Gov. Mark Dayton took his pitch for emergency school aid from the halls of the State Capitol to Minnesota school hallways on Wednesday. From Rochester to Rosemount, the governor is touring the state's schools to appeal to local legislators to pass his $137.9 million plan that would boost education funding before Minnesota school districts are forced this summer to lay off hundreds of teachers and draw down reserves. "This is an emergency," Dayton said outside Parkview Elementary School in Lakeville, part of the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district, which has a $12 million budget deficit this year. "The effects of that are going to be just devastating on the children ... there's no going back to third-grade or fifth-grade; if the resource isn't there, they miss out. This couldn't be more important." His last-ditch proposal was prompted by news coverage of this year's school shortfalls — which are the largest amounts reported in years. According to a survey by the … [Read more...] about Gov. Mark Dayton takes his last-minute pitch for school aid to Minnesota schools
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics: Democrats Split on Emergency Migrant Aid Advertisement Supported by June 25, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Amid evidence of deplorable conditions in migrant detention facilities, Congress is trying to rush $4.5 billion in emergency aid to the border while putting new restrictions on President Trump’s immigration crackdown. Some Democrats are resisting, worried that the money would be used to carry out Mr. Trump’s aggressive tactics. • Pressuring Iran’s leaders and further squeezing its economy in retaliation for what the United States says are recent aggressive acts, the president announced Monday that he was imposing new sanctions on the country. • Mr. Trump … [Read more...] about On Politics: Democrats Split on Emergency Migrant Aid
NALSAR Lecture Series on Constitutionalism hosted Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar, Judge, Delhi High Court on the 11th of February, 2017 at the R.N. Jhunjhunwala Conference Hall at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, to present the 12th Gutta Sri Rama Rao Memorial Lecture. He spoke on the topic ‘Evolution of Legal Aid Movement in India’.Justice Muralidhar is best known for his pro bono work including the cases for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Disaster and those displaced by the dams on the Narmada river. He was appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in several PIL cases and in cases involving convicts on the death row. He was appointed a judge at the Delhi High Court in 2006. We also know him for his significant contribution to the decision of the Delhi High Court in the ‘Naz Foundation’ decision.Professor Upendra Baxi and Justice P.V. Reddi, former judge of the Supreme Court also graced the occasion.Dr Muralidhar began his lecture from the origins of the … [Read more...] about Guest Lecture by Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar : The Evolution of Legal Aid Movement in India
Furthering the NUJS tally of international mooting achievements this year, the University team comprising of Abha Nadkarni, Guncha Dhiman, Adya Jha and Parva Khare have emerged as the Runner Up in the 8th International Air Law Moot Court Competition held at Valletta in Malta this year from the 6th April to 9th April, 2017.Teams from 20 countries — India, Nepal, the USA, Australia, Indonesia, China, the Netherlands, Canada, Ukraine, New Zealand, Romania, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Serbia, Poland, the UAE, Singapore, Greece, South Korea and France — competed this year for the coveted trophy which grants the winners a fully-paid scholarship for advanced LLM in Air and Space Law at Leiden University. The competition is a pioneering event founded by the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation and is jointly organized by the Ministry for Tourism together with the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University in the Netherlands. It happens to be the only moot court … [Read more...] about NUJS Emerges Runner Up in the 8th Leiden Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition
Why Legal Aid? Access to legal services continues to be a challenge for a substantial segment of the Indian population due to geographical, resource and infrastructure constraints. Since legal representation is costly and out of reach for the disadvantaged, the need for legal aid arises. The problem has been compounded by the failure to mainstream legal-aid services, particularly for the marginalized sections at the panchayat levels. Marginalised communities, especially rural and tribal population; senior citizens; persons with low income; persons with disabilities; victims of drug abuse, human trafficking; prison inmates- the rightful recipients of legal aid- are unable to avail it. India has an expansive history of legal aid, backed by decades of legislation, jurisprudential interpretation, and numerous state-funded programs. But the absence of a structured and economically viable format has hindered lawyers in actively offering legal assistance to those in need of it. The pro bono … [Read more...] about Access To Legal Aid In India : An Unfulfilled Promise ?