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Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

Update: Court of Appeals agrees with CMU on political candidacy policy
Midland Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

By Lisa Satayut The Michigan Court of Appeals sided with Central Michigan University when ruling that the university's employee policy regarding political candidacy is not in violation of a state law regarding political activities by public employees.more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Senate Hearing to Refocus Attention on Tenure Reform
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

But some big and small details are still in flux, from who does the evaluations to how they could be appealed -- before an administrative law judge or arbitration panel. The New Jersey Education Association, after sounding like an ally, is starting to ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Automotive start-up closes, blames federal loan rules
Indianapolis StarMarch 1, 2012

ANDERSON A start-up company that planned to manufacture 100-mpg hybrid delivery vehicles is ceasing operations, blaming "onerous" federal requirements executives say thwarted efforts to secure a $450 million loan. Anderson-based Bright Automotive ...more »

Administrative Law
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Berkeley hires attorneys to investigate police chief
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 17, 2012

By Kristin J. Bender, Oakland Tribune BERKELEY -- The city has hired attorneys to investigate Police Chief Michael Meehan's decision to send an sergeant to a reporter's house last week to ask for changes to a story. The city earlier this week retained ...more »

Investigations
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Four teens charged in Lisbon wrestling bullying investigation
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesMarch 1, 2012

However, the parent said in January he “was going to wait until the (Division of Criminal Investigation) finished their work” before commenting further. Before the Christmas break, the team canceled practices and did not wrestle in a meet with ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Undercover storefront operations prove successful for law enforcement in ...
The Augusta ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

Storefronts, like the one used in Augusta's latest sting operation, are favorite tools used by law enforcement to catch criminals. During Operation Smoke Screen, investigators located an illegal pawn shop on Peach Orchard Road and convinced the owner ...more »

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