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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

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 »

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Asset Protection
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Pinal County Sheriff Babeu uses cash for coins, badges
Tucson CitizenFebruary 12, 2012

RICO money comes from assets seized in racketeering investigations, the proceeds of which are distributed to law-enforcement agencies involved in the busts. State law allows policing agencies to spend the money within these perimeters: gang prevention, ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Force clergy to report paedophiles: Swiss MP
The Local SwitzerlandFebruary 1, 2012

The National Council Law Commission will consult on Thursday on whether to amend the Criminal Code to prevent people who have sexually abused children from relying on religious secrecy privileges. People who confess their wrongdoings to members of the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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“Technology must be safer” warns stalking and domestic violence charities
Family Law WeekFebruary 5, 2012

The guidelines, which are funded by the Nominet Trust and Avon Cosmetics, contain practical advice on how to reduce the risk of being stalked online. They can also be used for training organisations which deal with stalking and domestic violence cases, ...more »

Where Lupo the Wolf Goes for Dinner
New York Times (blog)February 2, 2012

The scenes speak to all the romantic, ill-founded notions of the mob that I grew up with and that, even after I became a writer of crime fiction, have proved embarrassingly hard to shake off. Pleasant Avenue isn't just one of the most storied streets ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Stamp duty on non-registrable documents fetches Rs. 400 cr.
The HinduFebruary 6, 2012

The documents include sale agreements, general agreements, share certificate, lease deeds, power of attorney, insurance policies, lease deeds in respect of movable and immovable properties and memorandum relating to share transaction.more »

Estate Administration
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Washington State's Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Names Attorney ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Ms. Bloomfield is dedicated to serving the legal community through involvement in the TPCBA, which promotes the administration of justice and advocates for the enactments of laws that uphold good government. She served as a TPCBA Trustee from 2006-2009 ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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'TRUST Act 2.0′ would limit local cops' cooperation with Secure Communities
89.3 KPCCFebruary 3, 2012

It had begun moving through the Senate when US Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton sent a letter to state governors terminating the contracts, whose language did not suggest the program was mandatory.more »

Governor Abercrombie Wants Ethics Code Changes
Hawaii ReporterFebruary 3, 2012

invitations to charitable fundraising events, even if the purpose of the gifts is to influence votes or other official actions. The state Ethics Commission is opposed to the bill, HB2457, which is similar to another measure introduced by lawmakers last ...more »


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