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South Korea fines six LCD makers for price fixing
CNETNovember 1, 2011

LG, the second largest LCD maker, said it objected to the commission's decision and would appeal to the Seoul High Court. The probe and fines follows similar findings by EU and US antitrust watchdogs. Last December, the European Commission fined five ...more »

Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Why the Constitution and Courts are Allies of the Occupiers
ForbesNovember 2, 2011

William Van Alstyne, Lee Professor of Constitutional Law at William & Mary Law School, sides with Judge Trauger's restraining order. “I think a flat curfew, just banning people from being present in a public park after a certain hour, will not survive ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Volunteer attorneys steer Occupy protesters through the legal system
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerNovember 2, 2011

Criminal defense attorney Daphne Pattison Silverman of Houston was watching a television interview with a guild lawyer for the Wall Street protesters when she decided she wanted to help. "I just felt completely energized and I could just tell this was ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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HR Consultant (Succession Planning/Competency Frameworks)
PersonnelToday.comNovember 16, 2011

Oasis Search is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, religion or sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, gender, race, disability and in line with the 2010 Equalities Act. Our commitment is based on strong ethical ...more »

Native Americans
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Palefaces meet Blackhorse
NW Evening MailNovember 4, 2011

DESCENDANTS of Native Americans visited the South Cumbrian frontier to teach enthusiasts about their forefathers' culture. Burlington C of E School welcomed The American West, an American Indian history and dance company. Pupils at the Kirkby primary ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Race, Religion and Same-Sex Marriage
New York TimesNovember 1, 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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Mississippi Voters Approve Eminent Domain Restrictions
WTOKNovember 9, 2011

Reporter: AP Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. by Just sayin Location: Lauderdale County on Nov 9, 2011 at 09:02 AM Now, if we could get the state to have an amendment so that City's cannot ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Cain camp accuses Perry campaign of leaking sexual harassment story
My Fox BostonNovember 3, 2011

Rick Perry's team of being behind a Politico story alleging he sexually harassed former National Restaurant Association (NRA) staffers during the 1990's. "The actions of the Perry campaign are despicable," Cain's campaign manager Mark Block said in an ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Documents show heavy Entergy lobbying on Vt. nuke
CBS NewsNovember 6, 2011

The emails, letters and other documents, obtained from the NRC by The Associated Press after a Freedom of Information Act request, also show NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko being coached by the agency's lawyers to scale back remarks he had been making ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Former Daytona commissioner sues over police bathroom sting
Daytona Beach News-JournalNovember 3, 2011

"The officer's peeking at him without any probable cause to think he was committing a crime was an unlawful search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the Federal Constitution," Fields wrote in her ruling. Shallow could have faced up to a year in ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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'Abolish UUCA by March next year'
Malaysia StarNovember 1, 2011

“Removing Section 15 would be good enough since the most pressing issue here is political freedom for students,” he said. Hulu Selangor MP P. Kamalanathan said the Act should not be repealed but amended to give students more freedom. ...more »


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