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On Wednesday, U.S District Court Judge Virginia Phillips issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) law. The injunction was issued pursuant to a claim brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT Republican organization.

The Court’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (per FRCP 52) explained the decision to grant the injunction.

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Steve Elias Hi Friends,

As most of us know, Nolo.com is the best Website for consumer and small business USA legal information. Nolo’s lawyers-writers-editors are the best. Nolo.com covers everything from starting a business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, family law, tax, estate planning, bankruptcy, credit law and foreclosures.

Well… as our country slowly quickly moves into economic tough times, I thought I would blog on a new book, The Foreclosure Survival Guide written by my friend Steve Elias.

Steve Elias has been writing about legal and consumer financial issues for Nolo.com for nearly thirty years. He has been covering the recent legal and ecomomic changes that folks face, including credit, bankruptcy and foreclosure issues. Steve is currently blogging (with Albin Renauer – Go Blue!) on Nolo’s Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Blog, covering the latest issues, as well as legislation on bankruptcy and foreclosure. He also blogs on The Law Reform Soapbox.

The Foreclosure Survival Guide
Nolo.com also has put together the Property & Money Resource Center with loads of legal and consumer content from Steve and the other Nolo editors. This resource center includes specific sections with articles & FAQs on Foreclosure, Credit Repair & Debt, Bankruptcy and Social Security & Retirement. The Property & Money Resource Center is constantly being updated with the latest information.

Steve has written a new book on foreclosures, appropriately called the The Foreclosure Survival Guide (on Nolo.com the book costs $14.99, and the immediately downloadable ebook pdf costs $12.99, you can also get the book on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com). The Foreclosure Survival Guide has information on mortgages, including adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs), short sales, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, credit counseling, liens, and using bankruptcy to deal with foreclosure.

Steve goes into much more detail in his book, but here is some information from his book about nonprofit counselors that may be able to help:

Nonprofit Housing Counselors (from Chapter 10 – Resources Beyond the Book)

I strongly suggest that you find a nonprofit housing counseling agency. The counselors there can help you assess your mortgage situation and, if possible, negotiate a solution with your lender that will keep you in your house. Lenders–which suffer economically from foreclosures and benefit if something can be worked out–are the main source of funds for these agencies. (see Ch. 4 [of The Foreclosure Survival Guide] for an in-depth discussion of finding and working with a nonprofit housing counselor.)

The foreclosure problems have been going on for a while and could get much worse if something is not done by the lenders and government (who will soon own large stakes in the lenders). As it is in the best interest of the lenders and the neighborhoods to try to keep people in their homes to reduce the number of foreclosures and vacant units, there needs to be something done to revalue some of these loans. We will see what Congress, President Bush and then President ??? do. And then there is the US and world economy as a whole… we will see.

For those facing credit issues, foreclosure or possible bankruptcy, check out Nolo’s Property & Money Resource Center for very helpful consumer information. For those facing foreclosure, falling behind on their payments, or just need help with paying their mortgages, check out The Foreclosure Survival Guide. The table of contents of The Foreclosure Survival Guide is in the extended entry of this post.

Peace,

Tim



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Hi Friends,

Last week, the State of Oregon Legislative Counsel Committee sent Justia a notice of copyright infringement and demand to cease and desist. In its letter, Dexter Johnson, the Legislative Counsel, asked us to remove a copy of the Oregon Revised Statutes stored on our servers (or pay a licensing fee) by April 30, 2008. The letter claimed copyright on many parts of the Oregon Revised Statutes:

[T]he Committee … claim[s] a copyright in the arrangement and subject-matter compilation of Oregon statutory law, the prefatory and explanatory notes, the leadlines and numbering for each statutory section, the tables the index and annotations and such other incidents as are work product of the Committee in the compilation and publication of Oregon law.

Hi Friends,

As public domain information hero Carl Malamud is working on getting case law online and into the public domain (we have helped a bit :). Carl, donors, and the Public.Resource.org team have done a lot and… more to come…

But in addition to case law, Carl has also been working to get other public legal documents online and into the public domain. These documents include the legislative histories of the laws. So this was interesting… it looks like Thomson-West has signed an exclusive agreement with the GAO to have these legislative histories on WestLaw.

FCC 700 MHz Band Auction
Auction ID: 73
Accepted Applications
(Sorted by Applicant)
Date of Report: 12/18/2007 01:13 PM ET
The following applicants have an Initial filing phase status of “Accepted.”

FRN Name Bidding Credit
Revenue Range
0002805596 Adams Telcom, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0014061097 Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. 0 – 15,000,000
0000021188 AlasConnect, Inc.
0016161788 Aristotle Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0016927360 AWS Spectrum, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017118837 Bayou Internet, Inc.
0002477636 BEK Communications Cooperative 0 – 15,000,000
0003764727 Bend Cable Communications, LLC
0003766201 Blanca Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017147406 Blue Sky Cell, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0010698868 Bluegrass Wireless LLC
0017194473 Bresnan Communications, Inc.
0017181199 Broadband Wireless Unlimited, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0008394215 Budget Phone
0015024631 Cavalier Wireless, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0001649508 Central Texas Telephone Investments, LP
0002532497 Chariton Valley Communication Corporation, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0003707775 Chester Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017191172 Clearcom, Inc.
0017146051 COLI Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0001711837 Command Connect, LLC
0017171950 Cricket Licensee 2007, LLC
0001700616 Cross Telephone Company, LLC
0003777919 CTC Telcom, Inc.
0017166422 Data-Max Wireless LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0017118084 Delmarva Broadband LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0001858760 Ellijay Telephone Company
0001754738 Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0004338489 Farmers Telephone Company, Inc.
0014955017 Fidelity Communications Company
0002480085 Forum Communications Company
0004600268 FTC Management Group, Inc.
0002388262 Glenwood Telephone Membership, Corporation 0 – 15,000,000
0002333839 Golden Belt Telephone Association, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017171182 Google Airwaves Inc.
0017184268 Grain Spectrum LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0017176173 Great American Broadband, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0016191827 GreenFly LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0002331601 H & B Communications, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0001886944 Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
0009639923 Inland Cellular Telephone Company
0001523125 IT&E Overseas, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017169087 KeyOn Spectrum Holdings, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0017164583 Kinex Networking Solutions, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0002212314 Kingdom Telephone Company 0 – 15,000,000
0003548443 Kurian, Thomas K 0 – 15,000,000
0004334702 Lackawaxen Long Distance Company, Inc.
0017166240 Landover PCS Holdings, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0002576791 MAC Wireless, LLC
0015031065 Manti Telephone Company 0 – 15,000,000
0004344776 Medicine Park Telephone Company, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0014993794 Midwest AWS Limited Partnership 0 – 15,000,000
0017195561 Miller, David 0 – 15,000,000
0011146479 Mt. Vernnon.Net Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0014999585 MTN3B Consortium 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0002886984 Mulberry Cooperative Telephone Company, Inc 0 – 15,000,000
0008209629 N.E. Colorado Wireless Technologies, Inc.
0012841458 Neptuno Media 0 – 15,000,000
0004337044 Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company 0 – 15,000,000
0002388882 Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0014990436 Northern Iowa Communications Partners, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0001704246 Panhandle Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
0002644953 Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
0017036799 PBP Bidco LLC
0005746508 PCS Partners, L.P. 0 – 15,000,000
0001887140 Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0003740040 Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corporation
0007024607 Public Service Wireless Services, Inc.
0003742384 Red River Rural Telephone Association, Inc.
0001886464 Sandhill Communications, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0001551241 Siskiyou Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017182528 Small Ventures USA, L.P. 0 – 15,000,000
0017183237 Spectrum Acquisitions, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0001960962 Star Telephone Membership Corporation 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0002901817 Swayzee Telephone Co. Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0003744406 TCT West, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017057787 Terra World Communications, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0005097381 The Chillicothe Telephone Company
0005069323 The Tri-County Telephone Association, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0002337509 The World Company
0015467749 Towerstream Corporation 0 – 15,000,000
0010907244 Tri-Valley Communications, LLC
0017182742 Triad 700, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0016655912 USA Choice Internet Services Company LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0001685718 Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0014045504 Van Buren Wireless, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0017176207 Vavasi NexGen Inc.
0005209374 Vermont Telephone Company, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0007028723 Vulcan Spectrum LLC
0003936994 Washington County Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc 0 – 15,000,000
0002722049 West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017195678 Wi2 0 – 15,000,000
0002624856 Wireless Communications Venture
0017164179 Worldcall Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0003801362 WUE, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0016099210 Xpressweb Internet Services, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000

Of course, Google Airwaves, Inc. is the one bidder that is attracting all the attention. A number of other companies are interested as well.

Hi Friends,

Here is a great new free case law project that came out (or at least I was made aware of 🙂 a few weeks ago. AltLaw.

Right now AltLaw is focused on getting up the Federal appellate opinions online (US Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Courts). They have aggregated opinions for the last 15 years or so (depending on the court), and have done good job presenting the cases in formated text, in addition to providing the original pdf and in a text only format. It looks like these are the slip opinions, but they can be later fixed up to match the text of the official published opinions.

What do you think of when someone mentions the USA PATRIOT Act? Fahrenheit 9/11? Long lines at the airport? Domestic spying by the NSA? Well, I have a new item to add to that list. As the winter cold season takes its toll, honest citizens trying to buy some nasal decongestant will discover that Sudafed® has been replaced by Sudafake—courtesy of the USA PATRIOT Act.

I found the original Sudafed at a local Walgreens. Had to take a product card to the pharmacist behind the counter and exchange it for the actual contraband. Oh, and they asked for my driver’s license. I could see all my personal information being zapped into some database for the government to data mine. Thanks! And, if I somehow end up on the No-Fly List…

Walgreens doesn’t offer all cold products in their original formulation. For example, Robitussin only comes with Phenylephrine HCI and not Pseudoepedrine HCl (the active ingredient in the original Sudafed). So, buy accordingly. Personally, I think Sudafake is really a placebo pill, because it had no effect. Hence, my search for the tried and true.

Ask JeevesHi Friends,

Cyber Librarian Gary Price of the ResourceShelf, and the editor of Search Engine Watch Blog is going to Ask Jeeves as the Director of Online Information Resources. Gary will be giving up the editorship of the Search Engine Watch blog (with Barry Schwartz taking over) but will continue on with ResourceShelf. You can read more on the ResourceShelf site post. From the Ask Jeeves press release:

Gary is going to keep up the ResourceShelf and the associated DocuTicker blog (two of the main research sites I personally read :). I believe this will turn out to be very good for Ask Jeeves. It will help to have someone who knows everything that is going on in the online research world, I would expect more quality content in the invisible Web becoming visible 🙂