Investigations. Legal news and articles for December 31 - 31, 2011

'Design for Liberty' important book in 2011Five held as CID busts Punjabi Taliban gangCID claims arresting five Punjabi TalibanUS Rep. Wilson says she'll offer anti-hazing billObama Signs Defense Spending Law, With NotesRecent lawsuits in Valley test state's new anti-barratry lawSome NYPD Cops Not Rushing To Report Victims' CrimesNM fire department examines DWI policies2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US2011 marred by test cheating scandals across USArizona Judge Rules Mexican-American Studies Illegal, Is Horrible and WrongFive suspected terrorists held in KarachiTip leads to recovery of Northwest Trail Alliance trail equipmentN.M. Fire Department Examines DWI PoliciesInterpretation on Macao Basic Law adopted

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Asheville-area police back off gambling enforcement
Asheville Citizen-TimesDecember 1, 2011

“We will suspend the enforcement of these laws until we receive clear direction from the NC Court of Appeals or the legislature.” A three-judge court of appeals panel heard oral arguments in October on the validity of the 2010 video sweepstakes law. ...more »

Switch to federal jurisdiction for Bernie Fine investigation could mean ...
Syracuse.comDecember 1, 2011

Syracuse, NY -- When federal authorities took control of the sexual molestation investigation of Bernie Fine last week, the case took an extremely serious turn for Fine, legal experts say. Federal laws involving the types of crimes alleged against Fine ...more »

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'Design for Liberty' important book in 2011
Daily News - Galveston CountyDecember 31, 2011

A bewildering complexity of laws, especially administrative laws, creates a thicket that ensnares the law-abiding while providing scofflaws with cover for their depredations. Epstein also offers his prescription for the problem — limited government, ...more »

Five held as CID busts Punjabi Taliban gang
The News InternationalDecember 31, 2011

Officials of the investigation unit of the Sindh Crime Investigation Department (CID) claimed to have busted a Punjab Taliban gang and arrested its five members from a house off the National Highway on Saturday. Those arrested were said to have been ...more »

CID claims arresting five Punjabi Taliban
Pakistan Daily TimesDecember 31, 2011

KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID), Sindh Police, on Saturday claimed to have arrested five militants of a banned outfit, Punjabi Taliban belonging to Ustad Aslam group and recovered explosive material, suicide jackets and weapons from ...more »

US Rep. Wilson says she'll offer anti-hazing bill
The South Florida TimesDecember 31, 2011

The governor's recommendation that FAMU President James Ammons be placed on administrative leave until the hazing investigations are completed was ignored by FAMU's trustees. Band director Julian White, who was fired by Ammons, has been place on ...more »

Obama Signs Defense Spending Law, With Notes
BloombergDecember 31, 2011

The Defense Department is currently negotiating the fifth contract for the F-35. At $382 billion, it's the Pentagon's largest weapons program. The defense authorization law calls for spending $27 billion less than Obama sought, and $43 billion less ...more »

Recent lawsuits in Valley test state's new anti-barratry law
MonitorDecember 31, 2011

Early the next morning, a lawsuit alleges, the man, a disabled veteran residing in McAllen, was barraged with calls to that number from a local personal injury lawyer who said he could represent him and get him a settlement from the car crash. ...more »

Some NYPD Cops Not Rushing To Report Victims' Crimes
GothamistDecember 31, 2011

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says that precincts are supposed to audit its reports vs. radio dispatches and the department audits precincts to make sure crimes are classified properly, "Alleged failures to take a report of a crime are investigated by the ...more »

NM fire department examines DWI policies
FireRescue1December 31, 2011

Now, the department has launched two separate internal investigations on each case and is comparing their policies and procedures with other area fire departments to see if changes need to be made, according to Rio Rancho Fire Rescue spokesman ...more »

2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US
CBS NewsDecember 31, 2011

The state education secretary ordered the 50 districts representing the named schools to conduct internal investigations and submit reports to him by Aug. 15. But nearly four months later, the reports are still being analyzed and have not been made ...more »

2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US
The Associated PressDecember 31, 2011

The state education secretary ordered the 50 districts representing the named schools to conduct internal investigations and submit reports to him by Aug. 15. But nearly four months later, the reports are still being analyzed and have not been made ...more »

Arizona Judge Rules Mexican-American Studies Illegal, Is Horrible and Wrong
AutostraddleDecember 31, 2011

Judge Lewis Kowal, an Arizona administrative law judge, ruled this past Tuesday that a Mexican-American ethnic studies program taught in a Tucson high school is illegal, saying that it violates “state law by having one or more classes designed ...more »

Five suspected terrorists held in Karachi
MSN IndiaDecember 31, 2011

"The Crime Investigation Department (CID) nabbed five militants who allegedly belong to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Punjab''s (TTP) Qari Aslam group," Ghulam Shabbir, the Additional Inspector General of police, told reporters. He said the chief of the Sindh ...more »

Tip leads to recovery of Northwest Trail Alliance trail equipment
OregonLive.comDecember 31, 2011

Oregon State Police detective Chris Schinnerer said a tip to the Crime Stoppers program led police to the property where the equipment was recovered after the owner consented to a search. They found the equipment and trailer in a heavily forested area. ...more »

N.M. Fire Department Examines DWI Policies
Firehouse.comDecember 31, 2011

Now, the department has launched two separate internal investigations on each case and is comparing their policies and procedures with other area fire departments to see if changes need to be made, according to Rio Rancho Fire Rescue spokesman ...more »

Interpretation on Macao Basic Law adopted
China DailyDecember 31, 2011

The Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) was adopted in 1993 and went into effect on Dec 20, 1999. The interpretation covers Annex I to the Basic Law, which provides a method for selecting the Macao SAR's chief executives, ...more »

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