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The time workers spend donning and doffing their protective gear is not compensable by operation of section 203(o) of the United States Constitution. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES SANDIFER ET AL. v. UNITED STATES STEEL CORP JUSTICE SCALIA Reported by Vellah Kedogo Brief Facts The petitioners filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

Supreme Court of United States declares that a criminal defendant’s right to counsel is violated if his trial attorney’s performance falls below an objective standard of reasonableness and if there is a reasonable probability that the result of the trial would have been different absent the deficient act or omission. Supreme Court of the United […]

THE JUDICIARY NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LAW REPORTING (KENYA LAW) SPEECH BY THE HON. LADY JUSTICE KALPANA RAWAL, DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE & VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW OFFICE PREMISES OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LAW REPORTING (KENYA LAW) AT ACK GARDEN ANNEX, 5TH FLOOR, […]

Kenya Law had a chance to showcase its new mobile application on 18th February 2014, during the Apps Show ‘N’ Tell event organized by Samsung Electronics EA held at iLab Africa. The Kenya Law mobile app v 1.0 contains the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, Selected Statutes of high public interest, Case Search (which is integrated […]

An activity remains lawful even if an offence is committed, providing that the activity could have been accomplished without the offence.   UNITED KINGDOM SUPREME COURT In the Case of Richardson and another) v Director of Public Prosecutions On appeal from: [2012] EWHC 1238 Before: Lady Hale (Deputy President), Lord Kerr, Lord Hughes, Lord Toulson […]

The Appeals Chamber dismisses the Prosecutor’s appeal related to the temporal scope of the charges International Criminal Court The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court Situation in the Republic of Kenya The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang Judges: Judge Sang-Hyun Song (Presiding Judge), Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng, Judge Akua Kuenyehia, […]

Walter Barasa’s arrest warrant unsealed International Criminal Court Situation in the Republic of Kenya In the Case of the Prosecutor v. Walter Osapiri Barasa 2nd October 2013 Background The accused was charged with several offences against the administration of justice including corruptly influencing or attempting to corruptly influence ICC witnesses. An under seal warrant of […]

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY ACT, 2013   Ochiel J Dudley – Legal Researcher Kenya Law Citation:                                 Matrimonial Property Act, 2013 Date of Assent:                      24th December, 2013 Commencement Date:          16th January, 2014 Subject:                      Rights and responsibilities of spouses in relation to matrimonial property   1.         DEFINITIONS (Section 2)               […]

Shatrughan Chauhan & another V Union of India & Others 2014 STPL(Web) 41 SC Supreme Court of India P. Sathasivam, Cji., Ranjan Gogoi And Shiva Kirti Singh, JJ Brief Facts The Petitioners filed a writ petitions, under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, which had been filed either by the convicts, who were awarded […]

Supreme Court of the United States Medtronic, Inc. V. Mirowski Family Ventures, Llc Certiorari to the United States Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Justice Breyer January 22, 2014 Reported by Vellah Kedogo Brief facts The petitioner a company that designed and sold medical services entered into an agreement with the defendant who owned […]

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