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Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

*Hill Dickinson has appointed Tricia Cottrell as head of family in its commercial litigation arm. She has more than 25 years' experience in the field and previously worked at Halliwells and JMW in Manchester. She will work across Hill Dickinson's ...more »

Rafferty touts record in bid for attorney general
Daily Local NewsDecember 1, 2011

Rafferty said his background in private business, as a local government official, his work in the Philadelphia district attorney's office, three years as a deputy state attorney general and nine years in the legislature put him ahead of all the other ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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NPRI has political motive, but is right on the law
Las Vegas SunDecember 2, 2011

The notion that somehow Denis' duties repairing computers for the Public Utilities Commission somehow conflicts with his legislative duties is far-fetched. He has no power in the executive branch with that — let me think of a word — ministerial job, ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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As tent cities fade, Occupy turns to specifics
CBS NewsDecember 1, 2011

If the United States Supreme Court defined freedom of religion using the same logic that campaign laws use to define a free press only the church or synagogue "as an institution" would enjoy freedom of religion, not its parishioners! ...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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Wanna Kwanzaa?
Connect Savannah.comDecember 20, 2011

By community, Dr. Karenga meant post–Civil Rights–era African Americans, for whom the holiday provided a point of empowerment and pride in tumultuous times. But rather than remain a closed ritual, Kwanzaa has evolved around the country and locally to ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Hearing: Obama Admin Discriminated Against Catholics on Abortion
LifeNews.comDecember 1, 2011

“These actions appear to constitute an abuse of discretion and undermine the integrity of the process, while potentially violating the spirit, if not the letter, of federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination based on religious beliefs,” ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pocatello City Council Approves the Use of Eminent Domain for South Valley ...
KPVI News 6December 2, 2011

Thursday night, the Pocatello City Council put their foot down and voted to give to allow the city to use all means necessary to get this project completed and that includes the use of eminent domain. In a unanimous vote, The Pocatello City Council ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Why do Cain adultery allegations stick more than harassment charges?
CNN InternationalDecember 1, 2011

The guy in the office in the gray flannel suit fears that his taken-for-granted sexualization of the women in his workplace may be interpreted as harassment when he doesn't want it to be. He doesn't think he's a bad guy, but can't imagine treating his ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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police union moves to kill ACLU suit
Chicago Sun-TimesDecember 1, 2011

If a judge grants the union's motion to intervene, the FOP plans to initially ask that the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP be disqualified from assisting the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and, ultimately, that the case be dismissed. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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El Cajon Faces Voting Rights Lawsuit
San Diego Reader (blog)December 16, 2011

But suddenly, the ACLU is all up in our grill, complaining about unlawful search and seizure. And now there's this phony lawsuit. Not that I care." "I'm a chronic pot smoker myself," concluded Louis. "But do you hear me complaining about this stuff ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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John Gladding, ex-WCAX reporter central to landmark freedom of press case, dies
vt.Buzz (blog)December 1, 2011

“It was a milestone decision for the press in Vermont,” Hemley said about the case, formally known as the state of Vermont vs. Catherine St. Peter et al. Henley, who began practicing law in Vermont in 1976, said he has cited the case in several dozen ...more »


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