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Venezuela's Supreme Court limits assembly's oversight powers

The Supreme Court ruling took away the National Assembly's power to remove justicesVenezuela’s Supreme Court stripped the opposition-led legislature of key oversight powers to try to thwart moves to change the makeup of the high court itself. The opposition, which is seeking a legal means to oust President Nicolas Maduro, accuses him of packing the court with allies to bolster his embattled leftist government. The Supreme Court ruling took away the National Assembly’s power to remove justices, and declared unconstitutional its members’ review of the lame duck appointments of 34 judges to the Supreme Court.

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