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Failed Solar Company's Auction Draws Bargain Hunters
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To some people, the bankruptcy of the solar-module maker Solyndra shows the folly of government trying to pick winners in technology markets. To others, the furor over its $535 million federal loan guarantee represents an attack on the solar industry ...more »

Attorney General Kamala Harris to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders Tonight
SF Weekly (blog)November 1, 2011

In compact San Francisco, the law has meant that the parolees can't live anywhere indoors at all, and have instead been living in vans, on a series of couches, or on the street. In today's press conference, state adult parole director Robert Ambroselli ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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The Christmas Tree Tax
Reason Online (blog)November 9, 2011

"This little 15-cent tree tax is a microcosm of what's wrong with constitutional law, evermore divorced from the Constitution as it is," writes Ilya Shapiro: First, there are obvious Free Exercise and Equal Protection issues here. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Lawyers and judges are trained on freedom of expression in Armenia
Public Radio of ArmeniaNovember 1, 2011

The two workshops for legal counsel and judges aimed to promote freedom of expression in Armenia kicked off today in Yerevan. The event is organized by Europe in Law Association (ELA) non-governmental organization with the support of the OSCE Office in ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Twenty Ealing children waiting to be adopted or fostered
Ealing TimesNovember 6, 2011

The situation is said to mirror the national picture, with most of of those looking for adoptive families being of black or mixed-race origins. The majority are aged between two and seven, and more than half are in groups with brothers and sisters who ...more »

Native Americans
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Civil rights activist to speak in Salisbury
Salisbury PostNovember 2, 2011

A native of Sumter, SC, Felder attended Clark College in Atlanta where he was the football team's quarterback and president of the Student Government Association. He participated in civil rights protests and sit-ins, spending time in Atlanta jails and ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Soldier claims race bias over microwave ban
Telegraph.co.ukNovember 4, 2011

A former soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence for racial and religious discrimination after being banned from keeping a microwave oven in his room. By John-Paul Ford Rojas Nigerian national Oluwadare Adaramola, a Seventh Day Adventist, ...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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Limbaugh: We need “a Republican Larry Flynt” to pay for proof of sexual...
Hot AirNovember 6, 2011

As I wrote earlier this week, I don't particularly like to dedicate much time or attention to the Herman Cain sexual harassment story: The networks and Politico have given it enough. More eyeballs need to be on Barack Obama, who continues to spout ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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MATTER OF TJS OF N.Y., INC. v. NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF TAXATION & FIN.
Leagle.comNovember 4, 2011

Petitioner made a request under the Freedom of Information Law (see Public Officers Law art 6 [hereinafter FOIL]) for records in connection with a sales tax audit performed by respondent Department of Taxation and Finance. When Supreme Court (Sackett, ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle Says His Rights Were Violated
Fox News (blog)November 17, 2011

24 arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and whether the arrest violated Obama's Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. The Fox Nation is for those opposed to intolerance, excessive government control of our ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Religious freedom?
World MagazineNovember 1, 2011

Kyle McCarter, it's ironic that the Illinois law that caused this upheaval boasts of protecting “religious freedom” in its title: The Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. “You would think that [religious freedom] was going to come into ...more »

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