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

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Reportage: LEI's future in the balance
Insurance AgeNovember 1, 2011

... even when some of Jackson's proposals pass into law, forward-thinking companies will continue to thrive. Andrew Parker, head of strategic litigation at Beachcroft, says: “There has been so much focus on personal injury claims with ATE that this ...more »

Arizona serial killer found guilty of nine murders
ReutersNovember 1, 2011

Goudeau, who had steadfastly maintained his innocence, was arrested in the driveway of his home in September 2006 after an intensive police investigation. A special 250-member task force worked for months to investigate the crimes, which were first ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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A New Warren (Buffett) Supreme Court?
ForbesNovember 2, 2011

In a recent opinion upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “ObamaCare”) Judge Sutton cited Buffett's investment strategy as evidence that the PPACA did not violate the commerce clause of ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Madison church to host anti-Shariah conference
The Daily News JournalNovember 1, 2011

"There was no room in the inn for freedom, but pastor Maury Davis of Cornerstone Church opened his doors for free speech," said Zelenik, who lost the 2010 Republican primary to US Rep. Diane Black of Gallatin. However, headliner Pamela Geller, ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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International Day for Tolerance
SOS Children's Villages CanadaNovember 17, 2011

“We all have a responsibility to protect those vulnerable to discrimination, whether based on race, religion, nationality, language, gender, sexual orientation or other factors. Practicing tolerance can serve as the antidote to prejudice and hatred,” ...more »

Native Americans
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Palefaces meet Blackhorse
NW Evening MailNovember 4, 2011

DESCENDANTS of Native Americans visited the South Cumbrian frontier to teach enthusiasts about their forefathers' culture. Burlington C of E School welcomed The American West, an American Indian history and dance company. Pupils at the Kirkby primary ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Thomas says Establishment Clause jurisprudence 'in shambles'
WND.comNovember 1, 2011

But Thomas noted the dissenters in the 10th Circuit decision said a "reasonable observer" of the Utah memorial crosses "would not take such a paranoid, conspiratorial view of life, conjuring up fears of religious discrimination by a 'Christian police,' ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Keystone XL Pipeline Relies on Eminent Domain for Success
Triple PunditNovember 7, 2011

One big reason that may help build opposition to the Keystone construction is eminent domain. The fight against the Keystone XL pipeline has been mostly an environmental fight, but quite frankly, not everyone is an environmentalist and may not resonate ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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How is sexual harassment defined by the law?
Gretawire (blog)November 2, 2011

In fiscal year 2010, the EEOC received 11717 charges of sexual harassment. On its website, the EEOC's guidelines state: ”Although the law doesn't prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is ...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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'Misguided Brotherhood'
Flathead BeaconNovember 23, 2011

30, 2010, the Lake County's Sheriff's Office conducted a search and seizure on Leonard's home through a warrant obtained by Young through District Judge CB McNeil, according to news reports. The Lake County Leader reported that computers, ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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New Hampshire Father Has One Question for the GOP
Advocate.comNovember 2, 2011

Marzullo called on fellow Republicans to consider one question while deciding whether to overturn New Hampshire's marriage equality law: "If you knew your child was gay would you disown him or her?" The GOP doesn't appear to be answering that question ...more »


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