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Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

Proposal would eliminate Dallas antitrust enforcement office, send work elsewhere
Dallas Morning News (subscription)November 1, 2011

Unlike federal prosecutors who work for the US attorney's office, antitrust prosecutors investigate their own cases, rather than relying solely on law enforcement such as the FBI.Some local cases: In 1999, a Dallas investigation into international ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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A Conservative Icon Upholds the Health Care Act
The AtlanticNovember 9, 2011

He teaches courses in constitutional law and creative writing for law students at the University of Baltimore. He lives in Washington, DC Garrett Epps, a former reporter for The Washington Post, is a novelist and legal scholar. He lives in Washington, ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Court ruling on UUCA 'far-reaching', says Bian
Free Malaysia TodayNovember 1, 2011

They said the the ban violates human rights and free speech. Yesterday the Court of Appeal ruled that the law contravened constitutionally protected freedom of expression. - Any organisation, body or group of persons specified by the Minister under ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

New York civil rights violation lawyers understand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, and religion. New York's Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in New ...more »

Native Americans
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Noble Injustice
American ThinkerNovember 6, 2011

... applied to African Americans and Native Americans. I would note that the majority opinion has held that the Program is unconstitutional as applied to Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans. Likewise, the rights of "nonminority women" came up short. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?
RH Reality Check (blog)November 2, 2011

I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one's conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Butterfield eminent domain effort could end up in court
Morgan Hill TimesNovember 4, 2011

Construction on the Butterfield Boulevard south extension project will not be delayed by eminent domain proceedings, but some of the final price tags for private property the city needs for the project could be the ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual Assault Charges against Glacier High School, Kalispell Montana a legal ... (press release)November 4, 2011

In most cases involving civil suits against a school district, its employees and agents are provided under our United States Constitution protection from liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity. This comes from the common law where the State ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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US Justice Department
msnbc.comNovember 7, 2011

... interest groups and government watchdogs and has decided to withdraw its proposal to allow federal agencies to lie to people seeking sensitive documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Currently, if a requested document is so sensitive that ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Search warrant ends in arrest, seizure of drugs
Janesville Gazette (blog)November 21, 2011

... and unlawful possession of prescription drugs, the release said. The arrest comes after a several month's long investigation into crack cocaine sales in the Fourth Ward neighborhood, according to the release. The search also resulted in the seizure...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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