Thursday, December 13, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Dec. 13 talk is David Sobel (known as “The Father of Place-Based Education”). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. $35 for Phipps and Green Building Alliance members, Tri-State Area School Study Council students, and other students with valid IDs; $50 for nonmembers. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 Thursday over a challenge to President Obama's immigration policy which sought deferred deportation for some 4 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States. The split decision affirms the lower court ruling blocking its implementation after Texas and 25 other states sued, claiming the president had no authority to order the changes without Congressional approval. Under the proposal, illegals could remain if they meet certain residency requirements and have children who are American citizens or lawful permanent residents.
Is two weeks after consent enough time for birth parents to revoke an adoption?