State Sues: Fed Rule against Felon Hiring Ban Endangers Public

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TweetYumAt least one state has gone to court to fight the Obama administration’s preposterous new regulation limiting employers’ rights to ban hiring felons because it discriminates against minorities. It’s been an ongoing battle between a number of companies and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination, for […]

Websites Can Legally Pirate Porn Movies, Prosecutors Rule

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TweetYum Torrent Freak March 23, 2013 For years Japan’s leading producers of pornographic movies have been battling to protect their content overseas. In particular they have focused on Taiwan where websites openly sell their videos and TV channels air their content without permission. The studios eventually took legal action, but to no avail. This week […]

U.S.-Afghan pact ‘does not rule out drone strikes’

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TweetYumShareThis U.S.-Afghan pact ‘does not rule out drone strikes’ 02 May 2012 The pact between the United States and Afghanistan could leave the door open for continued drone strikes against insurgent targets [AND civilians, US citizens] in Pakistan after 2014, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker indicated Wednesday. “There is nothing in this agreement that precludes the […]

Goldman Op-Ed Shows Need for Volcker Rule, Democrats Say

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TweetYum By Phil Mattingly and James Rowley – Bloomberg.com The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) employee who criticized the company’s culture in a newspaper column bolsters the case for Wall Street restrictions like the Volcker rule, congressional Democrats said. While the March 14 New York Times (NYT) opinion piece by former executive director Greg Smith […]

FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only

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TweetYumShareThis FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only  —‘Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not.’ 07 Mar 2012 FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder’s “three criteria” for […]