Some members of the audience, however, noted the deep fault lines that were evident between the views of various speakers on issues ranging from questions of power-sharing among national governments (specifically, the potential loss of power of certain “stricter” national data protection offices under the “one stop shop” system) to widely varying assessments of the practical and economic burden that the Regulation would place on businesses (will businesses flee Europe due to increased compliance costs and the threat of substantial fines, or will customers be so enamoured of European-style privacy that they will flock to companies that adhere to the Regulation?). … [Read more...] about From Brussels: The New EU Data Protection Regulation — Will they or won’t they? And if so, when?
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In Tallahassee, trial lawyer Eric Block calls a decision by the Duval County clerk of courts not to perform weddings, period, an embarrassment and says his law office also will perform same-sex weddings free of charge. He is hoping businesses will cooperate to help provide a more impressive setting. … [Read more...] about Law firms say they will perform free same-sex marriage ceremonies if court clerks won’t
Over the past two months, groups of public-sector workers and attorneys from right-leaning advocacy groups have filed claims seeking back-dated fair share fees from state government’s SEIU Local 1000 and California local government’s SEIU Local 521. … [Read more...] about This state worker wants to quit her union — but it won’t let her go
"Evidence points to use of encounters as a means to instil fear in the minds of criminals, and to raise the image of the state government and the police, in the public eye, as being tough on crime and criminals," said Citizens Against Hate, a civil society alliance, in a report in May. … [Read more...] about Indian state won’t ease crackdown on crime despite Apple manager’s death
Karpowitz said there is a significant possibility that "this decision will be overturned at the appellate court (level) or at the Supreme Court." He added that the argument the "entire law has to fail simply because Congress adjusted the penalty to zero for not having health insurance" is a finding that "at least some consider a big stretch." … [Read more...] about ACA ruling won’t have immediate impact on Utahns’ coverage, experts say