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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Ten years' jail too little for serial sex offender: judge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Judge says maximum penalty may need changing after sex offender strikes again 10 years in jail 'too few for serial molester' A High Court judge ... recent case, the judge adopted the maximum penalty, 10 years, as a starting point, but reduced the term for Cheung's guilty plea. He was released on August 16. Toh asked prosecutor Claudia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483246/ten-years-jail-too-little-serial-sex-offender-judge
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US man angry over judge’s order for him to display bully sign on street

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:12pm by AP

    ... that the punishment in a disorderly-conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him had ruined his life. Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him on Sunday in South Euclid, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. "The judge destroyed me," Aviv said. "This isn't fair at all." The sentence stemmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482226/us-man-angry-over-judges-order-him-display-bully-sign-street
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The market proves to be a stern judge of government apps

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Market is a stern judge of apps When it comes to harnessing new technology to better serve the people, the government is arguably doing its job. There is no shortage of software applications for smartphone and tablet users, ranging from a country parks guide to promoting safe gay sex. Some apps are no doubt popular and used heavily. But there plenty that remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1469939/market-proves-be-stern-judge-government-apps
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens, rules judge

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three ... a naturalised US citizen who moved to Yemen in 2009 to work on Inspire, an al-Qaeda magazine, were all killed in 2011. Their families sued, claiming the killings were illegal. Judge Rosemary Collyer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465907/us-officials-not-liable-drone-strikes-citizens-rules-judge
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Judge orders first death sentences over multiple rapes in Mumbai

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Rapists sentenced to hang under tougher law An Indian judge yesterday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year. The sentences were announced at a court in Mumbai on the same day that a judge jailed 24 men ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464849/judge-orders-first-death-sentences-over-multiple-rapes-mumbai
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    300 places, 19 filled…but it's unfair to judge sub-degrees on the numbers, says college

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com 300 places, 19 filled…but don't judge sub-degrees A college with only 19 first-year enrolments for 300 places in its sub-degree programmes says it is unfair to judge the programmes solely on the numbers. Hong Kong Buddhist College also said its resources have not been wasted because they can be allocated to other courses. The Lai Chi Kok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464052/300-places-19-filledbut-its-unfair-judge-sub-degrees-numbers-says
  7. News - World - WINE

    Judge slashes US$12m damages award to William Koch in fake-wine case

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Judge slashes billionaire's US$12m fake-wine damages A judge has thrown out a US$12 million punitive damages award to billionaire William Koch in his lawsuit accusing a fellow wine lover of selling him 24 bottles of fake Bordeaux, and reduced the award to just US$711,622. District Judge J. Paul Oetken, in Manhattan, agreed with the defendant, Silicon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462687/judge-slashes-us12m-damages-award-william-koch-fake-wine-case
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Archives law would put an end to government secrecy, says former judge

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:57pm

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Public officials would behave differently if their actions and words were eventually made public via an archive, says former High Court judge People may ... judge says. William Waung Sik-ying,  leader of the Archives Action Group,  said officials would “behave differently” if they knew their words and actions would eventually be revealed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1461837/law-would-end-tamar-secrecy-ex-judge
  9. News - World - INTERNET

    US judge rules Baidu has First Amendment right to block content

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Judge rules Baidu can block content in US Internet giant Baidu has won the dismissal of a US lawsuit by pro-democracy activists who complained that China's most ... of their civil and equal protection rights. However, US District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that the results produced by Baidu's search engine constituted protected free speech under the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459913/us-judge-rules-baidu-has-first-amendment-right-block-content
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge calls off injunction on shelter for pregnant asylum seeker

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Judge dismisses order on home for pregnant refugee A High Court judge yesterday refused to continue an interim injunction to compel welfare providers ... assistance to them and their 18-month-old son without such an injunction. The judge stressed that it had been Lama's decision to reject help from the ISS and the Social Welfare Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459679/judge-calls-injunction-shelter-pregnant-asylum-seeker

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