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David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Jerusalem or Israel? US passport case is a constitutional tangle
Los Angeles TimesNovember 7, 2011

Bush signed the bill into law but added a statement saying he would not abide by the provision on passports. It would "impermissibly interfere with the president's constitutional authority to … speak for the nation in international affairs and ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Freedom of Speech and Opposition Parties Enjoy Growing Role in Azerbaijan
Sacramento BeeNovember 3, 2011

By Joint Working Group "With most of the 55 officially registered political parties in Azerbaijan supporting the Opposition, and dozens of Opposition newspapers that publish freely, Azerbaijan is a gradually evolving democracy with freedom of speech in ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Master Gardener to Buzz About Bee-Keeping in South Brunswick
Patch.comNovember 2, 2011

Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Interested in a follow-up to this article? Great, we'll send you an email as ...more »

Native Americans
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Congress Honors Japanese-American Soldiers
NPRNovember 3, 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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Race, religion and same-sex marriage
eTaiwan NewsNovember 5, 2011

In some perfect world where human nature is less messy and history less fraught, any and all people who had ever suffered discrimination would find common cause, gathering together under one big anti-bigotry banner. In our world there are divisions and ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Constitutional lecture
Naples Daily News (blog)November 19, 2011

He spoke of eminent Domain that for more than a hundred years allowed the taking (with payment) of land for public use. Now with a Supreme Court OK, you can take a private persons land, and instead of using it for a school, highway or government office ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual harassment allegations: Is Herman Cain getting a raw deal?
Baltimore Sun (blog)November 1, 2011

The report by Politico over the weekend revealing that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was accused by two women of sexual harassment while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s has led to swift condemnation -- not of ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Debate on laws starts as cloud computing beckons
Business Daily AfricaNovember 2, 2011

By MARK OKUTTAH (email the author) Two proposed laws — the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Bills — are currently open for debate by the public while players in the ICT sector will be discussing them on Friday. At least three companies, ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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President Obama's uncle wants OUI case tossed
Boston HeraldNovember 17, 2011

24 arrest on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and whether the arrest violated Obama's Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. Obama, a liquor store clerk who entered the United States illegally from Kenya and has ...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 »


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