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  1. Supreme Court halts Indian state's bid to arrest journalists

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Journalists and politicians have applauded a decision by India's Supreme Court to intervene after a state legislature ordered the arrest of six journalists. ... at the arrest order, also welcomed the decision as one that would 'strengthen democracy'. For Ms Jayalalitha, the Supreme Court's intervention is a blow, coming on top of a weekend ...

  2. Too early for judicial review, top court rules

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The High Court yesterday refused permission for a judicial review of the government's proposal to scrap by-elections, saying it was too early as the bill had yet to become law. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon said the Court of First Instance would not interfere with the legislative process. Cheung Tak-wing, 54, filed a writ on June 27 ...

  3. Broken system of governance ensures conflict reigns supreme

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the executive and legislative branches of government. It is perhaps the most important contribution from the British colonial period. The courts cannot be dictated to by the chief executive, the police ...

  4. A lot riding on Bush's court pick

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From time to time the nomination of a new justice to fill a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court serves as a reminder to ordinary people of the powerful part the court plays ... appointment that would swing the balance of opinion in the court for years to come. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. As the first nomination for 11 years to an evenly divided bench, ...

  5. Doing Hong Kong justice

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 1900: Construction begins on what was then to be the Supreme Court building. Designed by Aston Webb and E. Ingress Bell, consulting architects to the Crown Agents to the Colonies, ... Construction finishes. Governor Sir Frederick Lugard officially opens the Supreme Court building. 1941-1945: During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the building becomes the headquarters ...

  6. NPC ruling on leader necessary, says judge

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The government's claim that seeking an interpretation on the chief executive's tenure was the only viable option was yesterday backed by a High Court judge. Justice ... However, he said he was satisfied that the democrat had not brought the case for private gain but out of public interest. He also referred to the ruling by the Court of Final Appeal in 1999, ...

  7. Independent judiciary won't fall prey to politics

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest legal action filed over the Link Reit affair will heighten concerns that the courts are increasingly being drawn into the cut and thrust of politics. Two unhappy investors ... brought by two public housing tenants- and the uncertainty over whether the case will proceed to the Court of Final Appeal. Conflicting interests arise as a result of the privatisation. ...

  8. Direction of US top court in the balance

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor from the United States Supreme Court left President George W. Bush with the opportunity to make a conservative appointment that would swing ... unclear whether her appointment will tilt the bench to the right. There are plenty of precedents to be found for the appointment of a Supreme Court justice with no experience as a judge. ...

  9. On the agenda

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TODAY 9am Delegates to review work reports from the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate. 10.30am CPPCC chairman's meeting. 3pm Delegates to review the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate's work reports; CPPCC delegates to pass the work report of 10th CPPCC Standing Committee. TOMORROW 9am Review ...

  10. Highest court may return home

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislative Council building is adopted. Negotiations are under way on moving the highest court to the 97-year-old building, which originally housed the former supreme court, after Legco moves ... building at Battery Path is inadequate for the functioning of the Court of Final Appeal,' with the courtroom perhaps the worst of all the inadequacies. He also said the former supreme court ...




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