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Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

Toy firm owners get 3 years in money laundering case
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The case involving Angel Toys was the result of an investigation by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations division and the California attorney general's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.more »

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Alternative Energy
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APNewsBreak: Wis. GOP candidate got stimulus money
Boston.comFebruary 2, 2012

The leading tea party-backed Republican candidate running for Wisconsin's open US Senate seat who has also been a longtime critic of a federal stimulus program received more than $80000 in stimulus grants for his own solar energy company.more »

Nanotechnology Law
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'West cannot hinder Iran's advancement'
Press TVFebruary 16, 2012

But it is highly extraordinary that the Iranians have advanced in key fields such as nanotechnology, satellite technology, missile technology; as well as the nuclear industry as well as the stem cell research; despite all the sanctions and pressure ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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How neighbors' frustration with Madison-Kipp erupted into major lawsuit
Capital TimesFebruary 8, 2012

An aggressive Chicago-area attorney, Collins co-writes a blog called Pollution Law Watch where he last fall headlined a post: "You can shame your government into doing something about contamination in your neighborhood." Collins says he was a business ...more »

Natural Resources
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UC Irvine Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources Presents ...
Business Wire (press release)February 3, 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)--UC Irvine School of Law's Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources presents its inaugural lecture by Prof. Richard Lazarus on the gulf oil spill. WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, with reception to follow.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Mayor's agent to make call on firehouses
The Georgetown DishFebruary 1, 2012

The red-brick station at 4811 MacArthur Blvd. is the latest in a string of historic — and sometimes outmoded — fire stations caught in a clash between the fire department's modern needs and the city's strict preservation law.more »

Floodplain
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Citing Environmental Concerns, Denver Law Clinic Helps Sue to Stop Christo ...
ABA JournalFebruary 2, 2012

The installation would cover some 5.9 miles of the river and require the drilling of more than 9000 bore holes, some 35 feet deep, in a critically sensitive wildlife area, according to a suit filed by the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Make Plans Now to Come out for Another Great Night of Racing
WhoWon.comFebruary 3, 2012

Along with the Late Model Sportsman the Road Warriors, Perfect Pest Control Pro 4, Mini Stock, Cowboy Cadillac and the TQ Midgets make their debut of the 2012 season. so make your plans to be here this Saturday Night February 4 to witness all of the ...more »

Forest Preservation
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City readies preservation ordinance
Valley SunFebruary 9, 2012

By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com Under consideration for more than a year, the La Cañada City Council approved 3-0 the city's first historical preservation law Monday night. Councilman Steve Del Guercio recused himself from the vote, ...more »

Gulf oil spill's 'trial of the century' could end before it begins
NOLA.comFebruary 5, 2012

People like Blaine LeCesne, a tort law professor at Loyola University who has been following the litigation closely, say that would be selling the Gulf Coast short. "Louisiana stands to gain a huge amount from this, which is why I don't want it to ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Cruise ships banned from releasing sewage along coast
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 9, 2012

The regulations follow a 2005 state law that bans ships from dumping hazardous waste, sewage sludge and runoff from sinks and showers and required California to petition the EPA to ban sewage dumping along the entire shoreline.more »

Public Utilities
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Springfield Township seeks to halt construction of PPL power line, substation
Allentown Morning CallFebruary 8, 2012

The township has already spent about $195000 in legal fees unsuccessfully fighting the project that included a hearing before a state administrative law judge, the state Public Utility Commission and Commonwealth Court. Company spokesman Paul Wirth ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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CaNickel Files Preliminary Short Form Base Shelf Prospectus
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

CaNickel Mining Limited, formerly "Crowflight Minerals Inc.", /quotes/zigman/5597050 CA:CML -14.29% is a Canadian junior mining company that owns and operates the Bucko Lake Nickel Mine near Wabowden, Manitoba. The Company also holds nickel, ...more »

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