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Pew – Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science

Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science – By Cary Funk – This article was originally published in the Fall 2017 edition of Issues in Science and Technology magazine. “For many years, the scientific community has been wondering—and often worrying—about the extent … Continue reading

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DOJ tells Alabama it has authority to compel public school enrollment data

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Friday issued a letter [text] to Alabama’s Attorney General Luther Strange [official website], declaring its authority to investigate potential violations of civil rights laws. The letter, authored by Assistant Attorney … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in Condemnation Law: Public Use, Private Property

The Urban Lawyer, the law review produced by the ABA Section of State & Local Goverment Law has published my article Recent Developments in Condemnation Law: Public Use, Private Property, 43 Urban Lawyer 877 (2011). The article “summarizes recent cases … Continue reading

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Health Reporters Unite! How One Doctor's Complaint Turned a Public Database Private

By Justin Silverman Kansas City Star reporter Alan Bavley had a hunch. After years of investigating the health care industry, Bavley began to suspect that state medical boards did not adequately discipline doctors who committed malpractice. Physicians battling substance abuse, … Continue reading

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Public accountability exception to the FLSA for "ghost employment"

Public accountability exception to the FLSA for "ghost employment" Demos v City of Indianapolis, CA7, 302 F3d 698. Alan L. Demos, an administrative employee, and Ronald Graham, a city executive, sued the City of Indianapolis claiming they were denied overtime … Continue reading

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