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skrooh tuh nee

  • n  the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
  • n  a prolonged intense look

  • But the scrutiny of Trinity only deepened.
  • Because the statute could not even meet that standard, Cady ruled that there was no need to decide whether a higher level of scrutiny should be required in the future.
  • Food safety officials come under intense scrutiny as the number of infants sickened by a batch of tainted milk powder has expanded.
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  • Facebook, Microsoft Disclose Government Data Requests, But Google Balks
    Under scrutiny for handing over user information to the U.S. government, Facebook and Microsoft each disclosed figures on data requests from U.S. government and law enforcement entities--though in a form that shed little light on how many of the information transfers were associated with intelligence agencies.
    June 15, 2013 - Wall Street Journal Blogs
  • Congress panel widens probe of IRS 'Tea Party' scrutiny
    By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional investigators probing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative political groups will interview a key Washington IRS official on Friday and want to speak with as many as 20 more people, sources told Reuters on Thursday. IRS lawyer Carter Hull will be deposed by congressional lawyers on Friday, said sources close to the ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Snowden triggers scrutiny on secret access
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the top secret domain is a murky complicated world. And the latest release of classified U.S. government phone and email surveillance programs by a former National Security Agency contractor has triggered scrutiny once again on how well federal agencies guard their secrets and police their employees.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Antonin Scalia in Christian Science Monitor
    Under any standards of scrutiny that we have applied to enumerated constitutional rights, banning from the home the most preferred firearm in the nation to keep and use for protection of one's home and family, would fail constitutional muster,...
  • Barack Obama in Newsday
    Legislation of such magnitude deserves the scrutiny that it's received over the last month, and it will receive more in the days to come,Obama said. "But we can't afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary. The scale and...

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