08/06/2007 - Mayors, governors, and civil libertarians gave Congress an earful about the REAL ID Act, saying that it is costly, impractical, and will put private data at risk. They are pushing for a revised law.
07/31/2007 - A male assistant manager at a truck stop filed charges of sexual harassment when the company responded to his complaint by forcing him to move to another location 120 miles away; the courts ruled that it constituted an adverse action.
07/31/2007 - A medical testing company was sued by a former employee for religious discrimination, because it wanted him to work Saturday, his Sabbath. The court ruled in the company's favor, finding no religious discrimination.
07/31/2007 - A woman sued a casino operator for false arrest and false imprisonment after she was ejected for picking up a dropped slot-machine token. A U.S. district court upheld the awarding of large punitive damages because the security staff's conduct was deemed egregious.
07/31/2007 - Pediatricians may not seem like first-responders, but in a terror attack, they would need to be ready to treat children. A new report discusses their roles in disaster preparedness and response.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
07/31/2007 - Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), a homeland security business 'accelerator' that links start-ups with major users of security technology, held a contest for firms developing new technologies in the aid of homeland security. Read the results.
07/31/2007 - A new report details how states are using federal money to improve criminal history records. For example, Georgia, Hawaii, and Maine are using the grants to improve the transmission of case information to their central criminal-record repositories.
07/31/2007 - The FDA's Food Facilities Registration Database is intended to help the government share warnings of food-borne illnesses, but errors in the contact information were found in a recent test.