June 28, 2006 |
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday asked for a formal investigation into whether national security had been damaged by recent news reports unearthing details of two controversial Bush administration anti-terrorism programs. "Numerous recent unauthorized disclosures of sensitive intelligence programs have directly threatened important efforts in the war against terrorism," Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) wrote in a letter to National Intelligence Director John D. Negroponte.
March 2, 1996 |
In a move certain to ruffle the securities industry, the head of the National Assn. of Securities Dealers' new regulatory division said Friday that she plans to give investors direct access to stockbrokers' disciplinary records via the Internet. In an interview, Mary L. Schapiro also said she intends to make it easier to alert the NASD to rule violations by brokers and Nasdaq traders. She said the NASD will soon encourage and investigate complaints sent by electronic mail.
November 2, 2000 |
New federal "fair-disclosure" rules for corporate information won't lead to witch hunts for potential violators, a top securities cop told Wall Street on Wednesday. But he warned that officials will remain vigilant in enforcing the controversial regulations. "I hope to convince you there is no need for fear or hysteria" over the new rules, Richard Walker, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division, said in remarks prepared for a Securities Industry Assn.
February 15, 1995 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into whether municipalities are providing proper disclosures about their financial problems and investments has expanded to Arizona's Maricopa County, securities industry sources confirmed Tuesday. The county that includes Phoenix is the latest target of scrutiny by the SEC, on top of its current probes of Orange County and the District of Columbia, knowledgeable officials said.
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December 27, 1996 |
A new state law aimed at making it more difficult for unauthorized drivers to use disabled parking permits raises serious questions about privacy issues and medical records, civil rights advocates say. The law, set to go into effect Jan. 1, sets stricter conditions for issuing permits, including a requirement that a doctor certify "a full description of the illness or disability" in writing.
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August 2, 2006 |
The head of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department civilian oversight office said Tuesday that he has concerns about what motivated sheriff's officials to try to conceal Mel Gibson's anti-Jewish statements and belligerent behavior from the public and is troubled by the department's initial description of the arrest as uneventful.
April 24, 2000 |
Doctor groups and privacy advocates have charged that new government rules, touted as protecting patients' confidentiality, will instead make it easier for employers, researchers, law-enforcement officials, the federal government and others to gain access to people's medical records without their consent.
January 15, 1994 |
As political tension mounted last summer between factions that either favored or opposed a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, a regional planning agency suppressed parts of an FAA-funded study showing that El Toro had the greatest potential to succeed of three area military bases coming available for conversion.
July 29, 1994 |
Thirty-one years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court laid down the law: Prosecutors have to give defendants any information that could help exonerate them. Since then, "Brady motions"--named after the landmark Brady vs. Maryland decision--have become a central element in criminal law in the United States. Thousands are filed every year but none so widely watched as the one scheduled to be heard this morning in the O.J. Simpson murder case.
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February 15, 2006 |
The Los Angeles Police Commission's new policy of withholding officers' names applies not only to shootings but also to violent encounters in which police use their fists, batons, flashlights, rubber bullets or anything else at their disposal to subdue suspects, the commission's executive director said Tuesday. And the privacy protection applies not just to the officer who used the force but also to all others who played a key role in the incident.