Top Venezuela court tightens noose on opposition chief Guaido

Venezuela’s Supreme Court called for Juan Guaido to be stripped of his legislative immunity, tightening the noose on the opposition chief just days after authorities announced a ban on him holding public office.

Slovakia’s presidential candidate Stefan Harabin votes

Slovakia’s Supreme Court judge and presidential candidate Stefan Harabin votes in the first round of the country’s election. IMAGES of Stefan Harabin voting

Justices weigh arguments on religious cross case

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether a 40-foot-tall cross that memorializes veterans from World War 1 and stands on public land in Maryland is constitutional. (Feb. 27)

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SCOTUS weighs whether cross violates Constitution

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on the fate of the “Peace Cross,” a World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland that some say violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause. The case could impact memorials nationwide. (Feb. 25)

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Giant cross divides US city

At 12 meters high, a cross-shaped statue honoring those who died in World War I veterans stands at the center of controversy in the US state of Maryland. A group calling for its removal says it violates laws protecting the separation of church and state, but family members and veterans are putting up a fight that has taken the case to the Supreme Court, where it will be heard on February 27.

Activists block roads ahead of former Catalan leaders’ trial

Activists sets tires ablaze to block the highway between Girona and Barcelona as twelve former Catalan leaders go on trial at Spain’s Supreme Court for their role in a failed 2017 bid to break away from Spain. IMAGES