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Maryland v. King Appeal No 12–207. Supreme Court of the United States Roberts G., (C.J), Scalia A. (A.J) Kennedy A. (A.J), Thomas C (A.J), Ginsburg R. B (A.J), Breyer S. (A.J) Alito S. (A.J) Sotomayor S (A.J) Kagan E. (A.J) June 3, 2013 Reported by Monica Achode Issues: -          Whether the procedure of taking and […]

Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited & Others [2013] UKSC 34 Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Lord Neuberger (President), Lord Walker, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption June 12, 2013 Reported by Monica Achode Issues: – Whether the court has power to order the transfer of these seven properties to the […]

Address made before the Central Student Representative Council of the University of the Free State of South Africa, on the occasion of a leadership Tour, Nairobi, 19 June 2013 By The Hon. Justice (Prof.) J. B. Ojwang, Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya CONTENTS INTRODUCTION THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA, 2010: PRINCIPLES AND INSTITUTIONS OF […]

Paper presented at the Colloquium for the Selected Bench of the Judiciary Working Committee on Election Preparations, Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, 23 April 2013 By The Hon. Justice (Prof.) J.B. Ojwang, Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya Content A. INTRODUCTION B. TYPES OF ELECTORAL DISPUTES C. RECENT EXPERIENCE: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION NO. […]

(Sept. 2010-Sept. 2012)   Prepared by Njeri Githang’a Law Reporter June 2013.   Foreword In August of 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution. Among other things, this constitution ushered in a new set of national values, a new bill of rights and a new system of government. It reset the relationship between the citizen and […]

By Monica Achode and Linda Awuor June, 2013 Judicial opinions are an important tool for evaluating the constitutionality, propriety, effectiveness and utility of statutory legislation as well as government administrative actions. Therefore, judicial pronouncements relating to an aspect of constitutional or statutory law or administrative actions that may be in need of reform are an […]

By Michael M. Murungi May 30, 2013 The Open Government Partnership (OGP) held its African regional meeting in Mombasa, Kenya between May 29-30 2013. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Connected Kenya Summit 2013 which is hosted annually by the Kenya ICT Board and which has become arguably the largest and most […]

By Linda Awuor and Monica Achode May 15, 2013   1.0: Introduction A presidential election petition is the formal process of challenging the process, the outcome or any aspect of the election of a President. The procedure for challenging an election varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but usually starts by way of an election petition […]

By Jo Abuodha-Judge of the Industrial Court of Kenya May 2013 Can a judge of a specialized court preside and substantially hear disputes or questions reserved to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court. Is a judge capable of being isolated from the Court he is appointed to serve in? To put it the other […]

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