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The Enron cast: Where are they now?
Financial NewsDecember 1, 2011

The leading characters in the Enron saga have had varied fortunes since the disgraced trading giant collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy a decade ago this week. A few went to prison, a couple have since died, while another employee went on to become a ...more »

Professionals: Key deals
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

The Manchester office was well-placed to advise, given its growing international strength and expertise.” *Martin Davies, a commercial property partner at Manchester law firm Kuits, advised graduate recruitment business Inspiring Interns on the lease...more »

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Affirmative Action
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America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law
NJ TODAYDecember 5, 2011

As we ratchet down the wars abroad, we must call upon our leaders to shore up the rule of law and civil liberties at home. There is absolutely no excuse for the continued abuse of power that we as a nation have endured for so long. Constitutional...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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US Troop out of Suffolk Law
The PhoenixDecember 1, 2011

On Veterans Day, Suffolk Law School gave us a lesson in the glories — and pitfalls — that come with living with a legal and moral tradition of free speech. Unfortunately, US Army Reserves ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Theatre@First puts the 'community' in community theater
Boston.comDecember 12, 2011

The mission statement says participants are welcome “at all levels of experience, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, body type, age or disability. ...more »

Native Americans
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Muslim center opens in Back Bay
The Boston GlobeDecember 5, 2011

Nasser Weddady, civil rights outreach director for the American Islamic Congress, called that country “a corner of the Muslim world people don't think about.'' In an interview last week, Weddady ticked off some of the Muslim immigrant groups that have ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Laws 'discouraging recruitment'
BBC NewsDecember 5, 2011

Almost 80% of the respondents said that, in view of employment law obligations generally, Northern Ireland has become a harder place to do business since 1997. A similar number said that that the current level of employment law creates a more litigious ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Obenshain presents eminent domain bill in Norfolk
The Virginian-PilotDecember 1, 2011

The recent battle over eminent domain can be traced to outrage over a 2005 US Supreme Court decision affirming that private land can be justifiably transferred to another private party for economic development purposes. Obenshain's proposal would limit ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexting DA could have law license revoked
Wisconsin Radio NetworkDecember 1, 2011

The complaint filed with the state State Supreme Court Wednesday by OLR details eleven counts of alleged attorney misconduct by Kratz, including sexual harassment and having an “offensive personality.” Allegations against Kratz built up after dozens of ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Honasan assures action on FOI bill in 3 months
Philippine StarDecember 8, 2011

Gregorio Honasan today vowed that the much-delayed deliberation on the Freedom of Information bill will be acted on in the first quarter of next year. In a forum organized by Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition, a network of more than 150 organizations ...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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Seat belts may save lives, but it's not a primary law in state
News-Press NowDecember 4, 2011

The main argument for opposing seat belt laws is an effort to protect personal freedom and a person's right to choose their own safety. Advocates say that no matter the argument for denying a primary seat belt law, statistics show that those laws...more »


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