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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 ... at going further and forcing suspects to have their blood drawn against their will. Several states' courts have deemed this an "unreasonable search" in violation of the US ...

  2. Top judge embroiled in Nepali land-case bribery scandal

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Shakya twice lost his case before it arrived in the Supreme Court. The recordings, believed to have been made last summer, reveal he paid US$3,500 to win a Supreme Court injunction to suspend ... Thomas Bell in Kathmandu The Supreme Court is reeling under a corruption scandal that may go all the way up to the chief justice. The row broke out when Rajesh Shakya, who paid bribes ...

  3. United States Supreme Court

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

    ... Trevor Willison A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines Senate confirmation hearings into the appointment of John Roberts, 50, as chief justice of the US Supreme Court are due ... headed by the lord chancellor, interprets the laws passed by Parliament, not a constitution. The Supreme Court has the authority to invalidate legislation or executive actions that, in its ...


    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Simons On December 21, China's Supreme Court strengthened the country's anti-piracy laws by lowering the threshold at which people making or selling counterfeit goods can be sentenced to jail. 'China is still lagging behind in its criminal law and procedures,' Cao Jianming, vice-president of the court, said. 'We should not only sentence such offenders ...

  5. Court rejects appeal for review of murderer's case

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'It just will take us more time to get the Supreme Court to review the case.' Qiu, 47, killed 11 people last year and was executed on December 28 just before an automatic Supreme ... down by a lower court was rejected by the Supreme People's Court on Sunday. The case was sent back for review to the Shaanxi Higher People's Court, which upheld the execution order ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Life in the courts plunges you into an embrace with every aspect of human fortitude and frailty Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, sitting in a Hong Kong court for the last time Next year I will turn 80, God willing. 'I'm not all that old,' I told my youngest colleague US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg We want those responsible for the abortion to be charged ...

  7. 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 ... unclear whether her appointment will tilt the bench to the right. There are plenty of precedents to be found for the appointment of a Supreme Court justice with no experience as a judge. ...

  8. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the city had come close to a crisis then: all five judges of the top court had contemplated resigning after their ruling was overturned, according to a US diplomatic cable released ... on the judicial independence of Hong Kong. As Sir Anthony Mason, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal and former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, summed up in an article last ...

  9. Courts' 90pc conviction rate stirs up row

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Court of First Instance and 92.6 per cent in the District Court last year. These rates meant that 'any person who is arrested on a serious or relatively serious charge is almost certain to be convicted and since the convictions are in the District and High Courts, imprisonment is almost always the norm', Grossman wrote. 'I am not sure whether the Hong Kong statistics are stated ...

  10. A lot riding on Bush's court pick

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From time to time the nomination of a new justice to fill a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court serves as a reminder to ordinary people of the powerful part the court plays ... appointment that would swing the balance of opinion in the court for years to come. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. As the first nomination for 11 years to an evenly divided bench, ...




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