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FCC Votes To Review Rules That It Says Help Broadcasters In Retrans Disputes

The FCC took another step today toward helping cable and satellite companies negotiate retransmission deals with broadcasters — something that Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed last month. 374 more words

News

Model Community Emergency Response Team [CERT] Organization Chart and Training for Effective Operations

Model Community Emergency Response Team  Organizational Chart for Effective Operations. This report presents recommendations for CERT organizational structure designed to achieve effective and efficient citizen volunteer disaster emergency operations during a period when government assistance is temporarily unavailable.

Charles J. Blankenship

Launching the Wikimedia Public Policy site


Imagine a world where everyone can freely access, share, create, and remix knowledge. Spock Monroe” by Ludovic Bertron, freely licensed under CC-by-2.0. 370 more words

Legal

Revisiting the main ‘barriers’ between evidence and policy: focus on ambiguity, not uncertainty

The case studies of health and environmental policy, discussed in this book, largely confirm the concern that I raise in the introduction: it is too easy to bemoan the lack of evidence-based policymaking without being clear on what it means. 441 more words

Public Policy

"Baled" Out - Woman Trips on Stairs at Farm; Indemnity Agreement in Release Contrary to Public Policy (CT)

Squinobal v. Zenko (Connecticut)

Plaintiff was injured when she slipped and fell on wooden stairs located on the defendant’s premises.  The defendant operated a farm and equestrian facility.   464 more words

Waiver And Release

Capital Punishment Still Being Used

Contrary to the liberal wishful-thinking narrative, as reported by the Crime & Consequences Blog.

An excerpt.

In her breathless, Holier-than-Thou article in the NYT a couple of weeks ago, Linda Greenhouse, a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School, told us that distaste for the death penalty had reached the point in the United States that “there is a widespread de facto moratorium in place, even in most of the 31… 295 more words

Public Policy