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

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Colts hope to regain their confidence in three-game homestand
WSBT-TVNovember 1, 2011

Those are, and have been, the watch words for a highly successful Colts franchise over the years. Now, the same franchise is struggling along with an 0-8 record at the midway point of the season. The Colts are one of two NFL franchises still without a ...more »

Miami cop innocent of reckless driving on turnpike, lawyer says
MiamiHerald.comNovember 1, 2011

Officer Fausto López's lawyer, William Matthewman, said in a statement that López client is innocent of the charge of driving recklessly, a second-degree misdemeanor, on the morning of Oct. 11, when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper DJ Watts stopped him ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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North Dakota Sues Minnesota Over Anti-Global Warming Law
The New AmericanNovember 4, 2011

According to the complaint, the law as applied, “unconstitutionally interferes with North Dakota's energy production, in violation ... of the Commerce Clause” of the United States Constitution. The [Next Generation Energy Act] unduly burdens interstate ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Free Speech and the Westboro Problem
First Things (blog)November 1, 2011

America's founding generation—both ordinary citizens and legal elites—drew a distinction between liberty and license. That is, they recognized a difference between, say, the use of freedom of speech, on the one hand, and its abuse, on the other. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Undocumented need a family sponsor
New York Daily NewsNovember 3, 2011

The Immigration and Nationality Act uses the terms “cancellation of removal” in several sections. Here we are concerned with cancellation of removal for undocumented immigrants. Besides the 10 years presence here, you must prove that your US citizen or ...more »

Native Americans
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Activists assail San Francisco's dwindling black population
Bay Area ReporterNovember 3, 2011

"No movement works in isolation" movements are in "conversation with each other" and "stem from the civil rights movement," she said. With the November 8 election around the corner, San Francisco's African American community is carefully scrutinizing ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Muslim Students Criticize Banzhaf's Legal Action
Catholic University of America The TowerNovember 4, 2011

The news of the lawsuit has attracted the attention of the national media since Banzhaf first announced his intentions to sue the University for religious discrimination on October 20 th . It has sparked an onslaught of public criticism of the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Salt Lake City's Parr Brown law firm gets top rank
Salt Lake TribuneNovember 3, 2011

Parr Brown was tops in commercial litigation, communications law, construction law, three areas of corporate law, environmental law, labor-union law, construction litigation, eminent domain litigation, media and first amendment law, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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The Business Finance Store Provides Advice for Small Businesses to Avoid ...
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

The Business Finance Store discusses strategies for small business owners to ensure that their business and employees are protected against sexual harassment. Funding is Available with The Business Finance Store. Republican Presidential hopeful Herman ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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If the Staunton School Board is trying to straighten out the mess stemming ...
Staunton News LeaderNovember 3, 2011

Evaluating a specific individual's performance is a reason public bodies can choose to close meetings, under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. Whitesell said she could give no other details about whom the board was evaluating. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Judge slams city police over unlawful search of vehicle
Calgary HeraldNovember 4, 2011

However, the search of the accused's vehicle and seizure from the vehicle were unreasonable," Langston said. "What happened this night was the anticipated result of a calculated manoeuvre designed to sidetrack the accused's charter rights. ...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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