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'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

Court: School was Right to Ban "Islam is of the Devil" Shirts
Opposing ViewsNovember 1, 2011

... policy banning “clothing or accessories that ... denigrate or promote discrimination for or against an individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, or gender” was constitutional. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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SWF, Unprovoked Assault On Rule Of Law — Tinubu
Leadership NewspapersNovember 2, 2011

“Second, the structural flaws in the law that provide the administering Authority the unfettered right to set up an unlimited number of shadow companies worldwide, to hire any number of outside consultants, to incur unlimited debt and to invest in all ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Attack on French satirical paper
BBC NewsNovember 2, 2011

"Freedom of expression is an inalienable right in our democracy and all attacks on the freedom of the press must be condemned with the greatest firmness. No cause can justify such an act of violence," he said in a statement. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Student organizations must keep USF policies in mind
The OracleNovember 2, 2011

... A&S funding to be "open and available to all students to attend and become members regardless of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation," under Statute 802.1 of the SG Constitution. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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The Free Speech Pill
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

Now, several court cases and legal filings are threatening to erode that set of rules. Within weeks, a federal appeals court in New York is expected to decide whether Alfred Caronia, a former salesman for the company now known as Jazz Pharmaceuticals ...more »

Native Americans
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'News For All the People' Is The Story Of Race And American Media. It's Not A ...
Huffington Post (blog)November 4, 2011

People of color published about 100 newspapers of their own by the time of the Civil War. The first black-owned newspaper, Freedom's Journal, came along in 1827. The first Hispanic paper was started four years earlier. The first Native American paper, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Court leans toward allowing abolition of redevelopment agencies
Los Angeles TimesNovember 11, 2011

Redevelopment agencies permit cities and counties to carve out blighted neighborhoods for improvement through partnerships with private developers, giving them the power to obtain property by eminent domain, purchase or lease. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Unlikely Advocates Fight For Gay Rights In Mich. City
NPRNovember 5, 2011

Bill Freeman reads from a copy of the US Constitution during a public hearing before the Holland City Council in June. Despite appeals from Freeman and others, the council decided not to expand its anti-discrimination laws to include gay, bisexual and ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Grassley vows 'all necessary action' to prevent weakening of FOIA
Daily CallerNovember 2, 2011

Chuck Grassley wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder last week, denouncing a proposed revision to the Freedom Of Information Act that would instruct government agencies to deny the existence of requested records even if the records actually do exist. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Franklin County judge sues woman who accused him of sexual harassment
Columbus DispatchNovember 2, 2011

By Stephanie Czekalinski Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland H. Hale is suing the woman who accused him of sexual harassment. Hale filed a civil suit on Friday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court against Brenda Williams, her attorney ...more »


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