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10 Rules for Dealing with Police

10 Rules for Dealing with Police - "10 Rules for Dealing with Police, the new film from Flex Your Rights, premiered at Cato earlier this week. If you’re interested in knowing more about how to defend your rights during encounters with law enforcement, this is a must-see. You can watch the whole thing [here], which includes discussion and commentary after the film.
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(from the Washington Examiner).

Also see our Pocket Constitution, and The Fifth Amendment.

March 27, 2010 07:57 PM   Link    Comments (0)

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony

Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony

You know your issue better than anyone else. This 1-day course in Washington, DC, gives you the information and confidence necessary to testify before Congress, effectively presenting your case to Congress.

Our experienced faculty explores all aspects of testimony preparation including research, persuasion and the proper structure of both written and oral testimony. Participants learn delivery and listening techniques, ways to deal with anxiety and best practice techniques for addressing both Q&A sessions and challenging situations. You learn how to prepare congressional testimony and how to testify before Congress.

This course provides ample time to discuss concerns with faculty members while helping participants feel at-ease as they prepare testimony or actually deliver testimony on the Hill.

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July 11, 2008 06:37 AM   Link    Comments (0)

Strategies and Tactics That Will Help You Impact Congressional Action

Strategies and Tactics That Will Help You Impact Congressional Action:

How Knowing the Congressional Environment and Congressional Procedure Will Help your Lobbying Efforts

A Telephone Seminar

As a government affairs professional, you not only have to be an expert in your field, you also need to know how Congress works and how you can work with members of Congress and their staff to advance your efforts. This program will cover these topics:

Open Q&A with the faculty included: David Grimaldi.

Strategies and Tactics That Will Help You Impact Congressional Action: How Knowing the Congressional Environment and Congressional Procedure Will Help your Lobbying Efforts
Capitol Learning Audio Course
Includes seminar materials.
Audio Course on CD: $47 plus shipping and handling Buy this Audio Course on CD

July 5, 2008 09:37 AM   Link    Comments (0)

"Lobbyists Foresee Business As Usual"

Some of Washington's top lobbyists say that they expect to find ways around congressional efforts to impose new restrictions on lobbyists' dealings with lawmakers in the wake of the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal, and that any limits will barely put a dent in the billions of dollars spent to influence legislation.

Though Congress may ultimately vote to eliminate a few of the more visible trappings of special pleading, such as gifts, free meals and luxurious trips, lobbyists say they have already found scores of new ways to buy the attention of lawmakers through fundraising, charitable activities and industry-sponsored seminars. An estimated $10 billion is spent annually to influence legislation and regulations, and that spending is not likely to be diminished by the proposed lobbying changes, these lobbyists contend.

"Lobbyists Foresee Business As Usual: Post-Abramoff Rules Expected to Be Merely a Nuisance," by Jeffrey Birnbaum, The Washington Post, March 19, 2006

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

United States Constitution, Amendment I




March 19, 2006 07:07 AM   Link    Comments (0)

"Soft-drink makers face a class-action lawsuit for selling sugared sodas in school vending machines."

A coalition of lawyers who have actively and successfully sued tobacco companies says it is close to filing a class-action lawsuit against soft-drink makers for selling sugared sodas in schools. The lawyers, who have been trying to develop a case against the soft-drink makers for more than two years, say a lawsuit could be filed within the next few weeks, probably in Massachusetts, which has one of the nation's most plaintiff-friendly consumer-protection laws.

"Lawyers ready suit against soft drinks: Sales in schools targeted by group," by Caroline Mayer, The Washington Post, December 2, 2005

via Joanne Jacobs


December 3, 2005 09:12 AM   Link    Comments (0)