September 18, 2008
This week’s attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen shows al Qaeda’s ability to regroup in a strategically important country and further underscores a shift in the group’s focus from Iraq, analysts said.
It is a reminder that the United States will have to keep fighting al Qaeda on multiple fronts even if Iraq — cast by the Bush administration as the central front in its war on terrorism — calms down.
“Al Qaeda’s most senior leaders have called for attacks in Yemen and elsewhere in the region, and extremist groups in Yemen have made it known in words and terrible misdeeds that they are willing to murder innocent civilians,” a U.S. counterterrorism official said.
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President Robert Mugabe and his political rivals have been unable to agree on how to share key Cabinet posts, an opposition spokesman said Thursday, in a sign that deep and bitter divisions were threatening a watershed unity government agreement.
Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change said a meeting of party leaders broke up with no resolution and deputies had been asked to keep negotiating.
Mugabe’s party “is claiming all the powerful ministries,” Chamisa said. “That is why there couldn’t be agreement and it’s being referred back to the negotiators.”
He said the ministries in contention included home affairs, which directs police forces that have been accused of political violence. Mugabe remains commander in chief, so the opposition was likely to insist on control of at least some security forces.
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Looks like the pretty stringent requirements regarding practing law in AZ just loosened (at least a bit). AZ Central has the story:
“Arizona justices approve lawyer-reciprocity rule”
by Craig Harris, The Arizona Republic
After a nearly two-year wait, a Phoenix attorney has persuaded the Arizona Supreme Court to make it easier for lawyers outside the state to practice law here.
Timothy Burr said the change also will help Arizona attorneys do work elsewhere, because the rule change gives reciprocity rights to about 40 other states.
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The employer sanctions law in AZ was technically upheld by the Ninth Circuit. However, there was no bright line rule espoused, and there was an obvious indication of lack of real controversy as a constitutional matter. Looks like this could still go either way.
“Ninth Circuit upholds Arizona employer sanctions law”
Phoenix Business Journal – by Mike Sunnucks
A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld a nine-month-old Arizona law to punish businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a U.S. District Court ruling Wednesday upholding the state’s Legal Arizona Workers Act. The law suspends or revokes the business licenses of employers caught knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.
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