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Malaysia to prop up Sedition Act to protect “sanctity of Islam”

yesterdayReligion : FaithWorld

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country's traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government.

Müller-Karpe on Amending the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act

Museum archaeologist Müller-Karpe talks to M. Doering about the proposed amendment of the 2007 Cultural Heritage Protection Act and the influence of the art dealer lobby.Deutschland ist zu einem Umschlagplatz für internationale Schmuggler antiker Kunst geworden. Show More Summary

The U.N. Acts to Protect the Human Right to Privacy

The U.S. Senate failed last week to act to protect the privacy rights of Americans when the USA Freedom Act was rejected, but today, the United Nations took another step towards recognizing privacy rights for everyone. The U.N. General...Show More Summary

Will the Third Time Be the Charm as the Supreme Court Again Takes Up a Controversial Theory of Racial "Discrimination"?

Ilya Shapiro and Gabriel Latner Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, also known as the Fair Housing Act (FHA), makes it illegal to deny someone housing on the basis of race and other protected characteristics. Applicable to governments,...Show More Summary

AgVoice4Choice Urges Growers to ACT Now

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on the “Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production” concluding that “these seed treatments provide little or no overall benefits to soybeanShow More Summary

The ESA and the Commerce Clause

The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is widely known for being the primary law in the United States that focuses on protecting biodiversity, and also for being a “pit bull” of environmental laws that has few exceptions and broad sweep. (For instance, the ESA was a major component of the litigation strategy by environmental groups […]

The Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act

A new bipartisan bill aims to sharpen the United States’ response to looting in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries impacted by war, political instability, or natural disaster, The Art Newspaper reported. New York Democratic...Show More Summary

President Obama Acted Unilaterally on Immigration and the Right Is Predictably Outraged

President Barack Obama, who has issued fewer executive orders than any president since Grover Cleveland, issued a set of directives this week to protect 5 million undocumented residents from deportation. The new executive actions will...Show More Summary

Inexcusable failures: Secret Service admits it ‘fell short’ protecting White House

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Secret Service admitted Wednesday to an “inexcusable” series of failures that allowed a disturbed veteran to make it deep into the White House armed with a knife. Joseph Clancy, acting director of the Secret Service, told the House Judiciary Committee that the front door of the...

Manufacturers support H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is just weeks away from proposing a new ozone standard that the NAM estimates couldRead the Rest...

The Secret Service Is In Very Bad Shape

The acting head of the U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday that the agency charged with protecting the president had been "severely damaged" by harmful lapses, including allowing a knife-carrying man to jump a fence and run into the White Housein September. Show More Summary

FISA Judge To Yahoo: If US Citizens Don't Know They're Being Surveilled, There's No Harm

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A legal battle between Yahoo and the government over the Protect America Act took place in 2008, but details (forced from the government's Top Secret file folders by FISA Judge Reggie Walton) are only emerging now. A total of 1,500 pages will eventually make their way into the public domain once redactions have been applied. Show More Summary

A dangerous NSA bill

Senators are likely to vote soon on S. 2685, the USA Freedom Act — which should be named the Terrorist Plot Protection Act — a bill championed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) aimed at severely curtailing the National Security Agency surveillance operation. As a memo for the Republican Policy Committee explains, “This bill has never […]

Rick St. Hilaire on Proposed Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act (H.R. 5703)

Rick St. Hilaire ('House Bill Calls for Cultural Property Protection Czar and Import Restrictions on Syrian Heritage in Jeopardy', Cultural Heritage Lawyer Blog Monday, November 17, 2014) has a full account of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act (H.R. Show More Summary

The $30 000 Coffin Nails

Collectors and dealers so far have been very reluctant to discuss "H.R.5703 -- Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act" currently placed before the US Congress which aims to "protect and preserve international cultural...Show More Summary

Conservation groups press Obama adminstration to protect Yellowstone bison

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project...

Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Show More Summary

Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Show More Summary

Take Action: Obamacare Architect Says it’s Passage Relied on the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’

A key person behind the crafting of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says getting it passed relied on a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter.” MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber made the comments during a 2013 panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania. A video of his remarks just […]

Michigan House Speaker Proposes 'Religious Freedom' Act As Debate Over LGBT Job Protections Bill Continues

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As lawmakers in Michigan debate on whether to support legislation that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (but not gender identity or expression), Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger has proposed a bill that would allow businesses to...

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