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Human Rights Watch accuses Alabama of violating constitution

Alabama is systematically violating US and international conventions by depriving undocumented immigrants of equal protection under the law, according to Human Rights Watch. HB56, the controversial immigration law that came into effect in Alabama in September, has driven a wedge between Latino residents who lack authorisation papers and the courts that are supposed to afford […]

EPA finds toxic chemicals in water supply near fracking sites in Wyoming

December 10, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis EPA finds toxic chemicals in water supply near fracking sites in Wyoming 10 Dec 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday it found chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas in water supplies in Wyoming. The EPA’s findings are based on two […]

Senate Republicans Block Obama Pick to Lead Consumer Panel

December 8, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Senate Republicans Block Obama Pick to Lead Consumer Panel 09 Dec 2011 The Senate blocked President Obama’s nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as filibustering Republicans who oppose the very powers of the new agency successfully challenged one of the administration’s main responses to the [GOP-created] financial […]

Hillary Clinton’s world tour brings brickbats, but more bouquets

Hillary Clinton knows it’s been a good tour when the US secretary of state’s critics deride her as a “radical scold” trying to turn the world into gay-friendly San Francisco. Or claims that she is wrong to meet Burma‘s “military thugs” as the US presses for continued political reform in that long closed country. Then […]

Republicans block Obama appointee

9 December 2011 Last updated at 00:11 GMT Mr Obama told reporters that Republicans have held up multiple appointments ‘for no reason’ Senate Republicans have blocked the appointment of Richard Cordray to head a new US consumer protection agency. A majority of Republicans have pledged to block any appointee to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau […]

Gary McKinnon’s mother urges MPs to support extradition motion

The mother of the alleged hacker Gary McKinnon has urged MPs to support a backbench motion calling for UK-US extradition rules to be “urgently renegotiated”. Janis Sharp wrote an open letter printed in the Daily Mail as MPs prepared to consider whether the government’s treaty allowing fast-tracking of suspects to the US needed reform to […]

Harrisburg bankruptcy ‘illegal’

23 November 2011 Last updated at 21:48 GMT The court’s decision was watched as a barometer for other municipalities looking for debt solutions The city of Harrisburg, state capital of Pennsylvania, will not be allowed to file for bankruptcy protection, a federal judge has ruled. The move was ruled illegal after a hearing lasting more […]

Egypt’s Ruling Council Calls for Crisis Talks with Political Forces

Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has called for crisis talks with the country’s political forces after the interim civilian cabinet submitted its resignation and three days of anti-military protests and a fierce security crackdown killed at least 24 people. In a statement late Monday, the military council urged calm and called for […]

Herman Cain asks for and receives Secret Service protection

November 18, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis LOL! Herman Cain asks for and receives Secret Service protection 17 Nov 2011 Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection, a spokesman for the agency said. Cain asked for the security and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders approved […]

WWF Russia seeks foster parents for 500 polar bears

November 16, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis WWF Russia seeks foster parents for 500 polar bears 15 Nov 2011 Under a new initiative by WWF Russia, individuals and companies can become a foster parent of a polar bear for a one-time contribution of 30,000 rubles (about $1,000). The money will be spent on conservation, protection and […]