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  1. Talking points

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Arizona's immigration law The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Arizona has the authority to adopt a law to crack down on illegal immigrants, or whether immigration enforcement ... asked the high court to reinstate the suspended sections. UN steps up drive to eradicate malaria To mark World Malaria Day, the United Nations has announced a drive to raise US$3.2 billion ...

  2. Judiciary urged to defend a system to be proud of

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... an event marking the 60th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The call came during a panel discussion on the rule of law on Friday. Panellists, including US Supreme Court ... comments were especially worrying given the directive issued to mainland courts always to bear in mind the cause of the Communist Party as well as the constitution and the people's intent. ...

  3. Historic breakthrough strengthens ties

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There they will take part in a customised course presented by a number of serving and retired US judges. While there, they will also travel to Washington to visit the US Supreme Court and attend a special ... greater significance is the fact that this was not only done with the approval of the Supreme People's Court- the highest court in mainland China- but with their active participation. ...

  4. Justice delayed

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Neville Sarony

    ... chief justice of the US Supreme Court, Warren Burger: 'A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people, and three things could ... exploited in the smaller transactions of daily life come to believe that courts cannot vindicate their legal rights from fraud and over-reaching; that people come to believe the law- in the larger ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK's judiciary still stuck in colonial past John Smith, a reader from South Africa, objects to Elena Kagan's nomination to the US Supreme Court ('Reject Kagan', July ... commented on in the world's leading media. Mr Smith's interest in airing his view on judicial appointments in the US contrasts with the general public's blind faith in, ...

  6. Proof that HK is ripe for democracy

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... correct. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Call abuse by its name The US Supreme Court recently issued a rather interesting message: the terms 'enemy combatants', 'extraordinary ... of civilians have eroded its moral authority. Assuming the US wants to exhibit the virtues of its political model as a means of protecting human rights, it should listen to its supreme court, stop ...

  7. An invitation and a challenge to foreign investors in China

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Political Rights. In 1999, US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told Hong Kong judges: 'A vital requisite for judicial independence is fidelity to the language of the law... if members ... With all the focus recently on the Bank of China's successful US$11 billion listing in Hong Kong, the flip side of the story has almost been forgotten. An intensely nationalist ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Singapore's or Taiwan's. Common-law judges' penchant for procedural and ideological pedantry often impedes the proper development of civic culture. Consider the US Supreme Court ... of Enron, and Conrad Black, a media tycoon, were prosecuted for honest services frauds. If judges can thwart the development of anti-corruption culture in the US, which is democratically ...

  9. Letters

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

    ... highly responsible positions in important institutions. Justice John Paul Stevens of the US Supreme Court, who continues to write prolifically and lucidly and who still plays a good game ... is as important for China as it is for the rest of us. The prime minister's speech can be viewed on the Australian consulate-general website ( www.hongkong.china.embassy.gov.au ). Les Luck, ...

  10. Wary of political motivation

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... leaders seek support from Britain. These local western-washed 'democrats' must know the incumbent US president was voted into office by a majority of one in the Supreme Court ... on the result, because everyone was afraid of seeming to be unpatriotic. Hong Kong's US admirers must also be aware of the false pretences under which the 'coalition' went to war ...




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