Djokovic Case To Be Heard In Front Of Full Bench In Federal Court

Djokovic Case To Be Heard In Front Of Full Bench In Federal Court

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2 hr 8 min agoDjokovic case to be heard in front of full bench in Federal Court From CNN’s Hannah Ritchie in Melbourne

World men’s tennis No.1 Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation case will be heard by a Full Court in the Federal Court of Australia. 

A full court refers to cases where three or more judges sit together in the Federal Court to hear an appeal. 

“This matter will be heard by a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia comprised of Chief Justice James Allsop, Justice Anthony Besanko and Justice David O’Callaghan,” the court said Saturday. 

The remote hearing is scheduled to take place at 9.30 a.m. Melbourne time Sunday (5.30 p.m. ET Saturday).

Both sides in the case will file their online submissions to the court by 10 p.m. Saturday (6 a.m. ET).

This post has been updated to correct the time in the US that both sides will file their online submissions to the court. They will do so at 6 a.m. ET.

4 hr 7 min agoDjokovic returned to Park Hotel detention facility as protesters gather to demand his releaseFrom CNN’s David Tunnicliffe and Hannah Ritchie in Melbourne, Australia

Protesters demonstrate outside Melbourne Park after Novak Djokovic returned to an immigration detention hotel in Melbourne on Saturday. (Mark Baker/AP)Novak Djokovic has returned to the Park Hotel detention facility in Melbourne, according to CNN affiliate Nine News. 

The men’s world No. 1 was seen in a white van arriving at the hotel, which is also being used as a detention facility for refugees, after he departed his lawyers’ office on Saturday afternoon. 

On Saturday morning, Djokovic was detained by Australian border authorities, per a court-ordered arrangement decided Friday, after his visa was revoked for the second time by Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke.

He was once again placed in pre-immigration detention, as required under Australian law.

A range of protesters have gathered outside the Park Hotel. Some supporting Djokovic and calling for his release, others speaking out against Australia’s detention system.

During his first round of detention in the hotel, Djokovic had requested to be moved to a “more suitable place of detention that would enable him to train,” according to court documents published January 8.

Djokovic’s appeal hearing for the second cancellation of his visa is expected to take place on Sunday morning at 9:30 am Australia time, CNN affiliate Nine News reported, citing one of the tennis star’s lawyers, Paul Holdenson.

4 hr 24 min agoWorld No. 2 Daniil Medvedev on Djokovic: “If Novak is in the draw, I can only see him in the final”Tennis player Daniil Medvedev. (Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia spoiled Novak Djokovic’s quest of winning a calendar grand slam in 2021 (winning all four majors in the same calendar year), when the Russian won the US Open final against the Serb in straight sets. It was Medvedev’s first major title.

If Djokovic gets to play in this year’s Australian Open, will the two meet again? If they do, it would be in the final. Medvedev lost to Djokovic in last year’s Australian Open final.

“There’s obviously a lot of uncertainty about whether Novak Djokovic will play,” Medvedev said, calling it a “tough situation for everybody.”
“Talking about myself, well, even if Novak is in the draw, I can only see him in the final,” he said. “I need to win six matches before this. It would not change much my preparation for the tournament itself or for any match.”When asked about Djokovic’s visa situation, Medvedev said they are in Australia and should follow the country’s rules.

“From what I know… if he has a valid exemption to be in this country and to do what he wants, then he should play,” Medvedev said. “If the exemption is not valid or something else is not valid, well, any country can deny your entry.” 6 hr 5 min agoVan believed to be carrying Djokovic leaves his lawyers’ officesNovak Djokovic inside a vehicle as he arrives at the Park Hotel.  (Nine News)A white van believed to be carrying Novak Djokovic left his lawyers’ offices in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon.

The men’s world No. 1 was detained by Australian border authorities on Saturday morning, in accordance with a court-ordered arrangement decided Friday after his visa was revoked for the second time by Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke.

Djokovic now will spend Saturday night in pre-immigration detention before facing a federal court hearing Sunday morning, Australia time, in a last ditch attempt to overturn the ruling.

In justifying his decision to cancel the tennis champion’s visa, Hawke said Djokovic’s ongoing presence in Australia could lead to an “increase in anti-vaccination sentiment” or even “civil unrest,” court filings show.

The Australian government agreed not to deport Djokovic over the weekend before his case has concluded.

5 hr 58 min ago”I think all this could have been avoided… by getting vaccinated,” says tennis star Garbine Muguruza about DjokovicTennis player Garbine Muguruza. (Jason McCawley/Getty Images)Two-time gr

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