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  • Top court to rule on 'spanking law' (Canada Recall, SC_of_C sets the trend for SCOTUS).

    01/26/2004 10:50:15 AM PST · by gobucks · 67 replies · 402+ views
    CNEWS ^ | Jan 24, 2003 | Jim Brown
    OTTAWA (CP) - The Supreme Court of Canada is set to decide whether a parental smack on a childish bottom - a disciplinary measure specifically permitted by federal law for more than a century - is a violation of the Charter of Rights. The high court has scheduled this Friday as judgment day in a constitutional challenge mounted by children's rights advocates who want the so-called spanking law struck down. "We're looking forward to the decision," says lawyer Paul Schabas. "It's been a long battle." Schabas and co-counsel Cheryl Milne represent the Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law,...
  • Social Security for Mexicans closer to reality (Millions of immigrants to collect benefits)

    12/11/2003 7:55:33 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 193 replies · 2,178+ views
    www.wnd.com ^ | December 11, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    The prospect of millions of Mexicans receiving United States Social Security checks is moving closer to reality. The Gannett News Service reports U.S. and Mexican officials are discussing a "totalization" agreement that would transfer hundreds of millions of dollars in payments south of the border. The plan would allow documented and undocumented immigrants to return home but still collect U.S. benefits. WorldNetDaily reported the idea to merge both countries' Social Security systems was pushed late last year by Mexican President Vincente Fox as payback from President George W. Bush for failing to secure major new immigration reforms beneficial to Mexico...