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JAMAICA | Supreme Court Ruling on dreadlocked school girl shocks Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 1, 2020 - Jamaicans of all stripes are this Emancipation Day, questioning the reasoning of the local Supreme Court, which yesterday ruled that the constitutional rights of a five-year-old girl were not breached in 2018 when she was denied access to the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine because of her dreadlocked hair.

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UNITED STATES | Court says Trump's decision to rescind DACA "arbitrary and capricious."

WASHINGTON DC, June 18, 2020 - Members of the Caribbean diaspora can breathe a temoorary sign of relief as the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S.

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JAMAICA | Supreme Court rules NIDS unconstitutional, declares law null and void

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 12, 2019 - Jamaica's Andrew Holness administration on Friday experienced a major push back after the  country's Supreme Court declared unconstitutional, the National Identification Act (NIDS) which was intended to provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.

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Court Ruling Nullifies Lula's Freedom in Brazil

The president of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF), Dias Toffoli, annulled this Wednesday afternoon the precautionary measure that determined the release of all detainees convicted in the second instance with pending judicial remedies, a decision that benefited the former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has been detained since early April in Curitiba.

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Ginsburg, Sotomayor Issue Scathing Dissent Of SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision

Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered a scathing dissent to the court upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban Tuesday, saying “a reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.”  

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JAMAICA | Supreme Court to consider motion to declare sections of the National ID Act Unconstitutional

KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 15, 2018 - The Jamaican Supreme court will on June 8, hear a case from the Parliamentary Opposition, which has filed an action seeking a declaration that sections of the National Identification and Registration (NIDS) Act 2017 has breached guaranteed constitutional rights of Jamaican citizens and legal permanent residents of Jamaica.

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Supreme Court declares Belize buggery law unconstitutional

BELMOPAN, Belize, Aug 10, CMC – The Belize Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the country’s sodomy law with Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin ruling that Section 53 of the Criminal Code which criminalizes consenting intercourse between adults of the same sex contravenes the right granted by the Belize Constitution.
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