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The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.


Philippine news site asks top court to scrap Duterte's ban on its reporters

A news website bitterly opposed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a ban on coverage of his events, calling it an unconstitutional assault on..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar's top court hears Reuters reporters' appeal in official secrets case

Myanmar's Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar's progress..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Supreme court

Democrats Try to End Trump's Travel Ban [Video]Democrats Try to End Trump's Travel Ban

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to shut down the president's executive order and prevent future ones.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Myanmar’s Supreme Court Hears Appeal For Jailed Journalists [Video]Myanmar’s Supreme Court Hears Appeal For Jailed Journalists

According to Reuters, Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard an appeal for two journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era law. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were initially arrested in in December..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question [Video]2nd Judge Blocks Census Citizenship Question

​The judge wrote in his opinion that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had "ignored" federal laws when he decided to add a citizenship question.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

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