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Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

Tribune Judge Denies JPMorgan, Aurelius Reorganization Plans
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

The lower-ranking creditors already have filed lawsuits related to the LBO, including cases against Zell and Tribune's shareholders. The bankruptcy case is In re Tribune Co., 08-bk-13141, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).more »

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Affirmative Action
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More legal action in Olympia Food Co-op boycott
The OlympianNovember 2, 2011

The anti-SLAPP law also protects “any lawful conduct in furtherance of the exercise of the constitutional right to free speech,” the release states. According to the news release from Olympia Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or Olympia BDS, ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Occupying vs. Tea Partying
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

"Here's the irony," he said back in July. "They talk rugged individualist, but they act collectively." He and his colleagues don't seem to understand that communities can't exist without respect for individual freedom. They can't imagine how it is that ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Business Q&A with Daniel Johnson
NewsOK.comNovember 1, 2011

Examples of such limitations include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Church to host anti-Shariah conference
UPI.comNovember 2, 2011

I am not going to consent to the attempts of the left and Islamic supremacists to drive our defense of freedom from public spaces." The Rev. Maury Davis of Cornerstone said he decided to host the conference so he can learn more about Shariah law and ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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A Victory for Veterans
Fox NewsNovember 11, 2011

The most tragic consequence of the VA's religious discrimination was that it harmed grieving families who wished to bury their loved ones according to their own religious convictions. One widow testified that a cemetery employee sought to restrict the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Lawyer fights for property owners in eminent domain cases
Las Vegas Review-JournalNovember 6, 2011

The project will have a major effect on hundreds of businesses on both sides of the freeway, he said. Padgett, who practices eminent domain and condemnation law exclusively, said he has recovered more than $70 million for Nevada landowners since ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Midcoast group works to support victims of sexual abuse, harassment
knox.VillageSoup.comNovember 1, 2011

In 2010, SASSMM provided support to 315 victims of sexual violence. • Of the 315 victims, 92 (29.2 percent) filed reports with a law enforcement agency. • 148 of the assaults occurred at 18 years of age or younger. • 23 of the assaults occurred at 60 ...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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Police need to be policed
The Spokesman ReviewNovember 12, 2011

The issue remains that of our Constitutional right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. as simple as that.. and any elected official that took the same oath of office that is taken by all military personnel simply to protect the ...more »


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