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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired judge, law deans back silent Hong Kong marchers from legal profession

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Retired judge, law deans back silent marchers Lawyers organising today's march in defence of judicial independence received fresh impetus yesterday as a retired judge and two leading law deans stood by critics of Beijing's white paper, which categorises judges as administrators who need to be patriotic. Retired High Court judge William Waung ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Fifa 'will not publish full Qatar report'

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zurich Fifa 'will not publish full Qatar report' Fifa's top judge said football's governing body cannot release in full a controversial report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for legal reasons. Fifa has faced mounting calls, including from Michael Garcia, the former US federal prosecutor who led the investigation into the bid, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Prosecutors' independence needs guaranteeing as well as judges'

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:44pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... stems from the inclusion of "judges of the courts at different levels" in the category of those who "administrate" Hong Kong, and who, as a "basic political requirement", must love the country. Such concerns, however, must be put in context. The judges, in their judicial oaths, swear to "bear allegiance" to the Hong Kong Special Administrative ...

  4. News - World

    Passenger arrested over alleged sexual assault on Hawaii-Japan flight

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:12am by AP

    ... hearing Tuesday, with what appeared to be an injury on the left side of his face. He replied “yes” when the judge asked if he understood the charges. He wasn’t required to enter a plea. Defense ... US Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang there are additional charges and “mental health issues at play.” Outside the courtroom, Butrick declined to elabourate on the pending charges, mental health ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jealous man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death for 'adultery'

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Judge condemns 58-year-old for depriving his son of a mother in 'sad and tragic' case Jealous man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death ... Court Judge Judianna Barnes Wai-ling condemned Chan Tam-fu, 58, for not only taking the life of his wife Lee Lai-wa, but also depriving his son of a mother. "You have broken your own ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters plan counter action against court injunctions to clear the streets

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Thomas Chan, ALAN YU, CHRIS LAU

    ... in the High Court on Friday, when a judge will weigh whether to extend three temporary restraining orders granted on Monday barring protesters from blocking portions of Nathan Road in Kowloon ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Ex-justice secretary Wong part of expert team who trained students for crunch talks

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:11pm by Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

    ... – had been communicated to senior officials two weeks ago. “The idea of setting up an independent committee chaired by a judge was put forward by Occupy Central founders. But the government has ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Judge rules that Spanish king’s sister should face fraud charges

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid King's sister to face fraud charges A Spanish judge has ruled that King Felipe VI's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband must face fraud ... of complicity in the allegedly dodgy business affairs of her husband, 46-year-old former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin. Judge Jose Castro's decision to press ahead with charges against ...

  9. News - World - MEDIA

    Judge rebukes British PM David Cameron for apology during hacking case

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:58pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Ed Miliband questions Cameron's judgment in hiring ex-editor; judge criticises PM's apology British PM, Labour leader clash over Coulson verdict British Prime Minister David Cameron faced fresh embarrassment after the judge in the phone-hacking case reprimanded him for making an apology for hiring former editor Andy Coulson while the jury was still ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    US judge rules ‘no-fly’ ban on 13 Muslim citizens unconstitutional

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:10pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Portland, Oregon Judge rules US 'no-fly' list is unconstitutional The US government offered no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a judge ruled in a case involving 13 Muslims who believed they were on the list. District Court judge Anna Brown found on Tuesday that people lacked a meaningful way to challenge ...




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