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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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SOPA defeated: Massive grassroots movement delays US lawmakers from passing ...
North Wind OnlineFebruary 3, 2012

In particular, professor Laurence H. Tribe, who teaches Constitutional law at Harvard Law School, wrote a lengthy open letter on SOPA that brought to light issues that most hadn't even considered in their opposition. First, Tribe said, SOPA denies due ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Legal or not, Vanderbilt policy is wrong
The TennesseanFebruary 4, 2012

We all know that just because something is legal doesn't mean it's right. It would be legal for me to make derogatory, racist comments in this article — we call this freedom of speech. However, while those comments may be legal, they are obviously ...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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Off the Treadmill
Wall Street JournalFebruary 6, 2012

That was the label applied by white Americans for centuries. The word black also was given many pejorative connotations--a black mood, a blackened reputation, a black heart. "Colored" seemed better, until the civil rights movement insisted on Negro, ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Victory For Landmark WWII Veterans Memorial: Jesus Statue To Remain On Big ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- US Forest Service's Renewal of Jesus Statue Permit Seen as Triumph Over Attempted Government Religious Viewpoint Discrimination Today, Liberty Institute announces a great victory for veterans, the Knights of Columbus ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Neighbors Head to Tally to Fight FSDB Eminent Domain Bill
First Coast NewsFebruary 1, 2012

A group of about a dozen concerned neighbors boarded a van to Tallahassee shortly before 4:00 this morning to voice their opposition to a proposed bill that would give The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind the power of eminent domain.more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual harassment claim in slave case
Stuff.co.nzFebruary 2, 2012

'SLAVES': Sandeep Bhardwaj, Devanshu Taneja and Manish Sharma claim they have been exploited by their Auckland employer. REPRESENTATION: Max Whitehead is assisting eight liquor store assistants in taking employment action against a man who hired them ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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State's estimate of Ramapo ballpark's costs is $12M higher than town's
The Journal News | LoHud.comFebruary 4, 2012

He added assurances that the town and land development corporation plan to release records and information related to ballpark costs, which The Journal News has sought through Freedom of Information Law requests, but he offered no date for when it ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Alleged pot-growing operation busted
Joliet Herald NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Director Mike Weber said the Cooperative Police Assistance Team executed a search warrant around 7 am at 26301 W. 128th St. to conclude a short-term investigation. “We received information Peter W. Malone, 52, was selling cannabis and found 500 grams ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Legal Action Against Minister and Ministry of Information, Posts ...
AllAfrica.comFebruary 2, 2012

NUSOJ is a reputable and respected journalist movement that fights for the rights of journalists, press freedom, freedom of expression and labour rights of media workers. The union and its legitimate leadership is a recognized and respected entity, ...more »

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