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Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Editorial: Anti-Shariah group learns hard lesson on freedoms
The Daily News JournalNovember 2, 2011

Zelenik contends the conference's goal is to "expose and disclose the differences between constitutional and Shariah law" and argues that it will recognize the freedom of every American, including Islamic women, under constitutional law. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Court ruling on UUCA 'far-reaching', says Bian
Free Malaysia TodayNovember 1, 2011

They said the the ban violates human rights and free speech. Yesterday the Court of Appeal ruled that the law contravened constitutionally protected freedom of expression. - Any organisation, body or group of persons specified by the Minister under ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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How to Build the Pixar of the iPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana
The AtlanticNovember 2, 2011

It reimagines the origin myths of a passel of beloved characters. Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny are actually a network of heroes who help the Man in the Moon battle the evil Pitch, who would make all dreams nightmares. ...more »

Native Americans
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Nearly 7 decades after Pearl Harbor, Japanese-Americans get congressional honor
Washington PostNovember 2, 2011

In recent years, Congress has honored athletes, astronauts and civil rights trailblazers. They've also granted the award to the Tuskegee Airmen and to Native American code talkers who transmitted secret messages sent during World War II. Sen. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?
RH Reality Check (blog)November 2, 2011

I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one's conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Power of eminent domain and national interest
York News-TimesNovember 1, 2011

An important difference exists between invoking the power of eminent domain to construct a transmission-line, for example, to transport electrical power across the lands of a sovereign country to serve the needs and interests of the people who use that ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Poll: Sexual harassment story may be helping Cain
SalonNovember 2, 2011

A new poll conducted in the key Republican primary state of South Carolina on Tuesday night — after two full days of saturation media coverage of the Herman Cain sexual harassment saga, in other words — shows the former Godfather's ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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If the Staunton School Board is trying to straighten out the mess stemming ...
Staunton News LeaderNovember 3, 2011

Evaluating a specific individual's performance is a reason public bodies can choose to close meetings, under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. Whitesell said she could give no other details about whom the board was evaluating. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Supreme Court Reviews Warrantless GPS Tracking
TPMNovember 8, 2011

When it does though, the court will be offering an important clarification of the Fourth Amendment right to be protected against unlawful search and seizure in the information age, and will effectively set precedent as GPS and other remote-tracking ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Sinclair Reports a 22% Increase in Diluted Earnings Per Share in Third Quarter ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

"We are pleased to announce this morning that we entered into a purchase agreement to buy the assets of Freedom Communications' eight television stations for $385 million," commented David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair. ...more »


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