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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China supreme court orders tougher sentencing for child abuse

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Supreme court orders tougher sentencing in child abuse cases Mainland courts have been ordered to mete out harsher sentences to child abusers, with the Supreme People's Court publicising three cases yesterday as precedents. They include the case of a teacher who was executed for his multiple rapes of seven primary- school girls. The top ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Supreme Court to hear challenge to states' land-use fees

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Snr had a plan when he bought six hectares east of Orlando, in the state of Florida. It did not include having his son end up at the US Supreme Court. But now 18 years of legal wrangling have ... The Koontz case is one of several private-property disputes before the Supreme Court this term. The central question invariably revolves around the Fifth Amendment rule declaring that "private ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Supreme Court gives go-ahead for Tamil Nadu nuclear plant

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Country's largest power plant built to meet surging demand for electricity India's top court gives go-ahead for N-plant India's Supreme Court has given the green light for the commissioning of the nation's largest nuclear power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, despite widespread protests. "The plant has been ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 08:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Same-sex marriage takes centre stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has ... the surviving member of a heterosexual married couple is exempt from such taxes. Outside the Supreme Court, colour-coded protesters – red for supporters of gay marriage and red, white and blue ...

  5. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal makes chief judge prime minister

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 05:20pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... undemocratic system that undermines the roles of the political parties in resolving the deadlock.” The proposal conflicts with the interim constitution, which bars Supreme Court justices from holding political positions. The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on a case filed against the plan; Regmi is leaving the decision to the rest of the court. If the court allows the plan to go ...

  6. Business - China Business - COURTS

    Wu Ying appeals to Supreme Court to overturn death sentence for fraud

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com In a case that has gained wide attention, family writes to Supreme Court, claiming innocence Wu Ying appeals against death sentence for fraud Wu Ying, the self-made billionaire convicted of defrauding investors in a 770 million yuan (HK$956 million) scheme, has appealed to the Supreme People's Court to overturn her death sentence. ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Italian marines must face killings trial in India

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Judges rule that Italian marines face trial overtwo fishermen's deaths India's Supreme Court has ruled that two Italian marines accused of killing a pair ... "The Supreme Court confirmed that Kerala has no jurisdiction in this case, which is basically what we maintained from the very first day," he said. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

  8. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage issue

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage issue Advocates and opponents of gay marriage yesterday welcomed a decision by the US Supreme Court to take up the sensitive issue, saying a ruling by the justices could help settle one of America's thorniest disputes. The Supreme Court announced it would hear a pair of cases challenging state and federal ...

  9. News - World

    US Supreme Court to take up issue of gay marriage

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 09:41am by AFP in Washington

    ... AFP in Washington The US Supreme Court on Friday decided to take up the sensitive issue of gay marriage, hearing challenges to a federal law denying benefits to same-sex couples ... but conservative campaigners are urging the Supreme Court to rule that the act is constitutional. The specific case to be heard involves Edith Windsor, a lesbian legally married in Canada who has been told ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese Supreme Court rules that a Chinese permanent resident is not entitled to payouts even though she has paid taxes all her life Foreigners riled over welfare ruling Activists, analysts and foreign residents of Japan have reacted with dismay to a decision by the Supreme Court that foreigners with permanent residency are not entitled to welfare ...




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