It is extremely disturbing that the government of Malaysia -- by continuing to press this case beyond the bounds of reason, let alone the bounds of justice -- has used the courts to short-circuit the political process.
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Oceans of trouble for US taxpayers 2014-03-10T09:00-05:00: Forty-eight Oceanside Drive's tortured history with the sea - and the questionable incentives the government has given over decades there - has created a mammoth problem as Congress debates flood insurance reform: What should the U.S. do with properties the sea relentlessly tries to reclaim?