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- Native American Woman Nominated to Federal Bench
On September 19, President Barack Obama announced that Diane J. Humetewa was a nominee for the US District Court for Arizona. The nomination was made in response to widespread requests for representation on the federal bench of Native American interests.
- Lessons on International and Constitutional Law Found in Current Syria Debate
Whether you believe the current administration's handling of the dispute in Syria has been well handled or not, and whether you are for or against intervention, the back and forth process provides interesting insights into the processes of both international and constitutional law.
- Freedom of Information Act and Privacy
Most township officials are aware of the importance of complying with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Like a number of other areas of law, compliance with such a statute has become increasingly complex as a result of shifting interpretations by the courts. Learn more about the cases that have had an effect on the interpretation of the act in recent years.
- Republican 2008 Presidential Election Tactics, Robo Calls and Negative Attack Ads
A discussion of some of the tactics being employed in the 2008 Presidential Election to sow seeds of distrust and fear. The author asks whether the backlash against these tactics that are generating anger and fear among voters at political rallies will yet cause John McCain, a decent man with an honorable past, to repudiate the results of his own negative campaign ads and strategies.
- A Comparison of Contribution Limits in the 2008 Presidential Election
An in depth look at the specific contribution limits in the 2008 Presidential Election under current campaign election finance laws. The article also provides the latest news regarding contribution figures to the Obama campaign and allegations by the Democratic National Committee being made to the Federal Election Commission of donations received by the Republican candidate in excess of the individual contribution limit.
- Current Campaign Finance Laws for the 2008 Presidential Election
A look at the current campaign election finance laws and current campaign contribution limits for the 2008 Presidential Election. The amounts that can be contributed to election campaigns have become even more important as the outcome of this election has become crucial to solving the current economic crisis.
- Allegations of Publishing and Broadcast Media Bias In the 2008 Presidential Election
The author of this article examines the allegations of publishing and media bias in the 2008 Presidential Election to determine if they were either fair or of any assistance to the Republican candidate. For the most part, the author concludes, such allegations have not been accurate, have been recognized as unfruitful and have fallen on deaf ears. Finally, as newspaper make their endorsements of the candidates they support, such allegations fall by the wayside completely.
- Answering Deposition Questions Like A Political Candidate In An Interview - Risky Business
The author shows how a politician, or a client acting like a politician in an interview, would answer deposition questions in this article. As cautioned by the author, attempts to evade the questions in a deposition by a deponent can lead to the filing of motions and fines being assessed against the deponent, but answers that are simply incomprehensible as some politicianís are, can be harder for a judge to evaluate.
- Allegations of Media Bias In The 2008 Presidential Election - Whatís New?
The author discusses the allegations made of media bias in the 2008 Presidential Election and finds that although some of the biased attacks have been in new forms, bias by news channels and broadcasters is, for better or worse, becoming more accepted in the media.
- The Marketing Of Presidential Candidates Using Trademarks and Campaign Slogans
The author of this article analyzes how candidates use slogans to market themselves to the voters. The writer also looks at trademarking and copyrighting slogans and advertising materials in the past and what might be tried in future election campaigns.