Snowden reveals NSA’s surveillance of US law firm

NEW YORK: The NSA was directly involved in surveillance of American law firm, which was believed to be the representative of foreign government’s trade policies with USA. This secret was one of the latest top-secret revelations that was disclosed by the ex-NSA employer cum Systems Analyst Edward Snowden.

Give Me 3 – It’s the Law!

We are delighted that after years of diligent work by advocates from across California, Governor Jerry Brown signed the “Three Feet for Safety Act” on September 23, 2013. The bill is part of the Give Me 3 campaign to ensure that California drivers give people riding a bicycle at least three feet of space when passing them.

Update on discrimination suit by conservative law professor

The lawsuit by Teresa Wagner against the former Dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Law has received a lot of attention, a tortured procedural history (including a prior appeal) and confusing results. In the latest twist, a judge has denied Wagner’s motion for a new trial (full opinion embedded at bottom of post).

The lawsuit concerns claims by Wagner that she suffered discrimination based on her conservative political views, resulting in her being denied a promotion (she’s still employed).

Surveillance companies want Utah to stop enforcing privacy-protection law

A privacy law passed in Utah last year limits the use of license plate readers and aims to keep the data collected by them from being abused; now two surveillance companies that sell those scanners are suing the state for alleged free-speech infringement.

The two companies — California’s Vigilant Solutions and Digital Recognition Network (DRN) of Texas — filed the lawsuit in Utah federal court on Thursday and asked a judge there for a permanent injunction against last year’s law.

New Bill incorporates features of existing laws to address concerns over Little India riot

The Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) that is scheduled for debate in Parliament on February 17 mostly draws on various existing laws to address the needs and concerns of various parties following the riot in Little India last December.
SINGAPORE: The Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) or PO (ATM) Bill that is scheduled for debate in Parliament on February 17 mostly draws on various existing laws to address the needs and concerns of various parties following the Little India riot on December 8, 2013.

Midnight raid: 12 African women’s statements recorded

New Delhi: The Delhi Police have recorded statements of 40 people, including 12 African women, against “unknown” people for a January 16 midnight raid conducted by state Law Minister Somnath Bharti, police said on Friday.
The police told that the statements of the African women were recorded in a magisterial court here.

The investigation in the case is on, it added, saying examination of more witnesses are continuing.

Dhoni snubs media as India prepare for series decider against New Zealand

Wellington: India cricket officials shut down any questions about a fixing scandal ahead of the series deciding second Test against New Zealand with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni a no-show for the traditional captain's pre-match media conference on Thursday.
A committee set up by the Supreme Court on Sunday found Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of the country's cricket board chief and an official of the Chennai franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), guilty of illegal betting during last season's Twenty20 competition.

Breaking news coverage on India Today on February 14, 2013

8.04 pm: Delhi Cabinet meet over, Arvind Kejriwal on his way to party office.

7.52 pm: Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues to resign at 9 pm.

7.40 pm: Arvind Kejriwal will resign over Jan Lokpal Bill: AAP MLA.

7.17 pm: Arvind Kejriwal to address party workers and media at 9 pm.

7.05 pm: I suggest that if he continues to be the CM, he should fulfil the constitutional requirements and bring the bill, we'll extend full cooperation: BJP's Harsh Vardhan.

Penguin blames IPC for withdrawal of book on Hindus

Says the British-vintage Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code made it very difficult for any Indian publisher to uphold international standards of free expression.

Belgium allows euthanasia for children

Belgian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend the country's euthanasia law to children under 18.

The law empowers children with terminal ailments who are in great pain to ask to be put to death by their doctor if their parents agree and a psychiatrist or psychologist certifies they are conscious of what their choice signifies.


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