June 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Kenya on Wednesday selected five appointees to serve on the nation's first Supreme Court. After taking a week to interview 25 candidates, the JSC panel selected one woman and four men to present to Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki for appointment. The list of ...[read more]
February 3, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Kenya's High Court of Nairobi ruled Thursday that recent judicial nominations by President Mwai Kibaki are unconstitutional, halting parliament's approval proceedings. Agreeing with an earlier pronouncement by Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Justice Daniel Musinga ruled in favor of eight advocacy ...[read more]
June 23, 2010
by Erin Bock
A group of legal reform organizations on Tuesday called on US government officials to make judicial nominations a top priority and to fill judicial vacancies expeditiously. The letter, sent to President Barack Obama, the Senate majority and minority leaders as well as the lea... ...[read more]
February 13, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday deferred the appointment of two judges by President Asif Ali Zardari in an emergency ruling which has once again pitched the country's judiciary against its executive. Current Lahore High Court Justices Khawaja Muhammad Sharif and Mian Saqib Nisar were t... ...[read more]
January 16, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Supreme Court handed down decisions in two cases Wednesday, including New York Board of Elections v. Torres, where the Court upheld New York's procedure for selecting state trial judges. In New York, judicial candidates are selected through nominations at political conventions rather tha... ...[read more]
November 16, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
US President George Bush on Wednesday renominated six candidates for federal appeals court judgeships, at least four of whom Democrats have already rejected. Senate rules require nominations to be resubmitted after a recess longer than 30 days, and the judicial nominations will expire if not ...[read more]
November 10, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
Canada's highest-ranking judges took the unusual step Thursday of responding publicly and negatively to a suggestion by Canadian Justice Minister Vic Toews that law enforcement representatives be added to the regional panels that screen candidates for federal judgeships, saying that no changes s... ...[read more]
August 31, 2006
by Brett Murphy
President Bush announced on Wednesday the nominations of five people to serve as federal appeals court judges on the US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits. The nomination of the five conservatives has already caused concern among Senate leaders with a spokesman for ...[read more]
May 3, 2006
by Chris Buell
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has blasted recent suggestions that a watchdog post be created to oversee conduct of federal judges. Ginsburg said the judiciary was under assault and called for lawyers to defend judges against such changes in an appearance Tuesday before the... ...[read more]
October 14, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Palestinian Chief Justice Zuhair al-Sourani resigned Thursday in protest of legislation that gives government ministers the power to appoint judges. In a letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, al-Sourani wrote that he could not continue in his post unless the law, which al-Sourani says has torn... ...[read more]

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