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January 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
In spite of President Bush's threat of firing, the Postal Service's governing board reasserted its autonomy Tuesday and suggested that a court settle its extraordinary dispute with the White House. Bush on Monday ordered the board of governors to drop a legal fight over rates with the independent Postal Rate Commission. He set a deadline of today for board members to act or be fired. The governors responded with a three-page letter Tuesday urging Bush not to follow through.
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May 14, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of 112 farmers has filed a lawsuit alleging they have been treated unfairly by the same federal agency that was sued by black farmers claiming decades of racial discrimination in federal lending practices. The black farmers won a $2.2-billion settlement. Lawyer Jimmy Robertson, who filed the latest lawsuit in Jackson, Miss.
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NEWS
May 14, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of 112 farmers has filed a lawsuit alleging they have been treated unfairly by the same federal agency that was sued by black farmers claiming decades of racial discrimination in federal lending practices. The black farmers won a $2.2-billion settlement. Lawyer Jimmy Robertson, who filed the latest lawsuit in Jackson, Miss.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yvette Summerour decided at the age of 6 that she would become a Secret Service agent when she saw her mother crying as she ironed clothes and watched President Kennedy's funeral on television. Now the longest-tenured African American woman in the Secret Service, Summerour on Thursday reluctantly joined two other black agents in a discrimination complaint against the agency. Passed over at least five times for promotion, she said, she regrets having to denounce the agency.
NEWS
December 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of environmentalists in Montpelier, Vt., sued the U.S. Forest Service, claiming it is ignoring evidence that forests generate more income when left alone than when logged. The environmental groups, which include Friends of the Earth and Forest Guardians, accuse the Forest Service of violating federal law requiring it to consider the economic and social benefits of a standing forest before cutting the trees.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yvette Summerour decided at the age of 6 that she would become a Secret Service agent when she saw her mother crying as she ironed clothes and watched President Kennedy's funeral on television. Now the longest-tenured African American woman in the Secret Service, Summerour on Thursday reluctantly joined two other black agents in a discrimination complaint against the agency. Passed over at least five times for promotion, she said, she regrets having to denounce the agency.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1995 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Internal Revenue Service agent charged in a lawsuit Tuesday that the agency has targeted three ethnic groups--South Koreans, Filipinos and Armenians--for tougher scrutiny in Southern California. Richard Green, a former revenue agent based in West Los Angeles, filed his suit in federal court, claiming that he was wrongfully fired by the IRS after going on disability leave in 1990 for depression.
NEWS
October 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Taxpayers need more protection in their dealings with the Internal Revenue Service, including the right to sue the government's tax-collecting agency, the chief of the House tax-writing committee said Saturday. "We will make it easier for taxpayers who are wrongly accused by the IRS to recover their legal costs," said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas).
NEWS
December 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of environmentalists in Montpelier, Vt., sued the U.S. Forest Service, claiming it is ignoring evidence that forests generate more income when left alone than when logged. The environmental groups, which include Friends of the Earth and Forest Guardians, accuse the Forest Service of violating federal law requiring it to consider the economic and social benefits of a standing forest before cutting the trees.
NEWS
October 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Taxpayers need more protection in their dealings with the Internal Revenue Service, including the right to sue the government's tax-collecting agency, the chief of the House tax-writing committee said Saturday. "We will make it easier for taxpayers who are wrongly accused by the IRS to recover their legal costs," said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas).
BUSINESS
May 10, 1995 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Internal Revenue Service agent charged in a lawsuit Tuesday that the agency has targeted three ethnic groups--South Koreans, Filipinos and Armenians--for tougher scrutiny in Southern California. Richard Green, a former revenue agent based in West Los Angeles, filed his suit in federal court, claiming that he was wrongfully fired by the IRS after going on disability leave in 1990 for depression.
NEWS
January 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
In spite of President Bush's threat of firing, the Postal Service's governing board reasserted its autonomy Tuesday and suggested that a court settle its extraordinary dispute with the White House. Bush on Monday ordered the board of governors to drop a legal fight over rates with the independent Postal Rate Commission. He set a deadline of today for board members to act or be fired. The governors responded with a three-page letter Tuesday urging Bush not to follow through.
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