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Avinash Kar, Staff Attorney, San Francisco: India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.   Compiled by Ariel Cooper Week of August 25th-29th CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is real...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Avinash Kar | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Filed under: Company News, Entertainment Industry www.seaworldparks.com SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) is tired of seeing its brand sink all the way down to Davy Jones' locker. SeaWorld is taking steps to address the criticism that activists have been...
From: Daily Finance | By: Rick Aristotle Munarriz | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A film critic offers a strange take on recent American history.
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Friday, August 29, 2014
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California has been the only western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change....
From: The Atlantic | By: Erica Gies | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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 News outlets quickly reported the impact of the judge's decision. USA Today: U.S. Judge Voids Key Piece Of Texas Abortion Law A federal judge Friday struck down a major provision of Texas's strict abortion law that would have forced all but a handful...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, August 29, 2014
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California, where ambitious agriculture sucks up 80 percent of the state’s developed water, is no stranger to water wrangles. Now one of the worst droughts in state history is pushing legislators to reckon with its unwieldy water laws, especially one...
From: Miller McCune | By: Erica Gies | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The owners of Harlem’s 1,800-unit Savoy Park apartment complex refunded about $250,000 to tenants just weeks after the group filed suit alleging the owners engaged in five years of overcharges, The Real Deal has learned. A group of 47 tenants at 2300...
From: The Real Deal | By: Julie Strickland | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Zamir Equities principal Asher Zamir reached agreement to retain the ground lease for 587 Fifth Avenue after landlord Sol Goldman Investments attempted once again to oust him from the coveted 10-story building, according to court records. Zamir, operating...
From: The Real Deal | By: John Goff | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Actress Scarlett Johansson is receiving some backlash after designing t-shirts for Planned Parenthood. Johansson is unique in that she is one of the celebrities who decided to design t-shirts for the charity. The t-shirts that Johansson designed are...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Niki Cruz | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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After much negotiation, Pennsylvania is finally going to take part in the Medicaid expansion which was part of the Affordable Care Act.
From: Firedoglake | By: Jon Walker | Friday, August 29, 2014
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From the holocaust to apartheid, where you or I see an atrocity, IBM sees an opportunity. Still, a US district judge has ruled that IBM cannot be prosecuted in the US for supplying computer systems to South Africa’s apartheid regime. Describing her...
From: Pando Daily | By: Paul Carr | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Planned Parenthood is appealing a ban from the Iowa Board of Medicine over their telehealth medication abortion system for rural women...
From: Time | By: Alexandra Sifferlin | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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In yet another lawsuit tied to a failed school project on the Upper East Side, SL Green Realty claims it was snubbed following an agreement that it would locate a site where it would build the school and then lease it to the global educational group...
From: The Real Deal | By: Adam Pincus/TRD | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program,...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Despite the progress the United States has made in the area of civil rights, many people of various groups remain vulnerable to legal workplace discrimination. For instance, did you know that in the majority of states, an employer can legally fire someone...
From: Business Insider | By: Aaron Taube | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The U.S. government and society need to recognize the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs that gave rise to them...
From: Time | By: Ryan Sager | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Filed under: Careers, Labor, U.S. Government, This Built America Corbis Unions have taken a beating this year from state courts and legislatures. The most notable beat-down came in Wisconsin this summer when the state Supreme Court upheld a law limiting...
From: Daily Finance | By: Aaron Crowe | Friday, August 29, 2014
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For many Democrats who came of age after 2000, Ralph Nader is a crank who cost Al Gore the presidency. But Nader deserves a more honored place in the progressive pantheon. Over the years, Nader has understood the stranglehold of corporate power on democracy...
From: The American Prospect | By: Robert Kuttner | Friday, August 29, 2014
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News outlets also look at a looming court decision on the health law's subsidies and the potential impact of big data on health outcomes. The Wall Street Journal: CBO Director: Political Divide Makes Fiscal Progress 'Very Hard' [Congressional Budget...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Cleaned-up transcript: **Mitch McConnell:** At the Koch Brothers Donor Summit: "Is this working?... >...I know it’s been a long day, but also a very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David, for the important work you’re...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Angela DiBattista, a fourth grade teacher who lost her job in 2011 after admitting to having sexual relations  in the early 2000s with another fourth grade teacher, Patrick Collins, also under investigation at the time,...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Writing at The New York Times, Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, takes aim at the U.S. Supreme Court for its key role for making it "very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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New Hampshire’s Supreme Court today preserved the state’s tax credit program that allows businesses to fund scholarships to private (and religious) schools. The court ruled unanimously to overturn a previous lower court decision striking the program...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Indian markets shrugged off the Supreme Court's ruling on coal block allocations, though it triggered a wave of selling, especially in metal shares.
From: The Economic Times | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Canons of judicial conduct from two states that limit what judges can do in an election contest are under challenge, according to recent news reports. The Florida Bar has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a rule barring candidates for a judgeship...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a press statement Thursday announcing that CMS and Pennsylvania officials. have agreed to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Inquirer: Feds Approve Corbett's Pa. Medicaid Expansion...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Pennsylvania won federal approval to expand its Medicaid program to nearly 500,000 low-income adults on Thursday, becoming the ninth state led by a Republican governor to join the expansion under the president's health-care law. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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VAP, the anti-piracy association of the Austrian film and video industry, has sued four local ISPs after they failed to act on a request to block streaming portals Movie4k.to and Kinox.to. The IFPI says it is preparing legal action against the ISPs for...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Andy | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Whey-faced anger bear Ben Shapiro has never met an issue he could not connect to the scourge of leftism and political correctness that is ruining America for whiny, snot-nosed, privileged jerks like Ben Shapiro. Today’s example: This highly unintelligent...
From: Wonkette | By: Gary Legum | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former telecom minister Dayanidhi Marans demand to restrain the CBI from filing a charge sheet against him in the AircelMaxis deal arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam...
From: Hindustan Times | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Aereo is back in a district court trying its "okay, fine, you say we look like a duck, we'll act like a duck" explanation so that it can stay in business and pay the statutory rates for a cable company. As you hopefully know by now, this is in response...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Los Angeles (AFP) - Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler -- and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech. "I'm the largest content provider in the world...
From: Business Insider | By: Veronique Dupont | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The Domino's Pizza chain isn't responsible for the alleged sexual harassment of a 16-year-old female employee of one of its stores because the franchise agreement left all personnel decisions up to the now-bankrupt store owner, says a closely divided...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Bob Egelko | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Supreme Court yesterday sought response from the Madhya Pradesh high court judge accused of sexually harassing a Gwalior additional district and sessions judge.
From: Times of India | Friday, August 29, 2014
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(AUSTIN, Texas) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed...
From: Time | By: Tyler Borchers | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Eric William Palfreyman (Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law) has posted The Evolving Doctrine of Involuntary Sterilization: From Buck v. Bell to Skinner v. Oklahoma to the Present Day -- With Model Law Indicating Legislative Recommendation...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Image courtesy Attorney General's OfficeAttorney General Bob Ferguson gets his day in court (of course, he gets a lot of days in court).A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores, even though pot stores are legally allowed...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A federal judge struck down a key provision in a Texas law cracking down on reproductive health clinics, the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said in his decision that House Bill 2′s requirement that health facilities...
From: The Raw Story | By: Arturo Garcia | Friday, August 29, 2014
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If we could all just listen to Phyllis Schlafly, we could get this country to where it belongs: in the first part of the last century. Being married makes a man care more about his family’s expectations and future because he sees his family as enduring....
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Atheist and civil liberties groups criticized the mayor of Winter Garden, Florida for delaying the start of the city commission’s meeting on Thursday to confront a local atheist for not standing during an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance, the...
From: The Raw Story | By: Arturo Garcia | Friday, August 29, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The decision issued in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby did not change the access to free contraceptives; it merely shifted the cost burden. In their majority opinion, the Supreme Court stated that a less restrictive means of providing these services was already...
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s pick of former chief counsel Caleb Stegall for a state Supreme Court opening (see Gavel Grab) met with criticism in some quarters. Judge Stegall has served on the Kansas Court of Appeals since January. “By skipping over...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A coalition of voting-rights organizations and individual voters wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up the legal battle over the state’s congressional districts. In a notice of appeal filed Friday with the 1st District Court of Appeal, the groups,...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Brandon Larrabee | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that...
From: Free Republic | By: The Week | Friday, August 29, 2014
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. On Wednesday, the court ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company kickball...
From: Tampa Tribune | Friday, August 29, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of voting-rights organizations and individual voters wants the Florida Supreme Court take up the legal battle over the state's congressional districts....
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The digital company also renews a challenge to the irreparable harm faced by TV broadcastersread more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Eriq Gardner | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The three Democratic candidates for governor of Massachusetts met for a discussion with Jon Keller at WBZ-TV Friday....
From: WBZ-TV | By: miketoole | Friday, August 29, 2014
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