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UPI NewsTrack Business
UPI.comNovember 1, 2011

Burroughs predicted membership at the nine-branch credit union would grow 5 percent this year, compared to 4 percent in 2010, The Detroit News reported Monday. With a new law limits the amount banks can charge when a consumer uses a debit card at a ...more »

Tribune Judge Denies JPMorgan, Aurelius Reorganization Plans
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

The lower-ranking creditors already have filed lawsuits related to the LBO, including cases against Zell and Tribune's shareholders. The bankruptcy case is In re Tribune Co., 08-bk-13141, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).more »

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Affirmative Action
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Obama Administration Challenges South Carolina Immigration Law
The New AmericanNovember 1, 2011

In fact, the wording of Article I, Section 9 is precisely worded so as not to be confused with any other article of the Constitution. With all this in mind, it is a curious thing to consider how so many men and women trained in the law generally and in ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Sarawakians support Appellate Court's decision on UUCA
The Borneo PostNovember 2, 2011

Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing said students must learn to live in an environment where freedom of expression is honoured, knowing full well that there are negative consequences if they abuse that freedom. “We have laws which curb ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Census Bureau News -- Profile America Facts for Features: Veterans Day 2011 ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday ...more »

Native Americans
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Should Black Floridians vote for Herman Cain in the GOP primary?
Florida CourierNovember 17, 2011

Then he had the nerve, in the presence of living, breathing civil rights icons sitting in the shadow of the MLK Memorial statute, to "preach," jackleg-style, that Black America must "wait" for political change to come when MLK argued just the opposite. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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On Faith and Facts
PatheosNovember 5, 2011

This is where religious discrimination appears subtle and cloaked in love and concern for someone's soul. There is a line where each person has the freedom to believe what they choose, but it is also disrespectful to dismiss someone's life experiences ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Part Three of our series on "The Bluff, Atlanta's Forgotten Community," ...
WXIA-TVNovember 5, 2011

"There's really only one option when you have the percentage of vacant houses that we have: Eminent domain. If we can pursue a course of eminent domain and condemnation and acquire a critical mass (of properties) then we can make an investment that can ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Midcoast group works to support victims of sexual abuse, harassment
knox.VillageSoup.comNovember 1, 2011

In 2010, SASSMM provided support to 315 victims of sexual violence. • Of the 315 victims, 92 (29.2 percent) filed reports with a law enforcement agency. • 148 of the assaults occurred at 18 years of age or younger. • 23 of the assaults occurred at 60 ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Watchdog and public health groups challenge the use of genetically engineered ...
Summit County Citizens VoiceNovember 5, 2011

... who has obtained documents under Freedom of Information Act litigation documenting the Obama “White House Agricultural Biotechnology Working Group” partnership with industry to promote planting GE crops on National Wildlife Refuges. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Lorne Gunter: Nothing gives Occupiers the 'right' to camp in public parks
National Post (blog)November 16, 2011

Walmart is unable to limit your right to be protected from unlawful search and seizure, at least not without the assistance of government. For the most part, only governments possess enough power to take away essential liberties. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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PRESS RELEASE: SPLC's Mike Hiestand Accepts Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award
Student Press Law CenterNovember 1, 2011

“Louis's commitment to the cause of student press freedom and unwavering support for the Student Press Law Center in its early years made that possible. He was kind, but fiercely passionate about the importance of instilling in our next generation an ...more »


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