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Judge blocks Trump's order to cut sanctuary city fundsAllegations of misspent funds unfounded, says law directorJudge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' fundsIvy League Schools Ignore Law Requiring Disclosure Of Fed Grant FundingMichael Flynn broke the law when accepting foreign funds, and someone should have knownDOJ: Court Decision Does Not Stop Effort To Cut Funds From Sanctuary CitiesFederal judge rules Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities by withholding fundsBREAKING: Federal judge blocks Trump's attack on 'sanctuary cities'Flynn may have broken law, say Oversight leadersFinancial authority proposes pension fund law amendmentMalawi Law Society Says Govt in Violation of Constitution Over Withholding Funds for By-ElectionGroup says prevailing wage law cost taxpayers billionsMalawi Law Society says govt in violation of Constitution over withholding funds for by-electionTrump's push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown loomsBill for body cameras may keep Nevada from federal funds to improve 911 systems

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Column: Nonprofits receiving public funds shouldn't be exempt from FOIA
Aiken StandardMarch 26, 2017

Nonprofits receiving or spending your money are already subject to the open government law, and you are entitled to see their records. All you have to do is ask. In 1974, the General Assembly enacted the Freedom of Information Act based on a finding ...more »

Emory Law Secures Funds for John Lewis Civil Rights Professorship ...
Daily Report (registration)March 27, 2017

Emory University Law School has raised the money it needed to endow a civil rights professorship honoring Atlanta civil rights activist and congressman John ...more »

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Judge blocks Trump's order to cut sanctuary city funds
RTE.ieApril 26, 2017

A US judge last night blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. The ruling from ...more »

Allegations of misspent funds unfounded, says law director
The-News-LeaderApril 26, 2017

MACEDONIA -- The city's law director has responded to allegations the administration has violated state law by "marketing" Issue 3, stating the city has the right to provide information to residents. The issue was raised at a March 23 Council meeting ...more »

Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds
Waco Tribune-HeraldApril 26, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a federal judge blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal ...more »

Ivy League Schools Ignore Law Requiring Disclosure Of Fed Grant Funding
Daily CallerApril 26, 2017

Prestigious academic recipients of federal science grants have repeatedly violated a 1989 law requiring disclosure of how much federal taxpayers spend on their research, according to a new study. The study is entitled “Ivy League Flunkers,” and was ...more »

Michael Flynn broke the law when accepting foreign funds, and someone should have known
Daily KosApril 26, 2017

They knew Flynn had taken money from Russian sources. They knew he'd been acting as an unregistered foreign agent. They knew he failed to report all his actions to the Defense Department. They knew he had more extensive contacts with Russia than he ...more »

DOJ: Court Decision Does Not Stop Effort To Cut Funds From Sanctuary Cities
Daily CallerApril 26, 2017

A spokesman said the DOJ will continue on with its efforts to restrict federal law enforcement grants from jurisdictions that restrict the federal government from accessing information about the immigration status of an individual. The judge sided with ...more »

Federal judge rules Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds
ABC NewsApril 25, 2017

However, the Trump administration has said the amount of funding that will be withheld is much lower. The government argued in its response that the suit lacks standing because the order did not change existing law and because the counties that filed ...more »

BREAKING: Federal judge blocks Trump's attack on 'sanctuary cities'
ThinkProgressApril 25, 2017

So the feds can create a grant program, but only make the grant money available to states or cities that comply with certain conditions — which means Congress could hypothetically pass a law stating a city may only receive certain federal funds if it ...more »

Flynn may have broken law, say Oversight leaders
The HillApril 25, 2017

There is “no evidence in the documents that he reported funds he received for his trip” and “no evidence he sought permission to obtain these funds from a foreign source,” Cummings said Tuesday, noting that knowingly falsifying or concealing a material ...more »

Financial authority proposes pension fund law amendment
Jakarta PostApril 25, 2017

The Financial Service Authority (OJK) has demanded the government and the House of Representatives revise Law No. 11/1992 on pension funds to accommodate more non-bank financial institutions in the program, said OJK's deputy commissioner for ...more »

Malawi Law Society Says Govt in Violation of Constitution Over Withholding Funds for By-Election
AllAfrica.comApril 25, 2017

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has advised government to provide Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) with funds to conduct by-elections that were slated for June 6 and warned that public officers risk being in contempt of court and violating the Constitution.more »

Group says prevailing wage law cost taxpayers billions
WRVO Public MediaApril 25, 2017

A fiscal watchdog group is questioning the state's century-old prevailing wage law for construction workers, saying it unnecessarily costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year in added expenses for big road, bridge and other projects. The Empire Center ...more »

Malawi Law Society says govt in violation of Constitution over withholding funds for by-election
Nyasa TimesApril 25, 2017

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has advised government to provide Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) with funds to conduct by-elections that were slated for June 6 and warned that public officers risk being in contempt of court and violating the Constitution.more »

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown looms
ReutersApril 25, 2017

Trump, in a private meeting with conservative media outlets, said he may wait until Republicans begin drafting the budget blueprint for the fiscal year that starts on Oct. 1 to seek government funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the ...more »

Bill for body cameras may keep Nevada from federal funds to improve 911 systems
Elko Daily Free PressApril 25, 2017

ELKO – The Nevada Legislature is in the process of approving a bill to ensure every law enforcement officer wears a body camera, but that same law could keep the state from receiving federal funding to improve its 911 systems. Senate Bill 176 would ...more »

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