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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 »

Miami cop innocent of reckless driving on turnpike, lawyer says
MiamiHerald.comNovember 1, 2011

Officer Fausto López's lawyer, William Matthewman, said in a statement that López client is innocent of the charge of driving recklessly, a second-degree misdemeanor, on the morning of Oct. 11, when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper DJ Watts stopped him ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Supreme Court upholds Endangered Species Act
Red, Green, and BlueNovember 1, 2011

... environmental law firm, joined the federal government in the United States District Court in Fresno to help defend the protections for the delta smelt. The district judge agreed that federal protection of the smelt was constitutional, and PLF appealed.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Can free speech ever be too free?
St. Louis BeaconNovember 14, 2011

Lewis, who wrote books popularizing First Amendment history, made the comment Wednesday evening at a Media Law Resource Center dinner where he was receiving the Brennan Defense of Freedom Award, named after the late Justice William J. Brennan Jr. award ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Finally, an Asian who packs a punch
SalonNovember 12, 2011

Equally compelling is Pacquiao's origin story. The poverty of the Global South that Pacquiao came from is unimaginable to some American boxing fans, where Manny's single mother was among the poorest of the poor in the world. Now GQ tells thick-growing ...more »

Native Americans
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ACLU to probe if SD breaks child-protection laws
Daily RepublicNovember 2, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating whether the South Dakota Department of Social Services violated federal law by removing Native American children from their homes and placing them in foster care instead of with relatives. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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California University Expels Transgender Student
Canadian National NewspaperNovember 6, 2011

And this move is perfectly legal. State law prohibits discrimination based on a person's gender identity and expression in employment, housing, government, insurance, public universities and other areas. Cal Baptist and other private universities do ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Best way to open beachfront
Daytona Beach News-JournalNovember 10, 2011

Let's get our local governments to use the power of eminent domain to buy vacant properties on the beach. Daytona Beach has asked Volusia County to help the city buy a half-acre beachfront lot at 35 Ocean Ave. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Herman Cain and sexual harassment: New York Times advances storyline
Washington Post (blog)November 2, 2011

SOURCE: CBS NewsFirst, Politico produces a report showing that Herman Cain generated sexual-harassment complaints while head of the National Restaurant Association. Third, the Washington Post reports that one of the complainants wants to ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Memo: Legal challenge of BCS unlikely
ESPNNovember 3, 2011

Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and BCS critic who had asked for a DOJ investigation to determine if the BCS violated antitrust laws. In last year's memo, Hancock wrote that the BCS attorneys "have advised that in the unlikely event that the ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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U.S. v. CAMACHO
Leagle.comNovember 24, 2011

Camacho moved to suppress the firearm and ammunition, arguing that they were obtained through an illegal search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The trial judge denied that motion. United States v. Camacho, 608 F.Supp.2d 178, ...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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