Tag Archives: Law

Saint of the Day for Friday, December 5th, 2014: St. Sabas


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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will – ProPublica


Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will – ProPublica.

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: US President Lincoln Signs Homestead Act into Law (1862)


US President Lincoln Signs Homestead Act into Law (1862)

The Homestead Act was a federal law that sought to shape the American West by populating it with farmers. The act provided for the transfer of 160 acres of unoccupied public land to each homesteader at $1.25 an acre after six months of residence or for a nominal fee after five years. However, the generous law became subject to fraud and corporate abuse. The settlers did not fare much better, given the harsh land and arid conditions out West. Who was the last person to take advantage of the law? More… Discuss

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QUOTATION: Jerome K. Jerome


It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

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Using the Cloud to Track Migrant Workers and Pregnant Goats – Bloomberg


Employers of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. can have a tough time following the rules. They need to track each employee’s immigration forms, workers’ compensation, labor disputes, health-care options and more. The complex system is partly why many choose to look the other way when workers apply without legal documentation.

Veg Packer, a Mexico– and California-based farm owner employing more than 1,000 workers, used basic Excel spreadsheets to log the information for years. Managers would grumble about receiving e-mails with out-of-date files and missing attachments.

via Using the Cloud to Track Migrant Workers and Pregnant Goats – Bloomberg.

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Elected Despotism | Judicial Watch


Elected Despotism | Judicial Watch.

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: SIR EDWARD COKE (1552)


Sir Edward Coke (1552)

One of the most eminent jurists in the history of English law, Coke held some of the highest legal offices in Britain during his career. However, his enduring fame and importance rests principally on his legal writings, which for centuries served as invaluable guides to jurists both at home and abroad, and on his staunch defense of common law in the face of royal absolutism, a position which earned him the ire of many powerful figures, like kings and church leaders. Who was Coke’s chief rival? More… Discuss

 

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Workers Opting For Employer Coverage Over ObamaCare – Forbes


English: President Barack Obama's signature on...Workers Opting For Employer Coverage Over ObamaCare – Forbes. affordable 

 

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Texas Campaign for the Environment: Walmart Here I Come!




This is such a environmentally sound, way to implement environmental laws!
This is a good model for other states, like California, if there isn’t already a recycling law in place for TV Sets!

Know Your Rights – Photographers _ ACLU: “Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself”


Know Your Rights - Photographers _ ACLU

Know Your Rights - Photographers _ ACLU

Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply. Learn more >> 
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers)