By: Prof. Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu 21 May 2019 3:39 AM GMT After a few protests and arrests, the woman complainant (of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India) has been forgotten by judges, lawyers and media. Staring substantial injustice is that there is no avenue for the victim to go. Action (so-called) on complainant ended in 15 days without any hope of review, appeal or further action. Ubi jus ibiremedium is an age-old legal maxim meaning where there is right there shall be a remedy. If the complainant, has a right to live and work, where is the remedy for breach of it? Subnormal process of Abnormal inquiry While most powerful 'power centres' supported the clean chit to CJI declaring no substance in allegation of sexual harassment, some individuals, rights groups and senior advocates questioned the series of breaches of principles of natural justice and law. Reportedly, entire Judiciary except Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud did not find any serious … [Read more...] about Clean Chit to CJI : Why The Doors Of Justice Completely Closed ?
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While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency. And it all started with the click of a tempting email and a typed-in password. Whether presidential campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks is a critical question ahead as the 2020 election approaches. Preventing the attacks won't be easy or cheap. "If you are the Pentagon or the NSA, you have the most skilled adversaries in the world trying to get in but you also have some of the most skilled people working defense," said Robby Mook, who ran Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016. "Campaigns are facing similar adversaries, and they don't have similar resources and virtually no expertise." National Security Adviser John Bolton, Homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray discuss the … [Read more...] about Thwarting 2020 Campaign Cyberattacks Won’t Be Easy or Cheap
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed more than 100 criminal charges Friday against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for failure to notify residents of potential health risks when replacing lead pipes. The AG has filed 161 charges (one for each affected household) of third degree criminal misdemeanors for violating the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act. The charges allege that the company conducted a replacement of lead pipes to each of those houses without notifying residents and without conducting lead tests on the pipes prior to replacement. The charges also allege that the Authority is responsible for informing residents of practices they may take to avoid or reduce potential lead exposure. While lead pipes are thought to last longer, they are also thought to lead to potential negative health effects, as seen most recently in Flint, Michigan, where similar charges have been brought. In children, this has led to adverse brain development, disabilities, and … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania AG files criminal charges against Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority over lead pipe replacement
Shawn Boburg and Robert O'Harrow Jr., The Washington Post Published 5:19 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 He was a local lawyer in Iowa who rose to become one of the most important figures in the nation's capital. But Matthew Whitaker's path to the top of the Justice Department was decidedly offbeat. Over the past two decades, Whitaker - now the acting attorney general - has owned a day-care center, a concrete supply business and a trailer manufacturer, state records show. He led a taxpayer-subsidized effort to build affordable housing in Des Moines, but he walked away from the stalled project two years ago after the city threatened him with a lawsuit. In 2004, when he started a five-year stint as U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Iowa, Whitaker cited a personal-injury case and a dispute involving a dry-cleaning business as some of his most consequential legal work. When he left office, he started a modest legal practice and a short-lived lobbying and … [Read more...] about From day-care owner to trailer maker to US attorney: Whitaker’s road less traveled
Hurtado believes voters wanted change in 14th Senate District In an unlikely upset, Sanger's Melissa Hurtado, a Democrat, appears headed to victory over Republican incumbent Andy Vidak in the 14th Senate District of California. By Up Next × SHARE In an unlikely upset, Sanger's Melissa Hurtado, a Democrat, appears headed to victory over Republican incumbent Andy Vidak in the 14th Senate District of California. By Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics Capitol Alert Dems get full supermajority + Kinney aiding transition By Bryan Anderson And Alexei Koseff [email protected] [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story November 13, 2018 05:45 AM DEMS CAPTURE FULL SUPERMAJORITY Melissa Hurtado was confident she could unseat State Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford. “I felt positive going into Election Day that I could come out … [Read more...] about Dems get full supermajority + Kinney aiding transition