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Conceal carry law starts Tuesday
Today's TMJ4November 1, 2011

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is urging gun owners who get the permits to make sure they know the law before actually using their gun. "Before they can threaten to use force or actually use force, there's going to be serious ...more »

CIT Group's CEO, John Thain — what a pain
Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 1, 2011

Trouble began brewing in 2006 and continued through 2009, so after taking a $3 billion loan from the Treasury (what a deal), CIT very cleverly filed for bankruptcy in late 2009. John Thain, who was asked to vacate his chairmanship of the NYSE in 2008 ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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APNewsBreak: NH rep drops gay marriage amendment
Boston.comNovember 1, 2011

David Bates, the Windham Republican who also is sponsor of the repeal bill, told The Associated Press on Tuesday he wants to let the Legislature consider repealing the law enacted under Democrats two years ago before debating a constitutional change...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Cain calls for health reform repeal 'free-market' replacement
PoliticoNovember 2, 2011

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain embraced a conventional slate of Republican views on health care policy Wednesday, reiterating his intent to repeal the health care reform law and replace it with “free-market” principles. In a speech to the GOP ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Leading Flavor Experts Are Red Hot for Tart Cherries
Sacramento BeeNovember 16, 2011

The Cherry Marketing Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento ...more »

Native Americans
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Making Change
Ms. MagazineNovember 18, 2011

Civil rights organizations are big. Civil liberties organizations, too. The only women's organization that operates on this scale is Planned Parenthood. Today's challenges, Rahman believes, are bigger than any one interest group. Reproductive rights ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Religion does matter in the election process
Auburn CitizenNovember 1, 2011

Furthermore, powerful religious lobbies support some candidates and work against others. I maintain that, although our Constitution demands that discrimination against diverse religious beliefs must not be codified in law, it is, nonetheless, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Power lines meet resistance ; Some people fight wider easements
HydroWorldNovember 3, 2011

He pointed to a legal opinion the forest society recently requested on the state's eminent domain law and whether it could be used by Northern Pass. The opinion, written by attorneys with the Ransmier and Spellman law firm in Concord, concludes that ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Cain 'trying to think back' on harassment claims
CBS NewsNovember 1, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain continued to deny allegations of sexual harassment in a series of interviews Monday but offered more details on the incidents that he believes triggered the complaints and a resulting settlement deal that ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Trauma Compounded: The Plight of LGBT Immigration Detainees
Huffington Post (blog)November 2, 2011

The ACLU recently unveiled government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act which show the widespread, systemic nature of sexual abuse of detainees in immigration detention facilities. While the problem of sexual abuse of ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Jury: Philly Officers Didn't Jump the Gun in Car Search
Officer.com (press release)November 1, 2011

"If the danger is that he has a strong interest in social and political issues, if that's a sign of danger, we're in a lot of trouble." Lawler's Fourth Amendment claim against unlawful search and seizure arose because, he said, cops had no reason to ...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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