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Celebrating a Labour icon
VanguardFebruary 1, 2012

Chief Wogu proceeded to the then Imo State University for his legal study, and finished in 1986 and proceeded to the Nigeria Law School in 1987. In preparation for the onerous task he is now saddled with, Chief Emeka Wogu was appointed a two-term ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Mississippi high court takes ex-gov pardons case
Fox NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Matt Steffey, a constitutional law professor at Mississippi College, said the high court's decision is not a surprise because it ultimately would be up to the justices to decide the constitutional issue. "This is a positive development.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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HIV law is too severe given risks, critics say
Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierFebruary 5, 2012

He claims the law violates Bogardus' rights against cruel and unusual punishment and his First Amendment Right of freedom of speech. The First Amendment not only protects speech, it protects the absence of speech, in essence the right to remain silent.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Starting a Small Business? Remember These 10 Essential Steps
JD Supra (press release)February 10, 2012

Avoid obtaining information that identifies the protected class of an applicant, such as the applicant's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, ...more »

Native Americans
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Adrienne Danrich to perform in Barnstable
Wicked LocalFebruary 3, 2012

That historic, critically-acclaimed concert made Anderson an instant icon of the Civil Rights movement. It's just one of the moments Emmy Award winner Adrienne Danrich will present in her one-woman show, β€œThis Little Light of Mine: The Stories of ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Playing politics with the pill could backfire on GOP
Lexington Herald LeaderFebruary 15, 2012

Listening to McConnell, you get the impression that religious freedom is the freedom of believers to impose their values on other people. That's not religious freedom, that's Sharia law. People in this country are free to follow the dictates of their ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Idaho House aims to curb eminent domain
Wausau Daily HeraldFebruary 21, 2012

BOISE, Idaho (WTW) β€” The House voted to curb urban renewal agencies' eminent domain powers after a northern Idaho lawmaker argued these organizations could use the threat of seizure to coerce private property owners' cooperation.more »

Sexual Harassment
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What Obama Should Do About Workplace Discrimination
New York TimesFebruary 7, 2012

DynCorp's new policy is a welcome development β€” but it's unfortunate that federal law still allows such discrimination. DynCorp has received billions of dollars in federal contracts over the last decade. Why should taxpayer money be used to buy goods ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Fighting state-government transparency
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 3, 2012

Virginia and Tennessee are defending their local versions of the Freedom of Information Act which allow them to respond only to public records requests from in-state residents -- and deny requests from out-of-staters. While the number of states with ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Three Skyline people arrested on drug charges
Scottsboro Daily SentinelFebruary 10, 2012

Harnen said the narcotics unit, along with deputies and Skyline police, responded to the resident where a search proved the complaint true. "A meth lab and approximately 20 grams of marijuana were located and seized," said Harnen.more »

Freedom Of Press
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Gingrich Blasts Obama's Birth Control Policy as 'Outrageous Assault' on Religion
ABC NewsFebruary 5, 2012

Newt Gingrich upped his attacks against President Obama today over his administration's requirement that some religious hospitals offer birth control under the new health care law. Gingrich's comments come after a week of outrage from the Catholic ...more »


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