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Downers Grove man gets year in prison for failing to pay $260K in taxes
Chicago TribuneDecember 1, 2011

... Conforti Construction Co. was sentenced today in US District Court after pleading guilty in September to one count of filing a false federal income tax return, according to a press release issued by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for ...more »

Attorney seeks mental health evaluation for Cambridge woman accused of killing dad
Wicked LocalDecember 1, 2011

Sragow allowed all the defense motions and one motion by Middlesex assistant district attorney Marian Ryan, asking that Verna's seven-year-old son be appointed a guardian ad litem who will represent the child during the course of the litigation. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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What it Means to Change the EU Treaty
Fox BusinessDecember 6, 2011

However an official said that depending on what is proposed, Lithuania may need to alter the country's constitutional law which needs a bigger majority. * NETHERLANDS: - A treaty change will have to be put to a parliamentary vote, but would not require ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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On free speech
The HinduDecember 2, 2011

Any government putting arbitrary restraint on freedom of speech is acting in a dictatorial capacity. Curbing freedom of expression, on the ground that it may lead to violence, is clearly a despotic act which allows the sword of Damocles to hang over an ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Job opportunities at WDIV
WDIV DetroitDecember 21, 2011

WDIV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, disability, matriculation or political affiliation. Any offer of employment is ...more »

Native Americans
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Olender Foundation Honors Washington Informer Publisher
Washington InformerDecember 15, 2011

"I presented Calvin Rolark with the Generous Heart Award for all the work he was doing, the United Black Fund, Spelling Bee, Civil Rights and work in the community," said Olender during a recent interview. "His daughter took over and followed right in ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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How Bahrain can be a really great country
Gulf Daily NewsDecember 3, 2011

While religious discrimination is an evil and a social sin that will be hard to eradicate, due to the selfishness, propensities of human nature. Religious discrimination is a contagious idea that leaps from mind to mind infecting individuals, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Bell Pushes Legislation for Eminent Domain Reform
NBC 29 NewsDecember 1, 2011

Restrictions on eminent domain often meet stiff opposition from local governments who don't want state limits on how they can seize property. Bell says the law is all about restoring fairness. House Bill 5 actually passed through the General Assembly ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Let's Quit Bashing Women As the 2012 Presidential Campaign Rolls Along
Fox NewsDecember 3, 2011

Studies find that one in four women experiences sexual harassment in the workplace. Arguably, 25% of women aren't just whining. In fact, it's far more likely that the actual rate of incidents is higher but many women try to brush it off. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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DoD authorization bill caps contractor salaries
Federal TimesDecember 2, 2011

Limit exemptions on disclosure of certain sensitive national security information under the Freedom of Information Act. The provision adds a public interest balancing test requiring the secretary of Defense to consider whether the disclosure of ...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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Repeal of helmet law gains traction in Michigan
Washington TimesDecember 2, 2011

The classic 1969 rebel flick “Easy Rider” featured motorcyclists Captain America and sidekick Billy storming the Southwest, their open-road, hog-riding journey producing an iconic vision of generational freedom. Now, thanks to a concerted lobbying ...more »


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