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Monday: More Americans are facing eviction. Why is that? And is St ...
KBIAApril 1, 2017

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon on Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live. Evictions.more »

Editorial: Any abuse of FMLA leave deserves severe penalties ...
Albuquerque JournalApril 1, 2017

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson is spot on when he says the county needs to “get to the bottom” of possible abuse of the federal Family Medical ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Contrary to what critics say, Trump's strike on Syria was constitutional
The Hill (blog)April 9, 2017

So what kind of military action constitutes a “war” for constitutional purposes? Well, there's the rub: it can be fairly argued that a limited airstrike does not a war make. For example, George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin — as strong a ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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'Freedom of information isn't just a press issue'
Thousand Oaks AcornApril 6, 2017

Since its inception in 1966, the FOIA—introduced by California Congressman John E. Moss and signed into law, albeit begrudgingly, by President Lyndon B. Johnson—has been a key piece of legislation giving media (and the public) the right to access ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Andrea G. Lovell
The National Law ReviewApril 11, 2017

Andrea's labor and employment practice is devoted to counseling and defending employers faced with claims of sexual harassment, disability, gender, age, race, national origin and religious discrimination, wrongful discharge and various employment ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law
Chicago TribuneApril 5, 2017

"The providers of social networks are responsible when their platforms are misused to spread hate crime or illegal false news," German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement. The proposed law would apply only within German borders. But Maas ...more »

Native Americans
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Lawmakers introduce bill honoring baseball legend, civil rights ...
Journalscene.comApril 6, 2017

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and several others have introduced legislation to honor Larry Doby, the first African-American to play in the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Florida law firm Kluger Kaplan opens Minneapolis office
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 13, 2017

The new office will be the law firm's first outside of South Florida. It will be led by prominent local litigator Daniel Rosen, who is known for his work in eminent domain cases. He represented developer Hines Interests in a case concerning the land ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Bill calls for giving up DNA with a felony arrest
The Statehouse FileApril 6, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled that the taking of a DNA sample without cause is a violation of the Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure. Washburne said that the only person that this bill would affect is an innocent person who has ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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White House decides to keep visitor records secret
The Mercury NewsApril 15, 2017

... visitor records and other matters, argued that Trump should allow the Secret Service to release the logs under the Freedom of Information Act, which would allow sensitive details to remain private. The White House says the records are exempt from ...more »


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