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A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' in Pa.
NPRDecember 1, 2011

A new Pennsylvania law could curb municipalities' ability to zone and regulate hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking." And that raises questions about how much say a local government should have over what goes on within its borders. ...more »

Italy, Greece Among Worst Euro Countries in Corruption Ranking
BloombergDecember 1, 2011

Italy and Greece scored the lowest among euro-area countries in a global corruption ranking as their inability to tackle graft and tax evasion exacerbated the debt crisis, watchdog group Transparency ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Woke Up This Morning to Potential Martial Law in America
Tucson CitizenDecember 3, 2011

“When it comes to personal liberty and violation of every citizen's Constitutional rights, Republicans are willing to take a stand against one of their own if a major mistake has been made,” says protest organizer Jeff Bales, a member of the Pima ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Science leads the fight for free speech
New ScientistDecember 6, 2011

Both the law and the culture within the science establishment have to change in order to safeguard open debate. Freedom of expression depends on it. Jo Glanville is editor of Index on Censorship, the magazine of the London-based campaigning ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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HR Business Partner - Consultancy/BPO - West London
PersonnelToday.comDecember 12, 2011

Oasis Search is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, religion or sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, gender, race, disability and in line with the 2010 Equalities Act. Our commitment is based on strong ethical ...more »

Native Americans
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Romney's changes of heart worry conservatives
Kansas City StarDecember 7, 2011

Eventually, the Romneys settled in Michigan, where George Romney first headed American Motors, then served as Michigan's governor from 1963 to 1969, building a record as a fiscal conservative and a social moderate who was active in civil rights causes. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Religious community holds to several baffling positions
Bradenton HeraldDecember 12, 2011

It also baffles me how any religious organization that teaches, encourages, allows and legislates bigotry and discrimination toward a selected group of law-abiding, tax-paying American citizens in accordance to their selected Scriptures is seemingly ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Selectmen Discuss Options for Mt. Wayte Shopping Center
Patch.comDecember 7, 2011

Selectmen once again discussed the Mt. Wayte shopping center, including the issue of eminent domain. They also heard from residents of a condo complex sitting partially in Natick. By Tiffany Reevior Selectmen took up the issue of the Mt. Wayte shopping ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Dadar, Kurla and Andheri are Mumbai's worst spots for women: Survey
Mumbai MirrorDecember 12, 2011

The concept was kickstarted last month after over 40000 people signed a petition demanding stricter laws to deal with sexual harassment. Zero Tolerance campaigners joined hands with Kerala-based techie Shemeer P, who already had the online mapping ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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FBI recorded personal data at Muslim events
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 2, 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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AFSPA must be scrapped
Kashmir WatchDecember 7, 2011

What is, however, more controversial is the power of entry, search and seizure without warrant. Under Section 47 CrPC a police officer also has such powers if there is reason to believe that the building is being used as a shelter by a person alleged ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference Today
Insurance News Net (press release)December 2, 2011

... the new health care law that would require that health care plans cover sterilization and all FDA approved contraceptives. The US Catholic Bishops have called the regulation an unprecedented attack on religious freedom, have asked HHS to drop it. ...more »


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