Montana top court sanctions judge for 30-day rape sentence

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday censured a judge and suspended him for 31 days for improperly suggesting a 14-year-old girl was culpable in her rape and unlawfully sentencing the former teacher convicted of the crime to just a month in jail. State District Judge G. Todd Baugh was silent after Montana's chief justice read aloud a censure statement at a brief hearing Tuesday in Helena. Women ...

Supreme Court sends Chilanga Parliamentary seat appeal back to High Court for re-trial

The Supreme Court has sent back for re-trial to the High Court the case in which Lusaka Province Patriotic Front (PF) Chairman, Geoffrey Chumbwe, who lost the Chilanga Parliamentary seat, had appealed against the High Court’s decision of upholding the election of Keith Mukata as dully elected Chilanga Member of Parliament (MP) after he petitioned the seat.