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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge scolds prosecutor's lenient charge on man who attacked police

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com The charge against a man who assaulted two women police officers was too lenient, he says Judge lambasts prosecutor A District Court judge lambasted ... officers deserve legal protection just like anyone else," Judge Anthony Kwok Kai-on told prosecutor Timmy Yip Chi-hong, who then changed the charge to a more severe one. Chan Sze-kit, a food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138799/judge-scolds-prosecutors-lenient-charge-man-who-attacked-police
  2. News - World - SPYING

    Judges' differing rulings on NSA spy programme fuel debate

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Constitutionality, security value of programme that 'vacuums up' metadata on private communications meet starkly different findings Judges' rift highlights NSA debate A federal judge ruling that a US National Security Agency programme that collects enormous troves of phone records is legal has brought to focus an extraordinary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1392076/judges-differing-rulings-nsa-spy-programme-fuel-debate
  3. News - World - SECRECY

    US judge rules that NSA surveillance programme is lawful

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 01:29am by AFP

    ... Reuters in New York Judge rules NSA surveillance lawful A US judge ruled the National Security Agency's programme that collects records of millions of Americans' phone calls is lawful, rejecting a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union to the controversial counter-terrorism programme. Yesterday's decision by US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1391430/us-judge-rules-nsa-surveillance-programme-lawful
  4. News - China

    Taiwanese judge Hu Chin-pin indicted in graft scandal

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Prosecutors are seeking to confiscate over US$1.5 million dollars worth of alleged illicit assets from senior judge Hu Chin-pin Taiwan prosecutors on Monday indicted a judge on charges of graft and sought to confiscate over US$1.5 million dollars worth of alleged illicit assets owned by him, in the latest scandal to hit the island’s judiciary. Hu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1389233/taiwanese-judge-hu-chin-pin-indicted-graft-scandal
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US judge's ruling on NSA data grab's constitutionality changes spy debate

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Judge changes spying debate The US government has suffered a symbolic defeat in its quest to justify the bulk collection of telephone data of American citizens for national security purposes. A federal court judge's ruling that the National Security Agency's actions are "significantly likely" to be unconstitutional provides important firepower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385338/us-judges-ruling-nsa-data-grabs-constitutionality-changes
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    Richard Leon, judge in NSA spying case, took on US government before

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Richard Leon, who's ruled NSA data collection programme probably unconstitutional, does not shy away from criticising US government Spy case judge a straight shooter Judge Richard Leon, who shook up Washington this week by declaring a National Security Agency data collection programme "almost Orwellian", is a conservative and a vivid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1384405/richard-leon-judge-nsa-spying-case-took-us-government
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US judge says NSA's mass collection of phone data could be illegal

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington NSA's call-snooping 'could be illegal' A US judge has struck a blow against the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, ruling that it breaches citizens' privacy to an "almost Orwellian" degree that is probably unconstitutional. The scathing ruling on Monday by a federal judge in Washington ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1384700/us-judge-says-nsas-mass-collection-phone-data-could-be-illegal
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Legal arguments start after US judge rules NSA data grab unconstitutional

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Court appeals expected after a US judge ruled unconstitutional the NSA's use of 1979 judgment on a bag snatcher to justify mass data grab Spies ... and receive them- of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. But a federal judge and even the prosecutor who pressed for Smith's conviction say the government has gone too far. Now, it may well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1385233/legal-arguments-start-after-us-judge-rules-nsa-data-grab-unconstitutional
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US judge bemoans lack of fraud prosecutions on individuals

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:56am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn In recent months, Jed Rakoff, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, has been fulminating over why it is that none of the senior executives in the financial institutions that helped precipitate the financial crisis have not been prosecuted. He recently assembled his views in a piece for the New York Review of Books in which he reflects gloomily that, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1386351/us-judge-bemoans-lack-fraud-prosecutions-individuals
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Judges walk out on trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief and his deputies

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 01:29am by AFP

    ... to an abrupt end yesterday when the judges walked out, citing chaos in the dock. The previous session on October 29 of the trial of Mohamed Badie and 34 co-defendants had also been halted when the three presiding judges withdrew, citing "reasons of conscience". Yesterday, a new panel of three judges appointed to hear the case recused themselves after the accused Brotherhood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1378607/judges-walk-out-trial-muslim-brotherhood-chief-and-his-deputies

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