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Experts: Smart grid poses privacy risks
Technologists already are worried about the security implications of linking nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet. Now, privacy experts are warning that the so-called “smart grid” efforts could usher in a new class of concerns, as utilities begin collecting more granular data about consumers’ daily power consumption. Continue reading…
Washington, D.C. – A case challenging the use of racial preferences in public college and university admissions was accepted today by the U.S. Supreme Court. Project 21, the black leadership network, joined a legal brief that urged the Court to take the case.
“I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court agree to hear this case,” said Project 21 spokesman Horace Cooper, who previously Continue reading
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mathew D. Staver
Washington, D.C. – Liberty Counsel has two filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court addressing both the Anti-Injunction Act and the Commerce Clause. Liberty Counsel represents Liberty University and two private individuals in the case of Liberty University v. Geithner. This case is being held at the Supreme Court pending the outcome in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, which originated in Florida and includes 26 states in addition to the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
At the federal court of appeals, the Department of Justice conceded that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not apply and the court should reach the merits of the case. The AIA requires that prior to filing suit on a tax dispute, the Continue reading
In a one-line letter to Congress that was sent on January 12, President Obama announced his intention to seek a $1.2 trillion increase in the national debt ceiling.
As part of the deal reached with Congress last August, Obama had the ability to request multiple increases in the debt ceiling. This was his final opportunity to do so. This Continue reading
Washington DC – The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that under the First Amendment churches are entitled to a “ministerial exception” and thus dismissed a wrongful termination suit against the church. In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. EEOC, the Court recognizes that the ministerial exception applies beyond the head of a religious Continue reading
Artist's conception of the Boeing 737 MAX. Image via Wikipedia
Washington, DC –National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) documents show that workers who had intervened in the Board’s high-profile case against Boeing were instead shut out of the entire process by which the case ended with Boeing agreeing to locate production of its 737 MAX plane in forced-dues Washington State.
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, North Charleston Boeing employees Dennis Murray, Cynthia Continue reading
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) will Represent More than 100 Members of Congress Opposing ObamaCare
(Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been involved in the legal challenge of ObamaCare since the beginning, said today’s announcement by the Supreme Court of the United States that it will hear constitutional challenges to ObamaCare is Continue reading
By Alan Sexton
Burlington, VT— “Occupy” protestors created chaos in downtown Burlington Thursday evening as they clashed with Burlington police officers over police efforts to investigate the circumstances leading to the untimely Continue reading
By Alan Sexton
Burlington, VT – Two men discovered by Vermont State Police trooper Jared Hatch to be in the United States illegally have filed a complaint with the Vermont Human Rights Commission alleging racial profiling by him.
Green Mountain Scribes attempted to confirm the filing of such a complaint with a staff member in the office of Continue reading
By Audrey Pietrucha
If economic and political liberties are necessarily linked, as many believe, then the United States’ reputation as the land of the free slipped a little further this week as documented in Economic Freedom of the World 2011 Annual Report
The 15th edition of the report, as compiled by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute of Canada and more than 70 think tanks from throughout the world, ranks 141 nations for 2009, the most recent year for which data are available. Continue reading