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Bankruptcy judge rejects competing reorganization plans in Tribune Co. case
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, along with a rival plan from dissident creditors. Judge Kevin Carey said in a 126-page ruling that he may appoint a trustee to help end the 3-year-old case if the media conglomerate cannot come up with an ...more »

Approval of interim chief's contract on council agenda
InMaricopa.comNovember 1, 2011

3.3 The Mayor and City Council shall hear a presentation by Grants Manager Mary Witkofski on proposed changes to the Maricopa Non Profit Funding Program. 3.4 The Mayor and City Council shall hear a presentation by Fire Division Chief Mark Boys on Long ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Consumer's defence among priorities of State - Says Jurist
AngolaPressNovember 1, 2011

According to him, 2010 constitution is comprised by other specific norms, expressed in absolute way and they are strictly connected to Law on Consumer's defence and its legal principles of infra constitutional nature. The seminar on consumer's rights ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Piracy Legislation Needed to Battle Huge Problem, Experts Say
PCWorldNovember 10, 2011

Metalitz defended the US Senate's Protect IP Act and the House of Representative's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) during a debate sponsored by the Congressional Internet Caucus' advisory committee. Copyright infringement is a huge business, ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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DSHS questions medical services purchasing assumptions in Special Commitment ...
Access WashingtonNovember 15, 2011

DSHS does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status or the presence of any ...more »

Native Americans
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How to Better Serve Growing US Asian American Communities
Center For American ProgressNovember 7, 2011

... benefit Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. The panelists also considered how to better improve disparities in education, health, housing, economic development, and civil rights for these under-represented groups. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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New lawsuit in Utah monument case
OneNewsNowNovember 9, 2011

And Surtees contends Summum cannot claim viewpoint discrimination. "It can't be said the city discriminated against Summum based on its religious beliefs because the city didn't know what Summum's religious beliefs were," he explains. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Killeen City Council approves eminent domain ordinance
Killeen Daily HeraldNovember 9, 2011

Aside from Tuesday night's historic recall election, eminent domain was on the minds of Killeen City Council members as they approved ordinances to condemn several unspecified properties under their eminent domain authority relating to ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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GAO questions Pentagon's efforts to prevent sex harassment
Washington PostNovember 2, 2011

Split decision The American Federation of Government Employees took a split decision in a vote to organize workers at the Office of Management and Budget. Professional staffers rejected the AFGE by a vote of 59 for to 101 against. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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USCCB files freedom-of-information request over HHS grant denial
Catholic CultureNovember 9, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to discover why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declined to renew a grant to aid victims of human trafficking. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Lorne Gunter: Nothing gives Occupiers the 'right' to camp in public parks
National Post (blog)November 16, 2011

Walmart is unable to limit your right to be protected from unlawful search and seizure, at least not without the assistance of government. For the most part, only governments possess enough power to take away essential liberties. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Winds of 'Media Reform' in Burma?
The Faster TimesNovember 12, 2011

An interview of Aung Zaw, the editor of exiled publication Irrawaddy, which included his comments on controversial topics such as press freedom and political prisoners, was published in Yangon based Weekly Eleven Journal. The decades-long official ban ...more »


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