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US Labor Department to begin campaign against violations in Georgia
The Augusta ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

... child labor and overtime laws. Al Villoch, a community outreach specialist with the department, said the agency will conduct visits to businesses all over Georgia from November through April, focusing on franchise restaurants. ...more »

Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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MANVILLE: Tuesday's vote could put state on path to allowing legal sports betting
Packet OnlineNovember 2, 2011

“The court noted that sports gambling is illegal in New Jersey, hence, there is no imminent threat that anyone will seek to enforce the federal law in New Jersey,” the LWV paper said. If the constitutional amendment is approved, the federal courts may ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Guard wins lawsuit over free speech
Concord MonitorNovember 1, 2011

A Merrimack County jury ruled yesterday that the New Hampshire Department of Corrections interfered with one of its employees' rights to free expression and awarded the man $150000 in damages. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Report: Prescription Drug Deaths Skyrocket
Fox NewsNovember 1, 2011

Crosses all races and gender, national origin, age.” In fact, the CDC report found the death rate among non-Hispanic whites and American Indians/Alaska Natives was three times higher than among Blacks and Hispanic whites. Many states have passed new ...more »

Native Americans
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Congress honors WWII Japanese-American soldiers
Progress IndexNovember 8, 2011

In recent years, Congress has honored athletes, astronauts and civil rights trailblazers. Lawmakers have also granted the award to the Tuskegee Airmen and to Native American code talkers who transmitted secret messages sent during World War II. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Gay couples to be allowed civil ceremonies in church 1, 2011

The Church said it thought the Government's setting out of the legal position would mean “it would not be possible to bring a successful discrimination claim on the basis of religious premises not being available for the registration of civil ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Justice Stevens: “Clarence wrote an intellectually honest opinion”
Daily Mail - Charleston (blog)November 12, 2011

Once one accepts, as the Court at least nominally does, ante, at 6, that the Public Use Clause is a limit on the eminent domain power of the Federal Government and the States, there is no justification for the almost complete deference it grants to ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Cain blames Perry for harassment leak
Washington PostNovember 3, 2011

Herman Cain is defending himself anew and, without evidence, blaming presidential rival Rick Perry's campaign of being behind the disclosure of years-old sexual harassment allegations against him. (Nov. 3) (/The Associated Press) Correction: ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Trauma Compounded: The Plight of LGBT Immigration Detainees
Huffington Post (blog)November 2, 2011

The ACLU recently unveiled government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act which show the widespread, systemic nature of sexual abuse of detainees in immigration detention facilities. While the problem of sexual abuse of ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Lawyer outlines rights against police searches
The StatesmanNovember 11, 2011

Latham came to USU to teach students about their rights when it comes to search and seizure. Police aren't allowed to search without probable cause, he said, but can legally lie to people to get them to cooperate, according to the film "10 Rules for ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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FG constitutes implementation committee on FOI Act
NEXTNovember 4, 2011

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja constituted an 11-member committee on the implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The committee will map out operational guidelines for the ...more »


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