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    'Long Hair' loses appeal challenging Legco filibuster decision

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 05:30pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Council. Last May legislature chief Tsang Yok-sing decided to halt Leung’s filibuster against a piece of legislation, leading to the lawmaker’s challenge. The panel of three Court of Appeal judges ... to filibuster. It also upheld a lower court’s order that Leung, of the League of Social Democrats, should pay legal costs to Tsang arising from the original hearing. It further ruled Leung must pay ...

  2. Legco chief to explain filibuster tactic

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to filibuster a controversial by-election law. In a written explanatory ruling yesterday, Tsang defended his move to halt last Thursday's debate on the bill restricting the right of lawmakers who ... from Legco's secretariat and legal adviser on halting the filibuster led by radical pan-democrats. But he could not cite any direct precedent to his move from legislatures elsewhere ...

  3. No constitutional right to filibuster, judge rules

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Tony Cheung Lawmakers do not enjoy a constitutional right to filibuster, a High Court judge ruled as he explained why he refused to review Legislative Council president ... of the minority to express their opinions. But it would be absurd to elevate the right to express opinions to a constitutional right to filibuster.' The judge said the purpose of Leung and his fellow ...

  4. Halted filibuster starts new storm

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So, Tony Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Man A 33-hour marathon filibuster came to an abrupt end yesterday after Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing invoked for the first ... The filibuster was an attempt by radical democrats to block the passage of the bill, which would ban lawmakers who resign midterm from standing in a by-election within six months. People Power ...

  5. High Court rejects judicial review of end to filibuster

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a filibuster by democrats. Tsang had on Thursday invoked for the first time powers in the Legco's rules of procedure to stop a 33-hour debate on a controversial bill to restrict by-elections. ... it with Wong. Of his decision to accept the filibuster- 1,300 amendments to the proposal tabled by People's Power legislators- Tsang said he was 'suffering from my own deeds'. 'I ...

  6. Under fire, Legco chief reflects on his role

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to jeopardise the 'dignity' of the chamber. Referring to recent filibuster attempts made by pro-democrat lawmakers to block the cabinet restructuring plan proposed by chief executive-elect ... filibuster attempts, while pro-establishment lawmakers said he was being too lenient in allowing pan-democrats to lengthen Legco debates to block the cabinet restructuring exercise. People's ...

  7. Pause in hostilities for president's birthday

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... decision to kill a filibuster after an all-night debate in the Legco chamber. Tsang had approved the overnight meeting that started on Wednesday morning to debate a controversial bill on scrapping ... ticked towards midnight, Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan- who had joined the filibuster- raised a motion to suspend the debate. Tsang announced a short break so that he could consider ...

  8. Don't delay key laws, Tsang warns

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday stepped up pressure on radical lawmakers to stop their filibuster of a controversial electoral bill, saying ... the bills, he was helping the administration deal with the filibuster. 'The government's priority decides how the agenda is arranged,' he said. 'The administration has the right ...

  9. Foul play

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng When the filibuster aimed at blocking the controversial by-election amendment bill entered its third round on Wednesday, the pro-establishment camp demanded a marathon ... it was embarrassing to see the pro-establishment camp use different ways to complain about the filibuster while the Democratic and Civic parties kept only some of their lawmakers in the council, allowing ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Long Hair' ordered to pay filibuster costs Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung was yesterday ordered by the High Court to pay legal costs to Legco president Tsang Yok-sing for his failed bid to argue for a constitutional right to filibuster. Brenda Chau loses site licences review bid Socialite and barrister Brenda Chau Tam Yuet-ching was refused permission ...




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