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2014-02-19 16:22:46

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, said a proposal by the Obama Administration to monitor newsrooms across the country is extremely dangerous and amounts to an unprecedented assault of the First Amendment and the freedom of the press. The FCC is reported to be eyeing a proposal that would send government researchers into newsrooms to determine how news organizations decide which...

2014-01-31 23:00:37

Open Source Interview Available for Reprint with Minimal Attribution (see website for terms). Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 A group of world renowned journalists and human rights advocates, led by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Christopher Hedges and Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, have taken their fight to restore a permanent injunction against Section 1021(b)(2) of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (the NDAA) to the United States Supreme Court, by filing a...

2013-06-28 08:22:21

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IREX's latest Africa Media Sustainability Index (MSI) found that traditional media remain the preferred source of news. Many benefits presented by online media have yet to reach most citizens in the 42 sub-Saharan African countries analyzed. Nonetheless, transition to online and mobile format media appears inevitable. See www.irex.org/msi for the full report. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130628/DC39165LOGO) Malian...

2013-01-07 16:20:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, said today former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would put our closest Middle East ally, Israel, at greater risk by creating instability and weakening our military effectiveness in one of the most dangerous regions in the world. "The fact is former Senator Hagel is the wrong person for this job," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ,...

2012-11-01 15:27:19

VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia (PAR-BC) is pleased to announce that its membership has ratified a new Collective Agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC). The vote was 78% in favor of ratification. This new contract for 2010 - 2014 provides for concise language on Occupational Health and Safety and includes contraceptives (oral, injectable and IUD) in the benefits plan. Residents will...

2012-07-18 06:26:23

AKRON, Ohio, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Legislation without representation: Every day new laws are imposed on you by people who aren't elected," says Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC.org, Inc. "But that could change, thanks to Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has introduced our 'Write the Laws Act' (WTLA) in the Senate." "WTLA would prohibit unelected bureaucrats from passing laws and compel the elected Congress do its job," Babka explains. "WTLA would require that all...

2012-06-01 10:21:35

Proposed Writ seeks to reunite thousands of American children removed from their undocumented parents by the U.S. Government SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Policy Coalition (LPC) has issued an urgent appeal demanding that the United Nations General Assembly issue a UN Writ of Habeas Corpus to locate tens of thousands of American citizen children who have been removed from their immigrant parents' care due to their parents' detention or...

2012-05-21 10:22:58

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, has filed an amicus brief with a federal appeals court backing a decision by the state of Texas to stop providing state funds that end up subsidizing Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. In a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the ACLJ urges the appeals court to vacate a preliminary injunction put in place...

2012-04-23 10:22:59

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Hampshire House of Representatives recently passed a resolution (HCR 40) that, if approved in the Senate, would make New Hampshire the 18th of 38 states needed to draft and ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Representative Ulery (District 27), the House Sponsor, stated, "a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) will force Congress to do what they seem incapable of doing, that is reduce spending and...

2012-04-23 10:21:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today declared a statewide disaster emergency to enable state, county and municipal governments to respond effectively to the impact of the weekend's late spring storm. The snowfall crippled parts of western and northern Pennsylvania and brought heavy rain to much of the rest of the state. The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel, as necessary, to cope with the...