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European venture deals hit 11-year low
Financial NewsNovember 1, 2011

European venture capital investment has fallen to its lowest quarterly level since the dot-com crash, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, despite hopes that the region's venture industry is set for a growth spurt. The number of venture deals in the ...more »

Premier Service Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In the Bank's lawsuit against the FDIC, as receiver for 1st Centennial Bank, and against certain former officers of 1st Centennial Bank and 1st Centennial's director and officer liability insurance carrier, the Bank negotiated a settlement, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Keeping Up With the Joneses: How Far Does the 'Reasonable Expectation of ...
ABA JournalNovember 1, 2011

Jones involves the question of whether it is a search or seizure within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when the police plant a GPS device on a person's vehicle and monitor it for 24 hours a day, for 28 days. Since Katz v. United States, decided in ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Ousted anti-sharia conference finds new home
USA TodayNovember 1, 2011

Murray said he is still puzzled by the Hutton Hotel's actions because hotels often host events on controversial topics. "The right not to be offended and the right to freedom of speech — those are not compatible," he said.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Wisconsin Senate Passes Abstinence Sex-Ed Bill, in Spite of Statistics
International Business TimesNovember 3, 2011

However, race and Hispanic origin specific rates also vary widely by state." The disparity is most likely the result of "many factors, including differences in socioeconomic factors such as education and income, risk behaviors such as sexual activity ...more »

Native Americans
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Spirit Lake Tribe Sues NCAA
Indian Country Today Media Network.comNovember 1, 2011

The NCAA's actions violate Native American civil rights, equal protection rights, and religious rights. The suit has been brought by the Spirit Lake Tribe's Committee of Understanding and Respect on behalf of the Spirit Lake Tribe, and by former ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Catholic human trafficking outreach lost funds after HHS officials intervened
Catholic News AgencyNovember 3, 2011

This spring, political appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services were involved in adding new written instructions to groups requesting grants through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The new instructions dictate that “strong ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Best way to open beachfront
Daytona Beach News-JournalNovember 10, 2011

Let's get our local governments to use the power of eminent domain to buy vacant properties on the beach. Daytona Beach has asked Volusia County to help the city buy a half-acre beachfront lot at 35 Ocean Ave. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Harassment complaint costly to Haddon Heights
Cherry Hill Courier PostNovember 6, 2011

The state on Oct. 14 accepted Holcombe's evidence of alleged sexual harassment incidents and other workplace aggravation, according to a copy of the complaint. Holcombe said her evidence includes witness accounts. The state is also expected to consider ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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'Freedom' in law, but not in attitude
The Canberra TimesNovember 2, 2011

Sweden, for example, enshrined press freedom in law almost 350 years ago. Each year, its government publishes every citizen's income-tax return - and no one has a problem with it. Many other northern and continental European nations embrace the same ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Houston federal judge rules feds need search warrant to get cellphone tracking ...
Washington PostNovember 19, 2011

Hughes said in his ruling the data authorities requested is constitutionally protected from intrusion and can only be acquired with a search warrant under the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful search and seizure. In the 2010 ruling, ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Sinclair Reports a 22% Increase in Diluted Earnings Per Share in Third Quarter ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

"We are pleased to announce this morning that we entered into a purchase agreement to buy the assets of Freedom Communications' eight television stations for $385 million," commented David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair. ...more »


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