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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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Supreme Court asks for change in law to prosecute
Daily News & AnalysisFebruary 1, 2012

By DNA Correspondent | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the right to file a complaint against a public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act is a constitutional right, and that Parliament should make an ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Jinggoy Seeks Abolition Of Libel Prison Term
Manila BulletinFebruary 2, 2012

83, said Article 355 of Republic Act No. 3815, the Revised Penal Code should be amended as such stiff penalty curtails freedom of expression and threatens journalists and other media personnel who criticize or expose erroneous acts.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Solid Waste and Recycling Program Professional
Environmental Expert (press release)February 21, 2012

We invite resumes from all interested parties without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.more »

Native Americans
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Cornelius remembered as 'an American treasure'
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 2, 2012

“Inspired by the civil rights movement, Don Cornelius transitioned from journalism and ventured into the realm of music and entertainment. With his own $400, Don rented out the WCIU-Channel 26 studios and started 'Soul Train.more »

Religious Discrimination
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Special Nevada caucus draws complaints
CBS NewsFebruary 5, 2012

"It's discrimination." Stephen Melancon, another Ron Paul supporter who was a delegate in 2008, said he was aware that the exception was to accommodate based on religious beliefs, but, "I thought there's no way they're gonna be able to restrict ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Sen. Reeves Supports Eminent Domain Bill
Patch.comFebruary 7, 2012

New Senator Bryce Reeves joins a growing group of Republicans who support eminent domain legislation that could cost local governments who take private property for public use. By Dan Telvock Add Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, to the growing number ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Laura Connors wins sexual harassment case against former boss 7, 2012

Laura Connors was sexually harassed by her boss in her first job at a local fast-food restaurant. Picture: Source: LIKE thousands of young Australians, Laura Connors was excited to be in her first job, working part-time shifts ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Aquino admin finally submits its version of FOI bill to House
GMA NewsFebruary 3, 2012

UPDATED 5:00 pm - The Aquino administration has finally submitted to the House of Representatives its version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill which aims to promote transparency by giving people greater access to government information.more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Be prepared – what to do if authorities raid your offices
FT AdviserFebruary 6, 2012

There is a prescribed legal process to be followed when obtaining a warrant and conducting a search. If this is not followed the search may be unlawful and the items seized may be inadmissable in evidence in any subsequent proceedings.more »

Freedom Of Press
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Citizens to Fight for 'Freedom of Movement'
AllAfrica.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Adam Hartman, 1 February 2012 A RELATIVELY small fine of N$250 has sparked what could become a landmark case for Namibia's environmental conservation plans, after a growing group of Swakopmund residents took the legal route to ensure that Namibians' ...more »


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