September 30, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Judge Thomas Griesa of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York declared Argentina in contempt of court Monday for the ongoing debt dispute after Buenos Aires refused to pay two US hedge funds and sought to sidestep his court order that forbids the government from paying only ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Liberian Supreme Court on Friday barred Justice Minister Christiana Tah from practicing law for six months, according to Liberia's state radio, after being found guilty of contempt. The ruling cited Tah's decision to grant "compassionate release" to journalist Rodney Sieh, who was jailed last ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
11/21/2013: Wisconsin Supreme Court vacated contempt order against anti-collective bargaining law. 09/13/2013: Wisconsin judge struck down controversial collective bargaining law. 09/09/2013: Indiana judge found right-to-work unconstitutional. 08/15/2013: Michigan appeals court ruled right-to- ...[read more]
November 22, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a contempt order against a state commission for implementing a law ending collective bargaining for most public workers. In a 5-2 decision, the court held that the Dane County Circuit Court erred by holding in contempt the Wisconsin Employment ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 19, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the conviction of Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the ICTY, on the charge of contempt. Hartmann was found guilty in September 2009 of revealing confidential information involving appellate ...[read more]
February 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Prince Taylor, an investigator for the Charles Taylor defense team in the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) was sentenced Thursday to two years on each of four counts of interfering with witnesses who had testified in the Charles Taylor trial, and 30 months for interfering with Eric Senessie, ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was fined $2,000 on Wednesday for contempt of court after a hearing in Kiev. The judge assessed the fine after the hearing, which was being held in connection with an investigation of the murder of Ukrainian parliamentarian Yevhen Scherban, in ...[read more]
December 14, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 14, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lisa Valentine, who was arrested in December 2008 for not removing her headscarf (hijab) in court. She refused to remove the headscarf upon entering an Atlanta courtroom, and Judge Keith Rollins ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte
Kosovo authorities called Sunday for an investigation into the work of former UN chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte for her role in bringing war crimes charges against former Kosovo prime minister and Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Ramush Haradinaj. Del Ponte, a Swiss lawyer, worked at the ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Pakistani judges on Tuesday to stop using contempt of court powers as a mechanism for silencing the media's critique of the judiciary. Since 2009 when the independent judiciary was restored, Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and the provincial high courts ...[read more]

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