The China Post
· German court ruling clears the way to settle VW diesel cases →
The aim is to relieve the burden on the judiciary as quickly as possible.”
Hong Kong Free Press
· Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma warns judges against expressing ‘unnecessary’ political opinion →
On Monday, the judiciary released a statement on behalf of the chief justice, who said judges had a responsibility to the community to adjudicate fairly and impartially without fear or favour.
· Rival parties bracing for launch of new National Assembly term →
Another pressing bipartisan row may dominate the initial phase of the new parliamentary term, with the DP and the UFP competing for the chairmanship of the assembly's key committees, including those on legislation and judiciary, as well as budget setting.
· Hong Kong demonstrators defy lockdowns to protest a sweeping new national security law →
The rule has allowed Hong Kong certain liberties, like a greater right to free expression and an independent judiciary, not extended to most of China’s population.
· In Pictures: Thousands protest in Hong Kong against new law →
The arrangement guarantees the city broad freedoms not seen on the mainland, including a free press and independent judiciary.
· Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters opposed to Chinese intervention →
“Making such a law on Hong Kong’s behalf without the direct participation of its people, legislature or judiciary would clearly undermine the principle of ‘One Country, Two Systems’, under which Hong Kong is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy,” said foreign secretary Dominic Raab, alongside Australian foreign minister Marise Payne and Canadian foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.
· Benjamin Netanyahu appears in court on corruption charges →
Ahead of the trial, he battled the allegations outside court, smearing the domestic media and judiciary as conspirators against him, often to the point that he has been accused of stirring up public hatred.
· The Case For Alibaba Over Amazon →
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has requested Amazon to explain its usage of third-party sellers' data.
· Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannons at protest against proposed security law →
A free press and independent judiciary are among the thing currently allowed in the semi-autonomous city.
· Trump's Michigan voter fraud comments reveal America's desperate need for reforms →
But after McConnell has used an exception to the filibuster rules to pack the federal judiciary with conservative and right-wing judges, there is bound to be room for a second exception to allow a majority to determine the rules of our democracy.