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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 10, 2009 Subway Safety Panel Foiled by Constraints: 12-Year-Old Oversight Committee Has Little Influence on Metro Operations
QUOTE: Before June's deadly subway crash, no federal agency stepped in to ensure that [the Washington, D.C.] Metro found and fixed the electrical circuits now suspected of contributing to the worst accident in the system's history. That's because none is authorized to.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2009 China snares NGOs with foreign funding: With little help at home, nonprofits often rely on outside aid. But the government may be using tax, licensing laws to shut them down.
QUOTE: The harassment of these and other foreign-funded NGOs in Beijing has raised fears of a Russian-style squeeze on civil society.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 27, 2009 Big Tobacco's New Targets
QUOTE: In Africa the battle for the hearts, minds and lungs of new smokers is being waged particularly aggressively.
Time Magazine Jan 10, 2008 Differing Views of 'IIlegal': Many Undocumented Immigrants Say They Resent Being Treated Like Criminals, But Some of Their Opponents Say There's No Gray Area When Laws Are Broken
QUOTE: To many illegal immigrants, sneaking into the United States is at worst a minor violation -- a breach of the rules so small, and so necessary, as to be beyond even mild reproach. To many Americans, the act of entering the United States without permission taints every aspect of an illegal immigrant's existence in the country.
Washington Post Feb 07, 2007 New no-smoking frontier: condos and apartments: Seniors are leading the way in the new battle to ban smoking from communal environments.
QUOTE: Smoke-free policies in private dwellings are also taking hold because state and federal laws do not protect smokers in the same way that they protect people from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and national origin, say experts. But banning a legal behavior in someone's own home is an intrusion of privacy that could set a dangerous precedent that, taken to extremes, could allow government to regulate too much in private life, opponents say.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 08, 2005 EPA Distorted Mercury Analysis, GAO Says
QUOTE: The Environmental Protection Agency distorted the analysis of its controversial proposal to regulate mercury pollution from power plants, making it appear that the Bush administration's market-based approach was superior to a competing scheme supported by environmentalists...
Washington Post Mar 08, 2005 Panther Advocate Fights to Get Job Back: Biologist Takes On Fish and Wildlife Service
QUOTE: "...[Andy] Eller has mounted a one-man campaign against what he says is a corrupt system within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that favors politically wired real estate developers over, well, fish and wildlife."
Washington Post Mar 01, 2005 Telecom Mogul Held in Tax Case: Entrepreneur Faces Charges of Evading Over $200 Million
QUOTE: Reclusive tycoon Walter Anderson is grounded, locked up after federal authorities accused him of evading more than $200 million in federal and local income taxes.
Washington Post Feb 08, 2005 Montgomery Domestic Workers Plead for Help
QUOTE: Racism and sexism combined are the powerful forces domestic workers are struggling against to attain simple human dignity.
Washington Post Oct 21, 2002 Can you protest in a public mall?
QUOTE: City officials fear the private sector won't invest in such endeavors if they are to going to become a place for protesters to disrupt business. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) worries cities will sell public spaces that could be used as outlets for free-speech activities.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 06, 2002 F.B.I. Faces Inquiry On a False Confession From An Egyptian Student
QUOTE: A federal judge in Manhattan took the unusual step yesterday of ordering federal prosecutors to investigate how the F.B.I. had obtained a confession from an innocent Egyptian student who was detained in connection with the attack on the World Trade Center.
New York Times Jan 01, 1111 How to Survive an Encounter With an American Courtroom
QUOTE: As with learning any other bureaucratic process, learning to represent yourself will take some effort, but it's not impossible. Fortunately, the basics of how to bring or defend a case aren't difficult, although trying to get on top of every nuance of procedure and strategy is.
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