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Graphic: Big Government, U.S.A.

Graphic: Big Government, U.S.A. | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
“As a U.S. government shutdown enters its fifth day, a look at the size of the government shows most of the nation's 4.1 million federal employees are still working”
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This image shows truly how big our U.S. Government is. It gives the sizes of government from each state along with where the employees are working. It is interesting to see where most if the government workers come from in the United States.
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Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 22, 2014 12:12 PM
It's interesting to see where most of our government employes work.
Molly Petersen's comment, May 24, 2014 6:51 PM
This image is cool to see how most of the employees come from the US and from different states.
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Alabama Supreme Court Rules “Child” Applies to Preborn

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This articles talks about Alabama Supreme Court ruling that child applies to newborns as well as babies before they are born. This means if a child has illegal substances in their system when they are born the mother will be charged with criminal endangerment.
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Alyssa Serrano's curator insight, May 21, 2014 3:40 PM

This is saying how if a child has illegal substances in their system when they are born, the  mother will be charged 

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Minimum wage hike: Plan your strategy now

Minimum wage hike: Plan your strategy now | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
Is there a good way for restaurants to embrace what seems to be an inevitable increase in minimum wage?
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This article gives you a view of minimum wage from the perspective of a restaurant.  If minimum wage is going to increase as much as expected, restaurants will need to start planning their strategy as to how to work with this major jump in payment now in order to be prepared when the new minimum wage is put into action.    

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 15, 2014 9:16 AM
This article does a good job showing how a specific industry would be affected by a raise in minimum wage. It is also interesting to hear that businesses need time before the raise in order to adapt to the new wages of their employees.
Benton Blank's comment, May 17, 2014 9:33 PM
I agree with Ann Marie that this article provides an interesting prospective on the potential wage increase. This article does a good job of showing that different industries will be affected to varying degrees by such a dramatic minimum wage change. I also believe that it will be easier on employers if this change is made gradually, so as to allow businesses to adapt their current operations to best fit the new wage requirements.
Haley Abrams's comment, May 18, 2014 12:27 AM
I agree with Ann Marie on this article. If we are going to have a minimum wage increase it should be over time to allow for adjusting. If not a lot of people and stores will be hurt by this act.
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Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty

Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
Education is linked to the age at which women marry and have children. In sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia, child marriage affects one in eight girls; one in seven gives birth by the age of 17.

 

Providing girls with a quality education also equips them with the confidence to confront people in power and challenge the inequalities that still exist for girls and women worldwide. Consider Mariam Khalique, a teacher in Pakistan who has used education to build her female students’ confidence and to encourage them to stand up for their rights.

 

One of her pupils was the young education activist Malala Yousafzai, whose global advocacy work is proof of the transformative power of quality schooling.

 


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This article talks about education for girls can help get rid of poverty.  Girls having an education feel more empowered and make better decisions for themselves.  Fewer girls would be giving birth and getting married at such a young age.  This would help reduce the death, disease, and child and maternal mortality.  This relates to gov and law because it talks about how important education is for women to have in order to improve the poverty level.  

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 2014 4:30 PM
I totally agree.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 2014 4:30 PM
I totally agree.
Deborah Leddon's curator insight, November 24, 2014 10:13 PM

One of the biggest moral imperatives of our times - ensure the education of every girl on the planet.. the rewards are boundless.

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Online Degrees in Education

Online Degrees in Education | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it

Find online education and adult learning opportunities that meet your needs. Compare college, graduate and certificate programs available online.


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This articles talks about how important education is in our society.  It discusses how online education is becoming more popular and how education is expanding all over.  

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Luke French's comment, May 11, 2014 9:04 PM
I think the idea of a completely online degree is a great one. It saves time and money for everyone involved, but, on the flip side, the education received online may, in some cases, be lacking.
Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:08 AM

An advertisement for online degrees in education.

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:09 AM

This article explains how education is jumping towards technology, even at the college level, and how parents and busy individuals can live their busy lives while also earning the degree they need without taking 8 hours out of their day to do so. 

 

I believe this is a step in the right direction, because this will help anybody that is searching for a college degree without the college expenses and time investment. 

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Student Loans: The Billion-Dollar Profiting Business

Student Loans: The Billion-Dollar Profiting Business | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
“If we want America to lead in the 21st century, nothing is more important than giving everyone the best education possible - from the day they start preschool to the day they start their career." ...
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This article is about student loans and how much of the money being paid on student loans is going to the government.  It talks about the possible raise of the student interest rates.  There needs to be a more affordable higher education.  This relates to gov and law because it is about one of the major public policy issues. 

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 2, 2014 7:51 AM
I agree with Taylor, higher education needs to be more affordable. I think that they should not raise the interest rates.
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Broke U.S. resumes spending

Broke U.S. resumes spending | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
Limiting government growth is politically difficult, but if we don't do it, America is doomed.

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This article talks about the U.S. spending.  The debt is at $17 Trillion but Obama says its not irresponsible to have this much debt.  He believes its irresponsible to not raise the debt ceiling.  We should not keep spending the money we do not have.   

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Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, April 24, 2014 8:24 PM
It would be great if the US maybe stopped spending so much and starting working a little harder to improve our country. I would love to live in a country as powerful and great as the one we originally founded.
Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:48 AM

Government spending has led to a massive debt. I believe there are ways we can spend less to help reduce our debt, but we can't stop spending governemnt money. We have to pay for the troops that fight for our country and many other people and things to keep this country going. We need to watch our government spending more closely and cautiously. 

Lauren Heim's comment, May 18, 2014 6:41 PM
The U.S. Spending has come to an all time low or should I say high? The government has only brought us the feeling of failure and that our economy is breaking down since they've only spent their money in places/things that don't actually work. The least they could do is slow it down or fund something that's actually useful.
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Parliament creates foreign affairs and aid subcommittee

The Foreign Affairs Subcommittee under the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) will be renamed as the Foreign Affairs and Aid Subcommittee for the 44th Parliament.

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This articles is about how the parliament creates a foreign affairs and aid subcommittee.  They believe this will be a positive thing.  The only concern about this is the cost.  This deals with gov and law because it talks about a subcommittee for the foreign affairs in the 44 Parliament.

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Michael Carl's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:35 AM

In this article, Australia is creating a foreign affairs sub committee.

Alex Salazar's comment, April 28, 2014 2:14 PM
This answered so,e questions I had about creating committees.
Dustin Davis's curator insight, April 30, 2014 10:22 AM

Australian parliament has established a foreign affairs and aid subcommittee.

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CONSTI2GO receipt printer hacked to produce the US constitution in 6 seconds - designboom | architecture & design magazine

CONSTI2GO receipt printer hacked to produce the US constitution in 6 seconds - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
with the push of a button, the hacked EPSON receipt printer produces copies of the US constitution.

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This article is about a receipt printer that can produce the US Constitution.  It only takes six seconds for the whole constitution to print on this receipt printer.  It only takes the click of a button to print the constitution.  It is really cool that someone figured out a way to print the Constitution in an unusual way. 

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Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, April 19, 2014 4:09 PM
there is always some weird thing that someone will come up with that makes everyone else fill with oohs and ahhs
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How is power divided in the United States government? - Belinda Stutzman

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-is-power-divided-in-the-united-states-government-belinda-stutzman Articles I-III of the United States Constit...
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This video describes the US government.  It is helpful in learning how our government is made up.  It explains each branch of the government along with its power.  This had to deal with our class because it is talking about the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government.  

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, March 15, 2014 10:55 AM
This video does a very good job explaining the branches of the government and how they interact.
Molly Petersen's comment, March 16, 2014 2:47 AM
I think this video did a great job of demonstrating the three branches of our government and I liked how they used vocabulary and pictures to help the person watching understand.
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Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches - Los Angeles Times | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it

 decisionSupreme Court to rule on 4th Amendment, cellphone searches Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court set the stage for an important 4th Amendment ruling Friday, announcing it will decide in this term whether police may inspect a suspect's...


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This article talks about weather or not police should be able to search someones cellphone without a search warrant. They are making a decision if searching someones cellphone is a violation of the 4th Amendment rights.  Some states believe it is not but others say there is a lot of personal information on someones phone and privacy should be respected.  

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Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:38 PM
This violates the 4th amendment and I believe we should more privacy rights. Its not fair to us how our lives are almost becoming a reality show n
Lakin's comment, May 1, 2014 3:38 PM
because we have no privacy and everyone seems to know everything.
Brian Bertram's comment, May 3, 2014 10:05 AM
True, random searches may violate some rights, but in the long run they could actually be saving lives. They might discover a bomb that the sensors didn't detect or some illegal drug that could kill someone. In the end, the safety of the public is more important to me.
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Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Second Amendment - Patriot Outdoor News

Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Second Amendment - Patriot Outdoor News | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Second Amendment

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This article talks about a hearing about the second amendment.  They argue if guns should be outlawed or if people should have the right to carry a gun.  Some say guns aren't the cause of murder, people are the cause of murder.  Others argue guns are the cause.  Crime has always occurred and restricting the rights to bear arms won't help stop people from committing a  crime, it might hurt more people than it helps. 

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Molly Petersen's comment, March 6, 2014 1:26 PM
I had a similar article about if gun laws should be stricter. Since this is such a control
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sorry controversial topic is
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it hard to choose sides.
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State and Federal Government partner to boost aquaculture in Maranhão - Feed Machinery

State and Federal Government partner to boost aquaculture in Maranhão - Feed Machinery | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
“ Feed Machinery State and Federal Government partner to boost aquaculture in Maranhão Feed Machinery The State Government and the Ministry of Fisheries held a meeting last Saturday, to work closely together in order to boost the aquaculture industry...”
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This article is an example of state and federal government working together to help give Marahão good conditions to add fish to their fisheries. They are working together because they have more resources and money available if they do the job together. The government just wants to do the right thing and help increase the number of fish in the fisheries. This has to deal with gov and law because it has the state and federal government working together.
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Steph Bellrichard's comment, February 22, 2014 11:06 PM
In think this article is a good example of how both the federal government and state government can work together for the good of the people. This will help the people who work at the fisheries, those who eat the fish, and all those whose industries depend in fish.
Molly Petersen's comment, February 23, 2014 1:44 AM
I also thought that this was a great example of how the state and national government can work together to help the industry. And since their economy is so dependent on the fishing industry in this community it is imparitive that the government focuses on their strength.
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Arizona Supreme Court’s Huge Decision on Marijuana DUI Cases | Modern Law

Arizona Supreme Court’s Huge Decision on Marijuana DUI Cases | Modern Law | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
“ Arizona Supreme Court’s Huge Decision on Marijuana DUI Cases”
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This article is about the decision by Arizona Supreme Court on marijuana imparting driving and when someone can be charged with using of drugs while driving. Marijuana stays in someone's system for 30 days after use so the Supreme Court ruled that if an inactive metabolite is found in the body, they can not be convicted.
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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 22, 2014 2:47 PM
I think it will be difficult to set laws about driving while high. With drunk driving, a breathalyzer can easily determine if a person is imparted, but determine if someone is high will be a much more difficult to see if someone should be arrested.
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New Study Finds that Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Create Jobs, Grow Economy by $22 Billion

New Study Finds that Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Create Jobs, Grow Economy by $22 Billion | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it

y. A new analysis points out that a raise in the minimum wage would boost the economy and provide relief for the the working poor.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, a bill introduced by Sen.


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This article is about how raising the minimum wage will help to stimulate the economy.  This is suppose to help create lots of new jobs and grow the economy.  This would be helpful to the many unemployed people in our economy. 

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 15, 2014 10:18 PM
this article does a good job of showing just how behind our minimum wage is compared to inflation. this is a problem that needs to be addressed.
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Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ...

Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ... | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it

imum wage would go if the The minimum wage... http://t.co/YsqkGmS0QQ


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This image shows where minimum wage will go if it is raised.  This shows what people think versus what will happen if minimum wage is increased. 

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Hope Schuster's comment, May 14, 2014 9:55 AM
I think that it is interesting that many people think this way about minimum wage. Although raising the minimum wage will help both of these groups of people, it could be detrimental to the economy.
Molly Petersen's comment, May 19, 2014 1:27 PM
I also did this picture I think that it is a very interesting visual. But I agree with hope although raising the minimum wage would help many people around the country it could also hurt our economy and in the long run it might end up hurting the whole country.
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Obama's Budget Boosts Preschool, But Freezes Major Education Programs

Obama's Budget Boosts Preschool, But Freezes Major Education Programs | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama's 2015 budget request increases education funding 2 percent over the previous year, cheering many education advocates, and proposes a revamped Race to the Top competition that focuses on opportunity for all students and a tobac...
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This article talks about Obama's budget for 2015 in schools.  It states how the budget is going to increase 2 percent.  The problem with this is that it could pause the funding for some education programs because the budget will be used for preschool.  This relates to gov and law because it talks about Obama's budget.  

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 8, 2014 4:45 PM
I think it is a wonderful idea when Obama came up with a new plan for preschool education. The thing that is concerning to me are all the aspects might change and that might not be for the good.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, May 8, 2014 5:28 PM
I think that it is good that Obama is investing in education, but I think that he should also try to decrease tuition costs at universities.
Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:12 AM

Obama is continuing to focus investments on education, which is very important. But having an even bigger focus on PRE-education is not what we need, necessarily. We should be focused on relieving the debts of college graduates, and aiding in the funding of high school educations, which can have a much bigger impact on students quality-wise than an early childhood education can. 

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Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare

Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare

Via Parag Vora
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This article is about doctors using medical apps.  They use these for things like looking at x-rays or tracking symptoms or even looking at vitals.  I find it surprising that doctors will rely on these apps to do their jobs.  I didn't realize how many medical apps were in the app store. 

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, May 1, 2014 9:31 AM
I had no idea hospitals were using technology like this. it is interesting to hear that there are so many medical apps even available.
Molly Petersen's comment, May 2, 2014 10:06 PM
I knew that currently doctors even locally at Mayo Clinic are using iPads to research possible causes of symptoms but it will be interesting in future to see how prevalent technology will be.
Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, May 11, 2014 12:08 PM
with this portable of technology, research abilities has actually grown enormously
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Should Healthcare Marketing Include Social Media?

Should Healthcare Marketing Include Social Media? | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it

Social Media. It’s the buzzword that just won’t go away. Businesses, marketers, moms, grandparents and teens are flocking to forums like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Just how much time are they spending there?Research shows in the United States, people are on Facebook more time each day than six of the nation’s leading news sites combined. And that’s just on Facebook. 

 

So, should healthcare marketing plans include Social Media?


Yes.To not include it would be like an ostrich burying its head in the sand. 

 

But, Social Media isn’t as simple as jumping on the bandwagon and throwing up a few pages here and there with your logo. Establishing an effective Social Media presence as part of your healthcare marketing plan means including Social Media in your overall content strategy.What does this look like? How can it be done successfully?

 

Read more at: http://info.thespotonagency.com/blog/bid/290611/should-healthcare-marketing-include-social-media


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This article talks about whether or not healthcare marketing should be put on social media.  It discusses what it will take to create good social media cites and how much work it will be just to keep up to date.  This would be a good idea but it could take a lot of time to get started. 

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Ben Flinchbaugh's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:15 PM

This article talks about whether healthcare marketing should be included in social media. I think this is a good idea because more people will find out about healthcare if it is advertized on Facebook or some other social media website. 

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Party to Go: Powdered Alcohol Approved by U.S. Government - Complex.com

Party to Go: Powdered Alcohol Approved by U.S. Government - Complex.com | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
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Powdered alcohol, the instant party, will soon be a thing now that it's been given the thumbs up by the U.S. government.
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This is an interesting article which states that the government has approved powdered alcohol or Palcohol.  IT seems like this would be too easy of a way to have alcohol, you only have to mix it with some sort of liquid.  This deals with gov and law because it the U.S. Government approved it. 

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, April 26, 2014 11:19 AM
I have never heard of Palcohol before and think that it will cause more harm than good.
Molly Petersen's comment, April 27, 2014 10:31 AM
I am really surprised that it was approved by the government it seems like it could easily be abused.
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Apple Discloses Number of Government Information Requests for Users and Devices - I4U News

Apple Discloses Number of Government Information Requests for Users and Devices - I4U News | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
Apple has reported that the US government made 1000-2000 requests for user account info and 3542 requests for device info during first 6 month of current year. And it is not a new phenomenon. This has happened many times before. Read more at http://www.i4u.com/2013/11/56936/apple-releases-report-government-information-requests-users-and-devices#L3yBJk9dY0hYrrBv.99
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This article is about the government requesting information on apples users and devices. Apple released information to the government and are letting customers know their information is being requested by the government. They do not intend on personal information being used against users therefore it does not violate privacy rights. This article deals with gov and law because it talks about informant being requested by the government from Apple. This could lead to issues with privacy but there is not intent on violating people's privacy.
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Molly Petersen's comment, March 30, 2014 1:26 PM
this article was very entertaining and I believe that the government needs to be less secretive and more honest and informative to the Apple customers.
Steph Bellrichard's comment, April 13, 2014 12:10 PM
I agree that this article is interesting. It makes you wonder how many companies send information to the government that people may not realize.
Gunnar Burkhardt's comment, April 19, 2014 4:10 PM
I KNEW THEY WERE SPYING ON US!!!
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The thrills of public policy (a non-ironic point of view) - The Connecticut Mirror

The thrills of public policy (a non-ironic point of view) - The Connecticut Mirror | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
“ The thrills of public policy (a non-ironic point of view) The Connecticut Mirror ...”
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This article mentions different public policy issues we have. Although they may not seem very important, they greatly effects our daily lives. Public policy deals with things like raising minimum wage, an act concerning exposer to chemicals for children, or something like increasing public assistance to grandparents raising children. Public policy is important for all people, in some way it has an effect on everyone.
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Steph Bellrichard's comment, March 27, 2014 6:21 PM
This article does a good job of illustrating the importance of public policies. I don't know much about public policy, but this shows how they affect many aspects of citizen's lives.
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Password Causing Problems

Password Causing Problems | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it

According to the 5th Amendment, a citizen cannot testifiy against his/herself. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) forced a woman in Colorado to enter a password into an encrypted laptop. Because giving out the password would put her in jail, it means that she basically testified againsted herself. Going against the 5th Amendment and performing self-incrimination is unconstitutional.


Via Laura Nuneviller
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This article is about a federal court case where a women was asked to enter a password into an encrypted laptop.  This is considered a violation of the 5th Amendment.  If she were to enter the password, she would give more information about herself.  This would cause her to testify against herself which is protected by the fifth amendment.  There is no guarantee the information found on the laptop will not be used against her in this case, therefore there is question as to if this violates the 5th Amendment. 

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Steph Bellrichard's comment, March 6, 2014 12:20 PM
I think that its wrong that the woman was demanded to enter her password. This violates her rights and the judge should have stopped this. If she would have known her rights better she would have not entered here password.
Molly Petersen's comment, March 6, 2014 1:34 PM
I don't think she should have given the police her password without a proper warrant because they could find information on her computer that the police could use to convict her of more crimes.
Jacob Ostreng's comment, March 6, 2014 3:09 PM
It is not right to force someone to unlock a laptop in court and then use that laptop as evidence against the person. The evidence found on the computer should not be taken into account in the case.
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US government wants to inspire cyber defence technologies | Terminal X

US government wants to inspire cyber defence technologies | Terminal X | Gov and Law Taylor | Scoop.it
#US #government wants to inspire cyber #defence technologies http://t.co/dSRiFIvBhJ #brigadiergeneralbernieskoch

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This article talks about the government encouraging students to defend against hackers.  They set up a competition for high school students to hopefully improve security for people.  This relates to gov and law because the government is trying to improve future security issues by teaching students at a younger age.  

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Jacob Ostreng's comment, March 1, 2014 10:04 AM
I think that it is a good idea to educate people at a young age about how to deal with computer hacers. It is good that they are only teaching defensive hacking and not offensive.
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1st amendment right being violated

A minister from Michigan felt that his 1st amendment rights were being violated after telling a judge that he could be tortured by God. The minister was charged with threatening the judge, even though all he was doing was expressing his feelings. This is a violation of his rights because he was not allowed to speak what he wanted to.
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In this article, a pastor feels his first amendment rights are being violated. He was charged for telling a judge that he would be tortured by god. I don't think his rights are being violated because he made a threat to a judge for sentencing him to prison. The pastor feels like its a violation because he was punished for saying his opinion.
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Molly Petersen's comment, March 6, 2014 1:25 PM
I think this article is a bit over dramatic but he is entitled to his right of freedom of speech. although I agree with Taylor with the fact that he should not have threatened the judge.