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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. Legal eagles make strong case for state counsel role

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Hanson

    ... in the United States and worked as a banker for four years before deciding to train for the bar. 'It seemed more interesting than banking and gave you the opportunity to meet a diversity of people ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Beijing brings HK into line on state immunity

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dispute between the Democratic Republic of Congo and United States-based fund FG Hemisphere Associates. Congo claimed it was immune from prosecution in Hong Kong, triggering the argument ... It's official: in its first interpretation of the Basic Law requested by the Hong Kong courts, Beijing concluded that the city must follow the mainland's law on state immunity. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Whistle-blower jailed after revealing tax evasion wins biggest ever federal payout US$104m for banker who lifted lid on UBS Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went to prison after telling the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how the bank helped thousands of Americans evade taxes, secured a whistle-blower award of US$104 million, the largest ...

  7. News - World - PIRACY

    Somali pirate negotiator gets 12 life sentences in US court

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters US hands negotiator 12 life terms A Somali man who acted as a ransom negotiator for pirates who seized a United States yacht last year and killed four US hostages has been ... to US$50,000 in cash for his negotiating services, the indictment shows. In a court in Norfolk, in the state of Virginia, on Monday, US District Judge Robert Doumar sentenced Shibin to serve 10 ...

  8. Appeal court quashes African country's state immunity claim

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the principle of absolute immunity applied in China- although it was a signatory to the 2004 United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, which acknowledged ... Yvonne Tsui The appeal court has struck down a claim of state immunity by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ordered it to pay its creditor the sum of US$104 million under two ...

  9. Rule of law's shocking absence laid bare

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was somehow tried by the Ye county court in August 2003. The state-owned Banyuetan magazine reported that the death sentence imposed by the Pingdingshan court in August 2004 came after a city-level ...

  10. 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 ...




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