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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court rejects bid to review handgun restrictions on young people

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Decision delivers blow to National Rifle Association in its attempts to ease laws limiting access to pistols for 18- to 21-year-olds The US Supreme Court ... was sufficiently “responsible,” even though the second amendment to the US Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH CARE

    Obamacare roll-out hits snag as Supreme Court blocks birth control rule

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:40pm by AP

    ... effect on New Year’s Day, a US Supreme Court judge blocked the implementation of part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organisations ... contraceptive coverage, which would still violate their beliefs, said Mark Rienzi, the nuns’ lawyer. According to The New York Times, the nuns said in their Supreme Court brief that they faced steep ...

  3. News - World

    Canada's Supreme Court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 02:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ottawa Canadiancourt strikes out laws onprostitution The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution yesterday, including bans on brothels ... of someone else's prostitution, but the court found that the provisions were overly broad or grossly disproportionate. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said many prostitutes "have ...

  4. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Indian Supreme Court reinstates colonial era homosexuality law

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 12:37am by AP

    ... yesterday, demoralising gays who have argued for years for the chance to live openly in the conservative society. The Supreme Court threw out a 2009 New Delhi High Court decision that struck down ... the Supreme Court's decision was "not correct in law". He said the non-governmental NAZ Foundation that had taken up the matter in the court, would file a petition for a review ...

  5. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Supreme Court hears monopoly case between Qihoo and Tencent

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:32am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Antivirus software company Qihoo is seeking compensation of 150 million yuan from Tencent Supreme Court hears landmark monopoly case The mainland's People's Supreme Court is expected to make a landmark decision after a hearing a monopoly dispute between two internet giants. In the first lawsuit of its kind, a hearing was held yesterday ...

  6. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Top court guidelines call for an end to torture The mainland's top court has issued guidelines that appear to signal its resolve to boost transparency and ensure fair use of judicial authority. The Supreme People's Court said in the guidelines issued yesterday that the practice of using torture to extract evidence must be eliminated and cases ...

  7. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Supreme People's Court's new guidelines, Foxconn plans US expansion

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:22am by Patrick Boehler

    ... in individual court cases, the report says citing an unidentified source. Caijing "A Singapore-style approach- combining a freewheeling market economy and an authoritarian regime- has clearly ... Council when the US resolution comes up in March 2014. Opinio Iuris China’s International Court of Justice Judge Xue Hanqin publicly defends China’s non-participation in UNCLOS arbitration. Platts ...

  8. News - World

    Argentina's Supreme Court rules that breaking up private media monopolies is constitutional

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:16am by AP

    ... BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Supreme Court rules that breaking up private media monopolies is constitutional. ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle over 'lewd' breast cancer bracelets heads to US Supreme Court

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:34am by AP

    ... Boobies!" breast cancer awareness bracelets could be settled by the US Supreme Court. School officials in the Pennsylvania town of Easton plan to appeal a federal court's decision that rejected ... An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which helped the girls challenge the rule, said the school had been hinting that it would petition the Supreme Court. "I'm just really ...

  10. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Supreme court calls for less interference, NetQin sues Muddy Waters

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 07:53am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Wall Street Journal The Third Plenum is expected to produce just the kind of muddle-through compromises more associated with messy democracies than top-down authoritarian regimes like China's. People's Supreme Court website* Supreme People's Court calls on officials to stop interfering in the judicial process. ...




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