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In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
The act from Annapolis recommends the "appointment of commissioners to take into consideration the situation of the United States; to devise SUCH FURTHER PROVISIONS as shall appear to them necessary to render the Constitution of the federal government ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF THE UNION; and to report such an act for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them, and afterwards confirmed by the legislature of every State, will effectually provide for the same.
In as few words as possible," he began, "Spencer puts it something like this: First, a man must act for his own benefit--to do this is to be moral and good.
The Glass-Steagall Act and the Bank Holding Company Act for decades had separated insurance, banking and securities.
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing maintains a list of public and private IHEs that do not require the SAT or ACT for admission, or have more flexible policies that de-emphasize the use of the tests in the admission process.
While Hussein's December 13, 2003, capture made headlines around the world, the signing of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004--which includes some of the provisions of the PATRIOT II draft legislation that created a firestorm of opposition when it was leaked to the media last year--received little media notice.
Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, P.
In addition, a general administrative decision, "such as the IRS's decision on how to organize the processing of tax returns," is not a managerial act for which interest can be abated.
Even assuming that the directors proposed to replace the management nominees were covered by the Interlocks Act, the challenge sought to replace the entire board of directors and would not have violated the Interlocks Act for the reasons discussed above.
These latter, after all, relate the personal act for which I am responsible to collective activity--of the state, the law, the society, the church--in which I can remain safely anonymous.
Consider the implications of the fraud or illegal act for other aspects of the audit.
It may be a defense to a charge of discrimination under this Act for an employer to show that an application of qualification standards, tests or selection criteria that tend to screen out or otherwise deny a job or benefit to a disabled individual is job related and consistent with business necessity.