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Role of The Supreme Court - The Supreme Court

Role of The Supreme Court...

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A great guide to how the United States supreme court runs

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Luke French's comment, May 21, 2014 10:16 PM
This is a very informative, albeit dry, website that has a lot of information about Supreme Court cases. It was interesting to browse through it.
Madison Blazing's comment, May 22, 2014 10:38 PM
This is an informative website with a lot of quality information about the Supreme Court. I found it particularly interesting that a person is able to look back at previous and recent cases and the decisions made in regards to the case. While I found this website is a little dull because it is basically strict facts, it is still a great learning resource that effectively explains the Supreme Court and it's powers in the government.
Sam Burich's comment, May 26, 2014 9:23 PM
This article has lots of interesting information about the Supreme Court.
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Alabama Supreme Court Rules “Child” Applies to Preborn

“ Alabama Supreme Court Rules”
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The government in Alabama decided that a child is a born baby, and unborn baby. This is beneficial because  now, laws and cases the refer to "children" in Alabama, have a new reference.   

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Annie Christofferson's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:15 PM
This was talking about the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that "child" refers to both the born and unborn. What rally got to me, though, was that they called it the Alabama Supreme Court. Isn't there just one Supreme Court?
Ben Flinchbaugh's comment, May 23, 2014 2:28 PM
It's interesting that Alabama has its own Supreme Court. I thought there was just one.
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Why even minimum wage haters should be excited for Seattle’s $15 minimum wage

Why even minimum wage haters should be excited for Seattle’s $15 minimum wage | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it
We can learn a lot from a high minimum wage.

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This shows that some places are really trying to do the economy a favor and help the people out with the minimum wage raising. This will hopefully fluctuate the economy and I hope other states take into mind this and do the same. 

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Haley Abrams's comment, May 18, 2014 12:30 AM
I agree with both Benton and Ann Marie on this article. I think that a trail run is a great idea this way they can make changes if needed. I do think that this price is still to high of a jump but I like the tester portion of this plan.
Katie Gilbertson's comment, May 18, 2014 2:11 AM
Titis has the potential to either make or break their economy. If wages increase, prices increas which could be a problem. Or perhaps more people will be still making more than the cost of living. It's worth a try.
Michael Watts's comment, May 19, 2014 6:09 AM
This shows that some places are really trying to do the economy a favor and help the people out with the minimum wage raising. This will hopefully fluctuate the economy and I hope other states take into mind this and do the same.
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Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ...

Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ... | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it
“ The minimum wage... http://t.co/YsqkGmS0QQ”;
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It really gives you insight on who really works for minimum wage, people who have families and are struggling to get by. With the minI mum wage low, it's hard for people to get through life in today's economy 

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Nick Sigrist's comment, May 18, 2014 2:05 AM
I think this picture truly expresses the fact that minimum wage can be a good idea, but we have to look at ALL people that could be potentially affected by it. That will help us figure out whether it's truly worthwhile or not.
Ben Flinchbaugh's comment, May 19, 2014 10:53 AM
I completely agree with you nick. We need to be concerned about everyone being affected by minimum wage, not just a small group of people.
Luke French's comment, May 21, 2014 10:12 PM
This really puts who is effected by the minimum raise wage into perspective. I know I, on some level, at least, was thinking that raising the minimum wage would help teenagers the most.
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World Blog - How assassin used ruse to kill Karzai brother

World Blog - How assassin used ruse to kill Karzai brother | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it
Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of the Afghan President Hamid Karzai, is assassinated by a close security guard and member of the family. The Taliban claimed responsibility and the Pakistanis have reasons to rejoice.

"Tuesday morning, AWK was in a meeting in his home with Afghan elders. AWK held similar meetings almost every day. Afghan sources say that Mohammad entered the meeting. Mohammad said he had an urgent matter that he needed to discuss with AWK.
The implication was that it was a personal issue that couldn’t be discussed in front of the others in the room. Mohammad said he needed to talk to AWK for “just two minutes” and asked if AWK could excuse himself so they could talk. Very few people would have been able to walk into a meeting with AWK, interrupt it, and ask him to break away for a few minutes. Only a trusted few had that kind of clout. Mohammad was one of them.
Mohammad was also carrying a file in his hands. The assassin’s gun was apparently hidden in or behind the file. AWK excused himself from his meeting. The two men walked into a nearby room. Once inside, Mohammad pulled out his gun and shot AWK in the head and chest."
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Related to government because the assassination will cause chaos in  the Afghan goernment  

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Madison Blazing's comment, April 27, 2014 2:52 AM
This article provides insight into the secluded world of government officials and their personal lives. It is very unfortunate that someone the family trusted to protect their lives actually ended up killing the person he served as a security guard for during a lengthy period of time. Hopefully this betrayal will make people in authoritative positions in the government more careful and cautious but won't prevent them from focusing on the citizen they are elected to serve.
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China ramps up military use of space with new satellites-report

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - China is developingcutting-edge satellites that will allow it to project power farbeyond its shores and deter the United States from usingaircraft carriers (China ramps up military use of space with...
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Related to government because China is catching up to the US in the military section 

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Madison Blazing's comment, April 27, 2014 2:56 AM
Lately I feel like I have heard a lot about China and it's up and coming military and military resources. I find it scary to think that a large country may have more power and influence on military operations I'm the world than the United States. Hopefully China withholds the use of these weapons and other countries are able to compete with them for similar advancements.
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Supreme Court shocks BCCI

Supreme Court shocks BCCI | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it
Supreme Court shocks BCCI

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The United States government decides to suspend teams in India. How the Indian cricket team has to do with the United Staates, I'll never know...

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Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:13 PM

Their Supreme Court lays down the law on cricket

Luke French's comment, May 21, 2014 10:15 PM
This is an interesting look into the sport of India. To be honest, I didn't even know cricket was played in India, but, as they say, hindsight is 20/20, and I should have known that.
Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 22, 2014 10:01 AM
Same with this I don't know if I agree with this or not. The United States is trying to lay down laws on the cricket teams in India. I just don't know if this is a beneficial thing to do.
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Raising minimum wage would ease poverty but cost some jobs

Raising minimum wage would ease poverty but cost some jobs | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that gradually raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers, and lift 900,000 above the poverty line.

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I didn't really think much about how the effect of raising minimum wage could cost some jobs. There really needs to be a balance between the raising and the cutting of jobs So the economy can be balanced and the government doesn't have to step in too much 

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Madison Blazing's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:49 AM

This article mentions some of the drawbacks of raising the minimum wage rates. While many people with minimum wage jobs fibd it difficult to afford necessities and often find themselves working long hours,  simply raising the hourly wage may still cause complications. Many people may be raised above the poverty line If the rate increases to the proposed ten dollars an hour, but some employers will unfortunately let others employees go to balance the difference. While some members of the government  are hesitant to raise the rate as it will result in a large loss of jobs,  it still seems like a good idea as the number of people who will noticeably benefit from it is almost twice the amount as those who will lose their jobs. 

Michael Watts's comment, May 19, 2014 6:10 AM
I didn't really think much about how the effect of raising minimum wage could cost some jobs. There really needs to be a balance between the raising and the cutting of jobs So the economy can be balanced and the government doesn't have to step in too much
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The People Economy Goes Mainstream

The People Economy Goes Mainstream | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it

In the past year, the people economy made big strides in putting people back where they belong: at the center of their business. Behemoths like Apple and Starbucks, startups like Airbnb and Lyft, and many companies in between like L.L. Bean and Zappos, are all eager to disrupt their corners of the world by putting people--not technology--first.

 


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In today's economy, technology runs a lot of businesses , it's good now, that businesses are making the people economy better to further better todays economy 

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Esther Ryu's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:13 PM

This scoop is perhaps the most general and yet one of the most important of my compilation. The economy is a single word, but it has the power to affect every individual in the world. If the economy goes under, the real estate career field severely takes a hit. This goes along with what my mentor advised me: "Always look out for changes in the economy". 

Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, May 15, 2014 9:37 AM

This article is related to how our economy is turning into something that is all about technology and how they are trying to promote businesses

Nick Sigrist's comment, May 18, 2014 2:06 AM
I believe technology is definitely something we can utilize, and SHOULD utilize, to maintain a stable economy and maximize production. But many jobs are taken by technology, as well, so this teaches us to learn about the occupations that really need a robot in their place, and who can do just fine without one.
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President Obama Raises the Minimum Wage for Government Contractors, Waits ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

President Obama Raises the Minimum Wage for Government Contractors, Waits ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it
President Obama Raises the Minimum Wage for Government Contractors, Waits ...
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President Obama Raises the Minimum Wage for Government Contractors, Waits for Republicans to Explode.

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Relates to government because with the new minimum wage, people have more money to buy things , so they can help the economy flowing 

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Brian S. Smith, CIC, ARM's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:52 PM

Minimum wage for Government Contractors to be set to $10.10.

Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:14 PM

I think it is a good and a bad thing that Obama is raising the minimum wage for government contractors( public policy issue).  On the good side he is making the economy better by giving people more money to spend.  It makes it worse since the companies that hire these people now have to pay people more and can't afford to pay as many people. As a result, more people might get fired.

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Earth-like planet discovered in 'habitable' zone

Earth-like planet discovered in 'habitable' zone | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it

Astronomers report the discovery of an Earth-like planet about 600 light years from our solar system. It is probably several times greater than earth. Its year is 290 days long and it could be a balmy 72 degrees.


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Margaret Silhasek's comment, April 27, 2014 4:05 AM
This is really cool! kinda wonder how scientists have missed it all these years. kinda crazy to think that in 200 years people could actually be living on that planet too!
Hope Schuster's comment, April 27, 2014 8:37 AM
This discovery was just really cool in general. It is a big step for NASA because they have been searching for planets with the ability to be able to sustain life for a very long time.
Kenna Johnson's comment, April 27, 2014 9:17 AM
This is really cool! It surprises me that they just recently found it, I mean,why now? Why not years ago?
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Why the Russian elections are in fact a very, very, very bad thing

Why the Russian elections are in fact a very, very, very bad thing | Government- Michael Watts | Scoop.it

Russians replaced half of their corrupt parliament with 30% old style communists and 20% brown-red nationalists... And some call this progress... This excellent The Economist analysis say it as it is: Russia is stuck between the past and the present, its only belief being money, power, and bureaucracy.

 

"In particular, the intelligentsia—the engine of Soviet collapse—was caught unprepared. When their “hopeless cause” became reality, it quickly transpired that the country lacked a responsible elite able and willing to create new institutions. The Soviet past and its institutions were never properly examined; instead, everything Soviet became a subject of ridicule. The very word “Soviet” was shortened to sovok, which in Russian means “dustpan”. In fact, says Mr Gudkov of Levada, this self-mockery was not a reasoned rejection of the Soviet system; it was playful and flippant. Sidelined by years of state paternalism and excluded from politics, most people did not want to take responsibility for the country’s affairs."


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Relates to the government by talking about the elections in Russia

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