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Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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Bought Justice and the Supreme Court
Business InsiderNovember 4, 2011

The breakdown is becoming so severe that banks can commit rampant foreclosure fraud against debtors and the court system, without consequence. What good is a system of justice that protects the property rights of banks, but not the property rights of ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Former general leads polls for Guatemala president
Boston.comNovember 6, 2011

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) By Sonia Perez Associated Press / November 6, 2011 GUATEMALA CITY—Guatemalans rattled by soaring violence choose Sunday between two right-leaning presidential candidates: a former general who promises law and order and a ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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FAU adds protection for gay students, employees
Sun-Sentinel (blog)November 16, 2011

After a long wait, gay and lesbian students and employees at Florida Atlantic University are now specifically protected from discrimination and harassment. FAU's board of trustees amended its policy Wednesday ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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UVA's free speech guru gets mouthful of praise at gala
C-Ville WeeklyNovember 1, 2011

Sanford called the Thomas Jefferson Center a precursor to projects such as Yale Law School's planned Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression. “He established the premier First Amendment center at any law school.” Asked to comment on O'Neil's ...more »

Native Americans
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Higher Education Academics Say Disaggregation Key to Fighting 'Model Minority ...
Diverse: Issues in Higher EducatioNovember 1, 2011

For African-Americans in the 20th century, few civil rights challenges took on greater importance than the issue of desegregation. For Asian-Americans in the 21st century, one of the most important issues in the arena of civil rights is increasingly ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Mississippi Voters Pass Initiative Restricting Eminent Domain Powers
OpenMarket.orgNovember 9, 2011

Despite opposition from Republican Governor Hailey Barbour, 73 percent of voters supported amending the state constitution to prohibit that any “property acquired by the exercise of the power of eminent domain under the laws of the State of Mississippi ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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The Catholic University of America Sued for Dsicrimination
National Catholic RegisterNovember 7, 2011

He argues that it's appropriate for lawyers and law professors “to use their legal skills not just to benefit their client or get a retainer check,” but to promote the public interest, whether in health, discrimination or safety. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Court smacks Union
New York PostNovember 16, 2011

The Post filed a Freedom of Information Law request for the teacher performance rankings last summer, as did a number of other media groups. The United Federation of Teachers now has just one longshot legal option — an appeal to the state's highest ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Perverts, Sexual Deviants Occupy Top RCMP Ranks – New Allegations Suggest
South Asian LinkNovember 12, 2011

And given the recent shocking allegations of sexual harassment and abuse – he blames the RCMP for ruining his life and tearing his family apart. VANCOUVER – Serious allegations of sexual harassment, blackmailing trainees into sexual submission and ...more »


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