How Dumb Is Ocasio-Cortez? | Power Line

The two hottest commodities in the Democratic Party are Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Earlier this week, Omar exhibited stunning ignorance in her hostile questioning of Elliott Adams Abrams. Similarly, Ocasio-Cortez has often displayed a surprising lack of knowledge for someone who apparently is a college graduate. Don’t get me started on the “Green New Socialism.” But she outdid herself yesterday. via www.powerlineblog.com Nobody seems to have made the point that AOC is not so dumb that she can't count votes. A bunch of new voters in her district who are making about $150K per year are probably not going to vote for a far left former barista to represent them. She knows who's putting money in her tip jar... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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National emergency at the US-Mexico border declared

National emergency at the US-Mexico border declaredSource: New York Time news report, February 12, 2019On February 12, 2019 the New York Times published a news article reporting that President Trump "declared a national emergency at the border … to access billions of dollars to build a border wall [and] would sign the declaration to protect the country from the flow of drugs, criminals and illegal immigrants coming across the border from Mexico, which he characterized as a profound threat to national security."The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law has assembled a listing of relevant provisions of federal law that may be cited as authority for actions taken in the event of a declaration of a national emergency is issued and has posted this information on the Internet at https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/emergency-powers.The Brennan Center has summarized the basics with respect to a President's declaring a national….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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U Can’t Do This*

This is another in what turns out to be an occasional series of unregulated, unqualified ‘Evictions R Us’ outfits making catastrophic errors and costing their clients large amounts of money. You may recall Kassam v Gill & Gill, featuring ‘Remove a Tenant’. Now we have another example. Ojo & Opaleye v McAuliffe, County Court at Bromley 6 February 2019. Our grateful thanks to Counsel Rea Murray of 4-5 Grays Inn Square and Sioned Roberts of Hodge, Jones and Allen for the note of judgment. This was a directions hearing in a possession claim, supposedly brought by Ojo & Opaleye. The tenant, Ms M, was defending on the basis of failure to comply with deposit protection regulations. However, once Hodge, Jones and Allen were instructed as solicitors for the tenant, they began receiving correspondence from ‘Landlord Advice UK’ (website here and trust me, we are coming back to that website later). This set up described themselves as a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Payoff From California’s “Data Dividend” Must Be Stronger Privacy Laws

California Governor Gavin Newsom, in his first State of the State Address, called for a “Data Dividend” (what some are calling a “digital dividend”) from big tech. It’s not yet clear what form this dividend will take. We agree with Governor Newsom that consumers deserve more from companies that profit from their data, and we suggest that any “dividend” should take the form of stronger data privacy laws to protect the people of California from abuse by the corporations that harvest and monetize our personal information. In his February 12 address, Governor Newsom said: California is proud to be home to technology companies determined to change the world. But companies that make billions of dollars collecting, curating and monetizing our personal data have a duty to protect it. Consumers have a right to know and control how their data is being used. I applaud this legislature for passing the first-in-the-nation digital privacy law….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018

Today February 15, 2019, USCIS announced that the agency will resume premium processing services on Tuesday February 19, 2019, for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. Premium processing service remains suspended for H-1B petitions filed on or after December 22, 2018. USCIS will make an announcement at a later date when USCIS plans to resume premium processing for the remaining categories of H-1B petitions as agency workloads permit the agency to resume these services. USCIS has provided the following guidance for petitioners who received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition, who are interested in upgrading their petition to premium processing: If you received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition, and you are requesting premium processing service, you must submit the premium processing request to the service center now handling the petition. You should also include a copy of the transfer notice with your premium processing request to avoid….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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