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Employment

- Employers cannot question the accuracy of job applicants' Social Security numbers, ruled a federal district court. However, employers can ask where they were born and if they filed tax returns.

Workplace Violence

- An employer was wrong to fire a violent bipolar employee, ruled a federal appeals court. Previous courts have ruled that employers need not tolerate violent behavior from any employee.

Rail Security

- Selective screening of rail passengers is unpopular, but San Jose State's Mineta Transportation Institute argues it is the only way to secure the nation's mass transportation systems with the least impact on civil rights and the economy.

Environmental Security

- If global warming causes food and water to become scarce, fragile regimes could collapse, which could abet terrorist groups, says a group of retired military officials.
 




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