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asianage
Move to revive bill on probe against judgesThe Narendra Modi government is learnt to be thinking of bringing afresh a bill
Move to revive bill on probe against judges
asianage / Posted 9 hours ago
The Narendra Modi government is learnt to be thinking of bringing afresh a bill that seeks to change the present system of probing complaints of “misbehaviour and incapacity” against Supreme Court and high court judges. The government wants to bring... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Signed, lapsed into law, or vetoedLike the outgoing administration of President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III, lawmake
Signed, lapsed into law, or vetoed
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 hours ago
Like the outgoing administration of President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III, lawmakers of the 16th Congress are also set to bow out from office this June 30. But many of them are running in the May 9 elections, either as re-electionists or vying for... Read more
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The Economic Times
'Judiciary can play vital role in solving Indo-Pak disputes'CHANDIGARH: The lawyer fraternity and judiciary can play an important role in s
'Judiciary can play vital role in solving Indo-Pak disputes'
The Economic Times / Posted 18 hours ago
CHANDIGARH: The lawyer fraternity and judiciary can play an important role in solving the disputes between India and Pakistan amicably, eminent lawyers from the neighbouring countries said here today. Lawyers from India and Pakistan were attending a... Read more
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iol.co.za
Legal eagles set to clashA feeling of disquiet is brewing in the already divided advocates’ profession i
Legal eagles set to clash
iol.co.za / Posted 20 hours ago
A feeling of disquiet is brewing in the already divided advocates’ profession in the Western Cape over a draft transformation policy which compels senior counsel (silks) to brief black and female junior colleagues. The confidential draft policy,... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
You’re not here to protect those in power, Ambiga reminds A-G Published: 7 February 2016 7:00 PM Datuk Seri Ambiga Sreenevasan says any mo
You’re not here to protect those in power, Ambiga reminds A-G
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 22 hours ago
Published: 7 February 2016 7:00 PM Datuk Seri Ambiga Sreenevasan says any move to have heavier punishments to deal with leaks of official secrets will make Malaysia a complete... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Black advocates at a disadvantage’The costs of sustaining a practice can be daunting for a junior advocate and ca
‘Black advocates at a disadvantage’
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
The costs of sustaining a practice can be daunting for a junior advocate and can end up destroying careers, as it did in the case of Cape advocate Chumani Giyose, who was expelled last year for not being able pay to his Bar dues. He told the media... Read more
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asianage
Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against SC, High Court judgesSupreme Court of India (Photo: PTI) Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill
Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against SC, High Court judges
asianage / Posted yesterday
Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI) Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill was brought by UPA govt but had lapsed following dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha in 2014. New Delhi: The government favours bringing afresh a bill which seeks to... Read more
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dna
Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against Supreme Court, High Court judgesThe government favours bringing afresh a bill which seeks to change the present
Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against Supreme Court, High Court judges
dna / Posted yesterday
The government favours bringing afresh a bill which seeks to change the present system of probing complaints of "misbehaviour and incapacity" against judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill was... Read more
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The Economic Times
Government wants fresh bill to probe complaints against judgesNEW DELHI: The government favours bringing afresh a bill which seeks to change
Government wants fresh bill to probe complaints against judges
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
NEW DELHI: The government favours bringing afresh a bill which seeks to change the present system of probing complaints of "misbehaviour and incapacity" against judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. The Judicial Standards and Accountability... Read more
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Business Standard India
Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against judgesThough the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in March, 2012, it had undergone ch
Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against judges
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
Though the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in March, 2012, it had undergone changes in the Rajya Sabha following protests by the judiciary and juristsThough the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha... Read more
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U TV
Judge set to be appointed NI’s senior coronerMr Justice Adrian Colton is likely to be appointed Presiding Coroner, replacing
Judge set to be appointed NI’s senior coroner
U TV / Posted 3 days ago
Mr Justice Adrian Colton is likely to be appointed Presiding Coroner, replacing Lord Justice Weir, who temporarily stepped in when John Leckey retired last year. The former chairman of the Bar Council was sworn into office last September. Mr... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Judge set to be appointed North’s senior coroner | Irish Examiner Friday, February 05, 2016 - 07:42 am A new High Court jud
Judge set to be appointed North’s senior coroner
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, February 05, 2016 - 07:42 am A new High Court judge is expected to take charge of North’s under-pressure Coroners’ Courts... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Judge set to be appointed senior coroner Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan says the coronial system is not fit for
Judge set to be appointed senior coroner
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan says the coronial system is not fit for purpose A new High Court judge is expected to take charge of Northern Ireland's under-pressure Coroners' Courts from next... Read more
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asianage
DDCA case: Court concludes pre-summoning evidenceThe recording of pre-summoning evidence in a defamation case filed by Union fin
DDCA case: Court concludes pre-summoning evidence
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
The recording of pre-summoning evidence in a defamation case filed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders was concluded by the Delhi court, which fixed the matter for arguments on... Read more
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asianage
DDCA case Court concludes pre-summoning evidenceThe recording of pre-summoning evidence in a defamation case filed by Union fin
DDCA case Court concludes pre-summoning evidence
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
The recording of pre-summoning evidence in a defamation case filed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders was concluded by the Delhi court, which fixed the matter for arguments on... Read more
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Law Society Gazette
Jackson: Lottery could pump-prime legal aid fundThe growth of third-party litigation funding shows that a contingency legal aid
Jackson: Lottery could pump-prime legal aid fund
Law Society Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
The growth of third-party litigation funding shows that a contingency legal aid fund (CLAF) could succeed and should be set up, Lord Justice Jackson said yesterday. The fund would operate as a not-for-profit funder, financing some ‘ordinary’... Read more
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Law Society Gazette
Jackson proposes fund for modest claimsThe growth of third-party litigation funding shows that a contingency legal aid
Jackson proposes fund for modest claims
Law Society Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
The growth of third-party litigation funding shows that a contingency legal aid fund (CLAF) could succeed and should be set up, Lord Justice Jackson said yesterday. The fund would operate as a not-for-profit funder, financing some ‘ordinary’... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Council tax rise for Potters Bar Potters Bar council tax bills will increase in April Council tax bills will
Council tax rise for Potters Bar
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted 5 days ago
Potters Bar council tax bills will increase in April Council tax bills will rise in Potters Bar in April as borough chiefs have increased their demands for the first time in seven years. Hertsmere borough... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DA to Argue for Adv Jiba's SuspensionOn Tuesday, 2 February 2016, the DA will argue before the Western Cape High Cou
DA to Argue for Adv Jiba's Suspension
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
On Tuesday, 2 February 2016, the DA will argue before the Western Cape High Court that the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Adv Nomgcobo Jiba, should be suspended pending a disciplinary... Read more
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The Hindu
SC notice to CentreThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking t
SC notice to Centre
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking to quash an order passed by a Single Judge of the Madras High Court in October last year to set up an expert committee of academicians, retired IAS and police officers to... Read more
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The Manila Times
Aquino flouts Charter, JBC rules on clustering court nomineesJanuary 31, 2016 10:27 pm by JOMAR CANLAS, SENIOR REPORTER President Benigno
Aquino flouts Charter, JBC rules on clustering court nominees
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
January 31, 2016 10:27 pm by JOMAR CANLAS, SENIOR REPORTER President Benigno Aquino 3rd has breached the 1987 Constitution and the Rules of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on... Read more
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asianage
Government working on single CET for medicine, engineeringThe higher and technical education department is hard at work to prepare the fo
Government working on single CET for medicine, engineering
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
The higher and technical education department is hard at work to prepare the format of the single Common Entrance Test for admission to medical and engineering colleges. As per the governmentresolution issued last year, the decision to have a single... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ombudsman Morales: Tough inquisitor has a soft sideOmbudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. INQUIRER PHOTO/JILSON SECKLER TIU She is kn
Ombudsman Morales: Tough inquisitor has a soft side
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. INQUIRER PHOTO/JILSON SECKLER TIU She is known as the tough-talking prosecutor of the corrupt. Note how those eyebrows are raised almost permanently like they were her insignia of courage and strength. But... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Lawyers' dispute: Mediation bid to end Northern Ireland pay row Process aimed at resolving the stand-off which has created a huge backlog La
Lawyers' dispute: Mediation bid to end Northern Ireland pay row
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
Process aimed at resolving the stand-off which has created a huge backlog Lawyers and the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland are to enter mediation in a bid to end a bitter pay... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
More information needed on AG's decision to end Najib probe: Anti-graft officialKUALA LUMPUR: A sitting member of the oversight panels of Malaysia’s anti-corru
More information needed on AG's decision to end Najib probe: Anti-graft official
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: A sitting member of the oversight panels of Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency has called on the country’s Attorney-General to provide more information justifying the decision to end a graft investigation into Prime Minister Najib... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Those unhappy with Najib decision can seek Federal Court interpretation, says A-G Published: 27 January 2016 7:14 PM | Updated: 27 January 2016 7:27 PM Tan Sr
Those unhappy with Najib decision can seek Federal Court interpretation, says A-G
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 11 days ago
Published: 27 January 2016 7:14 PM | Updated: 27 January 2016 7:27 PM Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali says whoever who disagrees with his decision on probes into the prime... Read more
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Aliran Online
C4: Malaysians need answers to ongoing MACC investigationsYou can now share this post using the Whatsapp button visible on smartphones.
C4: Malaysians need answers to ongoing MACC investigations
Aliran Online / Posted 12 days ago
You can now share this post using the Whatsapp button visible on smartphones. The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) released the following statement on 21 January, five days before the attorney general announced the outcome of the probe... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
MACC seeks to review A-G’s clear for Najib Published: 27 January 2016 2:58 PM | Updated: 27 January 2016 3:31 PM MACC s
MACC seeks to review A-G’s clear for Najib
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 12 days ago
Published: 27 January 2016 2:58 PM | Updated: 27 January 2016 3:31 PM MACC says it will review the attorney-general's decision not to press charges on the prime minister in the RM2.6 billion donation saga.... Read more
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Law Society Gazette
BSB signals support for independent regulatorsThe Bar Standards Board has signalled its support for the government’s proposal
BSB signals support for independent regulators
Law Society Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
The Bar Standards Board has signalled its support for the government’s proposals to make legal services regulators fully independent. Outlining its draft strategic plan for 2016-19, the BSB said that ‘ultimately’ there should be separation between... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Strike lawyer off the roll, high court toldNews24 Correspondent Pietermaritzburg - Advocate Penelope Hunt should be struc
Strike lawyer off the roll, high court told
News 24 South Africa / Posted 13 days ago
News24 Correspondent Pietermaritzburg - Advocate Penelope Hunt should be struck from the Society of Advocates, for allegedly arranging for a bugging device to be placed in the advocates' chambers and for arranging for a tracker device to be planted... Read more
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Inquirier.net
6 new Sandigan justices take oath of officeCHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza Monday
6 new Sandigan justices take oath of office
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza Monday administered the oaths of office to the six newly appointed justices of the Sandiganbayan. The new justices of the antigraft court are Bulacan Judge Ma. Theresa... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Justice in state of limbo as legal aid row delays cases Justice Minister David Ford said the Bar Council of Northern Ireland has reso
Justice in state of limbo as legal aid row delays cases
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Justice Minister David Ford said the Bar Council of Northern Ireland has resolved to stop talking with his department Striking lawyers are refusing to engage with the Department of Justice to... Read more
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Rappler
FAST FACTS: Who are the new 6 Sandiganbayan justices?NEW JUDGES. Aquino announces the appointment of 6 new Sandiganbayan Associate J
FAST FACTS: Who are the new 6 Sandiganbayan justices?
Rappler / Posted 13 days ago
NEW JUDGES. Aquino announces the appointment of 6 new Sandiganbayan Associate Justices. File photo from AFP MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III appointed on Monday, January 25, 6 new Sandiganbayan associate justices. The... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
What would an Islamic State terror attack mean for Malaysia?With the Malaysian media reporting that members of the Islamic State (IS) withi
What would an Islamic State terror attack mean for Malaysia?
Asian Correspondent / Posted 14 days ago
With the Malaysian media reporting that members of the Islamic State (IS) within Malaysia are planning their own attacks, what would be the consequences should an attack actually occur? IN the wake of the attacks in Paris and Jakarta, there have... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Aquino appoints Caguioa to SCPRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin C
Aquino appoints Caguioa to SC
Manila Standard Today / Posted 16 days ago
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as the 15th associate justice of the Supreme Court, to fill in the vacancy left by Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr., who availed of early retirement. In a... Read more
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The Manila Times
Caguioa named SC justiceJanuary 22, 2016 11:34 pm by JOMAR CANLAS, SENIOR REPORTER President Benigno
Caguioa named SC justice
The Manila Times / Posted 16 days ago
January 22, 2016 11:34 pm by JOMAR CANLAS, SENIOR REPORTER President Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed Justice Secretary Benjamin Caguioa as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Caguioa got the most number of votes from... Read more
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Pilipino Star
DOJ chief named to SCMANILA, Philippines - With a unanimous endorsement from the Judicial and Bar Co
DOJ chief named to SC
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - With a unanimous endorsement from the Judicial and Bar Council, President Aquino has appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa to the Supreme Court (SC). Caguioa took his oath yesterday before Aquino, who handpicked... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino assigns another classmate as acting DOJ secretaryPresident Benigno Aquino III assigned another classmate to his Cabinet after th
Aquino assigns another classmate as acting DOJ secretary
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
President Benigno Aquino III assigned another classmate to his Cabinet after the appointment of Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as associate justice. “According to Executive Secretary (Paquito) Ochoa, President Aquino has appointed erstwhile Justice... Read more
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Sun Star
Caguioa named as Supreme Court associate justicePRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin C
Caguioa named as Supreme Court associate justice
Sun Star / Posted 16 days ago
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Palace official said Friday. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Public forum on Anwar case okay, says Shafee in suit against Malaysian Bar Published: 22 January 2016 6:17 PM | Updated: 22 January 2016 6:36 PM Tan Sr
Public forum on Anwar case okay, says Shafee in suit against Malaysian Bar
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 16 days ago
Published: 22 January 2016 6:17 PM | Updated: 22 January 2016 6:36 PM Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah at the High Court in Jalan Duta yesterday. He says any discussion by... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino names classmate newest SC associate justiceAlfredo Benjamin Caguioa. PHOTO FROM CAGATLAW.COM President Benigno Aquino III
Aquino names classmate newest SC associate justice
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. PHOTO FROM CAGATLAW.COM President Benigno Aquino III has appointed his grade school and college classmate Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. The appointment came four days after the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC)... Read more
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Rappler
Aquino classmate is new Supreme Court justiceNEW JUSTICE. Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & G
Aquino classmate is new Supreme Court justice
Rappler / Posted 17 days ago
NEW JUSTICE. Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa is the new justice of the Supreme Court. This was announced on Twitter... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Disabled man's wheelie bin death among 10 murder cases facing delay due to legal strike in Northern Ireland A disabled man left to die in a wheelie bin and a young father stabbed to dea
Disabled man's wheelie bin death among 10 murder cases facing delay due to legal strike in Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
A disabled man left to die in a wheelie bin and a young father stabbed to death on his way home from a party are among hundreds of victims... Read more
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The Manila Times
Selection of new SC justice must be above suspicion and beyond reproachJanuary 21, 2016 10:37 pm THE centrality of the Supreme Court in so many burni
Selection of new SC justice must be above suspicion and beyond reproach
The Manila Times / Posted 17 days ago
January 21, 2016 10:37 pm THE centrality of the Supreme Court in so many burning issues of national life today and the experience of the court in recent history highlight the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Here are the 10 new actions in the Govt's new strategy to deal with domestic and sexual violence | Irish Examiner Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 03:06...
Here are the 10 new actions in the Govt's new strategy to deal with domestic and sexual violence
Irish Examiner / Posted 18 days ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 03:06... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Shafee defends Anwar ‘sandiwara’ comment in defamation suit Published: 20 January 2016 6:14 PM | Updated: 20 January 2016 6:27 PM ‎‎Tan
Shafee defends Anwar ‘sandiwara’ comment in defamation suit
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 18 days ago
Published: 20 January 2016 6:14 PM | Updated: 20 January 2016 6:27 PM ‎‎Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah says his 'sandiwara' comment echoes the Federal Court's judgment in Datuk Seri... Read more
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Calcutta News
Jaitley supports limited practice by foreign lawyers in India London, Jan 19 (IANS/RAY) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has expressed support
Jaitley supports limited practice by foreign lawyers in India
Calcutta News / Posted 19 days ago
London, Jan 19 (IANS/RAY) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has expressed support for enabling foreign lawyers to establish a presence in India. He said this in course of the 8th UK-India... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
SC re-organizes three divisions The Supreme Court (SC) has re-organized the composition of its three division
SC re-organizes three divisions
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
The Supreme Court (SC) has re-organized the composition of its three divisions with the retirement last week of Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr. Under Memorandum Circular No. 2311 signed by Chief Justice Maria... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Shafee justifies calling Anwar coward, says it’s ‘legalistic’ Published: 20 January 2016 12:59 PM Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah says hi
Shafee justifies calling Anwar coward, says it’s ‘legalistic’
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 19 days ago
Published: 20 January 2016 12:59 PM Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah says his attack against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is nothing personal. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 20,... Read more
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The Border Mail
Liberals say government isVictorian government appears to be backing away from pre-election promise to co
Liberals say government is
The Border Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Victorian government appears to be backing away from pre-election promise to conduct random breath tests of judges and politicians. The opposition says the government has "sobered up" and ditched a "bizarre" and unworkable policy to conduct random... Read more
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