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

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Brewin Dolphin takes Spinningfield office
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

It joins national law firm McGrigors and cloud service provider Outsourcery, flagship designer store Emporio Armani and restaurant Australasia. A 15-year lease has been agreed with developer Allied London and building owner IM Properties. ...more »

Followers of Christ case exposes shift in law-enforcement relations
OregonLive.comNovember 1, 2011

The manslaughter trial of Dale and Shannon Hickman exposed a shift in the uneasy relationship between the Followers of Christ and Clackamas County law enforcement. Several years ago, the church and law enforcement reached an agreement that called for ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Warning over Henry VIII law powers
The Press AssociationNovember 3, 2011

"In our view, the current drafting of clause 41 gives rise to more concern when read in the twin contexts of our constitutional history and strong common law tradition, and of a bill titled Protection of Freedoms." They added that the bill "does not ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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PRESS RELEASE: SPLC's Mike Hiestand Accepts Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award
Student Press Law CenterNovember 1, 2011

“Louis's commitment to the cause of student press freedom and unwavering support for the Student Press Law Center in its early years made that possible. He was kind, but fiercely passionate about the importance of instilling in our next generation an ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Social scientists struggle to characterize new form of harassment
Media Newswire (press release)November 11, 2011

... limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics," the policy begins. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Provision counter productive
Malaysia StarNovember 3, 2011

It is now settled law that Parliament can no longer impose a restriction on freedom of speech, in any manner it deems fit, for the purpose of protecting the interests spelt out in Clause 2(a) of Article 10. Any restriction imposed on freedom of speech ...more »

Native Americans
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USNS Medgar Evers
New York SunNovember 14, 2011

Writes Mr. Nossiter: “Unlike other civil rights leaders in the 1960s, Evers had thoroughly American, thoroughly middle-class aspirations. As a college student working the Chicago meatpacking plants during the summer, he knew few greater pleasures than ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Empathetic toward arresting officers
Springfield News-LeaderNovember 29, 2011

The property was acquired by the city through eminent-domain from a private owner and sold to John Q. Hammons for $1, on the premise that he would actually DO SOMETHING with it and create jobs. If he didn't within two years, the city could buy it back ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Casada Weighs In on Anti-Bias Legislation
Memphis Daily NewsNovember 1, 2011

Recently, he has weighed in on whether local governments can adopt their own measures outlawing employment discrimination for sexual orientation. Federal and state law doesn't prohibit anti-gay bias, but Nashville's metro council voted to require its ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Ministry of Justice: scope of Freedom of Information now increased
Info4SecurityNovember 2, 2011

The Ministry of Justice has announced that members of the public can now request information from three new bodies under the Freedom of Information Act. Brian Sims reports. By Brian Sims An order has come into effect bringing the Association of Chief ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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The quick and dirty guide to sexual harassment
Daily CallerNovember 1, 2011

Isolated incidents usually cannot constitute sexual harassment. (RELATED: Cain confirms 'false accusations' of sexual harassment) “Although the law doesn't prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, ...more »


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