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Blow to Berejiklian government's council mergers as court rules against KPMG report secrecy

From the SMH March 27 2017 – 1:20PM

The Berejiklian government’s remaining council merger plans have been thrown into upheaval after the NSW Supreme Court ruled the process used ahead of a proposed merger between Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Councils did not accord with procedural fairness. 584 more words

Amalgamation

Vote Against Cloture for Gorsuch - Call your Senators! (1 of 2 today!)

In his hearings, Gorsuch has demonstrated that he’d use the Supreme Court to defend the interests of the wealthy, powerful and religiously intolerant. Democrats intend to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination, but that is not enough – our Senators have to commit to voting against “cloture.” The cloture vote ends a filibuster, and it requires 60 votes. 70 more words

Women and the Draft: Can we Require Only Males to Register for the Selective Service?

Tom Warwick

The purpose of registration was to prepare for a draft of combat troops. Since women are excluded from combat, Congress concluded that they would not be needed in the event of a draft, and therefore decided not to register them.” – Justice Rehnquist, Rostker v. 1,016 more words

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Neil Gorsuch Nomination A Supreme Issue

The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court brings our nation to a fork in the road.  To the left, we have proponents of judicial activism, to the right we have constitutional originalists.  373 more words

NATIONAL ISSUES

Lee v. U.S.: Plea Bargains, Deportation, and Very, Very Strange Bedfellows

Present political situation aside, America is pretty awesome. To quote our first treasury secretary, it’s the land “where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up.” And that is why the case of Lee v. 1,270 more words

Catalan executive receives TC’s notification suspending the referendum

Article published by Catalan News Agency, 21st February 2017. 

Photo: Pro-independence MPs celebrate the passing of the proposal to call a referendum in September 2017 (by ACN) 549 more words

Catalonia

East Haven Mayor's pension case going before Connecticut Supreme Court

HARTFORD — East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.’s fight to reinstate his own firefighter’s pension while also being paid as mayor is going before the Connecticut Supreme Court in a case involving the practice called “double dipping.” 212 more words

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