FINDLAW: Daily Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court – 05/27/08


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, ELECTIONS, GOVERNMENT LAW

Riley v. Kennedy, No. 07-77
In a case concerning section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Court rules that a covered state need not obtain fresh preclearance required by section 5 in order to reinstate an election practice prevailing before the enactment of an election law struck down by the state’s supreme court.

 

CIVIL PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CONTRACTS, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

CBOCS W., Inc. v. Humphries, No. 06-1431
The longstanding civil rights law, 42 U.S.C. section 1981, encompasses retaliation claims.

 

CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GOVERNMENT LAW, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

Gomez-Perez v. Potter, No. 06-1321
A federal employee who is a victim of retaliation due to the filing of a complaint of age discrimination may assert a claim under the federal-sector provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. section 633a(a).

CNET: Cell Phone Radiation Chart


Cell phone radiation chart – CNET reviews

Cell phone radiation levels
By CNET staff as updated May 23, 2008
What it all means
According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), specific absorption rate, or SAR, is “a way of measuring the quantity of radiofrequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body.” For a phone to pass FCC certification, that phone’s maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6W/kg (watts per kilogram). In Europe, the level is capped at 2W/kg while Canada allows a maximum of 1.6W/kg. The SAR level listed in our charts represents the highest SAR level with the phone next to the ear as tested by the FCC. Keep in mind that it is possible for the SAR level to vary between different transmission bands and that different testing bodies can obtain different results. Also, it’s possible for results to vary between different editions of the same phone (such as a handset that’s offered by multiple carriers).

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