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  1. News - World - DRINK-DRIVING

    US Supreme Court to review forced blood-alcohol tests

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Forced blood tests to getUS high court review The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether motorists suspected of drink-driving who refuse to take ... at going further and forcing suspects to have their blood drawn against their will. Several states' courts have deemed this an "unreasonable search" in violation of the US ...

  2. Database will track debtors

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Deadbeat debtors who refuse to make court-ordered payments will not be allowed to buy property, travel overseas or set up companies when a court database comes online in the middle of this year. Yu Lingyu, head of the People's Supreme Court Enforcement Office, told a seminar last week the national system would also stop debtors from getting loans and buying cars ...

  3. Top judge embroiled in Nepali land-case bribery scandal

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell in Kathmandu The Supreme Court is reeling under a corruption scandal that may go all the way up to the chief justice. The row broke out when Rajesh Shakya, who paid bribes ... Shakya twice lost his case before it arrived in the Supreme Court. The recordings, believed to have been made last summer, reveal he paid US$3,500 to win a Supreme Court injunction to suspend ...

  4. Supreme court's rules criticised as gag on press freedom

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Journalists will be subject to penalties for 'biased and malicious' court reports, under a new rule issued by the mainland's top court. The Supreme People's Court said the rule was aimed at protecting press freedom and improving oversight of the judiciary, but lawyers said it was another step backwards in judicial reform. Under the rule, ...

  5. United States Supreme Court

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trevor Willison A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Senate confirmation hearings into the appointment of John Roberts, 50, as chief justice of the US Supreme Court are due ... headed by the lord chancellor, interprets the laws passed by Parliament, not a constitution. The Supreme Court has the authority to invalidate legislation or executive actions that, in its ...

  6. Supreme Court to keep check on death sentences

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan, Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Freda Wan The Supreme People's Court is considering removing lower courts' powers to hand down and approve death sentences, court president Xiao Yang ... People's Procuratorate, said the Supreme People's Court would step up reviews on death sentences handed down to ensure nobody was wrongly executed. Mr Zhang said reviewing death sentences ...


    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Simons On December 21, China's Supreme Court strengthened the country's anti-piracy laws by lowering the threshold at which people making or selling counterfeit goods can be sentenced to jail. 'China is still lagging behind in its criminal law and procedures,' Cao Jianming, vice-president of the court, said. 'We should not only sentence such offenders ...

  8. Judiciary should restructure our legal system based on society's strengths

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are already looking for room in the old Supreme Court building to apply Parkinson's Law. The reincarnated building is too big for the existing contingent of judges. Hiring additional judges ... But whatever these increases may imply, taxpayers surely care more about reducing waiting time for medical services and nursing homes than that for the court service. In the past decade, the number ...

  9. Judges ordered to follow new rules aimed at curbing corruption after series of scandals

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

    ... will be transferred, according to the 'Five Nos' released by the People's Supreme Court on Thursday. The rules also forbid judges from accepting gifts from parties involved in litigation, having improper interaction with lawyers, profiting from court assessments, and leaking confidential trial information. Serious violators will be subject to legal and disciplinary punishment. Supreme ...

  10. Delayed judgments raising concerns within legal circles

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the delivery on May 15 by a High Court judge of two conflicting judgments in a case he had heard about nine months before. Legal sources said they believed the delay between the actual hearing ... the hearing and the date of judgment, including one delivered on Friday that was about eight months in the making. On March 18, Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling, in the Court of First Instance, ...




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