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City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' harassed meter-readers, should have to back off 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off 22.11.2014 AP National
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."...
Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down 22.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz offered little ...
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Mud on its chief will stain CBI too 22.11.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
Since the passing of a virtual stricture on Mr Sinha by the SC rests on the document supplied by Mr Bhushan, it may be in the public interest to establish the provenance of the document in question... Since the passing of a virtual stricture on Mr Sinha by the SC rests on the document supplied by Mr Bhushan, it may be in the public interest to establish the provenance of the document in question... The tongue-lashing a Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu gave CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the 2G spectrum case on Thursday, and the apex court’s instruction that he should not any further “interfere” in the ongoing 2G trial, is damaging in the extreme to the CBI chief at a personal level. But at the institutional level the national investigating agency Mr Sinha heads cannot remain untouched by the sharpness of the Supreme Court’s observations, although the bench noted that it wasn’t laying down its reasons for asking the director to desist as doing so might detract from the CBI’s ...
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The complicated rules of citizenship 22.11.2014 LA Times: Commentary
To Americans, the rules of citizenship can seem simple: You're a member of this nation either by birth or naturalization. But centuries of debate over how citizenship can be acquired and lost show that the concept is not simple at all. This is especially true of birthright citizenship, the rule...
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House Republicans sue Obama over Affordable Care Act enactment 22.11.2014 LA Times: Business
After searching for months to find an attorney who would take their case, House Republicans made good on their threat to sue the Obama administration Friday, filing a lawsuit challenging the president's authority to enact key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
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Mud on its chief will stain CBI too 22.11.2014 Asian Age: Editorial
Since the passing of a virtual stricture on Mr Sinha by the SC rests on the document supplied by Mr Bhushan, it may be in the public interest to establish the provenance of the document in question... Since the passing of a virtual stricture on Mr Sinha by the SC rests on the document supplied by Mr Bhushan, it may be in the public interest to establish the provenance of the document in question... The tongue-lashing a Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu gave CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the 2G spectrum case on Thursday, and the apex court’s instruction that he should not any further “interfere” in the ongoing 2G trial, is damaging in the extreme to the CBI chief at a personal level. But at the institutional level the national investigating agency Mr Sinha heads cannot remain untouched by the sharpness of the Supreme Court’s observations, although the bench noted that it wasn’t laying down its reasons for asking the director to desist as doing so might detract from the CBI’s ...
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Illinois is one day closer to a pension fix. Look out. 22.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Illinois is one day closer to a pension fix. Look out.
Occupy London activists attempt to set up camp in Parliament Square 22.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Scuffles break out with police as about 100 protesters return to site where series of confrontations took place last month

Occupy London activists defied police warnings and gathered in central London on Friday to set up camp outside parliament.

Demonstrators converged on Parliament Square despite being told by Scotland Yard that they are banned from putting up tents or sleeping overnight by the landmark.

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Illinois judge rules state's pension overhaul unconstitutional 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Virginia Supreme Court refuses to hear ex-lacrosse player's appeal in murder case 22.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Court to Sinha ... 22.11.2014 Hindu: Home
The Supreme Court deserves rich praise for asking CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to stay away from the ongoing 2G spectrum scam probe considering his dubious role (Nov.21). Sadly, the country’s premier...
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Obama’s Legal Justification For His Immigration Order Is Actually Far Too Timid 22.11.2014 Think Progres

President Obama's order denies relief to tens of thousands of immigrants based on a flimsy legal justification.

The post Obama’s Legal Justification For His Immigration Order Is Actually Far Too Timid appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Crime in the name of honour 22.11.2014 Hindu: Home
This week, Bhavya, a college student in Delhi, Yadav by caste, was strangled to death by her family for eloping with Abhishek, a Punjabi.
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The CBI’s one-man aberration 22.11.2014 Hindu: Home
The Supreme Court’s indictment of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha for unprofessional conduct strikes a blow for those who have been fighting for probity in public life
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Unprecedented indictment 22.11.2014 Hindu: Home
The conventional narrative that the CBI is a ‘caged parrot’, that is, an institution struggling to assert its autonomy in the face of political pressure, was turned on its head by Ranjit Sinha.
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Dividing the Spoils 21.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
We’ve been watching Congress since the mid-term elections and reading Zephyr Teachout’s terrific history book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United . That snuff box was a gift from King Louis XVI of France. His Majesty was a good friend of the American Revolution but when he gave Benjamin Franklin the gold box, featuring the monarch’s portrait surrounded with diamonds, some of our Founding Fathers objected. They worried that the gift would corrupt his judgment and unduly bias Franklin in France’s favor. The framers debated the meaning of corruption at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and Americans have been arguing about it ever since. Today, gifts to politicians that were once called graft or bribes are called contributions. The Supreme Court has granted corporations the rights our founders reserved for people, and told those corporations they can give just about anything they want to elect politicians favorable to their interests. Diamond and gold snuff ...
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What are Prince Charles's 'black spider memos'? – video 21.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The supreme court is set to decide the fate of the 'black spider memos', a collection of letters from Prince Charles to government ministers spanning more than 30 years. The Guardian has campaigned for nine years to see the memos, which could undermine the convention of the British monarchy's independence from government. Will the memos ever see the light of day? Continue reading...
Dividing the Spoils 21.11.2014 Truthout.com
We’ve been watching Congress since the mid-term elections and reading Zephyr Teachout’s terrific history book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United . That snuff box was a gift from King Louis XVI of France. His Majesty was a good friend of the American Revolution but when he gave Benjamin Franklin the gold box, featuring the monarch’s portrait surrounded with diamonds, some of our Founding Fathers objected. They worried that the gift would corrupt his judgment and unduly bias Franklin in France’s favor. The framers debated the meaning of corruption at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and Americans have been arguing about it ever since. Today, gifts to politicians that were once called graft or bribes are called contributions. The Supreme Court has granted corporations the rights our founders reserved for people, and told those corporations they can give just about anything they want to elect politicians favorable to their interests. Diamond and gold snuff ...
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TV-over-Internet service Aereo files for bankruptcy, citing unfavorable Supreme Court ruling 21.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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