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Editorial: Heavier, but not therapeutic
Jakarta PostAugust 1, 2011

The Supreme Court panel of justices — Krisna Harahap, Artidjo Alkostar and Syamsul Rakan Chaniago — were right to insist on sentencing Gayus more heavily because tax crime is a burden on the state. “The defendant is a tax officer. ...more »

Crystal Cathedral looks to donations to emerge from bankruptcy
Los Angeles TimesAugust 2, 2011

Mark Winthrop, the cathedral's bankruptcy attorney, reaffirmed in court that the church's board, which was reorganized last week, is relying on a "faith-generated belief" that funds will come through. He said board members understand that the creditors ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Blind and in need of special care, veteran may be evicted from VA Home
Minneapolis Star TribuneAugust 27, 2011

Steinhagen, the Minneapolis elder-care attorney, said bringing in a professional conservator might be the solution, "but the brother-in-law sounds like a decent person trying to wade through a lot of red tape. ...Dealing with all the form letters can ...more »

Investigations
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Disney factory faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims
The GuardianAugust 27, 2011

... group claims that workers' rights are often abused Disney's best-selling Cars toys are being made in a factory in China that uses child labour and forces staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law, according to an investigation. ...more »

Federal Regulations
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If Washington wants jobs, work with small businesses
Richmond Times DispatchAugust 28, 2011

If Washington is truly interested in creating jobs and stimulating our economy, it would make much more sense for it to stop hindering small businesses by forcing them to wade through a code of federal regulations that currently comes in at 150000 ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear
Wall Street JournalAugust 25, 2011

Otherwise, you could lose it to a zealous customs agent—not to mention face fines and prosecution. John Thomas, a law professor at Quinnipiac University and a blues and ragtime guitarist, says "there's a lot of anxiety, and it's well justified. ...more »

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