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

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Federal ALP urged to back gay civil unions
Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 1, 2011

Federal Labor must change its position on gay marriage after the Queensland parliament passed laws to allow same sex civil unions, a gay rights lobby group says. The Queensland parliament on Wednesday night passed a bill that will allow gay and lesbian ...more »

The AMR Union Warning
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The numbers simply don't add up. American's bankruptcy is merely the latest omen. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Daily Caller: President Obama's Top 10 Constitutional Violations
Fox NewsDecember 5, 2011

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (aka “The Death Panel”) IPAB is the group of 15 presidential appointees who, beginning in 2014, are tasked with reducing Medicare spending. Any decisions IPAB makes automatically become law that can only be ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Our Observation
Winter Park/Maitland ObserverDecember 7, 2011

By Staff Opinion Freedom of speech clashed with freedom to selectively enforce laws on Dec. 5, and that battle ended in five protestors being arrested just north of downtown Orlando. As a land founded on the rule of law, America frequently finds itself ...more »

Eminent Domain
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CRMWD votes on eminent domain, will limit water deliveries
Odessa AmericanDecember 8, 2011

BIG SPRING Colorado Municipal Water District board members voted to use the power of eminent domain in planning for a new pipeline to be built from the Ward County well fields to Odessa during a meeting Wednesday morning. The board spent nearly two ...more »

Native Americans
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March Against Voter Suppression Laws!
The Women's International PerspectiveDecember 3, 2011

Throughout our history Americans have been murdered for defending this basic human right.This is what Civil Rights is about. We will not let it be taken away from millions today. Join us on Saturday, December 10th—The United Nations' Human Rights ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Too Much Religious Liberty in America?
American Center for Law and Justice (blog)December 2, 2011

ACLJ Senior Counsel Colby May recently testified before Congress on the state of religious liberty in the United States, providing specific examples of religious discrimination and animosity directed at Christians. However, not everyone agrees that the ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Data laws 'have made university references worthless'
BBC NewsDecember 5, 2011

"If I was prime minister for half a day I would abolish the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act and start all over again," Baroness Deech told the BBC News website. "I would have one statute defining what's private and what's public ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Complainants in sexual harassment investigations fear lack of protection (w ...
Red and BlackDecember 1, 2011

Roman, a University sociology professor, was aware female researchers presented the Equal Opportunity Office with complaints of his unprofessional work behavior and creation of a hostile workplace at the Institute ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Online piracy bill under scrutiny
The Desert SunDecember 3, 2011

They voted in April to express disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission's proposed “net neutrality” rules, designed to keep Internet companies from giving more favorable treatment — such as faster downloading — to certain types of content ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Local law enforcement must find better way to fight drug problem
Bucyrus Telegraph ForumDecember 3, 2011

Our Fourth Amendment right protects us citizens of the United States against unlawful search and seizure. Crawford County law enforcement seemingly overlooked this when deciding it was OK to pull over anyone for any and every reason. ...more »

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