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  1. Leave politics out of the judicial system

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... again, we can take a closer look at the situation. When politics is in transition, the authority of the establishment is invariably eroded. People usually look to the court for arbitration ... and regulations, they are also at a loss when these interest groups are jostling to change the rules of the game. This has to be resolved through a political process, not a judicial one. This is exactly ...

  2. Independent judiciary won't fall prey to politics

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest legal action filed over the Link Reit affair will heighten concerns that the courts are increasingly being drawn into the cut and thrust of politics. Two unhappy investors ... And the courts have become the battleground for resolving these disputes, raising fears they are being used for political purposes. But there is an effective safeguard against this- the ability ...

  3. Beijing brings HK into line on state immunity

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The need for a ruling stemmed from a debt dispute between the Democratic Republic of Congo and United States-based fund FG Hemisphere Associates. Congo claimed it was immune from prosecution ... the mainland's law on state immunity. This means states that have entered into business deals cannot be taken to a Hong Kong court should the agreement go sour, setting in stone an eventuality lawyers ...

  4. Direction of US top court in the balance

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor from the United States Supreme Court left President George W. Bush with the opportunity to make a conservative appointment that would swing ... is respected by both conservatives and liberals and appears to be politically unbiased, whereas Ms Miers is relatively unknown in Washington. Her surprise nomination has drawn complaints, from both ...

  5. Bush must choose new judge with unbiased care

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bush over his Democratic challenger, Al Gore. Rehnquist was a man of great character who will be remembered as one of the United States' most influential chief justices because of his ... as not to further split a nation already politically divided between Republicans and opposition Democrats. Appointees to the court are supposed to be above party politics, but their decisions are sometimes ...

  6. United States Supreme Court

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the court ordered states not to have separate school systems for black and white children. In 1962, it found that schools violated the constitution by having pupils recite prayers. In 1971, ...

  7. Rule of law's shocking absence laid bare

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was somehow tried by the Ye county court in August 2003. The state-owned Banyuetan magazine reported that the death sentence imposed by the Pingdingshan court in August 2004 came after a city-level ... by political influence. The directive of mainland courts since Supreme People's Court chief Wang Shengjun took office in 2007 has been 'to serve the party, the people and the law'. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics before justice for Bo Xilai, Chen Kegui

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... April, straining China's relations with the United States. The charges for which Bo and Chen Kegui have been investigated are very different. Bo is allegedly implicated in his wife's ... Jerome A. Cohen says although different in every way, Bo Xilai and Chen Kegui both share the uncertain fate of being tried by a Chinese legal system that places politics above justice ...

  9. We respect rule of law in Hong Kong, say state officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung in Beijing Beijing hit back swiftly at the United States yesterday for questioning its commitment to Hong Kong's rule of law following a decision to interpret the Basic Law last year on the chief executive's term. State officials said the interpretation by the National People's Congress Standing Committee was an indispensable part ...

  10. Ghosts of a racist past

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... appear to some that the United States has suddenly become swept up in some righteous wave of public atonement, determined to make amends for the wrongs done by some of its citizens in years gone ... from 11 southern states during the 1950s and 1960s suspected of being racially motivated. 'The wounds they left are deep and may never be healed, but to those individuals who have lived ...




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