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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 »

Las Vegas man indicted in sports betting investigation
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 1, 2011

A Las Vegas area man tied to the sports betting operation ACME Group Trading has been indicted on charges of violating federal currency transaction laws. Robert Walker, 43, was charged with four counts of causing a financial institution ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Constitution draft team inadequate
The Zimbabwe StandardDecember 4, 2011

So should Greg Lennington for his diverse knowledge in constitutional law. John Makamure, an advocate of parliamentary democracy and the supremacy of parliament, should not have been left out. Now that elections are being talked about, some political ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Jackson School Board policy targeting bloggers is not first run in against ...
Jackson NJ Online (blog)December 4, 2011

This week, it was made known the Jackson School Board's intention to test their will against free speech and freedom of the press by declaring their intent to block out journalists who they deem not credible or favorable, ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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The U of A Extension Service is offering a social media seminar for businesses
Siftings HeraldDecember 8, 2011

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its program to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative ...more »

Native Americans
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The Republicans and the Palestinians
CounterPunchDecember 13, 2011

One might well imagine a Native American leader saying: “Remember, there was no United States country. It was part of the British Empire. I think we have an The following day, Mr. Gingrich defended his words. “Somebody ought to have the courage to tell ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Dearborn Discrimination Lawsuit Could Face Legal, Cultural Hurdles
Patch.comDecember 6, 2011

The city of Dearborn is being sued for the termination of a Health Department employee. An employment discrimination lawsuit filed against the City of Dearborn on Nov. 23 still has no trial date set, but speculation as to how the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Perhaps SOPA Should Be Called The Stop Online PRIVACY Act
TechdirtDecember 9, 2011

Critics of the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Chinese Firewall approach to combatting Internet piracy have hammered the ill-advised legislation for the predictable damage it would inflict on cybersecurity, innovation, and above all, free speech. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Staten Island Ferry lawsuit claims deckhands sexually harassed woman, peeped ...
SILive.comDecember 2, 2011

She claims that she was subjected to a "hostile work environment" and unlawful retaliation from the city after filing a sexual harassment and discrimination complaint against the co-worker in June. "The workplace turned against her," said her lawyer ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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You've got email — and a potential open meeting violation
Chicago TribuneDecember 5, 2011

In another case this year, the Joliet Historic Preservation Commission was cited by the Illinois attorney general's office in part for using email to discuss efforts to save a building targeted for demolition. The attorney general also ruled this year ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Texas woman gets 20 years for largest heroin seizure in Kane County history
Chicago TribuneDecember 14, 2011

She pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver more than 900 grams and faced up to 60 years in prison. A Mexican drug cartel paid Chagoya $1000 in expenses money to drive the cache from Texas to ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Egypt's ElBaradei: Liberals 'decimated' in vote
The Associated PressDecember 4, 2011

The High Election Commission announced that the Islamic fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party garnered 36.6 percent of the 9.7 million valid ballots cast last week for party lists. The Nour Party, representing the more hard-line ...more »


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