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

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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 »

Value Investing 8: Fishing In Shallow Waters
Seeking AlphaDecember 1, 2011

When I was practicing law, I had a case involving a large, complex and extremely expensive fishing vessel. It used advanced electronics to find and catch large quantities of fish and could travel far out in the ocean in search of ideal fishing grounds. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Weinstein pens chapter in new First Amendment book
Arizona State UniversityDecember 2, 2011

A chapter by James Weinstein, Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the College of Law, has been published in First Amendment Stories, edited by Richard Garnett and Andrew Koppelman (Foundation Press). In “The Story of Masses Publishing Co. v ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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US information struggle is over bills 'that could break the internet'
Business DayDecember 2, 2011

...Act. They are cousins that together form what has become known as the Internet Blacklist Legislation. While the bills in the US and the one in SA may have different aims and ideas, the outcomes of both sets greatly affect freedom of speech. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Wicked LocalDecember 11, 2011

... office at 781-585-4382 to schedule a screening/evaluation. The Silver Lake Regional School District/Superintendency Union #31 does not discriminate on the basis of age, handicap, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.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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Jehovah's Witness claims discrimination by nursing home
AnnArbor.comDecember 13, 2011

The suit seeks compensation for Heys and a court order preventing the company from engaging in future religious discrimination against employees. Whitehall administrator John Deluca could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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NH Senate committee to take up eminent domain bill
Boston.comDecember 8, 2011

Though the bill was designed to change state procedures to take land by eminent domain, debate often focused on the controversial Northern Pass project that inspired the measure. Under the House-passed bill, public utilities could not ask the state for ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Five Students Sue Howard University in Sexual Harassment Case
NBC WashingtonDecember 1, 2011

Since then, three other students have claimed they were victims of Bright-Abu and the university had yet again failed to act on the information. They are filing a civil lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and abuse against Howard University and ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Skagway's wastewater gets federal attention
Juneau EmpireDecember 1, 2011

The EPA watch lists were created in 2004 under former President George Bush, reported National Public Radio, which obtained a recent list through the federal Freedom of Information Act. The EPA made the lists public after that. ...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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Police: Ex-Miss USA Was Above Legal Alcohol Limit
SalonDecember 6, 2011

The report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request says the 26-year-old from Dearborn was pulled over early Saturday speeding and weaving in traffic. The report says she “immediately identified herself as ...more »


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