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Vermont Law School Seeks $15 Million Federal Loan To Restructure Its Debts Via Sale-Leaseback With Related LLC

Following up on my previous posts (links below) on the financial difficulties at Vermont Law School: VT Digger, Vermont Law School Seeking Federal Loan to Ease Debt Costs: Vermont Law School is hoping to borrow $15 million from the federal government to help restructure its debts and take advantage of...

Federal Government Lagging in Adoption of IoT, Center for Data Innovation Finds

40 minutes agoTechnology : SemanticWeb.com

by Angela Guess A new press release out of the Center for Data Innovation reports, “There are myriad opportunities for the federal government to operate more efficiently and effectively by taking advantage of the Internet of Things, but few agencies are pursuing them, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Data Innovation. Show More Summary

Fed seen holding rates steady as inflation watch continues

By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged this week, deferring any possible increase until September or December, as policymakers hold out for more evidence of a pickup in inflation. Show More Summary

WSF Building New Park in Montreal

The World Skateboarding Federation has announced that they will be building a brand new skatepark next to the tennis courts in Montreal, Canada’s Olympic Park. This new sporting feature will apparently be host to the 2017 Canadian Skateboarding Championships. “This new park will be a fantastic addition to Olympic Park, serving the local skateboarding community […]

McLaren's Commission Exceeded Powers - FINA President

The International Swimming Federation President Julio Maglione claims that the World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission led by Richard McLaren exceeded its power and this issue should be dealt with.

Texas, facing a lawsuit, makes it easier for U.S.-born children of immigrants to get birth certificates

Last year, a group of Central American and Mexican immigrant parents sued Texas in federal court, claiming that the state had denied their children birth certificates and access to vital services. Now, Texas officials have agreed to expand the list of documents that allow immigrant parents who...

US federal self-driving guidelines coming soon…again

Federal guidelines for autonomous cars on public roads are in the works, and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx provided some rough outlines on the focus points for rules and regulations. Speaking at the 2016 Automated Driving Symposium, Foxx told attendees that we need “to take the the safety aspects of this very seriously” and cautioned... Show More Summary

California man sentenced to 15 years for trying to join ISIS

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a California man to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria.

U.S. judges say California's top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights

Two federal judges warned Monday that the California Supreme Court’s practice in certain criminal cases was jeopardizing citizens’ constitutional rights. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Jay S. Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, and Stephen Reinhardt, who was elevated to the court by President...

7 Facts About the Minimum Wage

Ed. note: This blog post was originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor blog. Sunday, July 24, marks seven years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. Here are seven things you might not know about it: 1....Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 07.25.16

Taking the bar exam tomorrow? Some tips for instant calm. [Health.com] Thought experiment: How would the world be different if the federal government had bailed out Lehman Brothers? [Bloomberg Odd Lots] This British legal recruiter would rather see applicants with lesser qualifications because otherwise they are too arrogant. Show More Summary

What it’s like to be a D.C. high school student interning at a big federal agency

500 D.C. Public Schools students have summer internships at the White House, Microsoft and elsewhere.

The Wrong Path on Judicial Nominees

Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, is well-qualified and deeply respected on both sides of the aisle for his work as a federal prosecutor and 19 years of service on the federal bench. He has earned...Show More Summary

Out-of-touch politicians should listen and act

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Brexit result in the UK and Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the US have been a warning for Australian politicians, already facing disillusionment from voters in the Federal election which saw 24 percent, almost one quarter, of the constituency not vote for either of the two major Parties. With Brexit, the Remain team that found while [...]

GOP Aims To Throw Mass Transit Under The Bus

The latest iteration of the Republican Party platform calls for the elimination of the funding of mass transit from the federal Highway Trust Fund, a move that could “undo more than 30 years of overwhelming support for dedicated federal...Show More Summary

F.B.I. Investigating Intrusions Into Democratic Committee’s Emails

Federal officials say the inquiry has been underway since the spring, when the agency was first notified of the D.N.C.’s suspicions about hacking.

What Are Payroll Taxes and Who Pays Them?

Chances are, if you were to pull out your latest pay stub, you would see two important lines among the list of taxes taken out of your wages: FICA and MEDFICA. If you were to do the math, these two lines, standing for Federal Insurance...Show More Summary

Former Saks Waitresses Claim They Were Fired for 'Getting Old'

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Five former female servers at two Saks’ cafes claimed in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court that they were let go because they were “not attractive enough” and “getting old,” reports the New York Daily News. The women claimed that new management of the cafes wanted to change the restaurants’ image to appeal to a younger, hipper crowd. Show More Summary

Who owns the Crazy Horse strip club trademark? A federal court holds its nose and weighs in.

13 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Trademark disputes typically make for yawn-inducing prose, but not when they involve a nationwide battle over strip clubs.  More precisely, a nationwide battle over the name of strip clubs. Even more precisely, the “Crazy Horse” brand of strip clubs.  A federal appeals court in San Francisco took...

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