Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

John Keith Miller
Oak RidgerFebruary 1, 2012

In November 2011, he was awarded the Peacemaker's Award for International Dialogue by the Dispute Resolution Center of Austin for his work in conflict situations in several foreign countries during the past 20 years. John Keith Miller, 84, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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High Stakes In Legal Showdown Over Barbour Pardons
WAPT JacksonFebruary 8, 2012

Matt Steffey, a constitutional law professor at Mississippi College in Clinton, believes Hood may lose his challenge because "the notification requirement is technical at best and trivial at worst." He said the language about the 30-day notification ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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The NFL vs Free Speech
Slate Magazine (blog)February 1, 2012

You've doubtless heard things about how Pepsi is the official soda of the National Football League or some such thing, but you probably didn't know that these sponsorship arrangements have real implications for free speech. In particular, the legal...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Making Tracks in Houston County
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleFebruary 14, 2012

All clubs are open to the general public for membership regardless of race, color, age, national origin, or gender. Please call the Houston County UT Extension office at 289-3242 for more information. Family and Community Education (FCE) clubs meet at ...more »

Native Americans
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America Is Angry, Very Angry. Why That's Not All Bad
WBURFebruary 13, 2012

Here, a protestor shouts as he holds an American flag after storming the Wisconsin State Capitol on in Madison, Wis., March 9, 2011 after Republicans in the state Senate voted to curb collective bargaining rights for public union workers.more »

Religious Discrimination
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Victory For Landmark WWII Veterans Memorial: Jesus Statue To Remain On Big ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

31, 2012 -- US Forest Service's Renewal of Jesus Statue Permit Seen as Triumph Over Attempted Government Religious Viewpoint Discrimination KALISPELL, Mont., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute announces a great victory ...more »

Eminent Domain
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County board votes to use eminent domain for 98th street expansion
Lincoln Journal StarFebruary 7, 2012

After six years of negotiations, the Lancaster County Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to use eminent domain to make way for a new section of 98th Street from O to A. The street runs from Nebraska 2 to A Street now, and the county wants to extend it to O street ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Employment law misconceptions: Wrongful termination, sexual harassment ...
newjerseynewsroom.comFebruary 7, 2012

BY ANDREW M. MOSKOWITZ Many misconceptions exist about what it is and is not against the law as applied to the workplace. The purpose of this article is to try to clarify some of these misconceptions. Hostile work environment. Many people believe that ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Vogtle Loan Guarantee Update: Nuclear Power Secrecy Continues
Clean Energy News (blog)February 2, 2012

After nearly two years of stonewalling by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) continues to press ahead with our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation so that US taxpayers can learn the full extent of ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Raid nets pot, meth, weapons, stolen vehicle
Carmi TimesFebruary 4, 2012

Officers from three departments executed a search warrant Thursday night in Grayville that led to the arrests of two local people on multiple drug-related charges. John R. Eagleson Jr., 45, and Wendi M. Owen, 40, each face these charges: unlawful...more »

Freedom Of Press
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7 Things the First Amendment Doesn't Protect
Business 2 CommunityFebruary 6, 2012

Richard Ceballos was a LA County Sheriff's Deputy whose grievance went all the way to the US Supreme Court to clarify a key point that many social media users should know by heart: the law (usually) distinguishes between what an employee says as a ...more »


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