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Massachusetts Gaming Commission appointees to be nominated with help of search ...
MassLive.comDecember 1, 2011

According to the new casino law, a full-time, five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission will regulate casinos and issue licenses for a single slot barn and three casino resorts including one in Western Massachusetts. Gov. ...more »

Courthouse construction begins
Redlands Daily FactsDecember 1, 2011

SAN BERNARDINO - Construction began Wednesday on the new San Bernardino County courthouse in downtown San Bernardino. The estimated $339 million project, which has been in development since 2007, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Senator to Malacanang: Don't disregard the Constitution
Sun.StarDecember 4, 2011

That's not allowed by the Constitution," he said. He said the DOJ should not use the argument that the government's rights supersede the rights of the individual. "That was the excuse for Martial Law. That is the defense of Marcos," he said. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Obama's own 'square deal'
PoliticoDecember 6, 2011

President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a sweeping speech about fairness and the role of government in the industrial world, declaring that Americans face “a make or break moment for the middle class.” Speaking in Osawatomie, Kan. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Philadelphia Catholic college revises code after firing homosexual prof.
LifesiteDecember 14, 2011

The statement went on to say, “Discrimination on any of the following basis is prohibited: race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability, or status as a ...more »

Native Americans
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Al Calloway Says: The American dilemma: How to determine democracy
The South Florida TimesDecember 9, 2011

I mean every one of us, Some 50 years has passed since the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) warned segregated and undemocratic white America during the Civil Rights Movement that, ìWhat you allow the government to do to us today, ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Copts react to Islamist electoral win
Ahram OnlineDecember 4, 2011

I don't think the new parliament will issue any laws to help the Christians. But then again, neither did the interim government of former Prime Minister Essam Sahraf. He promised both an anti-discrimination law and a law to organise the building of ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Albany Area Law Firm Recognized in Annual US - Best Lawyers Rankings
U.S. Politics TodayDecember 8, 2011

In addition to commercial litigation and eminent domain / condemnation, the firm also represents clients in property tax disputes and in personal injury cases. The common thread in all of these practice areas is skilled representation in trial law and ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Lawyer Bridgette Styles says sexual harassment is rife in Aussie workplaces
NEWS.com.auDecember 2, 2011

Fighting back after her victory ... lawyer Bridgette Styles / Pic: Nic Gibson Source: The Daily Telegraph THE young lawyer who took on top-tier law firm Clayton Utz, claiming its culture was sexist, says she believes sexual harassment "seems to be ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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The City of Detroit refused to release records this week from a controversial ...
Detroit Free PressDecember 1, 2011

The Law Department, which is part of the Bing administration, denied a Free Press request under the Freedom of Information Act to access records that reveal what was said during the Oct. 26 closed meeting, which attorneys and some council members said ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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CNT busts Savannah meth lab
Savannah Morning NewsDecember 2, 2011

By Savannah Morning News Three suspects are in custody following a search of a residence that resulted in the seizure of an inactive methamphetamine lab. Early Thursday afternoon, members of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team searched a ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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As media battles for freedom, Omar seeks new ground rules
Hindustan TimesDecember 2, 2011

"Journalists who wish to plunge into crowds to get the perfect photograph should wear brightly coloured jackets/bibs so that they can be identified easily by the law enforcing agencies...Unless you take the initiative to make it easier to identify ...more »

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