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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 »

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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EC entitled to petition President: Khurshid
IBNLive.comFebruary 12, 2012

New Delhi: Breaking his silence on the Election Commission's directive against him, Law minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that the Constitutional institution is entitled to petition President. He also said that the quota promise is part of ...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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BELIEF BRIEFS, Feb. 2
Durham Herald SunFebruary 1, 2012

Amity welcomes all regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, faith tradition, or mental or physical disability. For information, call (919) 967-7546 or visit amityumc.org. CHAPEL HILL – The Ambassadors jazz ...more »

Native Americans
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Grammy Awards: Musicians will protest category reductions
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 11, 2012

"We support the issues of these musicians and see this as a civil rights issue," Lovato said. "The message is clear: Reinstate the 31 categories now and stop discriminating against black, Latino, Native American and Hawaiian communities.more »

Religious Discrimination
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5 Signs the Christian Right Still Wields Too Much Power in America
AlterNetFebruary 1, 2012

In the name of “religious liberty,” they demand religious exemptions from generally applicable laws, but only for their religious beliefs; take government funding for religiously based programs but cry discrimination when a government grant program has ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti Add Two to Legal Team
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Mr. Arnold practices general litigation, including commercial and construction disputes as well as municipal matters and eminent domain proceedings. His experience in construction litigation has involved representing owners, general contractors, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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The Hidden Costs of Harassment
GovExec.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Stephen M. Paskoff When a high-profile harassment case disrupts the workplace it often leads managers and executives to revisit their personnel management standards and practices to ensure they have a good defense against litigation.more »

Freedom Of Information
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Court Criticizes Obama DHS on Stealth Amnesty Document, FOIA Secrecy in ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

... (DHS) for failing to abide by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law in a Judicial Watch lawsuit seeking records related to the agency's policy of suspending some illegal alien deportations (Judicial Watch v The Department of Homeland Security (No.more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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A sobering bill
The Keene SentinelFebruary 2, 2012

... are operated by state and local police agencies dozens of times a year throughout the Granite State, unfairly place the concern for public safety on the roads above constitutional rights that protect citizens from unlawful searches and seizures.more »

Freedom Of Press
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Indiana election chief found guilty of voter fraud
TheNewsTribune.comFebruary 4, 2012

Indiana's top elections official could lose his job and his freedom after jurors convicted him of multiple voter fraud-related charges on Saturday. By CHARLES WILSON; Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's top elections official could lose his job ...more »

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