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  • Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

    10/16/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies ^ | Tyler Durden
    "We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie." As Bloomberg reports,
  • WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    10/14/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | AP
    A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
  • 2014 Ebola Outbreak

    10/10/2014 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Health Map ^ | 10/08/14
    West Africa Outbreak * Spain 1 case Guinea 1298 cases 768 deaths Sierra Leone 2789 cases deaths 879 Senegal 1 case Liberia 3924 cases 2210 deaths 2210 Nigeria 20 cases 8 deaths United States 1 case
  • Ebola Cases & Deaths UPDATED - 5006 CASES - 2469 DEATHS

    09/17/2014 3:52:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    That is based on "official" data as of Sept 13 for all countries except Liberia which is for Sept 9.
  • Recent Utah sex abuse cases involving teachers, leaders [20 cases involving educators since 2009]

    07/05/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Whitney Evans
    SALT LAKE CITY — Since 2009, Utah has seen more than 20 cases of teachers and others in positions of authority accused of having some type of sexual contact with a minor. Below is a list of some of those who were prosecuted and the status of their cases...
  • Thousands of fraud cases just 'tip of iceberg' New warning of 'total breakdown in cohesion

    10/16/2011 10:37:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/16/11 | Bob Unruh
    Barack Obama A group that monitors elections in Minnesota and roots out fraudulent votes is warning ballot fraud is on the rise across the nation, and if unchecked, the ultimate consequences would be an electorate that simply doesn't believe the system works and refuses to participate – "a total breakdown in the cohesion of American society." That's from spokesman Dan McGrath of the Minnesota Majority, which advocates for traditional values in state and federal public policy through grassroots activism. The group also contributes to the work of to focus specifically on elections and voter fraud. Minnesota Majority reported that...
  • 15 polio cases find out in Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa province

    04/03/2011 10:34:34 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    own ^ | 4 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 4 April 2011, Health ministry confirmed the 24 new polio cases in though out the Pakistan. According to the official report one new case registered of polio in F.R Lakki Marwat area Union council Khajoore. The case registered in area of Shadi Khel where 18 month child is affected of polio virus. It’s the first case in area. After the new case now 15 cases registered in KPK province. Health official confirmed that in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces polio registered cases are 9 and other side only in kpk 15 cases registered. Polio cases of KPK province registered...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Should Kagan Recuse from Health Cases? Internal DOJ Emails Raise Questions

    03/29/2011 4:12:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/29/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “Absolutely right on. Let’s crush them,” wrote Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal. “I’ll speak to Elena and designate someone.” The Elena here is then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan--now a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Katyal was writing at 10:57 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Two weeks before that, on Christmas Eve, the U.S. Senate had passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unprecedented bill promoted by President Barack Obama that mandated that individual Americans must buy health insurance. Already—as reported in a Dec. 30, 2009 New York Times
  • 1 in 4 cancer cases missed: GPs send away alarming number of patients, delaying vital treatment

    02/27/2011 7:44:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/11 | by Sophie Borland & David Wilkes
    A quarter of cancer sufferers are being sent away by GPs with their early warning signs dismissed as minor ailments, a study reveals today. Tens of thousands of patients are initially told that their symptoms are ‘nothing to worry about’ or advised to take painkillers or antibiotics for months. They have to make repeated trips to their doctor before being given a correct diagnosis, the report concludes. Britain has one of the lowest cancer survival rates in Europe despite billions being invested in treatment over the last decade.
  • Dutch euthanasia cases up 13 per cent last year More than 2,000 cases reported in 2009

    08/11/2010 9:37:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    the globe and mail ^ | 8/11/10 | Reuters
    The number of reported Dutch cases of euthanasia or assisted suicide rose 13 percent last year, the government said on Wednesday, spurring talk of a possible “euthanasia hospital” to help people end their lives. The annual report of the regional commissions that oversee the Netherlands’ euthanasia law said there were 2,636 cases in 2009, the vast majority of them euthanasia, or “mercy killing“, as opposed to assisted suicide, or helping someone to die. That represented about 2 per cent of all Dutch deaths last year, based on figures from Statistics Netherlands. Of the cases, slightly over 80 percent were cancer...
  • Kagan sought secrecy in 4 of 5 open gov't cases

    06/22/2010 10:36:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    my way news ^ | 6/22/10 | By SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's arguments as solicitor general in several cases on government secrecy were at odds with a promise of transparency made by her boss and top client, President Barack Obama. In four of five cases she dealt with involving the Freedom of Information Act, Kagan argued in favor of secrecy, Justice Department documents show. In those four lawsuits, the Supreme Court took her side and let lower court rulings in the government's favor stand. The justices haven't yet said whether they will take the fifth case, in which Kagan argued against broadening an open...
  • Wounded Warriors Get Custom Prosthetics Cases

    04/27/2010 6:15:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 213+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The maker of rugged Pelican cases, widely used in the military to protect weapons and computer gear, has launched a program to give custom cases for prosthetics to wounded warriors who have lost limbs. Left to right: Lyndon Faulkner, president and CEO of Pelican Products; retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. James King; and retired Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, Pelican Products board chairman, pose for a photo during an April 27, 2010, ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Fisher House in Washington, D.C., announcing the “Pelican for Patriots program. The Pelican Products company offers...
  • You got to know when to Hold 'em, right Attorney General?

    03/16/2010 8:32:06 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/16/10 | alaphiah
    Being confirmed Attorney General of the United States of American is a tricky thing. It's a little like playing poker. You gotta hold your cards close to the vest. In AG Eric Holder's situation one had to hold seven cases, which he was involved doing legal work for terror detainess, close to the vest and out of view of the Senate committee that was considering confirming him to the position of Attorney General. (not that it would have mattered anyway.) (see article)
  • Swine flu cases fall in U.S. but may rise with holiday travel Mutated virus in 3 Norwegians

    11/20/2009 5:44:27 PM PST · by null and void · 9 replies · 445+ views
    WaPo ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Rob Stein
    The level of swine flu activity in the United States appears to be declining, although officials are worried about another increase of cases during the Thanksgiving holiday when many people travel and families gather. The news came as scientists in Norway announced that they had detected a mutated form of the swine flu virus ... It is the most recent report of mutations in the virus that is being watched closely for any change that could make it more dangerous. The two patients who had the mutation and died were the first swine flu fatalities in Norway. The third patient...
  • Swine Flu Cases Overestimated?

    10/24/2009 5:24:43 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies · 963+ views
    CBS ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS) If you've been diagnosed "probable" or "presumed" 2009 H1N1 or "swine flu" in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didn’t have flu at all. That's according to state-by-state test results obtained in a three-month-long CBS News investigation. The ramifications of this finding are important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Britain's National Health Service, once you have H1N1 flu, you're immune from future outbreaks of the same virus. Those who think they've had H1N1 flu -- but haven't -- might...
  • Swine Flu Cases Overestimated? [INTENTIONALLY BY DHS]

    10/22/2009 5:07:07 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 26 replies · 882+ views
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In late July, the CDC abruptly advised states to stop testing for H1N1 flu, and stopped counting individual cases. The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was: why waste resources testing for H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there's an epidemic? Some public health officials privately disagreed with the decision to stop testing and counting, telling CBS News that continued tracking of this new and possibly changing virus was important because H1N1 has a different epidemiology, affects younger people more than seasonal flu and has been shown to have a higher...
  • Swine Flu Cases Overestimated?

    10/21/2009 8:04:06 AM PDT · by MsLady · 37 replies · 1,103+ views
    CBS ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS) If you've been diagnosed "probable" or "presumed" 2009 H1N1 or "swine flu" in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didn’t have flu at all. That's according to state-by-state test results obtained in a three-month-long CBS News investigation. The ramifications of this finding are important. According to the Center for Disease Control, CDC, and Britain's National Health Service, once you have H1N1 flu, you're immune from future outbreaks of the same virus. Those who think they've had H1N1 flu -- but haven't -- might mistakenly presume...
  • Fair Sends 100 4-H'ers Home After H1N1 Cases Confirmed

    09/03/2009 11:06:49 AM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 15 replies · 1,080+ views
    KSTP NEWS ^ | 09/03/2009 | Becky Nahm
    The State Fair sent about 100 4-H participants home because several members contracted the H1N1 virus and about a dozen more developed flu-like symptoms.
  • New free legal search engine -- PreCYdent

    01/29/2008 9:13:03 AM PST · by tacsmith1 · 1 replies · 126+ views
    The law librarians' blog ^ | 1/28/08 | Joe Hondicki
    This new legal search engine is free and allows you to search and rank by authority US Supreme Court and US Court of Appeals cases. Alpha site is at
  • Judge: '92 Papers Relevant in 9/11 Cases

    12/21/2007 11:03:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/07 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - Defendants in lawsuits resulting from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks must turn over materials from as far back as 1992, when it appears that Osama bin Laden called for a holy war against the United States, a federal judge said Friday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels affects defendants in lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damages from numerous banks, charities and individuals worldwide who are alleged to have supported al-Qaida before the 2001 terrorist attacks. Daniels said it was reasonable to require organizations such as the Muslim World League, the International Islamic Relief...
  • Unit cases flag as it prepares for mission overseas

    12/01/2007 3:48:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 108+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s Army is full of tradition. On Friday, one tradition signifying a unit is leaving and heading overseas played out on Brown Parade Field. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cased its colors, symbolically closing operations on this Southern Arizona post. By the end of the year, the flag and its 22 battle streamers and three meritorious unit commendation streamers will be uncased in Iraq. Col. John Baker said the majority of the battalion’s soldiers on the parade field will be deploying to Iraq, but two small groups will be part of communication network operations in Afghanistan and...
  • More cases of terrorists 'baking' children cited

    07/19/2007 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,508+ views
    WND ^ | July 19, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    Although the recent WND report of al-Qaida terrorists allegedly baking a young boy and serving him as a meal to his relatives was too horrific for some to believe, a major Christian ministry is citing another example – and also claims such a practice has its roots in the historical stories of Islam. The issue has come into focus following a report from Michael Yon, a Special Forces soldier now in Iraq to report on the successes there. He told radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt he was inspired by a "news cycle that seems to pander toward the terrorists."...
  • Court suspends Shetty, Gere kiss cases [we can all bratha sigh of relief]

    05/15/2007 7:41:04 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 249+ views ^ | 5-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    INDIA'S Supreme Court today suspended all legal proceedings against Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, who is facing obscenity charges for not resisting a public kiss by Hollywood star Richard Gere. Shetty, winner of the British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother, made headlines last month when Gere twirled her in his arms, arched her over and kissed her several times on the cheek at an anti-AIDS show in New Delhi. A lawyer filed a complaint in a lower court, describing the kiss as an obscene act under Indian laws.Reprieve ... an Indian Court has for the time being suspended all legal...
  • Investigators Studying Latest Army Helo Cases to Prevent Future Incidents

    02/09/2007 6:48:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 196+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2007 – As the Army investigates the recent spate of helicopter crashes in Iraq, it’s working to get lessons being learned from them back to air crews in the field as quickly as possible. The service also is stepping up efforts to identify and confront forces behind the attacks, Army officials said. An Army “shootdown assessment team” from Fort Rucker, Ala., is in Iraq investigating the crashes of a UH-60 Black Hawk and two AH-64 Apaches between Jan. 20 and Feb. 2 that left 16 soldiers dead, Army Col. Robert Quackenbush from the Army Aviation Directorate,...
  • High court hears Calif. cases on sentencing, victims in court

    10/11/2006 10:21:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 439+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 10/11/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court waded back into the issue of prison sentences Wednesday to determine when a judge's discretion to impose additional time behind bars violates a convict's constitutional rights. In two major rulings since 2004, the court has said that systems that allow judges alone to decide facts that lead to longer prison terms violate a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial. The lawyer for a former California police officer told justices Wednesday that the state's sentencing law is another such example. John Cunningham should have been sentenced to 12 years in prison after a jury convicted...
  • New U.S. top court term has abortion, race cases - 'Potential Blockbuster Term'

    09/28/2006 7:37:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 920+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/06 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's new term has cases on abortion, the environment and racial diversity in schools, some of the country's most contentious social issues for a court primed to shift sharply to the right by President George W. Bush's conservative appointees. The nation's highest court, with Bush's two appointees, could decide to limit or overturn recent precedents upholding abortion rights for women and programs to foster a racially diverse student body, legal experts said. "The term is going to be a bellwether on the shift in the court's ideology. The court is revisiting a series of...
  • Hospital Superbug 'Out Of Control' As Child MRSA Cases Rise To 150

    09/09/2006 5:52:24 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 925+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-10-2006 | Beezy Marsh
    Hospital superbug 'out of control' as child MRSA cases rise to 150 By Beezy Marsh, Health Correspondent (Filed: 10/09/2006) Nearly 150 babies and children last year suffered potentially fatal blood infections after contracting the MRSA superbug in NHS hospitals, Government research reveals. The figure is double that of previous estimates, raising concerns that MRSA is tightening its grip on the very young and that poor hospital hygiene is allowing the superbug to spread. Children with MRSA in their blood require emergency hospital treatment to prevent blood poisoning and toxic shock, which can quickly lead to organ failure and death. Premature...
  • Experts Predict More Chinese Bird Flu Cases

    08/08/2006 10:21:03 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 258+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-8-2006 | James Sturcke
    Experts predict more Chinese bird flu cases James Sturcke Tuesday August 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited (UK) China's admission today that bird flu killed a soldier in 2003 - two years earlier than previously acknowledged - is unlikely to surprise scientists studying the emergence of the virus in Asia. Many have questioned why China, where so many people live in close proximity to wildfowl, has recorded only 19 cases of the disease, 12 of which have proved fatal. Last October, as British attention turned to the spread of H5N1 cases to European countries, scientists travelled to Asia - at least in...
  • Prosecution Supports Self-Representation in Gitmo Cases

    04/27/2006 4:30:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 116+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 27, 2006 – The chief prosecutor for military commissions here today reaffirmed that the prosecution believes detainees should have the right to self-representation. The prosecution supported defense lawyers when they sought self-representation for a detainee in 2004, and the prosecution still supports the defense's attempts for that right in other cases, Air Force Col. Morris Davis said at a news conference. "It's their name on the charge sheet, and I think they ought to have the right," Davis said of the detainees. Self-representation has been an issue in many of the commissions cases since...
  • Sham Marriage Cases Send Message to All Servicemembers

    04/21/2006 4:00:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 441+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – A case in which several sailors face charges for arranging sham marriages to foreign women to boost their military housing allowances sends an important message to all servicemembers, a Navy lawyer told the Pentagon Channel. "You're putting in a claim for money that you are not entitled to, and that is a crime. And if you commit a crime, you can expect to be held accountable for it," said Capt. Jennifer Herold, the Navy's deputy assistant judge advocate general for criminal law policy. "This is something that each of the services take very seriously." On...
  • Rice, Rumsfeld Make Their Cases for Supplemental Request

    03/09/2006 4:29:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – In a rare joint appearance before Congress, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to quickly pass a $91 billion supplemental spending bill. The bill proposes $65.3 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as about $20 billion needed for Hurricane Katrina reconstruction. The two cabinet members appeared with Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command. Rumsfeld said the supplemental includes $34.7 billion for on-going deployments and operations...
  • Frist: Gov't Unwanted in End-Of-Life Cases

    01/29/2006 10:06:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 392 replies · 5,059+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who took a leading role in the Terry Schiavo case, said Sunday it taught him that Americans do not want the government involved in such end-of-life decisions. Frist, considered a presidential hopeful for 2008, defended his call for further examinations of the brain-damaged Florida woman during the last days of a bitter family feud over her treatment. Schiavo was in a persistent vegetative state. The case became a rallying point for right-to-life advocates, an important segment of the Republican Party. It also drew interest from those supporting the right to refuse life-sustaining medical...
  • Bird Flu Cases 'Underestimated'

    01/09/2006 3:26:09 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 333+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-9-2006
    Bird flu cases 'under-estimated' The team quizzed nearly 46,000 people in Vietnam The number of cases of bird flu in humans may have been hugely under-reported, a study says. Swedish researchers interviewed nearly 46,000 people from Vietnam, where there have been 87 cases of bird flu, the Archives of Internal Medicine reported. They found that more than 8,000 had had flu-like symptoms and up to 750 cases could have been down to sick birds. Under-reporting was possible, experts said, but unlikely to be as much as the Karolinska Institute study suggested. Lead researcher Anna Thorson said the study - the...
  • New Tamiflu-Resistant Bird Flu Cases Stir Fears

    12/22/2005 10:45:34 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 266+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-22-2005 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    New Tamiflu-resistant bird flu cases stir fears 14:29 22 December 2005 news service Shaoni Bhattacharya New England Journal of Medicine Fears have been raised over more evidence suggesting that the deadly H5N1 avian influenza can mutate into strains resistant to the frontline flu drug Tamiflu. Two more patients with drug-resistant bird flu have been documented by researchers in Vietnam. The two patients, of eight studied, died from H5N1 influenza A, despite treatment with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) having been started early in one of them. The first case of Tamiflu-resistant bird flu was reported in October 2005 . Although the case...
  • Experts Say Wiretap Fight May Taint Cases

    12/21/2005 6:27:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 770+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/05 | Ted Bridis - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's decision to sometimes bypass the secretive U.S. court that governs terrorism wiretaps could threaten cases against terror suspects that rely on evidence uncovered during the disputed eavesdropping, some legal experts cautioned. These experts pointed to this week's unprecedented resignation from the government's spy court by U.S. District Judge James Robertson as an indicator of the judiciary's unease over domestic wiretaps ordered without warrants under a highly classified domestic spying program authorized by President Bush. Neither Robertson nor the White House would comment Wednesday on his abrupt resignation from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the little-known...
  • Trio of Oregon cases before high court

    11/25/2005 8:10:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 1,332+ views ^ | 11-25-05 | Peter Wong
    Trio of Oregon cases before high courtTaking arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court carries high pricePETER WONGStatesman JournalNovember 25, 2005Oregon will have the rare distinction of having the U.S. Supreme Court hear three cases originating in the state within a year.------snip----------More than a month ago, in a case that has drawn wide attention, five lawyers from the state Department of Justice defended Oregon's assisted-suicide law against a challenge from the federal Department of Justice.------snip----------On Dec. 7, lawyers will argue for the state in a death-penalty case.------snip----------In the spring, lawyers will argue about the rights of foreigners in criminal cases that...
  • China, Vietnam Report New Bird Flu Cases

    11/03/2005 8:06:02 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 258+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-4-2005 | Joe McDonald
    China, Vietnam Report New Bird Flu Cases Friday November 4, 2005 3:46 AM By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer BEIJING, China (AP) - China and Vietnam each confirmed new bird flu outbreaks which killed thousands of birds, despite increased efforts to fight the disease. The Asian Development Bank warned that a global flu pandemic could kill up to 3 million people in Asia and plunge the world into recession. The latest Chinese outbreak, discovered on Oct. 26, killed 8,940 chickens and prompted officials to destroy 369,900 other birds in Badaohao, a village in Liaoning province, east of Beijing, the Agriculture...
  • CA: FPPC Quits 225 Cases ('lack of resources'.. or?)

    10/18/2005 6:31:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 244+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/18/05 | Jean O. Pasco
    California's political watchdog agency has closed 225 cases since May without finishing the investigations, a victim of a nagging backlog and budget crunch that led the agency's chairwoman last week to cry uncle. "We can't handle our caseload," Liane Randolph, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, told the panel at its monthly meeting in Sacramento. "We're going hat in hand to the governor and the Legislature saying we need more resources to do our job," she said in a later interview. "It's a job the voters asked to be done, but our funding level just hasn't kept pace with...
  • CA: FPPC shelving about 225 cases because of funding shortage

    10/04/2005 6:37:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 278+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 10/4/05 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO - Hamstrung by funding and staff shortages, California's political watchdog agency is dropping about 225 cases and instead is sending warning or advisory letters to some candidates or officials accused of violating election or ethics laws. "We have to prioritize cases," John Appelbaum, head of the Fair Political Practices Commission's enforcement division, said Tuesday. "If we don't have the resources, they may get closed." The enforcement division currently has 23 members, down from a high of nearly 33 in 1997. Overall, the FPPC has lost about 30 staff positions - a third of its work force - since 1991....
  • High Court Set to Tackle Contentious Cases

    10/01/2005 8:38:19 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 7 replies · 484+ views ^ | GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court opens its term Monday with a young new leader, a veteran justice eager to retire and a calendar packed with contentious issues such as abortion, assisted suicide and capital punishment. For the first time in 33 years, William H. Rehnquist will not be on the court. The 80-year-old chief justice died Sept. 3. Every day since, the flags in front of the court have flown at half-staff. The Rehnquist court becomes the Roberts court following a brief tradition-rich ceremony for John Roberts, who learned about the inner workings of the place a quarter-century ago while...
  • A look at remaining Supreme Court cases

    06/25/2005 10:05:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 590+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/25/05 | AP
    A look at the remaining cases of the Supreme Court's term: TEN COMMANDMENTS: The constitutionality of Ten Commandments in public buildings and on government property, under the First Amendment's ban on an "establishment" of religion. (Van Orden v. Perry, 03-1500, and McCreary County v. ACLU, 03-1693) FILE SHARING: Whether the entertainment industry may sue technology manufacturers over consumers who use their products to steal music and movies online. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, 04-480) INTERNET ACCESS: A test of the tight control cable companies hold over high-speed Internet service in a case that will determine whether the industry must open up...
  • U.S. Senate: Graveyard for Judicial Reform - (afraid to use authority to rein in judiciary!)

    05/29/2005 7:11:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 458+ views
    All proposed remedies for the disease of judicial tyranny rely on Congress to administer the medicine. As the Senate has once again demonstrated, relying on Congress for anything is just plain hopeless. Much is made of the "collegiality" of the Senate. You know what they mean by collegiality. It's how the state Democratic chairman of Nebraska gets turned into a federal judge by a 100-0 vote in the U.S. Senate--in time for him to nullify a referendum in which 70% of the voters in the state amended their constitution to defend marriage. But hey, if some judge somewhere says you...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Federal prosecutors to be more selective on immigration cases

    11/02/2004 7:05:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 170+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/2/04 | Elliot Spagat - AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors in San Diego said a burgeoning caseload was forcing them to be more selective about charging illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. Under proposed guidelines, the government would focus on prosecuting immigrants whose previous crimes occurred only a short time ago and happened nearby, making it easier to get police and court records. Illegal immigrants with criminal records are often charged with re-entry after deportation, a felony offense. Federal prosecutors in San Diego file more than 2,000 re-entry cases a year. The guidelines would also be more selective about prosecuting immigrant smugglers, concentrating on...
  • Moscow Court Rejects Theater Raid Cases

    07/28/2003 6:12:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 141+ views
    AP Wire | July 28 2003 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW - A Moscow court rejected appeals Monday in 21 compensation cases filed by survivors and relatives of victims of last October's hostage-taking raid by Chechen rebels at a Moscow theater and the rescue operation that left scores dead, news agencies reported. The Moscow City Court upheld rulings by a lower court that said city authorities were not obligated to pay damages for pain and suffering, the Interfax news agency reported. Lawyer Igor Trunov has filed 64 moral compensation suits, arguing that Russian law entitles terrorism victims to compensation from the government of the region where the attack took place....
  • Looking for a FLag Case (Vanity)

    07/16/2003 4:39:31 PM PDT · by M0sby · 7 replies · 323+ views
    Self | 7/16/03 | M0sby
    Hi All..  Never posted anything but replies before today. Please move this to an appropriate venue, if this is not.   But I have a question I thought some nice Freeper would be able to help with.   My husband is a MSgt. in the Marine Corps, stationed in Kuwait at Camp Commando. He flew a commemorative flag in honor of  both of our boys.  The flags were flown over Camp Commando on the 4th of July.  Each comes with a very nice certificate authenticating the event.   My question is;  Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a...
  • Few Convictions in Airport Security Cases

    03/07/2003 7:41:51 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 326+ views
    new york times ^ | 3.7.03 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    On Nov. 19, law enforcement officials summoned reporters to a news conference to announce the arrests of scores of workers at New York airports as part of a national security crackdown. They gave chilling examples of restaurant workers, mechanics and other employees gaining access to secure areas of airports by lying about their criminal past. These individuals represent a significant vulnerability to the security of our air transportation system," Roslynn R. Mauskopf, the United States attorney in Brooklyn, said at the time. In 15 cases in Brooklyn federal court, defendants have pleaded guilty, and more than 30 others are working...
  • CA: State Supreme Court makes relief harder in toxic cleanup cases

    03/03/2003 7:56:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 263+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 3/3/03 | Howard Mintz
    <p>The California Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for residents suing alleged polluters to seek medical testing and treatment through class action lawsuits, a possible setback to San Martin homeowners now in a legal fight over their contaminated drinking water wells.</p>
  • Britain 'May Lose Control' Of TB As Cases Soar

    12/04/2002 6:10:14 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 304+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-5-2002 | Celia Hall
    Britain 'may lose control' of TB as cases soar By Celia Hall, Medical Editor (Filed: 05/12/2002) Rates of tuberculosis in some areas of London are higher than in parts of the developing world and the disease in Britain is running ahead of efforts to contain it, campaigners said yesterday. New figures show that the borough of Brent, north-west London, has 116.5 cases per 100,000 of the population compared with Tajikistan with a rate of 115, China with 113 and Brazil with 64. Close behind Brent is Newham, east London, with 104 cases per 100,000 and Hackney, north London, with 87.2....
  • Kevorkian, Nichols cases among many refused by Supreme Court

    10/07/2002 10:52:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/07/02 | Gina Holland - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dealt losses Monday to convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, imprisoned Dr. Jack Kevorkian, former Olympic security guard Richard Jewell, and Frank Sinatra Jr.</p> <p>Their cases were among more than a thousand that justices refused to consider as they returned to work after a three-month break. The court only hears arguments in 80 or so cases each year - about 1 percent of the cases that make it to the high court.</p>