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  • Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Published October 13, 2014 Comprehensive Immigration Reform , News Updates Tags: Congress, H1b visa, Obama executive action There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times.

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  • Common Core State Standards: Frequently Asked Questions

    “Over the last two decades, there has been interest in developing federal policies that focus on student outcomes in elementary and secondary education. Perhaps most prominently, the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; P.L. 107-110), which amended and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), marked a dramatic expansion of the feder ...

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    • Voter ID Unmasked

      Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)-Weekend Contributor I can still remember the first time I voted in a National election. I was a young, 18-year-old student and I could finally have a say in who was going to run the country. It was a proud day for me and the countless other 18 year olds who were also voting for the first time.
      8 readers - Jonathan Turley
    • Banks Have the Federal Prison System Handcuffed

      1, October 5, 2014 by rafflaw Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor I have written in the past about our large financial institutions and their uncanny ability to break the law and escape any criminal penalties at the corporate or personal level. If the Department of Justice had actually indicted a Bank of America official and procure ...
      6 readers - Jonathan Turley
    • Two New CRS Reports on Ebola

      The Ebola Outbreak: Select Legal Issues, CRS Legal Sidebar, October 6, 2014: “On August 8th, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The recent arrival in the United States of several health care workers who contracted the disease, combined with the first diagnosis of a case in the U.S.
      10 readers - Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific
    • Senators Request Hearing on Connected Devices

      On October 20, 2014, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Thune (R-S.D.), requesting that the Committee schedule a “general oversight and information-gathering hearing” on digitally connected technologies before the end of 2014. The letter, penned by Sens.
      5 readers - Katherine Gasztonyi/ Inside Privacy

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    • Nurse Reportedly Moving Toward Lawsuit Over Ebola Quarantine Rules

      … communicable diseases. Moreover this confinement satisfies the definition of being in custody or prison under the Constitution since it is generally involuntary. When that occurs before trial, there is still an arraignment and showing of probable cause of not jus the underlying crime but the danger of flight or violence. To be sure, the standard…

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    • Predicting Obama: Is The Right Ever Right?

      … issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services definitely means that the Obama Administration is secretly planning a massive amnesty campaign of undocumented aliens. And, worse still, that it’s keeping that secret until after the mid-term elections as a boon to Democratic candidates. I went back and took a look at the proposal and here…

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    • Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

      … A recently published survey by The Atlantic asked a panel of 50 Silicon Valley insiders a variety of questions ranging from what is the most exciting tech start-up at the moment to which tech company is most overvalued. One question in particular was quite intriguing: What is the biggest barrier to innovation in the United States? You might…

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    • New GAO Report – Combatting Terrorism

      … “The activities of Iranian government elements, such as a 2011 attempt to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in the United States, could pose a threat to U.S. national security. Congress enacted the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012, requiring State to assess the threats posed to the United States by Iran’s presence…

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    • Senators Request Hearing on Connected Devices

      … Trade Commission had already begun tackling issues related to the unique opportunities and challenges presented by connected devices in its Fall 2013 panel on the Internet of Things (see coverage here). Nevertheless, the letter went on, it is time for Congress to “better understand the technologies and explore how best to preserve America’s global…

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