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UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical ...

UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical ... | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
But when it was over, the government secretly, and surprisingly sought permission to “remove” classified information from the transcript, and even indicated that it wanted to do so secretly, so the public could never even know ...
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Shurbert vs Obama was a motion against the current state of surveillance in the United States. The article discussed the government's motion to change the historical document laying out the circumstances for the Patriot Act. The motion was withdrawn after Shurbert showed its extreme disgust that the motion was even filed.

 

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Judge Ashley Tabaddor Files Suit against Department of Justice for Violating First Amendment and Civil Rights Act of 1964

Judge Ashley Tabaddor Files Suit against Department of Justice for Violating First Amendment and Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it

 

August 12, 2014, Los Angeles, CA - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) was today informed of a suit filed against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) by Judge Ashley Tabaddor, an immigration judge for the U.S. Immigration Court. In this suit, Judge Tabaddor challenges an order that indefinitely recuses her from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals, citing that the order violates her First Amendment rights of free speech and association. The suit also notes that the order is racially discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit, Tabaddor v. Holder et al., charges that the DOJ based its disqualification order on racially-motivated and discriminatory criteria, specifically Judge Tabaddor’s Iranian heritage and her leadership role within the Iranian American community.

 


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Judge Tabaddor of the Department of Immigration is an immigrant from Iran has filed a suit against the DOJ citing a violation of her first amendment right. The DOJ barred Judge Tabaddor from hearing cases from Iranian immigrants because she may have a biased look on the cases she handles.

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How bout that Holder? Ready for more law suits?
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Hidden costs: How can public policies affect our health? - NJ.com

Hidden costs: How can public policies affect our health? - NJ.com | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
Hidden costs: How can public policies affect our health?
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The NJHIC is an initiative of the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in collaboration with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
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The article cites the government's policy on new buildings and clearing out wildlife for the expansion of urban areas. The local government in New Jersey approved the clearing of a major forest for the expansion of their highway system. This could have a major effect on the Oxygen level in the area affecting many locals.

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Is Legalizing Marijuana a Responsible Public Policy?

Resolved: Legalizing marijuana saves money and lives. Watch Dr. Kevin Sabet and Judge James P. Gray debate the merits of marijuana legalization.
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Legislative Branch Bill Keeps House Spending in Check : Roll Call ...

Legislative Branch Bill Keeps House Spending in Check : Roll Call ... | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
House appropriations unveiled a Legislative Branch spending bill Wednesday that aims to show the chamber's commitment to austerity by not providing any increase over current funding. The draft spending bill — due to be ...
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The Legislative Branch has been keeping House spending from over drafting. House spending has been a problem in the past, but the legislative branch has put in motion the new check system for the House.

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Council Backs Off Deficit Budget, Name Change Brings Controversy

"For years there has been widespread confusion among those who aren't familiar with the judicial branch that the staff of the council was a separate entity from the council and in some way independent of the council," said ...
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The Judicial Branch has recently sparked some controversy in pushing for a budget change, and the Department of Finance fought against the change. The Judicial Branch wanted to become independent of the DOF, but eventually withdrew the movement.

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FCC publishes public comments on net neutrality to its site ...

FCC publishes public comments on net neutrality to its site ... | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
In the spirit of openness (and good PR) the Federal Communications Commission has made public all of the comments it has received on its forthcoming rule-making on network neutrality.
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Protesters have been fighting against so called internet "fast lanes" which is a disguised ploy by the internet providers to profit off websites desire to be seen. The FCC has published its official comments on the matter, specifically classifying the internet as a common carrier. The fight is long from over, but many are fighting hard to see the internet protected from the impending monopoly a select few internet providers will attain.

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GOP Congressional Hopefuls Look to Join Amash's Liberty Caucus - The New American

GOP Congressional Hopefuls Look to Join Amash's Liberty Caucus - The New American | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
GOP Congressional Hopefuls Look to Join Amash's Liberty Caucus
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According to a report published August 15 in the Washington Examiner, Amash may soon have some help restoring constitutional restraints on the legislative branch.
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Justin Amash has won his primary and is now the minority in the GOP dominated house. The public sees his presence as a glimmer of hope in restoring balance to the House of Representatives.

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Americans are Fed Up with the Political Parties

Americans are Fed Up with the Political Parties | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
A new CBS News poll finds Americans' views of both political parties are negative and nearly match historic lows. "Just 29% of Americans have a favorable view of the Republican Party, down four points from May and just one ...
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According to the cited study, only 29% of the American Public have a "favorable view" of the Republican Party. Most Americans see the cons of political parties outweighing the pros of parties.

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The Executive Branch Has An Obligation to Enforce All Laws | IVN.us

The Executive Branch Has An Obligation to Enforce All Laws | IVN.us | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
Recent decisions by governors and attorney generals to not enforce certain laws have raised questions over the power of the executive branch.
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The article discusses the Executive Branch's power in deciding which laws are enforceable. There are many cited incidents about attorney general's and governor's conveniently  not enforcing specific laws.

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ELECTION: Judges race largest yet in Orange County - News 13 Orlando

ELECTION: Judges race largest yet in Orange County - News 13 Orlando | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
ELECTION: Judges race largest yet in Orange County
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“The judicial branch has a major effect on business, on individuals lives and on the way our community works,” Sannin said.
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The Judicial Branch has the biggest race in orange county currently underway. Most people don't realize the importance of electing a qualified judge, but this article aims to educate the residents of Orange County during such an important race.

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Audit shows legislative branch sat on $153.5 million nest egg at start ...

Audit shows legislative branch sat on $153.5 million nest egg at start ... | Politics by Tony Nader | Scoop.it
The Legislative Audit Advisory Commission accepted an an audit for the 2012-13 fiscal year that showed the House, Senate and legislative service agencies sat on a $153.5 million reserve fund coming into the 2013-14 fiscal ...
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The Legislative Branch's nest egg weighed in at $153 million from the 2012-2013 year. This is almost $50 million more than that of the previous year. This has received criticism stating that it was of great importance that this information should have been readily available during budget negotiations.

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