CFPB structure unconstitutional?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Before you get too excited- or concerned, depending upon your take on the CFPB- the agency was not deemed to be unconstitutional.  However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found thatthe structure of the CFPB is inappropriate.The CFPB is currently led by a single Director, (former Jeopardy champion!) Richard Cordray, a structure which was determined to have an inadequate system of checks and balances.  Rather than remove the CFPB’s powers however, the court has ordered the agency to be restructured so that the Director could be removed by the President, at will.  Currently, the Director can only be removed with cause. continue reading »last_img

Woman’s search for birth parents leads to landmark S.Korea adoption ruling

first_imgThe ruling officially registers Bos as the child of a man who, according to a DNA test ordered by the court earlier this year, is 99.9981% likely her biological father.That designation could entitle Bos to inheritance. The ruling could also lead to more adoptees with limited or no records to apply for South Korea citizenship, according to the Justice Ministry.The man was identified only by his surname, with no contact details and Bos said the family wished to remain anonymous.Bos said with the positive paternity test and the court ruling, the family finally agreed she could meet her father as soon as next week.Long search for answersIn 1983, a two-year-old Bos was found abandoned in a market south of Seoul. Less than a year later, she was adopted by an American family.Bos, who now lives in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband, knew from childhood she was adopted. Her search for her biological parents only began after the birth of her own daughter, who made Bos realize what it would mean to abandon a child at that age.“At that point I realized that there is trauma involved in adoption, and it is much more complex than the saviour story,” Bos said.After several years of searching archives in South Korea, a break came in 2016 when a genealogy website matched her to a young South Korean man, whose grandfather was found to be Bos’ biological father.Bos said she took the case to court after exhausting all other ways of trying to speak to him and his family to find out about her mother.“I even went to one of their houses and begged, literally, on my knees. And they called the police on me.”Bos said she would not sign away any rights to inheritance but her primary goal was to speak to her father and eventually identify her mother.“Without that legal help, I would still be in the dark,” Bos said. “I would still have no options.” Topics : Decades after she was sent for adoption in the United States, Kara Bos’ quest to find her birth parents in South Korea moved a step closer on Friday when a Seoul court ruled that a South Korean man was her biological father.The ruling is the first of its kind in South Korea, which Amnesty International once dubbed the “longest and largest supplier of international adoptees”.It sets the stage for potentially thousands of other adoptees to be officially registered as children of their birth parents, with implications for inheritance and citizenship laws.center_img While laws vary widely from country to country, many jurisdictions are providing more information to adopted children about their biological parents. Advocates say South Korea’s policies remain relatively restrictive.Bos, whose birth name is Kang Mee-sook, broke into tears as she left the courtroom. Removing a medical mask, she said in Korean: “Mom. Can you recognize my face? Please come to me.”Bos is one of more than 200,000 Korean children adopted overseas in the past 60 years, and her struggle to identify her parents highlights the challenges for many adoptees, said Rev. Do-hyun Kim, who heads KoRoot, a charity that works with adoptees.”I think Kara’s journey, Kara’s fight, is meaningful because it reminds us that parents, society, and the state itself has public responsibility to clearly inform a child born in South Korean society about their roots,” he said.last_img read more

TIZNOW STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, EDWARDS GOING LEFT, WINNER: “He broke a little slow so I was having to use him a little right away. It looked like a nice spot was there on the rail and he was wanting to go towards it. There was room so I dipped him in and he did the rest. I wanted to have him wherever he wanted to be and he was happy and traveling well once there. He tried really hard today and fought back. Last time I rode him he was trying to go by the other horses and didn’t quit, so when we were in it today, in the stretch I saw the same thing from him.”TYLER BAZE, KING ABNER, SECOND: “I don’t like getting beat like that. I thought Edwards Going Left got away from us a little on the first turn, so I angled out. Gotta say, that time on that track, that’s fast. It’s been a little heavy all day.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, EDWARDS GOING LEFT, WINNER: “Just watching the races, the track seems like the horses in front were running really well, so I told Joel to ride him out of the gate, get him a good position, then figure out what you want to do. He’s such a nice horse, if you look at his form he doesn’t have a bad race on there, and his form serves him well, you look at him coming in third to City Of Light (Winner of 2019 Pegasus World Cup Invitational), really top, top horses, always runs a good race, he just came out of a fast race the other day, I think Ax Man will be the favorite in the San Carlos so we would like to keep them in the Cal-Bred program if we can then we can dip into open company too. It was a great stretch drive, I’ve got a lot of confidence with Joel. He’s so strong and if you notice very little whipping, it’s him just riding him and carrying him. He’s a very strong rider.”OWNER QUOTESKOSTA HRONIS, OWNER OF EDWARDS GOING LEFT, WINNER: “That was tough coming down the homestretch. It was tough to keep calm. I can imagine how Joel feels! It seemed like it was a very long stretch run for a while. This is so nice and so rewarding. I’m happy for him. He’s a hard trier every time and he’s a Cal-bred and we love the Cal-breds here at Santa Anita. We’re just so happy he’s back on track and doing well.”NOTES:  The winning owner is Hronis Racing, LLC.Hronis Racing’s Edwards Going Left and jockey Joel Rosario, right, outleg King Abner (Tyler Baze), left, to win the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more