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Harassment case in Oxnard 'was about dignity,' attorney says
Ventura County StarDecember 1, 2011

The settlement, filed Monday, requires Cyma to assign an equal employment opportunity coordinator to ensure the staff is trained to prevent future harassment, discrimination and retaliation. EEOC lawyer Anna Park commended Cyma for making changes. ...more »

Mr. Corzine and His Regulators
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The mistake is to believe in regulator prescience, as opposed to simpler, straightforward rules on, say, leverage or capital. Mr. Gensler, for his part, has a response to the cronyism charge. Since the firm went bankrupt he has announced that he will ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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No one is above the law
Times LIVEDecember 4, 2011

In what could be read as an indirect response to the recent statements of Zuma, the SCA then proceeded to make the following powerful observation: No one is above the law and everyone is subject to the constitution and the law. To ensure a functional, ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Judge: Officer's mosque lawsuit not about personal rights
Tulsa WorldDecember 1, 2011

Paul Fields' lawsuit over his refusal to attend a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day last March at a local mosque may not be expanded to include a First Amendment freedom of speech claim, ruling it would be "futile." US District Judge Gregory Frizzell ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Widespread ignorance of anti-discrimination legislation
Times of MaltaDecember 14, 2011

Two separate studies of discrimination in Malta have revealed widespread ignorance of anti-discrimination legislation and significant victim discomfort in reporting incidences of discrimination. The survey findings were presented this morning at an ...more »

Native Americans
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Perry defends Joe Arpaio
CBS NewsDecember 16, 2011

Arizonans have a long and shameful history of discrimination against indigenous peoples of the Americans. Arizona fought against giving the vote to native Americans and was the last state to do so. Arizona was a major supporter of Operation ******* in ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Religious Leaders Convened by OAS Analyzed Dialogue with States of Latin ...
thebahamasweekly.comDecember 6, 2011

Participants in the two panels—“Religious Freedom and Non-discrimination” and “The Contribution of Religious Leaders to the Design of Public Policies”—were Robert John Araujo, SJ, Professor in the School of Law at Loyola University; Muhamma Yusuf ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Boulder seeks eminent domain authority to force land sale near airport
Daily CameraDecember 4, 2011

The Boulder City Council is poised to authorize the use of eminent domain to force a Boulder County property owner to sell his land in order to preserve future federal funding for the Boulder Municipal Airport. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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7 keys to slaying sexual harassment
Hotel News NowDecember 6, 2011

In the wake of the high-profile hotel employee sexual assault case that ensnared former IMF chairman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the hotel industry hit the “pause” button to consider how to better protect employees from sexual harassment. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Judicial Watch sues for Solyndra docs
PoliticoDecember 1, 2011

The conservative nonprofit group said litigation in federal district court was needed because it had little luck so far obtaining the Obama administration's materials on the California solar company through the Freedom of Information Act. Continue ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Lomira man suing village, officer for unlawful arrest
Fond du Lac ReporterDecember 4, 2011

The suit seeks unspecified compensatory damages for violations of Bautista's constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure stemming from the entry without a warrant, alleged excessive force in the arrest, unlawful detention and prosecution ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Assemble Freely, Lose Your Rights
ForbesDecember 9, 2011

Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Unlike the Second, Fourth, and particularly Tenth Amendments, ...more »


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