Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Iran Bans Teenage Girl Chess Player From Competition For Not Covering Hair . . . Then Bans Her Brother For Playing Chess With An Israeli

by jonathanturley
Football_Federation_Islamic_Republic_of_IranIran is again showing the world the face of religious extremism.  Previously, we discussed how chess officials were under fire for cooperating in the championship in Iran, which imposes dress codes and religious restrictions on visitors (particularly women).  Now Iran has barred Dorsa Derakhshani, 18, from competing at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017, because she appeared without an  Islamic head scarf.  Her brother, Borna Derakhshani, 15, was the banned for playing against an Israeli opponent.  This follows a horrific account of a girl beaten by religious police for simply wearing jeans with holes in them.  The brother and sister were also barred from the national team for their transgressions.


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Supreme Court To Hear Important Case Involving Shooting Of Mexican National At Texas Border

by jonathanturley
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Today the Supreme Court will hear  Hernandez v. Mesa, a case with potentially significant impact on the current immigration debate.  The case involves the shooting and killing of Sergio A. Hernandez Guereca, 15, at the border on June 7, 2010.  The family argues that Hernandez was simply playing a game with his friends in running to touch the U.S. border fence when Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa, Jr. shot and killed him.  The agents insist that Hernandez was a known illegal alien smuggler with two prior arrests and was throwing rocks at the agents.  Since the government prevailed below before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Court will only consider the facts asserted by the family in determining if dismissal was appropriate.  At issue will be the right of a foreign national to assert constitutional rights -- an issue that could have bearing on the ongoing debate over the Trump immigration executive order.
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Arkansas lawyer is reprimanded over use of private investigators who misrepresented themselves


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An Arkansas lawyer has been reprimanded in South Carolina for sending private investigators into the state to pose as customers and gather evidence of intellectual property infringement.
The South Carolina Supreme Court reprimanded lawyer Cecil Duff Nolan Jr. in a Feb. 15 opinion (PDF), the Legal Profession Blog reports. Nolan had admitted misconduct and agreed to accept an admonition or public reprimand.
Nolan had hired the investigators in connection with a suit he filed alleging that a South Carolina business was selling a product that infringed the intellectual property rights of his client, according to the opinion.
The investigators made false statements to the employees of the business “and used tactics des


=====igned to prod the employees into making statements about the product,” the opinion said. The conversations were tape-recorded without notice to the employees.
At the time, Nolan “was unaware that secret tape-recording, pretexting and dissembling were in violation of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct,” the opinion said. Applicable rules included a bar on conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; and a ban on conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.
Nolan did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.

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