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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... creates gaps that allow infringements of rights. A US Supreme Court ruling preventing police from searching mobile phones without a warrant except under exceptional circumstances bridges one such divide for Americans. It is a major victory in the fight for privacy that also has to be extended to the battle to curb unwelcome intrusions by US government agencies. The court's nine ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun culture the biggest hurdle to a law that would save lives

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... weapon culture, protected by a Supreme Court ruling on individual ownership of guns. The country's 218 million people over the age of 18 have 300 million guns. Some states have enacted laws ... SCMP Editorial US gun culture the big barrier School shootings in the US have become so commonplace that they are more ignored than remarked upon. President Barack Obama would have said ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Overreaction to white paper on Hong Kong not supported by the facts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... This is recognised in the West, which talks about a balance of powers between the three estates. In the US, it is the executive, Congress, and the Supreme Court. We are approaching a very important tipping ... to coin the expression, "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". It is a pity he died so long ago as we could have used someone with his perspicacity to help us reach a fair judgment ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US offers Anson Chan and Martin Lee a poor example of democracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com US offers a poor example of democracy It's ironic Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Martin Lee Chu-ming visited Washington a day after the US Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to representative democracy by making that nation truly fit for its top 1 per cent. The top court's latest decision on election campaign financing offers an object lesson ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by STAFF

    ... Polonsky over allegations that he and two other Russians threatened a boat crew at knifepoint. The country's supreme court ruled recently that Polonsky, who is wanted in Russia on fraud ... appear in court Two former Happy Valley soccer players appear in court on ICAC charges of conspiracy to defraud. They are Fan Weijun and Sasa Mus. Former deputy team manager Hinson Leung ...

  6. News - China

    Supreme People's Court judge urges end to wrongful convictions

    Posted May 07th 2013, 03:23pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, wrote in the People's Court Daily on Monday. The paper is the court's official mouthpiece. It's preferable to release someone wrongfully, ... public ire against the judicial system. Zhejiang's provincial supreme court on March 26 overturned a decade-old death sentence with two-year reprieve and a 15-year prison sentence for two ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan's handling of murder case raises question of cross-strait co-operation

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by Jerome Cohen, YU-JIE CHEN

    ... a second trial, reversed the lower court acquittals, convicted all three defendants on all charges and sentenced them to death. Defendants then appealed to the Supreme Court, and the case bounced between the Supreme and High Courts on six occasions. During this process, the witness, Chang, changed his testimony. He no longer remembered that the brothers had been with him. That led the High ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Should race be a factor in US university admissions process?

    Posted May 09th 2014, 06:05pm by Kent Ewing

    ... And yet this disturbing pretence has become a trend. The US Supreme Court just last month upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action- the system of "positive discrimination" ... the Chinese, declared personae non gratae by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The act was finally repealed in 1943 as the US found itself allied with China in its war against Japan. But now, 71 years ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - CRIME

    'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:12am by Ian Young

    ... But they represent the Beijing High People’s Court’s preferred version of events, in its decision last week to overturn the murder conviction of Li Ang, who killed girlfriend Amanda Zhao in the Vancouver ... extradition to Canada, since both Li and the victim were Chinese, but Li was eventually convicted of murder by a Chinese court in 2012. That verdict was hailed as the result of landmark cooperation ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by STAFF

    ... a written test.   Former Goldman Sachs director heads to prison Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director, is due to begin his two-year prison sentence today after the US Supreme Court last ... News hosts Former US secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to sit down with Fox News hosts Greta van Susteren and Bret Baier today, following an already difficult week as she promotes her ...




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