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2014-09-15 16:23:28

Court may Decide if Federal Arbitration Act Applies Procedurally in State Courts CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minerals Development & Supply Company, Inc., announced that they have filed a supplement to their Petition of Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. This supplement will give the Supreme Court an opportunity to address whether the venue provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") can be procedurally applied in state court proceedings, an...

2014-09-10 20:20:17

National Press Club, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Murtagh, the President of the International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW), called today for increased vigilance against terrorist attacks on the thirteenth anniversary of the worst disaster in U.S. history. "The 9-11 warnings of federal air marshal Robert J. MacLean have come true. The reduction of air marshals on commercial airliners has led to increased risks to the American...

2014-07-02 16:24:31

HARTFORD, Conn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 130 people with mental illnesses currently housed in two nursing homes in Connecticut will be able to live in community residences and receive appropriate support services under a settlement approved today by a federal judge. Approval of the agreement was obtained by the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA), supported by the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and...

2014-07-02 16:23:33

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-06-30 16:26:57

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following statement critical of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Weakening the Voice of Caregivers and Home Health Care workers. HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's Supreme Court decision in Harris Vs. Quinn aimed at home care workers is not only bad for unions they're bad for all workers and the middle class. This decision is an attack on workers' freedom to...

2014-06-30 12:32:16

"The anti-life mandate the Obama Administration tried to impose on these families is evidence of Big Abortion's manipulative agenda, as they move from choice to coercion," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's decision is a victory for common-sense as pro-life Americans do not lose their First Amendment freedoms when they open a family business or when they value unborn life," commented Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr....

2014-06-30 12:32:10

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) praised today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding religious liberty and protecting the conscience rights of family businesses who object to being forced to pay for the coverage of sterilizations, contraception and drugs that have the potential to destroy an unborn child. FRC President Tony Perkins learned of the ruling this morning as he met with the Hahn family, founders and owners of...

2014-06-25 12:27:19

MCLEAN, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld the well-established copyright laws of this country. Like others in the content creating community, Gannett believes that when it provides content, appropriate payment for that content should be made. We are gratified that the Court refused to sanction Aereo's attempt to circumvent the law.? About Gannett Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and...

2014-06-16 23:05:43

The Supreme Court recently overturned the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in two unanimous decisions. These decisions make it harder for patent owners to pursue opportunistic litigation says intellectual property law Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 The Supreme Court recently overturned the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in two unanimous decisions. These decisions make it harder for patent owners to pursue...

2014-06-06 12:24:32

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents two non-profit organizations that operate numerous pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in New York City, today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case in which a federal appeals court has upheld portions of a New York City law that targets pro-life pregnancy centers, making it difficult for them to exercise their First Amendment rights. The ACLJ filed suit...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'