Shamima Begum loses case in Supreme Court By Colin Yeo

Shamima Begum has lost her case in the Supreme Court. This means that she will not be able to return to the UK to argue her main case about whether she should or should not be deprived of her British citizenship. But her main case remains outstanding — and may remain outstanding for a very long …

UK banks to check 70m bank accounts in search for illegal immigrants – The Guardian

Exclusive: From January banks will be enrolled in Theresa May’s plans to create ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants. A Barclays spokesperson said the bank was simply complying with the Immigration Act 2016. Banks and building societies are to carry out immigration checks on 70m current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Theresa May’s …

If Amber Rudd can’t explain why she defied the courts, she should go Charles Falconer The Guardian

Amber Rudd a former runner for Four Weddings and a Funeral, confused herself with a 16th-century monarch last week, seemingly believing she has a divine right to rule, irrespective of the law. Three times the courts told her to return Samim Bigzad, a 23-year-old asylum seeker who was cowering in a hotel room in Kabul, …

Supreme Court Nullifies Disputed Kenyan Election (video) – Council of Foreign Relations

Kenya's Supreme Court nullified the August 8 reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday and ordered new polls be held (The East African) in sixty days following a petition by opposition candidate Raila Odinga. The electoral commission claimed Kenyatta won with 54 percent of the vote (WaPo); Odinga accused the commission of irregularities (AP) in …

Kenya’s Supreme Court orders rerun of disputed presidential election – CNN

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned the election of the Kenyan president and ordered another election within 60 days. The general basis of the ruling was not that there was malfeasance and rigging but a sufficient breach of form and protocol. This was a brave ruling given the grounds it based it historical decision. The …

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