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LS Power Completes Financing for West Deptford Energy Station
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over ...more »

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of Commercial Metals Company
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and ...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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Free speech and Indian Dionysius'
The HinduDecember 1, 2011

One major reason is that governments act without an understanding of the underlying rationale of free speech. They act without knowing why a country like India needs to grant effective protection to freedom of speech. Broadly speaking, there are three ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Pushing back against bullying
Catskill Daily MailDecember 9, 2011

... website noting that it covers, “but (is) not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity or expression, and sexes. ...more »

Native Americans
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Chesterfield retired businessman recognized
Cheraw ChronicleDecember 22, 2011

by Special to the Chronicle In 1963, one year before the passage of the US Civil Rights Bills, Lemuel Crawford and his family opened Crawford's Shoe Service at 149 West Main Street in Chesterfield. Crawford became the first African-American to operate ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Religious slurs in lawyer's memo have court up in arms
Pioneer PressDecember 1, 2011

In the sedate and sober world of bankruptcy law, one lawyer's memorandum sticks out like a sore loser. "Across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Curry drops eminent domain challenge
WNDU-TVDecember 13, 2011

The City of South Bend had tried to use eminent domain to acquire Curry's home off Burns Street south of the Notre Dame campus. Curry fought back by filing a civil suit of his own. Last Friday, the matter was settled out of court as Curry closed on a ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Lawsuit: Howard University Negligent In Sexual Assault, Harassment Case
W*USA 9December 1, 2011

The law office says that Howard University neglected its responsibility to protect its students from sexual harassment and assault. Bright-Abu is currently serving his sentence at the District of Columbia Correctional Center for sexually assaulting two ...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 »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Two charged after raid at Waterboro pot house
Kennebec JournalDecember 23, 2011

The sheriff's office executed a search warrant at the home and took two men into custody. Graham Chitouras, 25, of Lexington, Mass., and David Rosen, 26, of Ashway, RI, were each charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Experts split on role of press in Barton Chronicle publisher's arrest case
vtdigger.orgDecember 9, 2011

However, freedom of the press does not trump private property rights, said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Donald Kreis, a Vermont Law School professor, agrees. “Green Mountain Power has an ...more »


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