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Customs tightens rules on imported books
GMANews.TVAugust 1, 2011

Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez has issued an order tightening the rules for the entry of imported books into the Philippines, requiring importers to apply with the Finance Department for duty- and tax-free importation of books. ...more »

Lebanese Information Minister Urges Self-Censorship as Draft Media Law...
Huffington PostAugust 1, 2011

Information Minister Walid Al Daouk's call for self-restraint shocked journalists and ran contrary to the new cabinet's assurances that freedom of expression would be respected and media laws updated. It flew in the face of his predecessor who said a ...more »

Administrative Law News and Stories

Administrative Hearings
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GRAHAM v. TSL, LTD.
Leagle.comAugust 26, 2011

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) dismissed the claimant's application for benefits due to an out-of-state injury, having concluded that Kentucky lacked jurisdiction over the claim because his employment was not principally localized in any state and ...more »

Investigations
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5 suspects busted for illegally selling military items
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The international crime investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency booked five people Thursday on the charge of illegal distribution of military articles. Since 2000, the suspects have allegedly run unlicensed military goods stores in ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Federal gas pipeline proposal could hit PG&E hard
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 25, 2011

The 72-page document from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says it is only an "advance notice of proposed rule-making," the first step in a long process in which new regulations are adopted. But it is tantalizing to safety ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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US to Offer Oil Leases in the Gulf
New York TimesAugust 20, 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement is raising the minimum bid on leases in water deeper than 1312 feet to encourage companies to actively explore those areas and to compensate for the high costs of dealing with a spill. ...more »

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