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  • Lawmakers approve health insurance protections (California)

    05/07/2013 1:16:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 5/7/13 | JUDY LIN, Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of consumer protection bills Monday that prevent health insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and limit how much more insurers can charge older residents. The legislation updates California laws to match new rules under the federal Affordable Care Act and will give state agencies the power to enforce and regulate individual insurance rules. The Assembly passed ABx1-2 on a 49-20 vote, while the Senate passed SBx1-2 on a 27-9 vote. The Assembly bill makes changes to the insurance code, while the Senate bill makes changes...
  • Pro-Life Response Needed to Obama Axing Abortion Conscience Protections

    04/07/2009 8:59:39 AM PDT · by julieee · 13 replies · 604+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 7, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has proposed overturning the conscience protections the Bush administration put in place and pro-life advocates have until Thursday to respond. Prominent pro-life groups are urging every pro-life advocate to issue a public comment by this week's deadline.
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill on gay protections in textbooks

    09/06/2006 12:56:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,047+ views
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have barred textbooks from using language that would be discriminatory to gays, saying the state's education laws already prevent discrimination. The bill's author, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, called the veto "inexplicable." Kuehl's bill initially would have required California's social science textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, but the state Assembly amended it at her request in an effort to avoid a veto from the Republican governor. The final version of SB 1437 would have prohibited any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current...
  • CA: Environmentalists worry condo hotels skirt coastal protections

    08/27/2006 10:31:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 522+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/27/06 | Noaki Schwartz - ap
    On a sandy bluff overlooking the Pacific, surfer Mark Massara sees a developing threat to a California amenity: guaranteed beach access for average families. Luxury hotel builders are hovering over the coastline, hoping to expand to California's shores the nationwide trend of developments split between high-priced hotel rooms and privately owned condominiums. Where developers see opportunity in "condo hotels," Massara and others see a legal loophole that lets private buyers snap up parts of the coast which are supposed to remain public. And that, he fears, will make getting to the beach harder. In this low-key northern San Diego County...
  • Military justice on trial: More protections for accused than in civilian system

    08/21/2006 4:31:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 474+ views
    AP on North County Times ^ | 8/21/06 | David Wallace
    The military justice system is largely unknown to the American public. Other than an occasional, and usually inaccurate, depiction of a court-martial or other military proceeding on a TV show or movie, most people do not have an understanding of or appreciation for the military justice system. This is not surprising, since relatively few Americans have contact with the military, let alone the military justice system. By any measure, the military justice system compares very favorably to any civilian justice system. The cornerstone of the military justice system is the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Congressionally enacted after World War...
  • Top court split over wetlands protections

    06/19/2006 10:05:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 862+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that regulators may have misinterpreted the federal Clean Water Act when they refused to allow two Michigan property owners to build a shopping mall and condos on wetlands they own. At the same time, justices could not reach a consensus on whether government can extend protections for wetlands miles away from waterways. The decision is the first significant environmental ruling for the high court headed by new Chief Justice John Roberts, and justices were so fractured that the main opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia only had the votes of four justices. Roberts,...
  • Gun Control Group Plans to Challenge Protections for Gun Industry

    10/20/2005 6:11:41 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 762+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10 19 05 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would restrict lawsuits against gun makers and gun sellers for the criminal misuse of their products. But even before the voting begins, a gun control group announced it would challenge the measure on constitutional grounds. The Senate passed the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" in July, and the House is expected to follow suit. The National Rifle Association says the bill will stop "meritless, reckless lawsuits" that are filed with the goal of bankrupting the gun industry. But lawyers at the Brady Center to Prevent...
  • Letter to Terrorists from the Liberal Front - (by ex-CBS, Gannett vice president!)

    07/25/2005 9:31:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 589+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 26, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    Recently, despite the terrorist bombings in London and Egypt, much has been printed in columns or spoken on news shows against the Patriot Act in the United States and against the shooting of a potential terrorist in London. A young Brazilian man ran from the police who had tried to question him because he was wearing a heavy, bulky coat even though everyone one else was in shirtsleeves in the warm weather. He ran into, of all places, a subway entrance, jumping over a turnstile and into a subway train identical to the one that had killed over fifty people...
  • From Kelo to Consternation – but Back to the States - (potential for "all kinds of trouble!")

    07/22/2005 1:39:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 482+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | Marion Edwyn Harrison, ESQ.
    The five-four decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Susette Kelo et al v City of New London, Connecticut et al (June 23, 2005) well could trigger the terrifying risk to private property which Justice Sandra Day O'Connor envisions in her Dissent (joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas): " . . . Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner . . . who will use it in a way that the legislature deems more beneficial to the...
  • Why Judith Miller Should Stay In Jail - ("source" she is protecting is HERSELF!! Gotcha, Judith!)

    07/11/2005 8:21:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,599+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The truth could very well be that Judith Miller is protecting a "source" all right─ Miller herself. She may have known the truth about Plame all along but didn't write a story because of that fact. So, instead, she passed that information on to the administration. Under ordinary circumstances there is nothing sinister in this. Conversations take place between journalists and officials all the time. This is how the business of journalism is conducted. But when the conversations involve alleged violations of the law, as defined by the Times itself, journalists have a legal obligation to provide evidence. The paper's...
  • Preserve for Endangered Fly Dedicated

    06/28/2005 10:20:31 AM PDT · by goron · 24 replies · 633+ views
    Press Engerprise ^ | Jennifer Bowles
    Preserve for endangered fly dedicated COLTON: A 150-acre field is set aside to help remove a barrier to building projects. 01:47 AM PDT on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 By JENNIFER BOWLES / The Press-Enterprise Calling it the wave of the future for endangered species protections, federal wildlife officials on Monday helped dedicate a 150-acre field in Colton as a permanent preserve for an endangered fly. Some developers who have been stymied by protections for the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly will buy credits to help manage the preserve so their projects can go forward. It is the first conservation bank for...
  • Jewish woman is new president of National Rifle Association - (terrific personal story!)

    06/27/2005 7:23:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 129 replies · 2,499+ views
    CHICAGO JEWISH NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | JOSHUA RUNYAN
    As a Jewish woman and Harvard-educated lawyer, Sandra Froman admits that, at least on paper, she doesn't seem the natural choice to lead the National Rifle Association. But the Second Amendment, she points out, is all about empowerment. "I've never met a gun I didn't like," says Froman, 55. "I wish I had more time to practice. My favorite gun is normally the one I was able to take out most recently, but I shoot pistols, rifles, black-powder rifles." Froman, who became the newest president of the almost 4-million strong NRA in April, explains that she didn't always love the...
  • CA: Suits Challenge Protections for 42 Species (Pacific Legal Foundation)

    03/30/2005 6:49:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 300+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/30/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A conservative legal foundation filed twin federal lawsuits Wednesday challenging federal protections for 42 species, 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon. The Pacific Legal Foundation says the critical habitat designations that together cover 1.5 million acres in 42 counties drive up housing costs and taxes and harm private property rights without doing much to save species. The suits, filed simultaneously in Fresno and Sacramento federal courts on behalf of building and agriculture associations, also challenge critical habitat designations for 27 other species, 21 of which...
  • Missile Protection on El Al [All Israeli planes will have missile protection now]

    09/07/2003 9:41:44 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 19:18 Sep 07, '03 / 10 Elul 5763
    El Al Israel Airlines will apparently be the first civilian airline to have anti-missile gadgetry installed on its planes. The Israeli-made system is called FlightGuard, and its manufacturer, Elta Systems, expects orders from two other Israeli airlines as well: Arkia and IsraAir. Elta's Director-General Yisrael Livnat said that the El Al orders "are a shot of adrenaline to our international marketing efforts, as El Al is a world model in security." Missiles were fired at an Arkia plane that took off from Mombasa, Kenya last year, but missed their target. International intelligence sources estimate that 30 terrorist organizations are currently...