Archive for: May 2007

May 29, 2007

Doubt Expressed Over New Immigration Law

Filed under: Congress,Immigration - 29 May 2007

The Immigration law being hammered out in Congress right now intends to solve the problem of illegal immigrants in this country in two ways: by legalizing the ones who are already here and by deterring further illegals from crossing …

New Hate Crime Law Passed In The House – Heads For Senate

Filed under: Hate Crime - 29 May 2007

The House has finally passed the measure that is meant to expand the 1968 federal hate crimes law. It is likely that the Senate will also pass the measure, but President Bush still promises to veto the legislation.

While …

May 28, 2007

Rough Outline of New Pre-Abortion Requirements

Filed under: Abortion - 28 May 2007

A little more on recent developments in abortion law following the wake of last month’s Gonzales vs Carhart ruling…

As stated yesterday, the impact of Carhart will take some years to fully resolve itself, but general outlines may be discerned …

May 27, 2007

Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Begins to Be Felt

Filed under: Abortion,Supreme Court - 27 May 2007

The supreme court decision last month to uphold a federal ban on partial birth abortions (Gonzales vs Carhart) is beginning to populate the legal landscape, already suggesting the effects it will have on states’ laws regarding abortion.

States are now …

May 25, 2007

U.S. Extends More Visas to Iraqi Translators

Filed under: Iraq - 25 May 2007

Finally, the United States has taken a move in the right direction and increased the number of visas it extends to Iraqi translators. The government now issues 50 visas a year to translators who have worked for one year …

May 24, 2007

$146 Billion Military Spending Bill Looms In Congress

Filed under: Military - 24 May 2007

A tense vote in Congress on the proposed $146 billion military spending bill is approaching, and Bush warns that there will probably be a sharp increase in violent casualties in Iraq. Iraqi insurgents and Al Qaeda will attempt to …

California’s Clean Air Policy Influences Neighbor States

Filed under: Environment,State Law - 24 May 2007

Already the state with the strictest pollution laws in the nation, California is now using its clout to influence the pollution laws of other states. In a sense.

For the most part, California has phased out coal-fired generators …

May 23, 2007

Monica Goodling’s Testimony – Blames McNulty

Filed under: Bush,DOJ,House Of Representatives,News,White House - 23 May 2007

Remarks of Monica M. Goodling Before The Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives

Pursuant to the Committee’s Subpoena & The District Court’s Order of Immunity

May 23, 2007

Good morning

Prescription Drug Importation

Filed under: Health Care - 23 May 2007

From The Congressional Research Service

Prescription Drug Importation:
How S. 242 / H.R. 380 Would Change Current Law

Susan Thaul
Specialist in the Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Biologics
Domestic Social Policy Division

States Clash With EPA Over Emissions Law

Filed under: EPA - 23 May 2007

California is struggling to put into effect the nation’s first law requiring auto manufacturers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency is blocking their efforts.

While it is the EPA’s federal mandate to oversee environmental protection …

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