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  1. International Migrants Day2014-12-18T02:31:43-08:00
    December 18 is International Migrants Day [UN factsheet], marking the 1990 adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. More...
  2. Supreme Court upheld wartime detention of Japanese-Americans2014-12-18T02:31:43-08:00
    On December 18, 1944, the US Supreme Court decided Korematsu v. United States, upholding the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. Read Executive Order 9066, issued by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, under which the internments were authorized. View photos from the Japanese American internment camps, collected by the University of Utah Library. More...
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  1. A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates - New York TimesWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:33:51 GMT
    New York TimesA Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment AcceleratesNew York TimesEnrollment numbers of first-year law students have sunk to levels not seen since 1973, when there were 53 fewer law schools in the United States, according to the figures just released by the American Bar Association. The 37,924 full- and part-time ...and more » More...
  2. Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Drivers Licenses For "Dreamers" - NPR (blog)Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:02:57 GMT
    NPR (blog)Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Drivers Licenses For "Dreamers"NPR (blog)The state has been fighting for more than two years to deny the licenses, beginning with an executive order by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in August 2012. The Arizona Republic published a timeline of the state's legal actions surrounding the issue ...and more » More...
  3. 49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble - The Seattle TimesWed, 17 Dec 2014 20:54:56 GMT
    49ers release McDonald amid further legal troubleThe Seattle TimesMobile; |; Newsletters; |; RSS; |; Subscribe; |; Subscriber services. Manage subscription · Activate subscriber account · Digital access · Delivery issues / feedback · Temporary stops · Make a payment · Print Replica · Welcome |; Log in |; Log out ...and more » More...
  4. House panel moots legal cell under minorities commission - The HinduThu, 18 Dec 2014 07:58:58 GMT
    House panel moots legal cell under minorities commissionThe HinduThe Karnataka Legislature Committee on Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare, which has submitted its first report in the Legislative Assembly, has mooted establishing a legal cell under the Karnataka Minorities Commission headed by a retired judge ...and more » More...
  5. China police chief who let off drunk son charged with graft - ReutersThu, 18 Dec 2014 06:23:30 GMT
    China police chief who let off drunk son charged with graftReutersAbuse of power, particularly by officials covering up the crimes of family members, strikes a particularly raw nerve in China due to widespread concern about how pervasive the problem is in a country with little concept of the rule of law. President Xi ...and more » More...
  6. Britain is just great for Jon Hamm in trip to London - New York Daily NewsThu, 18 Dec 2014 07:03:02 GMT
    New York Daily NewsBritain is just great for Jon Hamm in trip to LondonNew York Daily NewsLife in London is less maddening for Jon Hamm. It's far more delightful to work here, he said, citing wrap time as the main reason. You have an end of the day that is resolute, he told us. It's civilized. Hamm is across the pond shooting a ... More...
  7. Google News shuts down in Spain amid legal spat - CBC.caTue, 16 Dec 2014 15:10:15 GMT
    CBC.caGoogle News shuts down in Spain amid legal spatCBC.caGoogle on Tuesday followed through with a pledge to shut down Google News in Spain in reaction to a Spanish law requiring news publishers to receive payment for content even if they are willing to give it away. The company's Spanish Google News page, ...and more » More...
  8. Obama amnesty is unconstitutional, federal judge finds - Washington TimesWed, 17 Dec 2014 09:21:39 GMT
    Obama amnesty is unconstitutional, federal judge findsWashington TimesA federal judge Tuesday ruled parts of President Obama's deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, with a scathing memo dismantling the White House's legal reasoning and arguing that Mr. Obama tried to steal Congress' lawmaking powers.and more » More...
  9. Parvilus sentenced to additional nine years - Alamogordo Daily NewsThu, 18 Dec 2014 02:43:07 GMT
    Parvilus sentenced to additional nine yearsAlamogordo Daily NewsThe Supreme Court considered the case and ruled in July that it would be a "legal anachronism" to interpret the 1907 statute, which predates New Mexican statehood, as providing immunity for burglary of a spouse's separate residence. Parvilus, now about ...and more » More...
  10. UK premier fights to put US-EU trade talks back on track - Financial TimesWed, 17 Dec 2014 23:12:42 GMT
    UK premier fights to put US-EU trade talks back on trackFinancial TimesBut trade unions have mobilised against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), saying it could lead to US companies taking legal action to break into Britain's public health system. Opponents say giving foreign investors special ...and more » More...