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  1. Public opinion need not be seen as challenge to courts' authority

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... highly judgmental. The rationale for isolating judges (and magistrates alike) from public opinion is to maintain their independence and avoid populism. But that leaves their power unchecked. ... are easily swayed by public opinion, the standard of judgment would lack consistency, creating uncertainty and unfairness. Nevertheless, these are not grounds for suppressing public opinion. Why do ...

  2. public opinion

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 How many people did Deng Yujiao stab? a. four b. two c. three d. one 2 Who was the blogger who highlighted the case? a. Zhou Jiugeng b. Xia Lin c. Wu Gan d. Wang Wei 3 Why did Ms Deng's mother d ...

  3. Spy trial puts Beijing in the dock of public opinion

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ching and laying those heinous charges against him, Beijing has put itself in the dock in the court of public opinion. So far, what the world has seen is not a pretty sight. Ching has been ... proceedings are being held behind closed doors, allowing no public monitoring of whether they are fair. The treatment Ching has received is not unlike that meted out to other journalists trapped ...

  4. Public opinion swings in favour of the 'Aussie Taleban'

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... charged him? The Department of Defence,' Mr McLeod said. 'Where's the separation of powers? There is none. This has been nothing more than a sham.' Public opinion in Australia ... there was little sympathy among the Australian public when he was first imprisoned. A drifter with a background of petty crime, Mr Hicks grew up the product of a broken home. The first of his two children ...

  5. Lawyers back right to pursue opinions

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... that the department had been 'shopping' for opinions. 'The Department of Justice does not operate in a vacuum and has to be accountable to the public on money spent - they could not justify ... Cliff Buddle and Ravina Shamdasani Sensitive nature of Antony Leung case 'warrants such an approach' The Department of Justice is entitled to seek as many opinions as it wants ...

  6. Netizen investigator breaks new ground, and divides opinion

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in breaking boundaries and exposing details of a case in which mainstream media had failed the public earned him much praise. But some netizens turned on him when he began delving into another ... to investigate can go. Still, experts and activists have welcomed his work and think there will be more investigative netizens. 'Without him, this Kunming case would have faded from public ...

  7. Competing Opinions

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between men and women NO MING PAO Courts are not the best medium to resolve the conundrum between morals and laws, because courts do not have the backup of public opinion and may not precisely ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong legal opinion divided on Edward Snowden extradition

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng

    ... Patsy Moy and Joyce Ng Beijing likely to keep out of political quagmire surrounding US whistleblower, lawyers believe Legal opinion divided on prospects for extradition The city's legal circles are split over whether Beijing or the courts will have the final say on the future of whistle-blower Edward Snowden if the US demands his extradition. But most agree ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Public criticism of judicial edicts within reason

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... justice is determined by the application of legal principles. Inasmuch as public opinions shouldn't interfere in court proceedings, legal doctrines shouldn't intervene in public debate. ... Deterring public criticism of judicial edicts is questionable Your editorial ("Elsie Leung's criticism of the city's top court may have been unwise", October 19) raises ...

  10. Public blamed for sacking of abusive official

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... A top maritime official has criticised netizens and 'improper public opinions' that forced authorities to sack his subordinate last year over a child molestation claim. Liu ... to manipulate netizens and that the sacked subordinate was a victim. 'I feel that public servants are now a disadvantaged group ... [Mr Lin was sacked] simply because of uncontrolled drunkenness ...




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