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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 a breath test can be forced to have their blood drawn at a hospital. A ruling in a case in the state of Missouri, expected next year, could help define the powers of the police and the rights ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court told testing of discharged drug rehab inmates only partial pre-2009

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Hearing on misconduct told testing of ex-addicts for ketamine, Ecstasy, only started in 2009 Drug rehab testing called into question Supervisors of discharged drug-rehabilitation inmates began testing for a wider range of drugs, including ketamine and Ecstasy, in 2009, a Correctional Services Department officer told a court yesterday, prompting ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in illegal timber now worth billions. They take wood samples into their lab and put them through DNA tests that can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of timber. They also track timber ... Technologies, the Singaporean company that has developed and commercialised DNA testing for wood, the only firm in the world to do so. Until now, the battle against the US$30 billion annual global trade ...

  4. Court websites fail transparency test

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Justice must be seen to be done, especially when the public still harbours a general distrust about the fairness of the judiciary. However, as a government think tank revealed in its recent study on the websites of mainland courts, judicial tra ...

  5. Legal aid eligibility limits may be raised

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... test, applicants also have to pass a merit test assessing whether there are reasonable grounds for proceedings to go ahead. Between April and June, there were 926 applications for civil ... said that it was important for the department to expand services. 'Without an exemption [of the means test] for proceedings involving the Basic Law and anti-discrimination law, ...

  6. Test of equality

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Grenville Cross Consistency,' said Francis Bacon, 'is the foundation of virtue.' In few areas of criminal justice is consistency of approach more important than in the sentencing of defendants. If the courts mete out penalties which are dis ...

  7. Tried and tested

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Grenville Cross A good and faithful judge,' wrote Horace in the Odes, 'prefers what is just to what is expedient'. Court cases are sometimes controversial and can attract wide interest. The public and the media will often express their view ...

  8. 15 years on, DNA test jails rapist

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who had been on the run since raping a teenage girl 15 years ago was brought to justice yesterday, thanks to advances in DNA profiling. Tsang Lung-wai, 34, was sentenced to jail for 12 years for rape, indecent assaul ...

  9. Bill puts internet freedom to the test

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Any brief surf of the internet will reveal a flourishing pool of users with immense creativity. Social media outlets like YouTube have been flooded with entertaining video clips, including some political parodies of senior officials and tycoons caught up ...

  10. Pilot drug tests using hairs may lead to similar system in schools

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Drug rehabilitation centres and social outreach services will launch a pilot drug testing scheme next month that uses hair samples as an alternative to urine tests. A strand ... yesterday for more than 20 non-government organisations and related rehabilitation centres on the two-year pilot scheme, which could lead to similar tests being done in schools. 'The pilot ...




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