Top Bhutan general, judges detained in alleged overthrow plot

The three are accused of plotting to overthrow country’s top military officer by implicating him in a corruption scandal. A top general and two judges in Bhutan have been detained by the police over an alleged plot to overthrow the country’s top military officer and chief justice. Former Royal Bodyguard Commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgay, Supreme […]

Haiti police clash with protesters as president targets judges

Police fired tear gas on hundreds of people marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince and attacked journalists. Police in Haiti fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters who were marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince and attacked journalists covering the demonstration on Wednesday, in the latest clashes amid a continuing political crisis. The […]

Biden Won’t Restore Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has told the American Bar Association that it will not restore the group’s quasi-official gatekeeper role in vetting potential judges before the president decides whether to nominate them, according to the legal group’s president, Patricia Lee Refo. The policy, a first for a Democratic president, echoes that of the last […]

Legal Pressure on Trump Increases With Judge’s Order in Fraud Inquiry

A New York judge on Friday increased pressure on former President Donald J. Trump’s family business and several associates, ordering them to give state investigators documents in a civil inquiry into whether the company misstated assets to get bank loans and tax benefits. It was the second blow that the judge, Arthur F. Engoron of […]

In Court, Peter Nygard’s Lawyers Fail to Satisfy Judge’s Terms for Bail

TORONTO — For years, Peter Nygard presented himself as a rags-to-riches story: a multimillionaire who built a fashion empire from nothing, hobnobbed with Canadian prime ministers and traveled between his luxurious homes on a private jet, surrounded by women a fraction of his age. And he was a modern Juan Ponce de León, claiming to […]

Two Afghan female judges shot dead in Kabul ambush

Afghan officials blame the Taliban for the attacks, an accusation the armed group denies. Two female judges have been killed by unknown gunmen in an ambush early on Sunday in Afghanistan’s capital. The attack on the Supreme Court judges took place as they were driving to work, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a court spokesman, said. Kabul […]

Sri Lanka jails former minister for saying judges are corrupt

Ranjan Ramanayake, deputy minister of United National Party before it was voted out in 2019, claims he is being targeted for speaking out against corruption. An outspoken Sri Lankan opposition politician has been jailed for four years over his remarks alleging the majority of judges in the South Asian island nation were corrupt. Ranjan Ramanayake, […]