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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates take two separate training paths to be judges or lawyers. Any Chinese citizen who is over 23, has a postgraduate degree in law, has passed the civil service and judicial exams and, by unwritten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116077/joining-judiciary-mainland
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay ... representing Leung, disclosed his client's intention to seek a judicial review over his hair. Lee argued it was unfair that the Correctional Services Department allowed female inmates, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529489/jailed-lawmaker-leung-kwok-hung-plans-legal-challenge-over-hair
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... Agencies in Washington Having presided over a series of blunders as head of the US presidential protection unit, Julie Pierson lost confidence of her boss and Congress Secret Service head who fell on her sword When Barack Obama rode in a lift with a security guard in Atlanta two weeks ago he no doubt thought little of it and presumed the Secret Service was doing its job. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609595/why-julia-pierson-first-woman-head-us-secret-service-felt-she-had-quit
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    SFC's legal action against Citic a reassuring sign

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial SFC's civil action a reassuring sign The authorities have launched actions in some high-profile cases of insider trading and market misinformation to punish wrongdoers, compensate investors and safeguard Hong Kong's reputation for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1599797/sfcs-legal-action-against-citic-reassuring-sign
  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... homicide, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, can be punished by anything from 15 years in jail to a suspended sentence or community service. In a front page headline on Friday, South ... At the sentencing hearing, Masipa is expected to hear arguments from prosecution and defence, possibly for as long as a day each, and psychological and probation experts before making her ruling. Legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1615771/pistorius-faces-sentencing-over-girlfriends-death-after-divisive-trial
  6. News - World - PRIVACY

    'Anonymous' Whisper app tracks its users and shares data with authorities

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by GDN

    ... of service for The Guardian said the company appeared to require a lower legal threshold for providing user information to authorities than other tech companies. Whisper is developing a Chinese ... attracted millions of users, and is popular among military personnel using the service to make confessions they would be unlikely to publish on Facebook or Twitter. Some post from secret bases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618641/anonymous-whisper-app-tracks-its-users-and-shares-data-authorities
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Bar Association slams Occupy Central for flouting injunctions to clear streets

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang, Lai Ying-kit and Joyce Ng

    ... result in a direct affront to the rule of law. "Some prominent politicians- several of whom are legally qualified- have contemptuously dismissed criticisms of prolonged occupation in breach ... "overstepped the mark", it added. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an Occupy co-organiser and a legal academic, said he respected the Bar's view. Debate was needed on how to strike a balance between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627101/bar-association-slams-occupy-central-flouting-injunctions-clear
  8. News - China - FOURTH PLENUM

    Party and PLA must be accountable to the constitution, leaders say

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 03:40am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Last week's meeting of top leaders agreed on primacy of nation's senior legal document, but was shy on details about implementation 'All must abide ... the nation's senior legal document. Chen Yongmiao, a lawyer from Beijing and strong supporter of constitutionalism- the idea that the authority of government is derived and limited by a body of law- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627091/party-and-pla-must-be-accountable-constitution-leaders-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Kim Dotcom to wait up to a month for HK$330 million assets judgment

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... that there was no "material non-disclosure", as claimed by Dotcom's legal team on Tuesday. He argued that only relevant information needed to be weighed by the judge when assessing an application to freeze ... by not revealing legal hurdles- such as possible lengthy extradition hearings- in its case against the internet entrepreneur. The 2012 order was made "ex parte", which meant that Dotcom's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627750/kim-dotcom-wait-month-hk330-million-assets-judgment
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Greater discrimination protection will benefit all in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 01:31pm by YORK CHOW

    ... denied jobs or services, such as a bank account, due to their nationality. Closing this gap would help foster an inclusive culture in this city. Another major concern voiced relates ... as it has no relevance to the legal definition of marriage. Even if protection for same-sex de facto relationships is introduced, it does not mean same-sex marriage is legalised, as discrimination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1625731/greater-discrimination-protection-will-benefit-all-hong-kong

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