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Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Ralph Nader at HLS: The constitutional crimes of Bush and Obama (video)
Harvard Law School NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Ralph Nader '58 and Bruce Fein '72 visited Harvard Law School for a talk sponsored by the HLS Forum and the Harvard Law Record. At the event, “America's Lawless Empire: The Constitutional Crimes of Bush and Obama,” both men discussed what they called ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Second Chance for New Jersey to Protect Free Speech in Anti-Bullying Law
The Moral LiberalFebruary 1, 2012

The law ignores the fact that harassment in the educational context has a precise legal definition, crafted by the Supreme Court with specific attention to balancing the right to freedom of expression with the government's interest in prohibiting real ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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What you can — and can't — ask in a job interview
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalFebruary 1, 2012

Don't tailor your questions by gender, race, religion, etc. Unless it is a bona fide occupational qualification, you cannot ask questions regarding race, religion, creed, color or national origin. However, you could ask what languages they speak or ...more »

Native Americans
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Breakfast to honor Rosa Parks
Atmore AdvanceFebruary 1, 2012

It is time once again to honor America's former civil rights leaders, and coming off the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, Atmore residents are switching their focus to celebrating the life of the “mother of the modern day Civil Rights...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Assembly Democratic Bill To Bring Marriage Equality To New Jersey Clears ...
ParamusPost.comFebruary 4, 2012

The bill (A-1) - titled the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act - would eliminate the civil unions that have been in place since 2007, but have failed to provide equal treatment to New Jersey's same-sex couples, and instead define marriage as ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Legislating a new Gilded Age in Pennsylvania: Examining eminent domain in HB1950
Main LineFebruary 14, 2012

By Anne Minicozzi I took some time the other evening to review Chapter 32: Development, Subchapter D: Eminent Domain, Section 3241 of HB1950, the “unconventional gas-well fee” bill, approved by the General Assembly and which at the time of this writing ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Attorneys for Rapids wrestlers say alleged victim made story up to fit in
MyFox WausauFebruary 1, 2012

By Alex Haight, Anchor, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email The lawyers for the four Lincoln High School wrestlers at the center of a sexual harassment investigation say the alleged victim made the story up to fit in. Zak Benitz, Devin Peterson, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Cuomo Appointee to Police Cuomo Administration
WNYCFebruary 2, 2012

Hevesi is serving a prison sentence for a scheme that involved payments to politically connected intermediaries for companies seeking investments from the massive pension fund for state and local government employees. The case led to laws aimed at ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Greenbelt Police Raid 3 Suspected Brothels
Patch.comFebruary 4, 2012

Search and seizure warrants were served today, which were obtained after an ongoing investigation revealed sex acts were being performed inside the businesses in exchange for money. Two of the businesses had been raided by MADTF and the Greenbelt ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Germany urges Hungary to clean up controversial laws
Politics.huFebruary 8, 2012

“We Europeans form a community of values and stand by democracy, rule of law and freedom of the press the world over, so it is important to commit ourselves to these values,” he said. Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi told a news conference after meeting ...more »


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