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Supreme Court allows partial implementation of travel ban

WASHINGTON (SE): The Supreme Court of the United States of America (US) delivered a mixed ruling on June 26 that will allow a partial implementation of the controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries of the president, Donald Trump, according to the National Catholic Reporter.
 

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A hero to the court a villain to others

MANILA (SE): A vote of nine to five, with one abstention, saw the Supreme Court of The Philippines rule on November 8 that the body of the former president, Ferdinand Marcos, can be buried in the Heroes Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani) in accordance with the wishes of the powerful Marcos family and as ordered by the incumbent president, Rodrigo Duterte.

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Supreme Court hearing on Marcos burial opens

MANILA (SE): August 24 saw the opening of discussions in the Supreme Court of The Philippines on the controversial issue of the burial of the body of the former martial law president, Ferdinand Marcos, in the nation’s Heroes Cemetery, which the president, Rodrigo Duterte, has okayed to take place later this month.

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Contraceptive requirement case sent back to lower courts

WASHINGTON (CNS): In a victory for the Little Sisters of the Poor and other plaintiffs, the Supreme Court of the United States of America (US), sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts on May 16.

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For God and country

WASHINGTON (SE): Borrowing the words of the patron saint of the legal profession, St. Thomas More, Father Paul Scalia said of his father, Antonin Scalia, a former associate justice of the Supreme Court in the United States of America, “I die the king’s good servant, but God’s first.”

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