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Obama Justice sued for picking which laws to enforceA.M. Best Releases New Insurance Law Podcast: Attorneys Santaniello & Alvarez ...SEC examining mutual funds' use of derivativesNLRB agrees to new rules that will harm workers, job creationLaw would allow corporations to be 'socially responsible'Clingan Accuses LeMunyon of Serving Tea Party Interest Over His ConstituentsSpecial needs agencies faultedKrauthammer Twists Facts To Claim Obama Is Bypassing CongressUS Defends Safeguards in Thorny Sterling TrialPrivate Business Interests at Lake Tahoe Prevail in U.S. District CourtCharlotte Musician, Business Manager Holds on to Dream of Becoming a LawyerHouse panel recommends scrapping of Apartment ActPatent Reform Act Threatens 'Engine' of ProsperityWhat Special Interests are Bankrolling the 2012 Presidential Candidates?News Corp. Outlets Distort Clean Air Act

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Union appeals ruling to release New York teacher rankings
Gant DailyAugust 26, 2011

It also disagreed with the contention that the data is “experimental,” and therefore exempted from the Freedom of Information Law. “Although privacy interests are implicated by the type of information sought to be redacted, the release of the ...more »

Alabama Spring?
The Weekly Standard (blog)August 25, 2011

Business groups are also unhappy with the law because, as the Wall Street Journal wrote, it is “undermining Alabama's economy.” Construction and agricultural interests are facing worker shortages as immigrants are leaving the state in droves. ...more »

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Obama Justice sued for picking which laws to enforce
WND.comAugust 31, 2011

He catered to those interests during the 2008 campaign by promising to take such actions as the arbitrary declaration that open homosexuality is acceptable in the US military and already has fulfilled much of that promise. The Defense of Marriage Act...more »

A.M. Best Releases New Insurance Law Podcast: Attorneys Santaniello & Alvarez ...
SunHerald.comAugust 31, 2011

Santaniello and Alvarez caution that to enter into a liability settlement nowadays, one must be an expert in the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. They go on to explain that protecting Medicare's interests, conditional payments and future medicals must all ...more »

SEC examining mutual funds' use of derivatives
ReutersAugust 31, 2011

The fear is that funds can use derivatives to potentially exceed borrowing rules and risk limits, while technically complying with the letter of the law. The SEC's interest in derivatives use by investment companies predates the 2007-2009 financial ...more »

NLRB agrees to new rules that will harm workers, job creation
Hot AirAugust 31, 2011

Current law defines the appropriate bargaining unit as similarly situated workers who share a community of interests, but the new rule allows unions to define the appropriate bargaining unit as workers with the same job title. ...more »

Law would allow corporations to be 'socially responsible'
Pleasanton WeeklyAugust 31, 2011

State law currently requires corporations to put financial interests first, and any corporation not doing so could face legal action from shareholders. Corporations in a "benefit" category would be required to submit annual reports on how they're ...more »

Clingan Accuses LeMunyon of Serving Tea Party Interest Over His Constituents
Patch.comAugust 31, 2011

The Repeal Amendment calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow states to repeal any federal law or regulation. The Secret Ballot legislation advocates allowing workers in a labor organization to vote by secret ballot. ...more »

Special needs agencies faulted
Boston GlobeAugust 31, 2011

At the time, he was simultaneously the executive director of the collaborative and the nonprofit. State law limits the amount of money that someone receiving a teachers pension may earn from a public agency, but not from private organizations. ...more »

Krauthammer Twists Facts To Claim Obama Is Bypassing Congress
Media Matters for AmericaAugust 31, 2011

In two decades, the agency had applied that section of the Clean Air Act to just eight substances. Lawmakers who wrote the pollution law were fed up; so was President George HW Bush. After consultations with environmentalists and industry groups, ...more »

US Defends Safeguards in Thorny Sterling Trial
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 31, 2011

Past cases have recognized a national security privilege, and there is no reason to assume that the act changed this, the United States said. The brief also claims that the balance of interests proves its proposed measures are neither unfair nor ...more »

Private Business Interests at Lake Tahoe Prevail in U.S. District Court
PR Newswire (press release)August 30, 2011

According to federal court rules, a court will grant summary judgment only when "the movant shows that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law." "Sierra Colina and TRPA winning this ...more »

Charlotte Musician, Business Manager Holds on to Dream of Becoming a Lawyer
PR Web (press release)August 30, 2011

It was the combination of the “great recession” coupled with a happenstance encounter with future Fourth Circuit Judge Albert Diaz in 2008 that returned Peace's mind to his prior interest in law. He was chaperoning his daughter's third-grade field trip ...more »

House panel recommends scrapping of Apartment Act
Chandigarh NewslineAugust 30, 2011

At this Bhardwaj informed that the Act should be scrapped in the interests of the citizens, especially farmers so that their land could be saved. The JAC also recommended legal action against those builders who have shown registration of the land deals ...more »

Patent Reform Act Threatens 'Engine' of Prosperity
Big GovernmentAugust 30, 2011

They proposed that the patent office be controlled by a six-member advisory board made up of individuals drawn from the private sector, all with vested interests in patent office decisions… ie, institutionalized conflict of interest. ...more »

What Special Interests are Bankrolling the 2012 Presidential Candidates?
Center for Responsive PoliticsAugust 30, 2011

General business interests have donated $3.3 million to Obama, that's 14.4 percent of his itemized donations. Employees of law firms and lobby shops have donated $2.3 million to Obama, about 10 percent of his itemized donations. ...more »

News Corp. Outlets Distort Clean Air Act
Media Matters for AmericaAugust 30, 2011

In two decades, the agency had applied that section of the Clean Air Act to just eight substances. Lawmakers who wrote the pollution law were fed up; so was President George HW Bush. After consultations with environmentalists and industry groups, ...more »

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