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After Parkland, gun-control advocates see a turning point for new state laws

“One of gun-control advocates’ biggest wins of the year came in Vermont, the wild West of gun laws (there basically are not any)” reports washingtonpost.com. Since the Florida shooting, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence counts 55 new gun-control laws passing in 26 states.Gun-control advocates witnessed the most bipartisan enthusiasm for their cause when it came to restricting potentially dangerous people’s access to guns. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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ICJ can order temporary stop to U.S. sanctions: law professor

“Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of U.S. contempt for diplomacy & legal obligations” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois, has said that Iran can call on the International Court of Justice to temporarily stop the return of U.S. sanctions. “The Islamic Republic of Iran can call for the court’s ruling on stopping the sanctions which would be temporarily. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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How BARBRI modernized their platform with cloud technology

“The organization carefully considered a number of cloud computing platforms, but with leadership and the recommendation of Kaplan, BARBRI trusted Azure as their new cloud partner” reports microsoft.com. First, BARBRI was challenged with moving all of their database management systems to Azure’s more flexible cloud platform.With a new system in place, BARBRI has begun to optimize its operations with Azure’s easy-to-navigate environment and customizable platform.BARBRI had built its tremendous success on its previous data infrastructure, so the decision to move to the cloud wasn’t made in haste. Source: microsoft.com Share This:

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Russian government: Telcoms face cost hike from new security law

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian telecoms operators will have to ramp up charges by up to 10 percent to cover costs they will incur implementing new laws designed to give state security greater oversight over telecoms, according to an estimate from the main security agency” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In March this year, Nikolai Nikiforov, who at the time was communications minister, said he believed the new law would not lead to “a dramatic increase in prices.”. The estimate for increased charges demonstrates the far-reaching and often onerous consequences…

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Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia’s plain tobacco packaging

“In a landmark ruling, the WTO panel said Australia’s law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco products, rebuffing claims that alternative measures would be equally effective” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Australia’s law, introduced in 2010, bans logos and distinctively colored cigarette packaging in favor of drab olive packets with brand names printed in small standardized fonts. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Peachtree City’s #2 cop surveys frontline law enforcement methods in Israel

“There is always more to learn in the ever-challenging world of law enforcement” writes Ben Nelms for thecitizen.com. Members of the 21-person delegation included senior law enforcement officials from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.Heaton said GILEE is a unique program that has had a major impact in the law enforcement community, both in Georgia and in the United States.Israeli law enforcement is also the recipient of significant technology, Dutton and Pye said. “Communication in general, including technology, is very robust,” said Dutton. Source: thecitizen.com Share This:

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Israel passes controversial ‘nation-state’ law that gives special status to Jews

“The new law promotes the development of Jewish communities, possibly aiding those who would seek to advance discriminatory land-allocation policies” writes David M for seattletimes.com. If the new law was meant to give expression to Israel’s national identity, it exposed and further divided an already fractured society.The basic laws legally supersede the Declaration of Independence and, unlike regular laws, have never been overturned by Israel’s Supreme Court.JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has long demanded that the Palestinians acknowledge his country’s existence as the “nation-state of the Jewish…

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Lawsuits are not the answer to climate change

“Instead, they assert that the U.S. manufacturers violated state tort law, namely that climate change is a public nuisance for which manufacturers are responsible” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The sad reality is these California and New York lawsuits are not about the law, nor do they help the environment or drive policy change. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump said in a post on Twitter

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union over a record $5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators imposed on Google, saying the bloc was taking advantage of the United States” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine is nearly double the previous penalty that the company was ordered to pay last year, but it represents a little more than two weeks of revenue for its parent company, Alphabet Inc.EU officials on Wednesday also ordered Google to stop using its popular…

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Gov. Cuomo confirms probe into possible Trump Foundation tax law violations

“The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is investigating the Trump Foundation for possible violation of tax law, New York Gov” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Thursday. “For the Trump Foundation, the law is the law.It doesn’t matter who you are, the law is the law,” Cuomo said, according to Politico.This comes after attorney general Barbara D. Underwood filed a lawsuit last month against the Trump Foundation, President Donald Trump, and three of Trump’s children, accusing them of self-dealing, violating campaign finance laws, and coordinating illegally with Trump’s…

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