Chinese tech giant Huawei is launching a U.S. court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s announcement Thursday comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment for phone and internet companies fights U.S. efforts to persuade allies to exclude the company from next-generation telecom systems. Huawei said it filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in Plano, Texas, to throw out a portion of this year's U.S. military appropriations act that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment. Huawei, China's first global tech brand, is at the center of U.S.-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. The company has spent years trying to put to rest accusations it facilitates Chinese spying or is controlled by the ruling Communist Party. President Trump is now forcing a battle with House Democrats over a slew of congressional … [Read more...] about China’s Huawei Launches Court Challenge to US Security Law
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Then Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, center, standing in front of a map of the Grand Canyon, is applauded after announcing a 20 year ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon in Washington on Jan. 9, 2012. A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company's right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company’s right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon. An Obama-era decision prohibits new mining claims on roughly 1,562 square miles outside the boundaries of the national park through 2032. But that doesn’t keep uranium companies with grandfathered claims from developing them. The U.S. Forest Service concluded in 2012 that Energy Fuels Inc. has a valid, existing right to mine near Tusayan, the gateway town to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim entrance. The company is waiting for uranium prices to rebound before reopening the Canyon Mine. … [Read more...] about Court challenge ahead for uranium mine near Grand Canyon
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national security measure that cannot be challenged by Tehran at the United Nations' highest court. U.S. State Department legal advisor Jennifer Newstead urged judges at the International Court of Justice to reject an urgent request by Iran to order the suspension of sanctions re-imposed by President Donald Trump in May. "The United States does intend, lawfully and for good reason, to bring heavy pressure to bear on the Iranian leadership to change their ways," Newstead told judges in the court's wood-paneled Great Hall of Justice. "We do this in the interests of U.S. national security as well as in pursuit of a more peaceful Middle East and a more peaceful world." Iran filed a case with the court in July challenging the re-imposition. Tehran alleges that the move breaches a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that regulates and promotes … [Read more...] about U.S. rejects court challenge, insists Iran sanctions legal and needed
By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group May 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm Climate change is on California’s June 5 ballot. But Proposition 70 isn’t about whether it’s happening or what to do about it. Instead, the measure — which is supported by Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Chamber of Commerce, but opposed by the California Democratic Party, the Sierra Club and other environmental groups — asks voters whether Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento should give Republicans more of a say in how the billions of dollars raised from the state’s cap-and-trade program will be spent. Largely lost this election season amid more higher profile issues like the governor’s race, Proposition 70 is part of a deal that Brown cut with Republican lawmakers in Sacramento last year to extend California’s cap-and-trade program until 2030. The program was created after former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a landmark law in 2006 … [Read more...] about Proposition 70: High-speed rail or electric cars? How should California spend billions from its climate program?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandani May 18, 2018 3:52 pm Change Font Size Akhil Bhartiya Adhivakta Parishad (ABVP), along with one candidate who appeared for CLAT UG and another law graduate who appeared for CLAT PG, has filed a Petition before the Delhi High Court challenging Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2018. The Petition, filed through Advocate Namit Saxena and Nishant Awana, seeks the Court’s intervention against the “inconsistent, negligent, sub-standard and inefficient implementation” of CLAT-2018, which was conducted on 13 May for granting admissions to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programs in the discipline of law offered at premier national law schools of India. The Petition begins by highlighting the “mismanagement and incompetency” of the National Law Universities in conducting CLAT on rotational basis, and asserts, “ From the past many years, due to the irresponsible behaviour of … [Read more...] about ABVP Challenges CLAT2018 Before Delhi High Court