Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in December, 2011

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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

Central North Dakota law enforcement agencies work together on burglaries
Bismarck TribuneDecember 1, 2011

The various agencies have no suspects in the break ins at this time, and they are asking people to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. Anyone with information on any burglaries should call their local law enforcement agencies.more »

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Affirmative Action
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Senator to Malacanang: Don't disregard the Constitution
Sun.StarDecember 4, 2011

That's not allowed by the Constitution," he said. He said the DOJ should not use the argument that the government's rights supersede the rights of the individual. "That was the excuse for Martial Law. That is the defense of Marcos," he said. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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As tent cities fade, Occupy turns to specifics
CBS NewsDecember 1, 2011

If the United States Supreme Court defined freedom of religion using the same logic that campaign laws use to define a free press only the church or synagogue "as an institution" would enjoy freedom of religion, not its parishioners! ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Washington State Medicaid, DSHS are leaders in preventing overdoses of mental ...
Access WashingtonDecember 2, 2011

The Health Care Authority does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status or ...more »

Native Americans
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Shakopee Mdewakanton Announce $260000 in Grants
Native TimesDecember 6, 2011

Prior Lake, MN – Activities as diverse as programs for children, a conference to empower women, a food shelf, a website, and legal efforts to protect tribal rights are supported by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community grants totaling $260000 to six ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Debate Continues Over 'Crucified' Santa, Courthouse Displays
Leesburg TodayDecember 6, 2011

"I am sitting here listening to people talk about religious discrimination and religious persecution. I am a second-generation Holocaust survivor," Lovettsville resident Jonathan Weintraub said. "My father was the only one of his family to survive. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Battle stations
The Free Lance-StarDecember 4, 2011

Predictably, the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Counties, and some elected officials are gearing up to fight changes to the eminent domain laws in Virginia. Property rights are a cornerstone of human liberty. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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VIDEO: Cain Re-evaluating Campaign Following Recent 'Character Attacks'
Patch.comDecember 1, 2011

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO, a few weeks ago a 2012 GOP frontrunner, has seen his campaign take some serious hits of late amidst allegations of sexual harassment and a longstanding extramarital affair. Despite the distractions, Cain, speaking with ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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ACLU: FBI used outreach to collect info on Muslims
The Associated PressDecember 1, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained the documents under the US Freedom of Information Act, accused the FBI of misusing its community outreach programs to collect information on people at Muslim-related events that the FBI organized or ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Vancouver area anti-gang unit nets record number of gun seizures
Vancouver SunDecember 23, 2011

"A vast majority of the weapons seized are assault rifles, automatic and semi-automatic weapons. We have also seized silencers, two grenades and several unlawful magazines." He said the guns have just one purpose. "They are not sport weapons. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Ultraconservative party to push for Islamic Egypt
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionDecember 3, 2011

Hamed, the Nour Party spokesman, said democracy can't pass laws that contradict religion. "We endorse Egyptian democracy," he said. "However, I don't give absolute freedom to people to legislate to themselves and decide on what is right or wrong. ...more »

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