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Making sense of the SC, Marcos burial, and the democratic process

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The correctness of the burial of President Marcos is now a matter to be decided through the democratic process

Japan court rules dating ban on pop star 'goes too far' – report

Jan 19, 2016 - 1:12 PM

A former female pop star who was sued by her talent agency for dating a fan wins a legal battle after a court ruled that the suit threatened her freedom to pursue happiness

Australian court rules cancer gene patent invalid

Oct 07, 2015 - 10:27 AM

UPDATED While the invention claimed might be in a formal sense a product of human action it was the existence of the information stored in the relevant sequences that was an essential element of the invention

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:18 AM

After two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack Obama s health care overhaul – the conservatives are lashing out

LIBERAL VICTORY. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act cheer after the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare tax credits can go to residents of any state, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, June  25, 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

South Korea decriminalizes adultery

Feb 26, 2015 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED Court: Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral state power should not intervene in individuals private lives

Picture of the South Korean Constitutional Court in central Seoul, Thursday 21 October 2004. Stringer/File/EPA

The future of libel

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:42 AM

The need by the legislature and courts to rethink our libel laws is becoming more relevant especially with the widespread use of the internet

FAST FACTS: On becoming a state witness

Feb 09, 2014 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) How can one become a state witness, and how one can be admitted to the Witness Protection, Security and Benefits Program?

298-year sentence sparks debate over Taiwan adultery law

Sep 02, 2013 - 8:23 PM

The case sparked new calls for adultery to be decriminalized

First Delhi gang-rape verdict deferred to July 25

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:35 PM

A New Delhi court trying a teenager over a fatal gang rape last December that shocked India deferred announcing the first verdict in the case

PROTEST VS RAPE. In this file photo, activists attend a silent protest march against a recent rape case in Calcutta, India, 15 June 2013. EPA/Piyal Adhikary

India gang rape case stirs debate over age law

Jul 10, 2013 - 3:19 PM

The juvenile court trial of one suspect in a fatal gang rape has caused a heated debate over the legal age of adulthood in the eyes of Indian law

Indian police personnel stand guard outside the district court Saket in New Delhi on January 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH

Execution-free world getting closer - Amnesty

Apr 10, 2013 - 9:44 AM

The use of the death penalty is broadly diminishing around the world Amnesty International said

SC extends TRO on cybercrime law

Feb 05, 2013 - 12:49 PM

The Supreme Court says the extension is for an indefinite period

#CoronaTrial: Day 15

Feb 09, 2012 - 6:57 PM

Day 15: PSBank president back on witness stand and grilled by senator judges Pascual Garcia III stands firm in not disclosing info related to foreign currency deposits allegedly owned by Chief Justice Corona BPI Ayala branch manager testifies