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Supreme Court Justices Asked by the Obama Administration to Rule Quickly on Health Law PDF Print E-mail
Written by Legal Lady   
Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:59

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to hear the case concerning the 2010 health care reform law. The court will soon agree to hear one or more cases involving challenges to the law by 26 States, with arguments by the spring and a decision by June, in time to land in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The administration gave a hint of its intention on Monday, when it didn’t ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case brought by the 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and other individual claimants. Earlier last month, a three-judge panel struck down the individual mandate provision but allowed the rest of the law to stand, making it the only court so far to strike down the mandate on its merits.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 03:36
On Civil Society and Democratic Deficit PDF Print E-mail
Written by Viara Zaprianova-Marshall   
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 18:39

The role of civil society and civil society organizations become more important and diverse than ever. First, it's necessary to say that the term civil society is used to refer to organizations positioned between state institutions and the private life of indiciduals and communities. It comprises variety of social movements and voluntary organizations. They may be independent of the government in which case they are referred to as NGO's or to have links and subsidies with state actors coming from the particular state budget.

What is the link between Civil Society, Democratic Governance and Globalization?

Globalization can be defined as networks of interdependence at worldwide distances - not just in the economic sphere. Markets have spread and tied people together, but environmental, military, social, and political interdependence have also increased ('The Arab Spring' for example).

On Civil Society and Democratic Deficit

Antiglobalization protesters have complained that international institutions are illegitimate because they are undemocratic. To fight this perception, global organizations had to increase transparency, create accountability, and redefine the norms and visions for global governance.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 01:27
Victory For Equal Rights Protection - Chief District Court Judge Ware's Ruling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Viara Zaprianova-Marshall   
Monday, 29 August 2011 19:14

Chief U.S. District Court Judge James Ware backed the original ruling by Judge Walker that the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state was unconstitutional.

The new order maintains the controversy on track to an expected Supreme Court challenge, eventually next year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 06:16

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