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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
LoanSafeDecember 1, 2011

... Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General; and State of Connecticut Department of Banking. To report financial fraud crimes, and to learn more about the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, please visit www.stopfraud.gov.more »

Professionals: Key deals
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

The Manchester office was well-placed to advise, given its growing international strength and expertise.” *Martin Davies, a commercial property partner at Manchester law firm Kuits, advised graduate recruitment business Inspiring Interns on the lease...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Kenya: Rights Group Roots for Abortion Law
AllAfrica.comDecember 7, 2011

The national human rights agency has urged Parliament to pass a law on safe abortion saying it was a fundamental right under the Constitution. According to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), the move will help implement ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Am I Voting For Barack? Maybe Not
News OneDecember 6, 2011

In activities that offend freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and several other laws, the NYPD and the CIA have partnered to conduct intelligence operations against Muslim communities in New York and elsewhere. The CIA, which is prohibited from ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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MU community reacts to gender identity bill addition
UM ManeaterDecember 9, 2011

“To encourage fair treatment for all persons regardless of age as it relates to employment, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or familial status as it relates to housing ...more »

Native Americans
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Time for the United States to Apologize
Indian Country Today Media Network.comDecember 1, 2011

LBJ signed the Indian Civil Rights Law. President Nixon gave us the Indian Self-Determination Act and President Carter signed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act into law. President Reagan announced the Federal-tribal government-to-government ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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LGBT group boycotts Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign
God DiscussionDecember 3, 2011

In 2001, the organization tried to extract a resolution from the White House that they could ignore local non-discrimination laws that protected LGBT people. While the commitment would have applied to all employees, the group claimed that it needed the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Supervisors Approve Changes To Marconi-Fair Oaks Intersection
Patch.comDecember 8, 2011

Eminent domain used to acquire part of properties at Fair Oaks Blvd. and Marconi Ave. for lane improvements. By Victor Calderon The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a resolution authorizing eminent domain for parts of ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Howard facing lawsuit after librarian found guilty of sexual misconduct charges
Washington PostDecember 3, 2011

Five Howard University students have filed suit in federal court alleging that school officials did not do enough to protect them from an employee later convicted of sexual harassment and assault. The students, all women, say that George Bright-Abu, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Kagan, Thomas pressed to stay out of healthcare fight
Los Angeles TimesDecember 1, 2011

Eric Holder a letter demanding more information about Kagan's involvement with the healthcare legislation while she served as US solicitor general. The bill was passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2010, while Kagan was still in the ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Stamford woman settles lawsuit against police officers
Stamford TimesDecember 1, 2011

... "held her captive and transported" the plaintiff to another location, "coerced information from her and employed unreasonable force during an unlawful search and seizure, which occurred on a public highway in the City of Stamford. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Third of Ill. worker comp awards in 12 facilities
CBS NewsDecember 5, 2011

The examination focused on about 7800 cases obtained from the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission through the Freedom of Information Act. The AP analyzed paid claims statewide after linking nearly all the employees with cases to one of hundreds ...more »

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