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  • Teles notes that this complexity and incoherence has a tendency to “make it difficult for us to understand just what that government is doing, and among the practices it most frequently hides from view is the growing tendency of public policy to redistribute resources upward to the wealthy and the organized at the expense of the poorer and less organized.”
Feb 07, 16

"What is the broader impact of contributions? Here, too, we have the beginnings of some answers. For business PACs, contributions provide tax benefits.13 They also aid in the passage of regulatory changes beneficial to these businesses.14 Additionally, business lobbyists frequently ask for “help in obtaining government contracts . . . and government subsidies for the lobbyist’s corporation.”15 In the grander scheme of things, contributions may well be related to the rise in income inequality we’ve seen in the U.S. over the past few decades. If so, as Lessig puts it, “This isn’t the rich getting richer because they’re . . . working harder; . . . it’s because their lobbyists are working harder.”16"

  • “The Nation’s basic commitment has been to foster the dignity and well-being of all persons within its borders.”


    “Public assistance is not mere charity, but a means to ‘promote the general Welfare”

  • Biblical passages stating that women would bear children in pain were used to discourage them from seeking analgesia during labor.

  • Who is a transfer student? A transfer student is a student who enters a New York State school from another state, another country, or another New York State school. A student who has been receiving home instruction and enrolls in a school is also a transfer student.

  • Transfer credit is awarded for work done outside the registered New York State high school awarding the credit.

  • Petitioner also alleges that respondent has an established practice of allowing students to “take summer school classes ... online courses
  • Moreover, the principal states that “students in like circumstances as [Veronica] have never been granted permission to take online courses in lieu of coursework” and that he has only approved online courses in three exceptional instances in which the students had completed at least four years at respondent’s high school, met all other requirements for a diploma and were a half credit short of graduation due to failing a course.  The principal notes that this is not the case with Veronica, who is on track to graduate in 2012 and has room in her schedule to take health during the 2009-2010 school year or during 11th or 12th grades.

  • Respondent's determination to award a pass or fail grade for course credit earned outside of the classroom through independent study pursuant to 8 NYCRR "100.5(d)(1) cannot be said to be unreasonable.
  • Moreover, the record contains no evidence that respondent issued a numerical course grade for independent study in other instances.
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