The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday suspended the extension of the current Chief of Army’s three-year term. The court held that the extension of the term is suspended on grounds that it violates the constitution. This comes as a setback to Prime Minister Imran Khan who initiated the extension “in view of the regional [...]
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled on Wednesday that defendants cannot be compelled to provide the passwords of their computers to law enforcement officials. The court ruled that this compulsion violates the self-incrimination clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania brought distribution of child pornography charges against the appellant. The Office of the [...]
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have prohibited abortions on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. In addition, the bill would have prohibited abortions if they were sought because of the sex of the unborn child. Wolf said in a statement, “this legislation is a restriction on [...]
United Nations Convention on Cluster Munitions, United Nations, ratified by the 30th country February 16, 2010 and scheduled to enter into force August 1, 2010 [banning the use, development, and production of cluster munitions; prescribing particular disposal/destruction methods for cluster...