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 »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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5 Big Questions Before Supreme Court on Health Reform Law
PBS NewsHourNovember 10, 2011

Because the health care law imposes a penalty, payable through our tax returns, on those who don't buy minimum insurance, the justices have been asked whether the Anti-Injunction Act prevents them from examining the health care law's constitutionality...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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UVA's free speech guru gets mouthful of praise at gala
C-Ville WeeklyNovember 1, 2011

Sanford called the Thomas Jefferson Center a precursor to projects such as Yale Law School's planned Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression. “He established the premier First Amendment center at any law school.” Asked to comment on O'Neil's ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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FSA to end printing of newsletter
Richmond County Daily JournalNovember 4, 2011

No person shall be denied the right to vote because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. If you're planning to sell farmland, there may be some program ...more »

Native Americans
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Honoring those who waged a war abroad and a war at home
Los Angeles TimesNovember 5, 2011

Akune was 18 when he and 120000 other Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents were forced off the West Coast and shipped to desolate internment camps. Despite the assault on his civil and constitutional rights, Akune jumped at the chance to ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?
RH Reality Check (blog)November 2, 2011

I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one's conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pressure builds in Nebraska over TransCanada pipeline
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

Eminent domain laws in the US require landowners to grant easements across their land, for fair market value, to projects such as railways and pipelines that are considered to benefit the public good. But unlike some states along the pipeline's route, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Harassment Allegations Crippling Cain Campaign?
NPRNovember 1, 2011

Cain said yesterday that he was falsely accused of sexual harassment and maintains he did nothing wrong. Here to talk about how this and other items on the political agenda are affecting the landscape this week are Cynthia Tucker. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Va. Supreme Court reaffirms that State Corporation Commission isn't subject to ...
The RepublicNovember 4, 2011

The justices unanimously ruled Friday that the commission is not a "public body" as contemplated by the state Freedom of Information Act. The court noted that more than two dozen other laws govern how the SCC handles information, indicating that the ...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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Baba Suwe Regains Freedom Friday
P.M. NewsNovember 1, 2011

Justice Yetunde Idowu of an Ikeja High court, this morning, ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to release Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, on bail by Friday 4 November, 2011, if he fails to excrete the suspected ...more »


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