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26 Jan 2012, 6:56 am by Leland E. Beck
A crop of comments have sprung up recently on whether regulatory analyses in rulemaking – economic, scientific, and otherwise –support a specific point of view.  At the same time, questions about whether public comments inherently bias a policy decision in a specific direction have arisen.  At bottom, information is the currency of the regulatory process – sticking one’s regulatory head in the sand, ostrich-like, is not an acceptable response.  If good analysis and public scrutiny informs… [read post]
31 Jan 2013, 1:40 am by sally
“The Commercial Court has resisted an application to anonymise those individuals at Barclays involved in the LIBOR scandal.” Full story UK Human Rights Blog, 30th January 2013 Source: [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 12:04 pm by Harry Cole
Media Bureau “reminder” seems to eliminate any hope of extension of exemption for non-Top Four affiliates outside of top 50 DMAs. If you’re a TV licensee who doesn’t happen to be either (a) in any of the top 50 DMAs or (b) affiliated with one of the top four commercial networks (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC), we’ve got some news for you: it looks like you’ll be having to upload all your new (but none of your old) political file data to your online public inspection file… [read post]
25 Jan 2013, 3:25 am by tracey
“Barclays has been forced to reveal the identities of more than 100 employees who had been attempting to keep their names out of the public domain ahead of a case involving the alleged manipulation of the Libor rate.” Full story The Guardian, 24th January 2013 Source: [read post]
8 Sep 2013, 7:25 am by FHH Law
Public interest groups suggest FEC-like reporting system for TV stations A couple of months ago we reported that the FCC had asked for comments on whether or not to extend the political file component of the online public inspection file requirement to all TV stations. You will doubtless recall that, when the online public file system was first put into place in 2012, only Big Four network affiliates in the Top 50 markets were required to upload their political file materials. Everybody… [read post]
21 Mar 2012, 4:38 am by sally
“Two Occupy protesters who were arrested and charged when they attempted to set up camp in Cardiff are claiming victory after a case against them was unexpectedly dropped.” Full story The Guardian, 20th March 2012 Source: [read post]
31 Jan 2013, 8:00 am by David Oxenford
The six months that the FCC gave to television stations to upload the contents of their paper public files to their new online public file seemed like a long time back in August, when the deadline was announced and the online public file rule became effective. But that deadline is upon us, and the FCC yesterday issued a reminder that television broadcasters (full power and Class A stations) need to have all of their required documents uploaded to their online public file by Monday, February… [read post]
30 Nov 2012, 4:05 am by Gregory Forman
A question I am frequently and increasingly being asked by my colleagues is whether modern uses of technology to engage in sexual banter can constitute adultery as a ground for divorce in South Carolina.  Sexting, instant messaging, emailing, online role playing games and constant or lengthy phone calls (often assumed to be “phone sex”) have all been cited as evidence of adultery.  Combined with evidence of opportunity to commit an act of physical intimacy I certainly see their… [read post]
23 Nov 2009, 7:14 am by Brett Gilbert
PSLawNet is an incredible job search resource that contains a comprehensive database of over 12,000 public interest organizations, public interest law firms, and government agencies located throughout the United States and the world. Touro Law Center subscribes to the service and, as a result, Touro students and alums may access the database free of charge. Job seekers log on to the PSLawNet [read post]
3 Apr 2012, 6:26 am by David Oxenford
While rumors are flying that the FCC is rushing to adopt its proposals to require that TV stations put their public inspection files online (see our summary of the proposals here), both the FCC and public interest groups are targeting the public files of television stations - looking to copy some or all of those files.  Rumors are that the FCC inspected the public files of all television stations in at least one city - and asked for copies of the complete files to be produced at the FCC within a… [read post]
The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund is to educate and inspire the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Through fellowships, workers' rights conferences, networking and other programs, the Fund provides unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice. The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to law students who dedicate their summer [read post]
24 Aug 2010, 8:41 am by Touro Law Center Career Services Office
PSLawNet is a great resource for students and alums interested in careers in public interest and public service. The website has actual job postings (for internships, summer jobs, and post-grad jobs) and also an amazing searchable directory of public interest/service employers. You may find PSLawNet's brand new revised handout which describes the services it provides here. [read post]
12 Feb 2013, 2:01 pm by Gregory Forman
Unbeknownst to me until last week, on December 2, 2012 the South Carolina Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of Moeller v. Moeller, 394 S.C. 365, 714 S.E.2d 898 (Ct. App. 2011), thus enshrining into South Carolina appellate case law one of the stupidest bases to award (heck, reverse) custody that our appellate courts have yet conceived. One of the reasons the Court of Appeals in Moeller reversed the award of custody to Husband was that it had the effect of separating the parties’ two… [read post]
2 Apr 2012, 2:57 am by sally
“The Grand Chamber of the ECtHR recently tackled the question of whether the police tactic of ‘kettling’ (verb, UK, of the police – to contain demonstrators in a confined area) amounted to a deprivation of the liberty of four applicants within the meaning of Article 5(1) of the ECHR.” Full story UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd April 2012 Source: [read post]
31 Aug 2010, 8:46 am by Touro Law Center Career Services Office
Registration for the Equal Justice Works 2010 Conference and Career Fair has opened! On October 22 and 23, over 1,000 students and law school professionals will come together for the opportunity to meet with more than 130 public interest employers, practitioners, and leaders. Student / Graduate Registration: Students and graduates may begin applying for posted positions and registering to attend [read post]
5 Jun 2013, 8:02 am by sally
“A former Metropolitan police officer who had access to private information about wealthy Chelsea residents including the Duchess of Cambridge and Tetra Pak heir Hans Rausing has been jailed for two years for selling stories about them to the Sun.” Full story The Guardian, 5th June 2013 Source: [read post]
27 Jan 2014, 1:48 am by sally
‘Prosecutors are due on Monday to defend their decision to keep secret the cause of a miscarriage of justice involving an undercover police officer who allegedly used his fictitious identity in a criminal trial to conceal his covert work.’ Full story The Guardian, 26th January 2014 Source: [read post]
9 Oct 2013, 3:28 am by sally
“A High Court judge has granted an energy company an injunction preventing a waste authority from entering into a £1bn+ resource recovery contract (RRC) with a rival business.” Full story Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2013 Source: [read post]
24 Aug 2010, 9:55 am by David Oxenford
Are you ready to file your next license renewal application?  It seems like the last license renewal cycle just ended (in fact, the last cycle is not over, as evidenced by the fact that the FCC in the last week has released several decisions dealing with late-filed renewals from the last cycle, and many TV stations still have license renewals that have not been granted due to pending indecency issues).  Nevertheless, a whole new cycle of Form 303 license renewal applications will soon be… [read post]
6 Jan 2012, 10:13 am by Touro Law Center Career Services Office
This two-part webinar series, cosponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students with insight on the key elements of the summer public-interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do’s and don’ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore [read post]