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Industry Groups Petition High Court Over EPA Rules

Industry Groups Petition High Court Over EPA Rules | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - With a barrage of legal briefs, a coalition of business groups and Republican-leaning states are taking their fight against Obama administration climate...
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Potentially the biggest environmental issue in court, nine petitions have been submitted that challenge the Obama administration on EPA regulations. Concerns over the health of the environment are promoting people to push for tighter regulations on vehicles and industrial facilities.

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Ashley Wojtalewicz's comment, May 19, 2013 8:13 PM
I think that it would be good for the government to pass tighter regulations concerning the environment. We have the technology so why shouldn't we use it?
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Minnesota lawmakers approve 4 percent solar standard

NUCLEAR: A proposal in the U.S. Senate has advocates concerned that Illinois could become a leading contender for storing nuclear waste from around the nation. (Midwest Energy News)
ALSO: Wisconsin’s Kewaunee plant shuts down, and Michigan Rep.

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This article discusses a local issue by presenting energy companies with a new energy standard. This energy standard requires power companies to gather 4% of their energy from solar sources. 

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Supreme Court to make crucial rulings on race

Supreme Court to make crucial rulings on race | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court may be on the verge of declaring victory in the fight against racial discrimination. Two cases nearing decisions by the court within weeks threaten to uproot affirmative action programs.
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Believe it or not, racial descrimination in regards to voting procedures, is still a probrlem today. In a recent supreme court case, affirmative action groups at universities are being challenged. In this past election, Aferican American ethnicities topped white voter turn out. Though it appears that progress is being made... is it enough?

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U.S. Speeds to Stop Terror as Texas Blast Safety Ignored

U.S. Speeds to Stop Terror as Texas Blast Safety Ignored | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
Political labels fell aside after the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three as Americans “united in concern for our fellow citizens,” said President Barack Obama, a Democrat.
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The Texas blasts seemed to be overlooked in the flurry of the Boston bombings. However now, lawmakers are revisiting industrial safety. Strict regulations on chemical facilities, like the one in Texas, can prevent future incidents. In a recent state legislative hearing, safety advocates determined that current regulations are "adequate to prevent future disasters".

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President Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue

President Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it

Obama has put Social Security on the negotiating table, which puts the Democratic presidential candidate at an issue that may have to be addressed when running in the 2016 election due to the incumbent's, Obama, decision. Democrats who are supporting Obama's budget may be in trouble during these midterm races because interest groups and PACs can help get new candidates, who don't support the budget, to take the spot of these democrats. Republicans can now use Obama's budget to shed a new light on the president as a democrat who would "attack seniors," which is a significant way to libel the incumbent. Even liberals are stating that good Democrats do not cut Social Security. Activists are stating people may be disinclined to help volunteer and help in races for people who favor cutting social security. This is a critical issue and I personally believe that Social Security should NOT be cut. People need that money and can spend that money to increase the GDP - assuming they spend it correctly - and if people have less money due to the cuts, it puts stress on the constituents because they now have less money. Just putting Social Security on the negotiating table is enough to scare a LOT of people and now democrats must state how they will as their future elections and campaigns depend on it.


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In Obama's recent budget plan, he was put social security and medicare up for "negotiation". This move has raised debate by both parties, as the services are heavily depended, on especially be seniors. 

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Raneem Hamdan's curator insight, April 16, 2013 12:12 PM

President Obama's pitch to cut out future Medicare and Social Security benefits as a part of a compromise in regards to the problem of our nation's deficit, could force Democrats and Liberals to take an unsettling stand on an act that is generally known to be detested with their own party's political beliefs. In my opinion, I feel like it is sad that the President feels the need to make such a drastic kind of a decision and agreement with stonewall Republicans. Even though, I would obviously prefer to have a peaceful balance between these two bickering political parties; it is difficult when one side occasionally chooses to denounce compromise and sometimes deny incorporating logic into the discussion, just out of pride for their own political parties and standards. I can only hope that both sides can put their differences on the back burner and focus on not jeopardizing the well-being of the American people and our nation's economy.

David Cohen's curator insight, April 16, 2013 11:04 PM

I know Obama wants to compromise with Republicans on Medicare and Social Security benefits, but what he is doing is against his party's beliefs. This action will hurt democrats in future elections and escpecially in the next presidential election. Democrats need to stay together and Obama is breaking away from them, its wrong. Personally, I think the president should focus on some other issues as well, such as the economy and getting jobs for the unemployed. he should not focus all his attention on this because the will hurt him and his party than help him in the long run.

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Democrats are upset about the fact that Obama has put Social Security and Medicare benefits up for negotiation while discussing the federal budget. Beforehand, Democrats had stated that they would stand by Obama should the new equation for calculating social security benefits be accepted even it lessens the amount given.

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8th Grader Suspended Then Arrested For Wearing T-Shirt With Image Of Gun - ConservativeVideos.com

8th Grader Suspended Then Arrested For Wearing T-Shirt With Image Of Gun - ConservativeVideos.com | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls

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It appears that, this student was penalized on grounds of attempting to uphold his 1st and 2nd Amendment  rights. Though the shirt did not appear to be offensive, it violated school rules. How are are rights upheld in schools and in the work place?

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Ashley Wojtalewicz's comment, April 28, 2013 10:03 AM
Yes it is a school rule that you can't wear a shirt with a gun on it at school, but I don't think they needed to go as far as arresting him because of it. Send a letter home to his parents or something. I totally agree with hunter on the government has bigger things to worry about then this boy's shirt.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 28, 2013 10:58 AM
This seems to be the hottest story of the week!
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Cole, I think youre totally right. Our Constitution is a momentous accomplishment, we must support. Any rule in violation of it, in my opinion, is illegal.
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State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal - Hartford Courant

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State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal
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The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Connecticut's controversial prospective repeal of the death penalty is constitutional.
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mconti38's comment, April 25, 2013 8:56 AM
There is currently a debate over weather or not the death penalty is unnecessary and cruel treatment. Some argue that this penalty is "purposeless and needless imposition of pain and suffering". How do you feel about this penalty? should it be replaced with a more humane solution?
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Opinion: It’s time to update online privacy - Marvin Ammori and Luke Pelican | POLITICO.com

Opinion: It’s time to update online privacy - Marvin Ammori  and Luke Pelican | POLITICO.com | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it

In February, a Canadian technology company launched a new product, declaring it to be the solution for all legitimate businesses that have a “fear of data privacy and U.S. PATRIOT Act issues.” European companies including Germany’s Deutsche Telekom and France’s Bull SAS similarly market themselves across the world as privacy-conscious alternatives to any American cloud company.

 

These examples are not exceptions but the rule. They are overlooked economic consequences of American policymakers’ failure to adopt robust privacy protections that many conservatives and liberals have supported for reasons of personal liberty. This failure in privacy policy exacts a competitive cost in the global technology market, particularly in the era of cloud computing.

 Cloud computing has grown from a tech “buzzword” to being a basic part of our everyday lives. Many of your favorite mobile apps, from Evernote to Pandora, depend on servers in the “cloud,” not storage on personal computers or smartphones. Your email inbox is in the cloud, whether on Yahoo’s servers or Google’s, and not downloaded to your devices. Indeed, you keep your term papers or confidential work memos on Box, Dropbox or Google Drive over an unseen network of “cloud” servers from providers like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. Taken together, these visible and invisible cloud services are part of a multibillion-dollar industry expected to grow up to $85 billion by 2015, with companies around the world vying for a piece.

 

Many foreign companies are converging toward a common argument for why they’re better than their American competitors. It’s not that the foreign-made technology is better, more resilient, or more ubiquitous, nor that the foreign companies are more innovative or better managed. They compare not their businessmen but their politicians. They argue simply that American laws undermine any American product — that these laws fail to protect privacy of personal or business information of all users. This argument works partly because consumers claim to “avoid doing business” with companies they don’t trust to protect their privacy.

 

While this business argument exaggerates the problems with American privacy law, it should still concern policymakers, who unwittingly help less innovative foreign companies compete by providing a germ of truth to foreign privacy concerns.

 

Foreign cloud providers and customers point to three American laws, known by acronyms (ECPA, FISA and the USA PATRIOT Act) to suggest that anything saved with an American cloud company may as well be directly emailed to three-letter agencies (NSA, CIA and FBI).


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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As technology continues to play a big role in our lives, questions regarding our privacy rights arise. How private is our online info? Shortly after 9/11, the patriot act was sighed into law. This law allows law enforcement to  to "search telephone, e-mail, and financial records without a court order"... Does this infringe upon our 4th amendment rights?

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North Korea to 'launch missile TOMORROW' after warning foreigners to evacuate South as thousands stage war dance of death

North Korea to 'launch missile TOMORROW' after warning foreigners to evacuate South as thousands stage war dance of death | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it

Thousands of North Koreans danced in honour of Kim Jony-Il todayPyongyang told foreigners and tourists to leave South Korea
North Korea said the two countries are on the eve of a nuclear war
Japan deployed missile interceptors around Tokyo in case of attackJointly run factory in Korean Demilitarized Zone remains closed todaySouth Korean President Park Geun-hye exasperated by 'endless vicious cycle' of hostile behaviour from North Korea

North Korea is preparing to launch a mid-range missile launch tomorrow from its east coast, officials in Seoul have claimed – hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to leave the country.

The chilling forecast came as thousands of North Koreans held a mass waltz today to celebrate the father of madman dictator Kim Jong-un. 

Women dressed in brightly coloured traditional costume danced with their partners in front of the Monument to the Foundation of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang. 

Meanwhile the Communist government issued a stark warning about the prospect of war, saying: 'We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war.'

 

It added: 'The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermo-nuclear war. Once a war is ignited on the peninsula, it will be an all-out war, a merciless, sacred, retaliatory war waged by the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea).'

North Korea has warned all foreigners to evacuate South Korea today because the two countries are on the eve of a nuclear war - as Japan set up a huge new anti-missile system in Tokyo. 

 

Foreign companies and tourists in the South have been told to leave as Kim Jong Un continues to ramp up tensions on the Korean Peninsula. 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said today that she is exasperated by the 'endless vicious cycle' of hostile behaviour from the North. 

Japan has responded to continuing threats from Pyongyang by deploying missile interceptors in key locations around Tokyo.

 

Yesterday, chief cabinet spokesman Yoshihide Suga said: 'We are doing all we can to protect the safety of our nation.'

North Korea has made repeated threats against Japan in the past weeks and there are fears the country, an ally of the U.S., would be in range of its missiles. 

Japan's Defence Ministry has deployed Air Self-Defense Force's PAC-3s as a precaution against possible ballistic missile tests. 

Analysts see the latest warning from the North's Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee as an attempt to raise anxiety in Seoul and believe a direct attack on the capital as unlikely. 

Observers say a torrent of North Korean prophesies of doom is partly meant to win Pyongyang-friendly policy changes in Seoul and Washington and to boost the image of leader Kim Jong Un.

 

Last week, North Korea told foreign diplomats based in Pyongyang that it will not be able to guarantee their safety as of Wednesday.

It halted work at a factory complex jointly run with its neighbour yesterday and 75 managers from the South are preparing to return home.

Only about 400 South Korean managers remained at the Kaesong industrial complex, just north of the Demilitarized Zone today. 

One manager said he and his colleagues are relying on instant noodles but plan to stay to watch over company equipment while food lasts. 

President Park said the closure of the facility will scare foreign investors away from the North.

 

She said: 'North Korea should stop doing wrong behaviour and make a right choice for the future of the Korean nation.' 

More than 120 South Korean companies operated at Kaesong and they issued a joint statement urging North Korea to reopen. 

'If this situation continues, companies will face the risk of going bankrupt,' said Yoo Chang-geun, a vice president of the Corporate Association of Gaesong Industrial Complex. 

After an emergency meeting on Tuesday in Seoul, representatives of the companies said in a joint statement that they hope to send a delegation of small and medium-sized companies to North Korea in hopes of reopening the complex. 

The statement also appealed to South Korea to take a 'mature, embracing posture' and work out all available measures to help normalize Kaesong's operations. 

Meanwhile, a shipping container was seen outside the North Korean Embassy in Ealing, London today, sparking rumours that the ambassador may soon be pulled out of the UK.

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Its hard to say weather or not North Korea will follow through with their threats, as they are becoming more common. North Korea is backed into a corner, with no strong allies. Starting a nuclear war (if possible) would mean serious repercussions from surrounding countries and their allies. In my opinion, North Korea is trying to say that their powerful... But in todays society, there really isn't anything powerful about "dances of death" or marching your army around. However, I think that taking precautionary measures. such to the extent Tokyo has, is a wise move and in the best interest of civilians. 

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Dakota Swank's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:14 PM

Alright.. Dance of death? personally I know I wouldn't be caught sticking around in a place where bomb threats are coming in everyday but hey might as well be optimistic.  I dont think Kim knows what he is getting himself into and this is proving it.  He is threatening to finish a war that was ended many years ago and it is being looked at as a joke.  They don't have the military numbers or technology to challenge the worlds superpowers and their allys. It is a joke and he is doing nothing but putting peoples lives at risk for NO REAL REASON.

MsHaeussinger's comment, April 12, 2013 8:31 AM
Great story Micah! However, looks like crisis was averted for the day?
Ashley Wojtalewicz's comment, April 12, 2013 12:00 PM
Well, I sure am very glad that the missles were not launched! Hopefully Kim Jong Un is done with his threats now.
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Op-ed: Villani - Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage cases

Op-ed: Villani - Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage cases | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
As the Supreme Court began considering two cases that might well determine the fate of same-sex marriage nationwide, a skeptical friend who anticipates 5-4 party line rulings in favor of doing nothing asked me which justice I would expect to break...
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Supreme Court Supports Monsanto in Seed-Replication Case - New York Times

Supreme Court Supports Monsanto in Seed-Replication Case - New York Times | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it

 

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically altered soybeans to create new seeds without paying the company a fee.

 


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A recent supreme court ruling will now force farmers to pay a fee to use alterations of Monsanto's pantented soybeans. How could patent infringements affect the agricultural industry? 

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chjell54's comment, May 22, 2013 6:23 PM
I do not know how to feel about this but I think that this is going to lead with problems in the agricultural business. I think that this will result in the production of more GMO's and this will greatly affect our nations health.
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21 to Drink Coffee?

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The U.S. FDA announced a plan to investigate and potentially regulate caffeine.

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Recently, the FDA announced a plan to regualte caffine. According the the FDA, the administration indicates that the stimulant has a negative infludence on adolescents. The FDA says that it will attempt to, at the very least, limit the caffine content in certain products. The FDA recognizes that such restrictions / limitations would be difficult to enforce. Perhaps they feel that it is necissary to prevent the association of caffine with poor health.

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Ashley Wojtalewicz's comment, May 12, 2013 1:37 PM
I understand limiting the amount of caffeine in drinks. Too much caffeine, especially in adolescents, can be harmful to the body. However, I think that there are other things out on the market, such as cigarettes that have warning lables on the package. Maybe if they did this on drinks above certain levels of caffeine in it. Also, if they were to make this a law it would be extremely hard to regulate.
chjell54's comment, May 13, 2013 8:38 AM
I think that they should limit caffeine amounts because I think that there are too many adolescents that are almost addicted to it. I will often see young people that are addicted to the caffeine in coffee and they will almost go through withdrawals. So I do agree with the caffeine regulations
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Article III of the US Constitution: The United States Supreme Court | David J. Shestokas

Article III of the US Constitution: The United States Supreme Court | David J. Shestokas | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
The United States federal government is divided into three branches, separating government’s principal powers among different actors.
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This article discusses how the federal government is devided and specifically focuses on the judicial branch. This article refeals a flaw in Article III of the constitution. Accroding to the author, article III leaves out specific qualifications for judges of the US courts. The primary concern, is that strict regulations are placed on government officials while judges are overlooked.

 

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Obama’s budget proposal would increase spending on cybersecurity

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"The proposal would allot $13 billion to cyber programs, nearly 16 percent of a federal IT budget of $82 billion...."



As society becomes more and more dependent on technology and especially the internet, it is only natural that the government keeps up with enforcing cyber security. Via an executive order, President Obama has required that several federal agencies direct funding towards protecting citizens from any cyber attacks or any other insecurities. About $13 billion in controllable funds have been added to the President’s proposal. Several standing committees have submitted their requests for funding of cyber security and the House and Senate committees have come together to deliberate and compromise (via joint committee) on the final budget layout. Personally I think that this funding is worth it because of the dependency of so many people on technology and the internet. Funding programs that work to keep us safe is definitely something that I appreciate even if it is billions of dollars that could be used for other areas of government funding. 


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As technology continues to become more incorporated in our lives, Obama is looking to increase cybersecurity funding. In an age where everything is connected, technology has left way for new attacks on our infrastructure. Keeping ourselves protected against these types of threats is important to the security of our country.  
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GOP Congressman: 'Increase Surveillance' of Muslim Community - National Review Online (blog)

GOP Congressman: 'Increase Surveillance' of Muslim Community - National Review Online (blog) | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
Newsday GOP Congressman: 'Increase Surveillance' of Muslim Community National Review Online (blog) “Police have to be in the community, they have to build up as many sources as they can, and they have to realize that the threat is coming from the...

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In response to the Boston bombings, a GOP Congressman suggested that Muslims be monitored more closely. I think that we should be watchful and alert to any terrorist activity. Though, such activity could come from anywhere. The comments suggest that these actions don't racially profile, they radically profile...

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Tea Party Joins Gun Lobby to Kill Gun Background Checks

Tea Party Joins Gun Lobby to Kill Gun Background Checks | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
The Tea Party joined the Gun Lobby to kill a popular background checks bill. Defeating immigration reform is next on the Tea Party agenda.
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The debate on gun control lives on even though the seate failed to overcome the fillibuster.  Lobbyists aim to rmaintain their rights by preventing background ckecs on gun purchases.

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Austin Briske's comment, April 28, 2013 2:20 AM
I wonder why they keep trying so hard on the gun control after it failed. I like how a lot of gun associations came together and were join by national and local tea party groups.
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Court Requires Warrants to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases

Court Requires Warrants to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled.
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Another interesting story suporting the fourth amendment. How should warrants be acquired for "intrusions of the body"? Justice weighed in that “Nothing in the Fourth Amendment requires officers to allow evidence essential to enforcement of drunk-driving laws to be destroyed while they wait for a warrant to issue,”... What are your thoughts?

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Ashley Wojtalewicz's comment, April 19, 2013 12:25 PM
I think that if people refuse to have their blood taken and they make warrants manditory, it is going to become very hard for cops to prove that they were driving under the influence since it takes so long to get a warrant. I think that they whould be able to have your blood taken because if they wait too long the people will sober up and then there's no way to prove that they were breaking the law. .
Austin Briske's comment, April 20, 2013 11:02 AM
I agree there should be curtain limitations when it comes to drawing blood like if someone is suspected of drunk driving police should have the right to draw blood or is they think someone underage is drinking. Warrents are good but only in curtain situations.
chjell54's comment, April 21, 2013 2:47 PM
I agree that courts should have warrants to draw blood because it is a persons personal property. If the person gives permission t o take their blood then I don't think a warrant is necessary. But I do think it is necessary to have a warrant.
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Explosions rock Boston Marathon finish line; dozens injured - The Boston Globe

Explosions rock Boston Marathon finish line; dozens injured - The Boston Globe | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
Two people were killed and dozens were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, turning a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.

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Its still unknown who was responsible for this horrific act of terror. Currently, Obama has assured "every single federal resource necessary" to investigate the blast. Though currently many are being questioned, the fact that there were so many people present makes the investigation increasingly difficult. 

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Austin Briske's comment, April 17, 2013 9:29 PM
I can't believe this happened in Boston but knowing our government there will be some kind of retaliation one we find out who did it. The fact that there are thousands of people there it is going to be very hard for the people investing on who and how it was done.
chjell54's comment, April 21, 2013 2:49 PM
This is a terrible tragedy in deed. Its sad to know that people could do this to one another. My prayers go out to the victims and the families of the victims for a fast heal.
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U.S. Supreme Court to rule on patentability of DNA and RNA in breast cancer gene case | Legal Post | Financial Post

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on patentability of DNA and RNA in breast cancer gene case | Legal Post | Financial Post | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the patentability of DNA and RNA in response to a claim by Myriad Genetics that it owns breast cancer genes that it has isolated (RT @legalpost: U.S.
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MsHaeussinger's comment, April 10, 2013 1:07 PM
As science continues to innovate there are all sorts of legal issues that come into question. Can someone patent a gene that occurs in our bodies?
mconti38's comment, April 10, 2013 1:57 PM
Since they are "products of nature" this isn't necessarily possible. But it also raises the question... How can our DNA be used by the government or private agencies? In terms of healthcare, our genome can reveal health conditions that could ultimately determine the cost of insurance.... Should our DNA be kept private?
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Obama Pushes For Gun Control Legislation

Obama Pushes For Gun Control Legislation | Gov & Law - mconti38 | Scoop.it
U.S. President Barack Obama has again urged Americans to press Congress to pass new gun control legislation.During a speech Monday at the University of Hartford in (the northeastern state of... (News now U.S.
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mconti38's comment, April 8, 2013 9:22 PM
I agree that there should be strict parameters on gun acquisition. Especially when it comes to background checks. However, I don't believe that limiting magazine sizes will necessarily prevent future tragedies such as the one in Newtown. Im some ways its like locks on a door, they only keep honest people out. However, It does raise the question... Do we really need assault weapons? Does the ban on limit our freedoms (in terms of the constitutional right to own a weapon)?
Austin Briske's comment, April 14, 2013 2:06 AM
I agree that curtain limitations are pointless like the magazine size if you just make them smaller they will just carry more. But I do believe more background checks are very important.
chjell54's comment, April 14, 2013 10:24 PM
More strict regulations and background checks, I think, will help the gun situation but banning guns and putting regulations on magazine sizes or automatic or not will not stop gun violence. I think that people are uite arrogant when it comes to this particular topic. 80 to 90% of the people that are against gun violence and try to say how bad they are hardly know anything about them. I believe that this situation should be looked at expert marksman. I think people should listen to what they have to say and I also think guns should not be called "assault weapons" because most of the guns out in the world are not use to assault anyone or used as a weapons. I think that people need to try and look at the situation from both sides and while they are they should use they correct term for guns which is firearm.