Important Statement from President of the SPLC

Richard Cohen, a graduate of Columbia University Law school, and now president of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has issued a rather important statement. First a quick bit of background. Who is Richard Cohen? This is a guy who is passionate about human rights and people. In 1997, the national legal magazine The American Lawyer selected … Read moreImportant Statement from President of the SPLC

US FTC: Homeopathy ‘treatments’ must be labelled to say they do not work

Historically the US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has tended to turn a bit of blind eye to Homeopathy. That however has just changed … Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for OTC Homeopathic Drugs The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is issuing this Policy Statement to provide guidance regarding its enforcement policy with respect to marketing claims … Read moreUS FTC: Homeopathy ‘treatments’ must be labelled to say they do not work

Plans for Human Rights Act to be scrapped in UK

Currently the UK is legally bound via the 1998 Human Rights Act to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). That however is about to change. What we currently have in place has three main effects. These are as follows: 1. It incorporates the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) … Read morePlans for Human Rights Act to be scrapped in UK

Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

The following saga of legal insanity comes via Tim (Hat Tip), and is found within the UK’s Register, but actually concerns a US case … In 2009, Doug Costello sold a monochrome printer to Gersh Zavodnik in Indiana for $40, plus about $25 in shipping charges. Shortly afterwards Zavodnik, who has been described [PDF] by Indiana’s Supreme Court … Read moreBloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

Kenyan Attorney General suspends registration of atheists’ society

What happens when belief dominates a society? This does, it is just happened in Kenya … Attorney General Githu Muigai suspends registration of atheists’ society Attorney General Githu Muigai has suspended the registration of the Atheists’ Society in Kenya following complaints from the clergy. … “Following receipt of representations made to the State Law Office by … Read moreKenyan Attorney General suspends registration of atheists’ society

How should you cope with religious discrimination at work?

Let’s look at this from both sides. First we will consider the potential for religious people to be discriminated against, and will then move to to consider religious employers discriminating against non-religious employees. If an employer discriminates against a religious person on the sole basis of their specific beliefs, there there are consequences because there … Read moreHow should you cope with religious discrimination at work?