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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 25, 2004 The Girls Next Door
QUOTE: But Mexico is not merely a way station en route to the U.S. for third-country traffickers, like the Eastern European rings. It is also a vast source of even younger and more cheaply acquired girls for sexual servitude in the United States.
New York Times Sep 15, 2003 10 Things Your Lawyer Won't Tell You
QUOTE: Expecting a bundle from a big lawsuit?...You may be shocked to learn how little you'll get to keep.
Smart Money May 27, 2003 Report says legal system fails girls in trouble
QUOTE: As a recent spate of high-profile crimes around the state focuses attention on delinquency among girls, a national report by a Boston-based advocacy group has found that despite a decade-old federal mandate requiring states to improve juvenile services along gender lines, the justice system continues to fail girls.
Boston Globe May 26, 2003 Firefighters File Lawsuit Over Chaplains in Their Ranks
QUOTE: "This program has given a de facto acceptance of religion in the workplace," said one of the officers, Robert Lewin, a battalion commander and the group's spokesman.
May 25, 2003 Iran tells women to button up
QUOTE: Iran's conservatives are cracking down on women's clothing ahead of the baking summer.
May 23, 2003 Death Sentence Tossed Over Bible Reading
QUOTE: "If any case merits the death penalty, there cannot be serious debate about this case being that case," Vigil wrote. "The death penalty, however, must be imposed in a constitutional manner ... Jury resort to biblical code has no place in a constitutional death penalty proceeding."
May 14, 2003 Air Force Charges Cadet With Rape and Sodomy
QUOTE: The academy at Colorado Springs has been under scrutiny for months since dozens of women who are cadets said they had been reprimanded or ostracized when they reported being raped. The superintendent of the academy, Lt. Gen. John R. Dallager, and the commandant of cadets, Brig. Gen. S. Taco Gilbert III, have been reassigned, and the Air Force and Defense Department say they are investigating the problem.
Apr 24, 2003 Nike, Fighting Trade Suit, Asks Justices for Free-Speech Protection
QUOTE: ...in various responses to its critics, Nike had simply been "making factual representations to consumers about its own practices to get them to buy its products."
Mar 20, 2003 Imigrant's Dream Sours
QUOTE: Marcos, 33, came to the United States from Honduras in the late 1980s -- fleeing, more than anything else, that tiny nation's grinding poverty. Little by little he built a life, training as a nurse, getting married, becoming a father. Now he faces deportation and a 10-year ban from the country, thanks to an unfeeling bureaucracy.
Mar 17, 2003 Abducted Girl's Relatives Say Her Captor Brainwashed Her
QUOTE: (Elizabeth Smart’s) family waged a concerted effort today to portray her as having been incapable of escape during months of wandering streets and canyons almost within sight of her home.
Mar 14, 2003 Fretting About the State of FOIA
QUOTE: But while researchers love the open government principles behind the Freedom of Information Act, they've long complained that it's not so easy in practice to wrangle information from reluctant agencies. Those difficulties, some FOIA experts say, have grown increasingly pronounced in the security-conscious post-Sept. 11 era.
Mar 14, 2003 E-Mail Case Goes to Trial Again
QUOTE: The California Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on a closely watched lawsuit that pits an individual's right to free speech against a company's desire to block unwanted e-mail.
Mar 06, 2003 Military Seeks Exemptions on Harming Environment
QUOTE: The proposed legislation...is asking for exemptions from sections from the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which officials said would give needed flexibility to sonar and underwater bombing exercises...Environment groups have criticized military sonar exercises over the last several years for beaching whales...
Mar 06, 2003 Lexmark: New Fuel for DMCA Foes
QUOTE: Replacing a car's transmission could become more expensive if automakers decide to embed auto parts with computer chips protected under a controversial copyright law.
Mar 05, 2003 Bartell class-action settlement on contraception coverage OK'd
QUOTE: Two years after Bartell Drug Co. was ordered to pay for prescription contraceptives for its female employees, the federal judge in the case yesterday approved an agreement on how the women should be compensated.
Feb 24, 2003 New Trial Is Granted Based on Challenges to Black Jurors
QUOTE: The 2nd Circuit said that absent the additional information it sought on those motives, jury selection was apparently tainted by an impermissible challenge in violation of the equal protection principle of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U. S. 79 (1986).
Feb 24, 2003 Tangled Questions in Sex Predator Case
QUOTE: "But by the same token, he has completed everything the state has asked him. Legally he is entitled to the conditional release, although I don't advocate it.
Feb 18, 2003 Securities Case Offers Hope to Fraud Plaintiffs
QUOTE: "In this era of corporate scandal, when insiders manipulate the market with the complicity of lawyers and accountants, we are cautious to raise the bar of the [Private Securities Litigation Reform Act] any higher than that which is required under its mandates," wrote Senior Judge Warren Ferguson.
Feb 17, 2003 DWI victim had six years to file suit for negligence
QUOTE: Cases involving alcohol are not confined to the dram shop statute, which has a two-year statute of limitations, according to Riehm. The court allows regular negligence principles to be used in these cases, he added.
Feb 13, 2003 More Fallout Over Greek Game Ban
QUOTE: The government is standing by its controversial law banning electronic games in public, which Greek judges consider unconstitutional. But the European Union has warned Greece: Drop it or get hauled into court for hampering the free movement of goods.
Feb 13, 2003 Police Win Battle to Remove Surveillance Restrictions
QUOTE: Since last September, the Police Department's deputy commissioner of intelligence, David Cohen, a 35-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, has taken the lead in arguing that the guidelines interfere with law enforcement tactics that are essential in terrorism investigations.
Feb 12, 2003 German domain registrar deletes 'shocker' Web address
QUOTE: People interested in registering domain names for Web sites showing violent, shocking content were dealt a blow in Germany, following this week's order by a local public prosecutor to delete the registration for Ogrish.com, a site featuring gut-wrenching photos and videos.
Feb 11, 2003 Rivals of Microsoft File Antitrust Complaint in Europe
QUOTE: An alliance of technology companies said today that it had filed a new complaint with European antitrust regulators about the Windows XP operating system of Microsoft, just as the regulators were nearing the end of an investigation into earlier versions of Windows.
Feb 11, 2003 17 Charged in Satellite TV Case
QUOTE: Seventeen people have been charged with developing technology used to steal millions of dollars in satellite television service. The charges culminated a yearlong federal investigation into the underground world of computer hackers, the authorities announced today.
Feb 11, 2003 UCITA hits snag with lawyer group ABA fails to approve uniform legislation
QUOTE: The proposed law drew opposition from several library, consumer and technology groups, including the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Free Software Foundation, and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Feb 07, 2003 NYC Ordered to Pay $6M Penalty for Polluting Water
QUOTE: Scullin also accepted the city's explanation that its belated response resulted from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Feb 06, 2003 Sprint CEO responds to tax questions
QUOTE: The Internal Revenue Service is investigating Sprint Chairman Bill Esrey's past use of tax shelters, and the embattled Sprint leader told employees Wednesday that he faces losing "most, if not all" of his assets.
Feb 06, 2003 World Court Orders U.S. to Stay Executions Of 3 Mexicans
QUOTE: Mexico contends that U.S. officials violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, which guarantees people access to their country's diplomatic missions when accused of a crime in a foreign country.
Feb 04, 2003 Raising the Bar
QUOTE: In June, the court reversed what had been a 20-year long practice of permitting non-immigrant aliens -- those who have the right to live and work in the United States but aren't planning to live here permanently -- to take the bar and practice there.
Feb 04, 2003 Campbell Soup to Pay $35M to End Suits
QUOTE: A spokeswoman for Campbell said the company was not admitting any wrongdoing and that the settlement would be paid by insurance.
Jan 06, 2003 Traffic citations reveal disparity in police searches
QUOTE: When a police officer in Massachusetts pulls over a car and writes a routine traffic ticket, the officer is far more likely to search the car of a black or Hispanic driver than that of a white driver.
Oct 18, 2002 TOO MUCH ORDER IN THE COURT:How The Justices Betray Their Own Free Speech Principles
QUOTE: The Supreme Court bars television cameras and radio microphones from its public oral arguments. Transcripts of the dialogue between attorneys and the Justices are not posted on the Court's website until weeks have passed and the public's interest has waned...Meanwhile, in its opinions, the Court trumpets the importance of free speech and press access.
Findlaw Oct 14, 2002 Man Sues Airlines for Fare Access
QUOTE: When Robert Gumson, who is blind and uses a screen reader to browse the Web, couldn't access Southwest Airlines' website to make a reservation, he did what any red-blooded American would do: He sued.
Oct 09, 2002 Anti-Porn E-Mailer 'Fesses Up'
QUOTE: The Internet stalker terrorizing the porn business confessed his sins yesterday to the FBI.
Oct 09, 2002 FCC levies record fine against SBC
QUOTE: The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday fined SBC Communications $6 million for failing to share access to its landline telephone network with competing companies.
Oct 04, 2002 Bill: Copyright Power to People
QUOTE: n Thursday Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Rep. John Doolittle (D-Calif.) introduced the Digital Media Consumers Rights Act to preserve specific fair-use rights to copy digital works as well as "circumvention" rights to bypass copy protections.
Sep 19, 2002 Tex. Women Charged With Selling Mexicans' Babies
QUOTE: A Texas adoption agency worker and her daughter are facing federal and state charges in what authorities say was a scheme that lured dozens -- and possibly hundreds -- of young pregnant Mexican women to the United States to sell their babies.
Washington Post Aug 20, 2002 Warner to Pardon Va. Man: DNA Tests Clear Anderson of Rape Charge
QUOTE: Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner will grant an unconditional pardon Wednesday to a man who served 15 years in prison for a rape he did not commit.
Jan 10, 2002 High Court Reaffirms 'Truth in Sentencing': Capital-case Jurors Must Know Options
QUOTE: The Supreme Court, in a split decision, reaffirmed...that courts must tell jurors that life without parole is an alternative to the death penalty in capital murder cases where the defendant's future dangerousness is at issue.
Washington Post Jan 01, 1111 Court Thwarts Another State Attempt To Restrict Waste Flow
QUOTE: The Virginia statute capped the amount of waste that any landfill could accept per day and restricted the use of barges for the transportation of solid waste on Virginia''s waterways.
Jan 01, 1111 Winning a Green Card Through the Visa Lottery
QUOTE: If you can't find any other way to immigrate, you may be eligible for one of the 55,000 green cards distributed by random drawing each year.
Jan 01, 1111 Vince Foster Death Photos Bring Access Battle to High Court
QUOTE: While the circumstances of Foster's apparent suicide are now debated mainly on the Internet by conspiracy theorists and critics of former President Bill Clinton, the access dispute could result in an important ruling on privacy and the Freedom of Information Act.
Jan 01, 1111 Papers Indicate Bayer Knew of Dangers of Cholesterol Drug
QUOTE: At the same time, Bayer was preparing to introduce another new, higher dosage of Baycol. At least one health official of the company expressed concerns about the new stronger version.
Jan 01, 1111 Alleged abuses prompt review of consumer law
QUOTE: Jackie Fletcher, the owner of a Los Angeles auto repair shop, called the lawsuit filed against her "a wholesale rape of small businesses under the guise of consumer protection.'
Jan 01, 1111 HIV Confidentiality:
QUOTE: Even though the Wisconsin HIV confidentiality statute may not apply, an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend who discloses a person's HIV status to others may still face legal liability.
Jan 01, 1111 Arrests and Interrogations FAQ: There are several constitutional protections that you can invoke during police interrogations.
QUOTE: When do the police need a warrant to make an arrest?...If I'm arrested, do the police have to "read me my rights"?
Nolo Press (Nolo.com) Jan 01, 1111 Understanding Search and Seizure Law
QUOTE: Learn when the government can invade your privacy to hunt for evidence of a crime...This article covers the basic issues that you should know, beginning with an overview of the Fourth Amendment itself.
Nolo Press (Nolo.com) Jan 01, 1111 Consumer Scams FAQ
QUOTE: Federal and state laws prohibit unfair or deceptive trade acts or practices. If you think you've been cheated, immediately let the appropriate government offices know.
Nolo Press (Nolo.com) Jan 01, 1111 Taking Family and Medical Leave: Get information about all of the laws and benefits you may be entitled to before taking a leave.
QUOTE: Surveys prove it time and again: We all want more balance between the demands of our jobs and our personal and family needs. The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, provides some important -- but limited -- help.
Nolo Press (Nolo.com) Jan 01, 1111 Appeals and the Writ of Habeas Corpus FAQ
QUOTE: Defendants who think they've been wrongfully convicted of a crime have a number of options: appeals, writs, and habeas corpus.
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