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International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Supreme Court asks for change in law to prosecute
Daily News & AnalysisFebruary 1, 2012

By DNA Correspondent | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the right to file a complaint against a public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act is a constitutional right, and that Parliament should make an ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Jinggoy Seeks Abolition Of Libel Prison Term
Manila BulletinFebruary 2, 2012

83, said Article 355 of Republic Act No. 3815, the Revised Penal Code should be amended as such stiff penalty curtails freedom of expression and threatens journalists and other media personnel who criticize or expose erroneous acts.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Ebbin Fighting Against Same-Sex Adoption Discrimination
ARL nowFebruary 6, 2012

Ebbin tried to patron a bill, SB 569, that would have banned discrimination on the basis of “race, religion, national origin, sex, age, family status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity” among adoption and foster care agencies that ...more »

Native Americans
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Chattanooga hires more minority police officers, but some critics say it's not ...
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

The number of minority officers in the Chattanooga Police Department is the highest it has been in at least five years, despite recent criticism from a local civil rights group. "I think it's important for the African-American community and especially ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Op-Ed: Washington State Senate passes gay marriage legislation
Examiner.comFebruary 2, 2012

Originally introduced during the 62nd Legislature of the 2012 Regular Session, this particular bill garnered support by several representatives. The premise of the bill would provide a clear understanding of overcoming any discrimination toward those ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Letter: Poor comparison of 2004 bill to HB 1039
Historic City NewsFebruary 2, 2012

School districts and universities are required to participate in inter-local agreements, and both have the power of eminent domain. Wiles' bill would have forced the school to engage in inter-local agreements but omitted any reference to eminent domain...more »

Sexual Harassment
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The absurd arguments against same-sex marriage
Baltimore SunFebruary 1, 2012

Mr. Sprigg believes that the repeal of DADT will lead to more sexual tension, sexual harassment and even sexual assault in military units. Also in 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center famously labeled the Family Research Council a hate group, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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MATTER OF MACK v. HOWARD
Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Memorandum: Petitioner, an inmate at a correctional facility, commenced this CPLR article 78 proceeding seeking to compel respondents to comply with his request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law ([FOIL] Public Officers Law art 6) for a copy of ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Police: Assault rifle, ammunition, and drugs confiscated in raid on house in ...
TribLocalFebruary 1, 2012

... services team executed a search warrant in the 1700 block of Monroe Street as part of an illegal drug investigation, said Parrott. He said that in addition to the rifle and ammunition, police also seized approximately 115 grams of cannabis, ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Indiana Gov. Daniels signs right-to-work law
NewsdayFebruary 1, 2012

Wisconsin last year stripped public sector unions of collective bargaining rights. Despite massive protests outside the Capitol, Wisconsin's GOP-dominated Assembly passed a law backed by Gov. Scott Walker in March that strips nearly all collective ...more »

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