creditors

    US Supreme Court justices today indicated that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-US assets in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't praises US support in vulture funds litigation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised Washington’s support to Argentina in its long-standing dispute with the so called vulture funds, suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    'Judicial Branch can no longer have a nineteenth-century design'

    The president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti inaugurated the beginning of judicial activities in a ceremony attended by officials, federal judges and leaders of social and human rights organizations.

  • 08/03/2014 | Argentina

    SC Lorenzetti renews call for 'rapid response' in battle against drugs

    Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti has reaffirmed justices’ concern over drug-trafficking trends in Argentina, calling for a rapid response by all three branches of power to tackle a social scourge, he had already warned, is "doing a lot of harm."

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    Debt swap participants appeal before US Supreme Court

    A group of bondholders that entered the restructuring of Argentine debt in 2005 and 2010 have presented their own appeal before the US Supreme Court, in the case involving the so-called 'vulture funds'.

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK renews criticism of justices, calls for 'agile' court system

    The president urged the members of the Council of Magistrates – a key judicial body that appoints and removes judges -, to “make their best” so that judicial officials don’t’ remain in office ‘in eternum.’

  • 05/03/2014 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court rules against Argentina in arbitration fight

    The US Supreme Court today ruled for British company BG Group Plc in its effort to reinstate a $185.3 million arbitration award against Argentina that a US appeals court threw out.

  • 14/01/2014 | Argentina

    US SC bars Argentina human rights case against Mercedes Benz

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad. The German-based automaker faced allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Supreme Court rules government must advertise on Channel 13

    The Supreme Court of Justice ordered the National Government to include the television station Canal 13 in its official advertising deals, and warned that “the violation of a judiciary sentence would constitute a threat to the division of powers”.

  • 12/02/2014 | Argentina

    'Supreme Court ruling violates separation of powers'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today expressed "concern” about the Supreme Court’s ruling which yesterday ordered the government to restore advertising to Clarín Group’s Channel 13.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    Improvement of judicial proceedings, Council of Magistrates dominate Capitanich-SC meeting

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich met today with all 7 members of Argentina’s Supreme Court. Although the head of ministers had expressed his hopes to discuss the wave of lootings that spread across the country over the past days, the focus of the meeting was the improvement of judicial proceedings.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court approves 5% wage hike for Judiciary staff

    The Supreme Court today approved a 5 percent hike in salaries of judicial employees. The wage hike will be effective for every category, according to a communiqué released today by the Supreme Court.

  • 17/12/2013 | Argentina

    Tucuman Supreme Court revokes verdicts in Marita Verón case

    Tucumán’s Supreme Court has overturned the ruling which cleared 13 suspects of involvement in the disappearance of Marita Verón, and sent 10 of those accused in the human trafficking case back to be sentenced for the crimes.

  • 01/12/2013 | Argentina

    Zamora: Results will speak for themselves in Santiago del Estero

    Outgoing Santiago del Estero governor Gerardo Zamora stated that he would let the results from today's gubernatorial election speak for themselves, as the politician refused to answer questions about the Supreme Court ruling that denied him the chance to run for a third term.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns against Supreme Court 'interference' in Executive power

    During a press conference in the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured that the Government “did not received any formal request for an audience” by the Supreme Court magistrates, and warned of an “interference in the executive.”

  • 06/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich to contact SC's Lorenzetti to set 'open agenda'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed today he has received an “official note” from the Supreme Court Secretary to set a meeting with the members of Argentina’s top tribunal. Renewing his criticism of the first formal request he received yesterday when he was summoned before the SC, the head of ministers called to respect “constitutional channels.”

  • 06/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Gov't wants a state-run media monopoly,' Sanz

    Amid increasing criticism by the opposition questioning the Supreme Court’s decision to rule the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law, Radical Party MP Ernesto Sanz accused the government of seeking to “build a state-run monopoly."

  • 13/11/2013 | Argentina

    'To fight drug traffickers we need more judges,' Alak to SC

    The Justice and Human Rights Minister responded to the Supreme Court’s resolution urging the government to fight drug-trafficking in Argentina’s Northern provinces. In reply, Alak urged the Council of Magistrates to appoint officials in posts that remain vacant in order to meet the Court’s expectations.

  • 14/11/2013 | Argentina

    'Judges don't go to the borders because they're afraid of snakes,' Berni

    As drug-trafficking continues to spark a strong political debate, Security Secretary Sergio Berni responded to the Supreme Court’s resolution urging for further efforts in the fight against drug trade in Argentina's Northern provinces.

  • 31/10/2013 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni hits back at opposition leaders, defends SC ruling

    "One day you are good, the next day you are bad, one day you are a hero, the next day you are a traitor,” Supreme Court justice Raúl Zaffaroni today hit back at opposition leaders and defended the ruling which declared the Broadcast Media Law constitutional.

  • 03/11/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti: Issues with Media Law will surface in its application

    Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti has admitted that imposing the Media Law that last week was declared constitutional could still pose problems, while denying that he spoke on the subject with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 05/11/2013 | Argentina

    SC judges ratify support for Lorenzetti in Media Law row

    Facing opposition MPs' decision to impeach Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti over alleged meetings with state secretary Carlos Zaninni, all members of Argentina’s maximum tribunal have released a statement ratifying their full support for the judge.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    Sabbatella tells Clarín 'comply with the media law'

    AFSCA media watchdog chief Martín Sabbatella urged the Clarín media group to comply with the Supreme Court’s verdict that yesterday declared the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    Media law ruling 'incomprehensible, can't be applied,' Pinedo

    PRO party lawmaker Federico Pinedo joined the chorus of condemnation by some opposition leaders saying yesterday’s sentence over the media law is “incomprehensible.” Pinedo assured he will be showing in court to demand the law not to be applied.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK is 'informed, reads and knows everything,' Urribarri

    Though still recovering at the Olivos presidential residency from a head surgery she underwent earlier this month, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “reads and knows everything” about the current state of things in the country, governor of the Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri said today.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    AFSCA chief praises 'democracy triumph,' says 'deadline has expired'

    The head of the AFSCA media watchdog Martín Sabatella today stated that the deadline for implementation of the media law "have expired", explaining that the agency will order the Clarín media group to "adapt" to the measure which has already come into effect.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Clarín condemns media 'colonisation' following Supreme Court ruling

    The media group Clarín published a statement few hours after the Supreme Court ruling over the Media Law, expressing “respect for the ruling” and considering future legal steps, like appealing to the international courts.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti rejects 'court-gov't pact' accusations

    Head of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti responded to opposition criticism denouncing an alleged “pact” with the government to secure the constitutionality sentence over the Broadcast Media Law. The maximum tribunal upholds same “historic concepts” it has defended over the past 10 years regarding property rights and freedom of expression, the judicial assured.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: Supreme Court media law ruling 'definitive'

    One of the first Kirchnerite voices to refer to the Supreme Court’s ruling was BA province governor. “It is the definitive and correct decision over a pending issue,” a concise Daniel Scioli said after leading a rally in the provincial district of Ingenierio Budge.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    'Moved' Mariotto says media law 'mother of all battles'

    Buenos Aires province deputy governor and ex-AFSCA media watchdog chief Gabriel Mariotto said he was “moved” by the Supreme Court ruling declaring the constitutionality of the media law, which he considered “the mother of all battles.”

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Griesa accuses Argentina of 'evading' court orders

    New York judge Thomas Griesa has once more ruled against Argentina in the nation's battle with the vulture funds, determining that the jurisdiction of the bonds that entered the debt swaps of 2005 and 2010 cannot be changed.

  • 07/10/2013 | Argentina

    Top US court won't hear Argentina bond dispute appeal

    The US Supreme Court declined to hear a preliminary appeal filed by Argentina against hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Judge to decide validity of AMIA agreement

    The Supreme Court confirmed that Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will define the legality of the agreement between Argentina and Iran pledging cooperation on investigating the AMIA bombing, signed last January and approved in Congress a month later.

  • 23/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK assures that creditors outside debt swap will be repaid

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has confirmed that Argentina will honour its obligations to so-called 'vulture funds' and pay debts, if the United States Supreme Court rules against the country in the ongoing legal struggle.

  • 30/09/2013 | Argentina

    US Supreme Court analyses whether to take 'vulture fund' case

    The US Supreme Court  analysed the list of cases that could be discussed from the start of the new session beginning October 7, among which is a high-profile appeal by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    Lorenzino sharpens strategy against vulture funds in New York

    Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino met in New York with Inter American Development Bank authorities, and will visit the Cleary, Gottlib, Steen and Hamilton law firm, which represents Argentina in its billonaire dispute against the so called “vulture funds.”

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Of ideologies and Supreme Courts

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    For many people Argentina’s big problem today is an ideological polarization which, they think, prevails everywhere in a confrontation which does not do anybody any good.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    Judge Fayt: 'SC would not rule on Broadcast Media Law before October's elections'

    Amid high social and political expectations over the Supreme Court’s ruling to determine whether the Broadcast Media Law is constitutional or not, judge of Argentina’s top tribunal Carlos Fayt said the decision is not expected to come before October’s legislative elections.

  • 20/09/2013 | Argentina

    BA province Supreme Court head denies Grassi talks with Pope

    Head of the Buenos Aires province Supreme Court Héctor Negri was received by Pope Francis less than three weeks ago at the Vatican. Today he rejected versions alluding he had discussed the legal situation of priest Julio César Grassi with the pontiff.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK slams court ruling in favour of creditors

    President Cristina Kirchner has strongly criticised the decision of the New York Appeals Court to rule in favour of the group of creditors known as Vulture Funds, stating that the judgement "ignores the agreement we have reached with 93 percent of bond-holders."

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    Pignanelli: Debt swap opponents are 'traitors'

    Former Central Bank president Aldo Pignanelli has criticised opponents of a third debt swap proposed by head of state Cristina Kirchner, pointing out that it was a subject that "transcended" politics and dismissing those against the plan as "traitors against the nation".

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law: Supreme Court to take final decision after concluding public hearing

    The Supreme Court has concluded the Media Law public hearing with representatives of the State and Clarín Group today. At the moment everything is supposed to be ready for the final decision on constitutionality of the Law passed in October 2009. However, the date for the ruling hasn’t been set yet.

  • 24/08/2013 | Argentina

    Hedge funds celebrate US Court ruling: ‘Argentina is not above the law’

    Hedge funds celebrated the decision by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, denying the payment strategy presented by the national Government to cancel an unpaid debt from 2001.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Congress to debate new debt swap

    President Cristina de Kirchner has announced that a new law will be sent to Congress in order to reopen debt swaps for a third time, in the hope of convincing the 7 percent of creditors who refused in 2005 and 2010 to restructure their bond holdings.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Vulture Funds: Current bond holders will be paid in Argentina according to new proposal

    Businesses and individuals who currently hold bonds obtained in Argentina's debt swaps face the prospect of their payment sites being changed, if a new project announced by president Cristina Kirchner passes through Congress.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court requests meeting with AFIP over Lorenzetti's tax probe

    The Supreme Court has called for a meeting with officials from the AFIP tax bureau following versions that allege the agency run by Ricardo Echegaray is conducting an investigation on the head of the Maximum Tribunal Ricardo Lorenzetti and his son.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law: SC requests Attorney-General Gils Carbó to rule on constitutionality

    The Supreme Court today submitted the Media Law investigation files to Kirchnerite Attorney-General Alejandra Gils Carbó for her to give her judgment before the Court issues a final ruling.

  • 26/07/2013 | Argentina

    France backs Argentina in battle with holdout creditors

    According to reports revealed today by official news agency Télam, the French government will back Argentina in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors.

  • 20/06/2013 | Argentina

    De la Sota: 'They are going after a constitutional reform'

    Cordoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota said in reaction to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in his province's capital, and assured that the administration is seeking a constitutional reform “before 2015”.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina asks US Supreme Court to hear debt appeal

    Argentina has taken its legal battle with "holdout" creditors to the US Supreme Court, asking that body to overturn a lower court ruling in a case whose outcome could push the country into default.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    AFIP says 'no tax investigation' on SC head Lorenzetti

    The AFIP tax bureau rejected media versions alleging to an investigation on Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti and his sons.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition celebrates Supreme Court ruling

    The political opposition is celebrating the ruling of the Supreme Court who said that the Council of Magistrates reform is unconstitutional and suspended the members’ election up for the popular vote in the next election.

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court ruling 'not serious,' Aníbal Fernández

    The CFK administration will comply with the Supreme Court’s decision to declare the unconstitutionality of the Council of Magistrates’ reform but the government will not remain “quiet” till the Council’s members “are elected by popular vote,” Senator Aníbal Fernández affirmed. “Not a serious ruling”, he considered.

  • 19/06/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't expected a 'more democratic' ruling, Alak

    The challenge is to democratize the only branch of the state which people have no right to vote for, Justice Minister Julio Alak said regarding the judicial setback against the government-sponsored justice reform. “We expected a more democratic ruling,” he insisted.

  • 14/06/2013 | Argentina

    Media Law reaches Supreme Court

    Another chapter in the conflict between Fernández de Kirchner administration and the Clarín Group was reopened today when the Federal Civil and Commercial Court announced the admission of the extraordinary file request, presented by the National Government and the AFSCA institution.

  • 16/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court 'not above other branches of power’, Pichetto

    The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Senate Miguel Ángel Pichetto said “The [Supreme] Court is not above other branches of power, therefore it should exercise its role with prudence and responsibility” at an event organized by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights yesterday in the province of Neuquén.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Abal Medina says ruling 'is an offense to the Argentine people'

    "The Supreme Court ruling about the popular election of magistrates is an offense to the Argentine people”, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling against the Council of Magistrates reform.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    'Actions are sacred, comments are free,' Fayt to CFK

    Supreme Court Judge Carlos Fayt responded to President CFK who considered him “the almost centennial member of the Court" yesterday. “Actions are sacred, comments are free,” Fayt said.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Government to file 'per saltum' plea after Servini de Cubría’s ruling

    Immediately after Judge María Servini de Cubría declared the Magistrates Council reform unconstitutional, the national government confirmed it would file a "per saltum" plea to be received and analyzed by the Supreme Court.

  • 13/06/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court accepts Government's Per Saltum request on Council of Magistrates reform

    The Supreme Court of Justice accepted a Per Saltum request filed by the National Government regarding the Council of Magistrates and the popular election of magistrates reform. Justices are going urgently consider the case in order to reach a resolution on the matter soon.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court calls for celerity in AMIA case

    The Supreme Court of Justice called a cassation court for celerity in the ruling over a presentation by ex AMIA judge Juan José Galeano that the maximum tribunal considers is holding up the trial over cover-up allegations in the AMIA 1994 atatck.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court deals with first per saltum request over judicial reform

    The Supreme Court received the first per saltum legal request, which hopes they will rule on the judicial reform approved by Congress last week.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    SC to rule ‘immediately’ over injunctions against judicial reform

    The president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti today assured justices will rule “immediately” over numerous injunctions filed against the government-fueled Magistrates Council reform.

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    Supreme Court fully supports Lorenzetti upon complaint by Carrió

    The Supreme Court announced it was “unanimous decision” to send a letter to the Lower house signed by its president Ricardo Lorenzetti yesterday. The letter stressed that some of the justice reform bills would lead to the true “weakness” of the Supreme Court.

  • 30/04/2013 | Argentina

    Senate passes reforms on Council of Magistrates bill

    The kirchnerite caucus passed the Council Magistrates bill in the so-called "democratisation of the justice system" at a Senatorial joint commissions meeting. The bill will be signed into law on May 8.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Public policies should not be implemented worrying about elections'

    "Public policies must be implemented thinking about future generations, instead of the upcoming elections," the president of the Supreme Court warned.

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    Arms smuggling case: Menem appeals to Supreme Court

    Former president of Argentina Carlos Saúl Menem has appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice the sentence that convicted him of smuggling arms to Croatia and Ecuador during the 90’s.

  • 09/04/2013 | Argentina

    Justice Lorenzetti dissipates tensions over Judicial reform

    The president of the Supreme Court, Judge Ricardo Lorenzetti, came on stage and considered that the Judicial reform proposed by the national government is a matter that must be discussed by congressmen but it was the result of the consensus with the Judiciary.

  • 13/04/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to 'empty the Supreme Court'

    Head of the Magistrates and Officials Association of the National Justice Luis Cabral warned that the justice reform “will empty the Supreme Court as the maximum authority of the Judicial power and turn it into a system of bureaucracy dependent of the ruling government.”

  • 01/03/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli blasts Macri in inauguration of legislative year

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli inaugurated the legislative year at the provincial Congress, where he criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri by assuring that "by burrying garbage in the Province, anyone can have a 'Green City'."

  • 12/03/2013 | Argentina

    SC reacts to Prosecutor-General's request over income tax for judiciary

    In a tough message to Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó, the Supreme Court affirmed that the 1996 decree that exempts judges’ salaries from income taxes does not reach the Public Prosecution and the Advocate General Office.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Gils Carbó: 'SC does not respect the Constitution when it comes to money'

    In a new row with the Supreme Court, Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó today stressed that the Article 114 of the Constitution allows the funds of the Judiciary Power to be run by the Council of Magistrates and that the SC “does not respect” the Constitution “when it comes to money”.

  • 11/12/2012 | Argentina

    Macri admits 'happy' about SC per saltum rejection

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri admitted today that he was “happy” with the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the national government’s appeal via the per saltum legal mechanism against the extension of the Clarín Group’s injunction to comply with the Media Law.

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    Gov’t files 'per saltum' for SC to decide Media Law case

    Justice Minister Julio Alak announced the national government has filed a “per saltum” legal request to put an end to the constitutionality discrepancies raised over the Media Law’s divestment articles. The court now must decide whether to admit the appeal and, where appropriate, the merits.

  • 11/12/2012 | Argentina

    Kunkel asks Lorenzetti to clear up presidential aspirations

    Pro-government lawmaker Carlos Kunkel called on the head of the Supreme Court of Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, to “clear up” whether or not he had presidential aspirations in a radio interview today.

  • 11/12/2012 | Argentina

    Media Law: Gov't appeals again

  • 23/10/2012 | Argentina

    BA City Mayor vetoes abortion law

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri signed the veto of the non-punishable abortion law that had been approved a month ago by the Legislature, stating that "it has prescriptions that exceed the guidelines set by the National Supreme Court of Justice."

  • 14/11/2012 | Argentina

    Lower House lawmakers approve 'per saltum' bill

    Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress approved  ‘per saltum’ bill in a special session, with 135 votes in favour and 95 against the measure, will allow the Supreme Court to pass laws without going through the full legal process.

  • 07/12/2012 | Argentina

    SC holds emergency meeting to analyse gov't's 'per saltum' plea

    The Supreme Court today held an emergency meeting to analyse the government’s ‘per saltum’ plea that sought to get the annulment of a ruling which yesterday extended an injunction placed by Clarín media group on Article 161 of the Media Law.

  • 11/10/2012 | Argentina

    SC authorizes non-punishable abortion in BA City

    The National Supreme Court of Justice authorized the practice of the non-punishable abortion, "disregarding" the resolution that had suspended it at first.

  • 16/10/2012 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti reelected as head of the Supreme Court

    The president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Ricardo Lorenzetti, was reelected and will continue at his post for another term.

  • 20/10/2012 | Argentina

    SC warns 'cannot intervene' in Magistrates Council dispute

    Amid the increasing tension between the Government, the opposition and the judiciary branch, vice-president of the Supreme Court, Elena Highton de Nolasco assured that the high court cannot intervene in the conflict over the Magistrates Council and the appointment of judges.

  • 22/05/2012 | Argentina

    Supreme Court sets December as deadline for Media Law cautionary measure

    The Supreme Court of Justice ruled that a cautionary measure filed by Clarín media group, which suspended article 161 of law 26,522 -aka Media Law- will expire on December 7th, and clarified that the cautionary measures cannot substitute a long term solution.

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    Writer Héctor Tizón dies at 82

    Writer, lawyer, journalist and diplomat Héctor Tizón, author of more than 20 novels, died at 82 in Jujuy province, his family reported.

  • 24/09/2012 | Argentina

    Belsunce case: Carrascosa appeals sentence to the Supreme Court

    Carlos Carrascosa, a businessman convicted and sentenced to life for murdering his wife María Marta García Belsunce in 2002, requested his acquittal to the National Supreme Court.

  • 06/03/2012 | Argentina

    Lorenzetti: 'It’s not good for society to see political leaders fighting each other'

    The Head of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lorenzetti, sent a clear message to politicians during the opening speech for the Judicial year. Based on the repercussions triggered after the Once Central Station train crash, the Justice said: “It’s not good for society to see political leaders fighting each other. Instead, we should witness a serious institutional dialogue.”   

  • 23/03/2012 | Argentina

    Supreme Court ruling on abortion not valid in Mendoza, Governor says

    Mendoza governor Francisco Pérez assured today that the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion shall not be valid in his province and that women who got pregnant as a result of rape and want to abort will  still need a court permit to do so.

  • 31/03/2012 | Argentina

    Subway transfer: Zaffaroni says doubt hangs over SC intervention

    Justice Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni today commented on the polemic subway transfer dispute between the National and City governments, maintaining that he was still in favour of the matter being resolved in the Supreme Court, but further disclosed that other justices of the federal entity were against the measure.

  • 21/04/2011 | Argentina

    Callejeros to appeal ruling, take case to Supreme Court

    Callejeros rock band's lawyer Manuel Gutiérrez, announced that he will appeal the ruling which held the musicians criminally responsible for the Cromañón fire, finding them guilty of negligence, insisting that the band will take the case to the Supreme Court.


  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni assures he is being victim of a 'harassment' campaign

    Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni warned that he could be “target of a new defamation” within “the next days” and added that he suspects that he will be “blamed of making maneuvers regarding funds" in this “press operation.”

  • 04/10/2011 | Argentina

    Court nixes extradition in 1970s French nun case

    The Supreme Court rejected a French request to extradite former navy captain Alfredo Astiz, who was convicted in absentia in Europe for killing two French nuns during the 1976-1983 "Dirty War."

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    US justice grants Idaho's request to block gay marriage

    US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has granted a request from Idaho officials and temporarily blocked the planned start of gay marriages in that state after a regional federal appeals court's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Idaho

    A county clerk in Idaho began issuing the state's first marriage licenses to gay couples today, after the US Supreme Court lifted a temporary hold it imposed days earlier, capping a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court partially blocks Texas abortion restrictions

    The high court granted a request filed by abortion rights groups in the southern state that puts on hold parts of a federal appeals court decision that had allowed the law to go into effect.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court rules business owners can refuse healthcare law contraceptive mandate

    The US Supreme Court ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court blocks gay marriage in Virginia

    The US Supreme Court has stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    US Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, allowing weddings in five states

    The US Supreme Court today declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously forbidden.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court takes no action on Argentina bonds case

    The US Supreme Court today took no action on whether it should hear an appeal filed by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    New Mexico Supreme Court rules to allow same-sex marriage

    The New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously ruled to allow same-sex marriage statewide, ending a patchwork arrangement in which some counties permitted gay nuptials while others prohibited them.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    US SC halts gay marriage in Utah temporarily

    The US Supreme Court on Monday halted same-sex marriages in Utah - permitted for less than three weeks - while the state appeals a lower-court ruling legalizing them, as the justices again left their imprint on the debate over gay nuptials.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    US SC strikes down Defense of Marriage Act in win for gays

    The US Supreme Court struck down a central portion of a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.

  • 01/08/2013 | World

    Italy's top court confirms Berlusconi prison sentence

    Italy's supreme court today upheld a jail sentence against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition government into crisis.

  • 03/08/2013 | World

    Berlusconi lays out price of preserving Italian government

    Italy's centre right must push through justice reform or withdraw from the coalition government, Silvio Berlusconi told his People of Freedom (PDL) party after his conviction for tax fraud was upheld by the supreme court.

  • 15/04/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights case

    Staying out of the raging national debate over guns, the Supreme Court declined to weigh in on whether gun owners have a constitutional right to carry handguns outside the home.

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court invalidates Arizona voter registration law

    The Supreme Court today struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who say it discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act

    In a major blow to civil rights activists, the Supreme Court today struck down an important part of a 48-year-old federal law designed to protect minority voters.

  • 28/02/2013 | World

    Obama to urge US high court to allow gay marriage in California

    In President Barack Obama's latest act in support of gay rights, his administration will urge the US Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California, an administration official said today.

  • 25/03/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case

    The US Supreme Court agreed today to weigh a Michigan law that bans affirmative action in public college admissions.

  • 27/03/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court indicates it may strike down marriage law

    A majority of US Supreme Court justices indicated they could be inclined to strike down a law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, a move that would reflect the evolving nationwide sea change in attitudes to gay marriage.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    US House vote to repeal Obama healthcare law

    The Republican-led US House of Representatives, on a near party-line vote of 2 44- 1 85, passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the US healthcare system.

  • 03/12/2012 | World

    US high court delays action on same-sex marriage cases

    The US Supreme Court today put off deciding whether to enter the legal fray over same-sex marriage - at least until Friday when it could agree to hear one of several pending appeals on the issue.

  • 07/12/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court to review same-sex marriage cases

    The US Supreme Court seized center stage in a historic social policy debate over same-sex marriage on Friday by agreeing to review the validity under the US.Constitution of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court upholds key part of Arizona immigration law

    The US Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants today, rejecting the Obama administration's stance that only the U.S. government should enforce immigration laws in the United States.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    US Supreme Court confirms lift on US$100M embargo against Argentina

    The US Supreme Court rejected today an appeal presented by two vulture funds and confirmed a ruling of a New York’s Appeal court revoking a 100 million dollars embargo ordered by US Judge Thomas Griesa on Argentina’s Central Bank funds deposited at the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    US top court upholds key Obama healthcare law

    A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Colorado court says students can carry guns on college campuses

    The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that students and employees with concealed weapon permits can carry handguns on University of Colorado campuses, overturning a ban by the school's regents.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    Hundreds march in Phoenix against Arizona immigration law

    A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading "no to racial profiling," marched through downtown Phoenix to urge the US Supreme Court to block Arizona's two-year-old crackdown on illegal immigrants.

  • 11/05/2012 | World

    Gay marriage moves closer to US Supreme Court

    Two big cases addressing marriage rights for gays and lesbians are on track to reach the US Supreme Court as soon as this year, keeping the focus on an issue President Barack Obama reignited with his endorsement this week.

  • 03/10/2011 | World

    US Supreme Court won't review gun rights

    The Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that gun rights applied not just to federal laws, but to state and city laws as well. The court's rulings in the gun cases have been closely divided, by 5-4 votes and split along conservative and liberal lines.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Israel court gives green light to Shalit swap

    A deal between Israel and Hamas to exchange hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was on course for Tuesday after Israel's highest court rejected petitions to block it.

  • 14/11/2011 | World

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Obama healthcare law

    US Supreme Court agreed to decide the fate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with an election-year ruling due by July on the healthcare system's biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years.

  • 20/06/2011 | World

    Wal-Mart wins Supreme Court sex-bias case ruling

    The Supreme Court ruled today for Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in history, saying class-action status for female employees seeking billions of dollars had been improperly granted.

  • 27/06/2011 | World

    Supreme Court strikes down California video game law

    The government cannot ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors as this would violate free-speech rights, the Supreme Court said in its first ruling in a video game case.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Execution of US murder convict may proceed

    The US Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch request to halt the execution yesterady of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murdering a police officer in a high-profile death penalty case.

  • 23/01/2013 | Latin America

    Mexico quashes Frenchwoman's kidnap charge, ends seven-year ordeal

    Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year prison ordeal that strained diplomatic ties.

  • 23/02/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay's SC rules against dictatorship trials

    Uruguay's Supreme Court said that a law allowing fresh investigations of dictatorship-era human rights crimes violates the constitution, a ruling that puts dozens of cases into doubt.

  • 20/04/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela seeks arrest of fugitive judge through Interpol

    Venezuela asked Interpol to issue a notice for the arrest of a former Supreme Court justice who fled the country after he was removed from the bench for allegedly assisting a drug trafficker.

  • 09/10/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil's Supreme Court convicts Lula aides of corruption

    Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on charges of diverting public funds to buy political support for his leftist government when it came to power a decade ago.

  • 12/12/2012 | Latin America

    Honduras ousts high court judges after ruling on police purge

    Honduran lawmakers dismissed four Supreme Court judges who had declared unconstitutional a law designed to purge the country's police of corruption, deepening a conflict between the ruling party and the court.

  • 17/10/2011 | Latin America

    Venezuela blocks Chávez rival's presidential bid

    Venezuela's Supreme Court blocked high-profile opposition challenger Leopoldo López on Monday from running against President Hugo Chávez in a 2012 vote despite an international ruling in his favour.

  • 12/04/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil lifts ban on aborting brain-damaged fetuses

    Brazil's Supreme Court voted to legalize abortions of severely brain-damaged fetuses, loosening the law in the world's biggest Catholic country and a region where the spread of evangelical denominations in recent decades has maintained fierce opposition to abortion rights.

  • 19/04/2012 | Latin America

    Ex-Supreme Court justice says Venezuela manipulates courts

    A Venezuelan Supreme Court judge who was removed from his post last month for assisting a drug trafficker has accused President Hugo Chávez's leftist government of systematically manipulating the courts, including meddling in drug cases.

  • 23/06/2011 | Arts and Media

    Supreme Court rules against Anna Nicole Smith estate

    The Supreme Court ruled against Anna Nicole Smith's estate, bringing to an apparent end a long legal battle the former Playboy model, who died in 2007, had waged to get part of the fortune left by her late Texas oil baron husband.

  • 21/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Supreme Court rejects Phil Spector murder case

    The Supreme Court declined to review the murder conviction of legendary music producer Phil Spector, turning down an appeal by his attorney arguing his constitutional rights had been violated at his trial.


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