October 21, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Panama officials on Monday suspended a justice of the Supreme Court over corruption charges in a landmark case. Alejandro Moncada has been battling accusations that he profited from his ties with former president Ricardo Martinelli. Documents emerged that Moncada had paid mostly cash for two ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday signed into law the 16th Amendment to the nation's Constitution granting Parliament the ability to impeach Supreme Court justices. The signing of the 16th Amendment has been condemned by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) who had requested to ...[read more]
September 18, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Bangladesh Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to the nation's constitution granting the parliament authority to impeach Supreme Court justices. The amendment, backed by the ruling Awami League, faced heavy criticism from judges who viewed the change as an attempt by the ...[read more]
April 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma ruled Wednesday that two inmates' constitutional rights were not violated by keeping sources of lethal injection drugs secret. The 5-4 opinion affirmed the district court's declaratory judgment that denied the prisoners relief and reversed the declaratory judgment ...[read more]
February 12, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On February 12, 1999, the US Senate acquitted former US President Bill Clinton of impeachment charges. Only 45 senators voted to impeach on the perjury charge and 50 voted to impeach on the obstruction of justice charge, with both votes falling short of the two-thirds majority necessary for ...[read more]
January 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Honduras National Congress on Tuesday approved constitutional reforms to set up an impeachment process. The amendments follow a 2009 coup that removed former president Manuel Zelaya from office. There would be two steps in the new impeachment process. First, the House Special Committee would ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern on Friday over the impeachment and removal of Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. In a statement, the official criticized the actions of the lawmakers against Bandaranayake, calling the ...[read more]
January 7, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The Court of Appeals of Sri Lanka on Monday ordered parliament to drop the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, quashing a guilty verdict against her. This decision further fuels the dispute between the legislature and the judiciary, and raises international concern ...[read more]
January 3, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on Thursday ruled that the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake were unlawful. The court held that the parliamentary committee does not have the authority to investigate or proceed with the impeachment of a senior judge; these tasks are ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Threats and attacks against judges and lawyers who fight for the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka have increased in past few months, according to UN independent expert Gabriela Knaul. The focus of her criticism was the impeachment proceeding against Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani ...[read more]

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