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

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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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I Was Denied Legal Help, Kasab Tells Apex Court
Daijiworld.comFebruary 1, 2012

The amicus curiae told the court that an accused was not just offered his right but he was informed of the right under the constitution and law. When the court observed that "you can say it was a formal compliance" of the provisions of the criminal ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Russia's Free Speech and Public Health Crackdown
Huffington Post (blog)February 9, 2012

He talked about free medical care being one of the priorities of Russian citizens. But that care denied to millions of Russian people. While Prime Minister Putin spoke glowingly of digital democracy, his anti-drugs agency is censoring websites for ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Feb. 17
Wicked LocalFebruary 19, 2012

... office at 781-585-4382 to schedule a screening/evaluation. Silver Lake Regional School District/Superintendency Union 31 does not discriminate on the basis of age, handicap, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.more »

Native Americans
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NFL ROOKIE IN AWE OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER
Westside GazetteFebruary 9, 2012

NFL ROOKIE IN AWE OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER -- When James JT Thomas, a native of Fort Lauderdale, began his career in the NFL this past season, he also knew that he wanted to establish a foundation to “give back.” With the help of his mother Andrea Blanks ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Marriage bill clears Washington Senate
Dallas VoiceFebruary 2, 2012

It calls for “ending discrimination in marriage based on gender and sexual orientation to ensure that all persons in this state may enjoy the freedom to marry on equal terms, while also respecting the religious freedom of clergy and religious...more »

Eminent Domain
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DeFazio's bill targets LNG pipeline project
Mail TribuneFebruary 9, 2012

By Paul Fattig Legislation aimed at protecting private property from the use of eminent domain in building a pipeline designed to export liquefied natural gas has been introduced in Congress. In introducing the bill on Tuesday, US Rep.more »

Sexual Harassment
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Yale Fulfills Vow on Sex-Misconduct Report
New York TimesFebruary 2, 2012

Studies have shown that the great majority of people sexually assaulted or harassed on college campuses never report it to the schools or to law enforcement authorities. Yale's report reflects a parallel reality: of those who do complain, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Not everyone invited to hear Oakland County's State of the County address
Detroit Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

Patterson is excluding the 10 Democrats on the Board of Commissioners from his annual speech because he's angry about a lawsuit and Freedom of Information Act requests that Democrats have filed against him. “These guys have got a lawsuit against me, ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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2 men arrested in Morgan County Spice bust
WAFFFebruary 2, 2012

Agents were able to determine that the stores were selling Spice, or synthetic marijuana, which is illegal in Alabama. During their search, agents seized a large amount of Spice, cash and guns from the stores. Esam Mahdi Al Hubishi of Huntsville was ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Cuomo appointee to police Cuomo administration
Wall Street JournalFebruary 3, 2012

Fiore has cited a provision of executive law that allows the powerful ethics board to act in unannounced, closed-door meetings and deny release of public records under the state Freedom of Information Law. —Copyright 2012 Associated Press This copy is ...more »

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