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  1. United States Supreme Court

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

    ... the court ordered states not to have separate school systems for black and white children. In 1962, it found that schools violated the constitution by having pupils recite prayers. In 1971, ...

  2. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their origin in order to export them to China, and the firearms were all listed on the US Munitions List and barred from export without a licence issued by the US State Department. The case has thrown ...

  3. Bloggers operating in grey area

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick naomi.rovnick@scmp.com Anonymous bloggers engaged in short-selling appear to inhabit a grey area of the law. In the United States, it is illegal to communicate for the purposes of manipulating share prices. 'Although there is nothing illegal per se about posting or communicating anonymously, it is a violation of United States federal securities and wire ...

  4. Public opinion need not be seen as challenge to courts' authority

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bar Association and Law Society have expressed concern over public comments on the Amina Mariam Bokhary case ('Pressure on judges, magistrates deplored', August 12). Their joint statement echoed Martin Lee Chu-ming's comment that the pu ...

  5. Court dismisses challenge to raids by police and Italian prosecutors

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A court has rejected a legal challenge against raids by Hong Kong police and Italian prosecutors on the offices of companies and the homes of their directors in a fraud and money-laundering investigation involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio B ...

  6. 'Father' admits sex with children

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man about to stand trial for a third time on charges of having sex with his girlfriend's teenage son and daughter, who called him father, unexpectedly pleaded guilty yesterday. The jobless man, 43, stood trial for the first time in 2007 o ...

  7. Ghosts of a racist past

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... appear to some that the United States has suddenly become swept up in some righteous wave of public atonement, determined to make amends for the wrongs done by some of its citizens in years gone ... from 11 southern states during the 1950s and 1960s suspected of being racially motivated. 'The wounds they left are deep and may never be healed, but to those individuals who have lived ...

  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 the balance of opinion in the court to the right for years to come. That was certainly the expectation of the conservative, pro-family groups who helped put Mr Bush in the White House in the 2000 ...

  9. Bush must choose new judge with unbiased care

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decisive Florida state votes from the knife-edge 2000 presidential election. Mr Clinton was not impeached, but the decision not to recount the Florida ballots effectively gave the presidency to Mr Bush over his Democratic challenger, Al Gore. Rehnquist was a man of great character who will be remembered as one of the United States' most influential chief justices because of his ...

  10. Barred from entry

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'US immigration ordeal' (Sunday Morning Post, October 26). Wil Bordeaux complains about his wife not being permitted to enter the US. The fact- and the only fact that is pertinent in this case- is that Mr Bordeaux ...




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