• Legislation – Finding Legal Sources
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    Legislation – Finding Legal Sources

    Legislative process is the process by which laws are created and promulgated by the Commonwealth Parliament and respective State parliaments. Usually, a Bill is introduced into one of the houses of parliament, is passed by that house and agreed to in identical form by the other house, and receives the assent of the Crown, becoming an Act of Parliament. The term legislation can refer to a single law (also known as an act or statute) or a collection of laws. Australian governments make legislation for their jurisdiction freely available on their websites. 1. To find WA legislation, head to the Western Australian Legislation website • From the left hand menu,…

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    Your Legislators: Federal Real ID Act (March 31, 2016)

    AMENDMENT WE COULD PUT ON THE BILL. BILL. >>Barry: WE HAVE A COUPLE OF>>Barry: WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ISSUES THAT I DON’T THINK WILL ISSUES THAT I DON’T THINK WILL TAKE MUCH TIME. TAKE MUCH TIME. A IS GOING ON WITH THE FEDERAL A IS GOING ON WITH THE FEDERAL REAL I.D. ACT. REAL I.D. ACT. COULD BE IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE COULD BE IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE GETTING ON AIRPLANES. GETTING ON AIRPLANES. ANYBODY GOING TO UPDATE US ON ANYBODY GOING TO UPDATE US ON THIS QUICKLY? THIS QUICKLY? >>I AM ON THE TRANSPORTATION>>I AM ON THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE. SENATOR EKEN I DON’T KNOW IF YOU SENATOR EKEN I…

  • Hamilton on Federal Overreach
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    Hamilton on Federal Overreach

    Not valid. That’s what Alexander Hamilton called any federal act contrary to the Constitution. In Federalist paper #78, Hamilton wrote: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised is void.” And from this Hamilton drew the only logical conclusion. the road “No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.” In a nutshell, Hamilton told us the federal government is not supreme. Whatever authority it has was delegated to it by a higher authority – the people of the several states. If the federal government exercises any…

  • Constitution Act, 1982
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    Constitution Act, 1982

    The Constitution Act, 1982) is a part of the Constitution of Canada. The act was introduced as part of Canada’s process of patriating the constitution, introducing several amendments to the British North America Act, 1867, and changing the latter’s name in Canada to the Constitution Act, 1867. Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, brought the act into effect with a proclamation she signed in Ottawa on April 17, 1982. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms forms the first thirty-five sections of the Constitution Act, 1982. As of 2015, the government of Quebec has never formally approved of the enactment of the act, though formal consent was never necessary. Nonetheless,…

  • Viagra Amendment To Anti-Abortion Measure
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    Viagra Amendment To Anti-Abortion Measure

    republican lawmakers in illinois are also launching this republican war against women now they’re trying to pass legislation that would force them into use look an ultrasound if they want to get an abortion and also it would make it nearly impossible to meet these uh… safety requirements at the abortion facilities uh… you know that the pain has to be a certain color of the width of the doorway teeth to be a certain way just crazy requirements that make absolutely no sense they just like shut down all the facilities outlaw anyway there’s a democratic representative in illinois bending with kelly cassidy and she wants to respond to…

  • 22. Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
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    22. Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President

    Professor David Blight: I was in a meeting some months ago of the New York Historical Society’s Board of Trustees; august, wonderful group of people. That’s about thirty-five very rich New Yorkers and two token historians, and I’m one of the token historians. They have us there for window dressing, and other good and useful and noble purposes. And during a discussion of a subject I won’t even go into, one of the very intelligent and very dedicated members of that board–and I’m not being ironic–said that he really wished American history could be about “people of goodwill.” He wished American history wasn’t so full of conflict. In effect, he…

  • What Is The Patriot Act?
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    What Is The Patriot Act?

    On May 7th, 2015, the Federal Court of Appeals in New York ruled that the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records in bulk is illegal.  Specifically, they ruled that the practice did not fall under the scope of the USA Patriot Act, which allows wiretapping of individuals to detect and prevent terrorism. So, what is the USA Patriot Act? Well, the USA Patriot Act is a 10-letter acronym for the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. It was passed swiftly by congress following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and signed into law by George W. Bush…

  • The ADA Amendment Act of 2008 and the EEOC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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    The ADA Amendment Act of 2008 and the EEOC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    Today’s roundtable is the latest offering in PLR’s Employee and Labor Relations Roundtable Series. PLR presents the roundtables in support of our ongoing effort to bring relevant… relevant and reliable development opportunities to federal sector employee and labor relations practitioners. In your packet, you fill find biographies of today’s presenters, the PowerPoint presentation and an evaluation form. Please take time to complete the evaluation form before you leave today. Your feedback is important to us. We’re pleased to have as presenters, Christopher Kuczynski and Joyce Walker-Jones from the EEOC, the agency responsible for implementing the ADA Amendments Act. Today’s presenters bring outstanding credentials and experience to our roundtable topic. Christopher…