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

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Dispute delays revenue-sharing payouts
USA TodayNovember 1, 2011

The money involved is substantial because the league collected roughly $200 million (12.4% of each contract's face value) from players, and probably three-quarters of that money will be returned to players. Ten teams qualify for revenue sharing, ...more »

Yankees Waiting On Cashman & His Lawyers
WasWatching.comNovember 1, 2011

“All the terms and conditions are done,” said the source, who declined to provide details of the contract. “My understanding is (Cashman) was going over it with his lawyer (Saturday night).” According to published reports, the Yankees were agreeable to ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Issue 3 sparks health care dialogue
Marietta TimesNovember 4, 2011

"The amendment is written to prevent compulsory participation in a health system, the individual mandate of the federal health care law," Snyder said. "The liberals of Innovation Ohio are twisting words on this clear and simple issue to propel their ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Baba Suwe Regains Freedom Friday
P.M. NewsNovember 1, 2011

Justice Yetunde Idowu of an Ikeja High court, this morning, ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to release Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, on bail by Friday 4 November, 2011, if he fails to excrete the suspected ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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DOJ: Immigrants are welcome in schools
WALA-TV FOX10November 1, 2011

The letter also points out that students may not be denied an education based on their parents race, national origin, actual or perceived immigration status, whether they are homeless or in foster care or based on their inability to provide ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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US government also a villain in piracy act story
CNETNovember 1, 2011

A press release today quotes the Fraternal Order of Police discussing the importance of stopping "rogue Web sites" from creating and selling counterfeit gloves and brake pads that could put police at risk, worrying over counterfeit pharmaceuticals and ...more »

Native Americans
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The Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women (SAVE Native Women) Act ...
Native TimesNovember 2, 2011

NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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LAW: Lawyers rated in magazine survey
Press-EnterpriseNovember 9, 2011

Reid & Hellyer in Riverside, for one, earned top tier status for eight practice areas including commercial litigation, personal injury litigation (representing defendents), eminent domain, real estate and labor litigation as well as corporate, ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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The Right to Be Anti-Gay
The AtlanticNovember 3, 2011

Shorter is reportedly a private religious school, which means that it's protected by the First Amendment and federal employment law, which explicitly exempts religious institutions from bans on religious discrimination. This exemption is not limited to ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Toxic Bronx School reported hundreds of sick kids
New York Daily NewsNovember 3, 2011

Records obtained by the Daily News under the Freedom of Information Law show that since 2005 nurses at the Bronx New School logged cases of kids suffering headaches, vomiting, abnormal gaits or even seizures nearly every month. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Poll watcher: Sexual harassment and discrimination; Americans miss crime drop ...
Washington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

How prevalent is sexual harassment and what do Republicans think about gender discrimination generally? About one in six Americans — and a quarter of women — report experiencing sexual harassment at work at some point, according to a 2010 60 ...more »

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