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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Enacting law on EC through consensus
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

The president has stressed that the government enact a law in line with the constitution to form an EC. He has suggested that if it is not possible to enact a law due to time constraint, then a search committee comprising a judge of the Appellate ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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High price of free speech
Stockton RecordFebruary 2, 2012

The ruling is opposite an earlier ruling in which the 9th US Circuit in San Francisco found the law unconstitutional on free speech grounds. Conflicting rulings by the circuit courts are sometimes resolved by the US Supreme Court.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Making Tracks
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleFebruary 21, 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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NAACP president addresses CSULB students and faculty
Long Beach Press-TelegramFebruary 3, 2012

(Brittany Murray / Staff Photographer) Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the country's largest and oldest civil rights organization. Jealous, a 39-year-old California native, is the youngest person ever to be elected as its leader.more »

Religious Discrimination
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Politics & religion: Does Mormon affiliation matter?
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 4, 2012

A recent Pew Forum on Religion & Public life found a majority of US Mormons, despite feeling they are victims of discrimination and misunderstanding about their religion, think America is ready for a Mormon president. The Clarion-Ledger asked ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Developer challenges tribe's takeover of Skywalk
Las Vegas SunFebruary 17, 2012

The Hualapai Tribe declared eminent domain over the management contract earlier this month and said it will pay Las Vegas businessman David Jin $11 million in compensation. Both sides have accused the other of failing to uphold an agreement under which ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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CHART: Herman Cain Fundraising Spiked After Sexual Harassment Allegations
TPMMuckrakerFebruary 3, 2012

Turns out the media firestorm over charges that former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed women was pretty good for the Cain campaign's bottom line. A TPM analysis of campaign finance data filed with the Federal Election ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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PNoy submits Palace version of FOI bill to Congress
ABS CBN NewsFebruary 2, 2012

by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino has submitted to the House of the Representatives the Palace version of the Freedom on Information (FOI) bill. "This afternoon, we formally submitted to our coalition ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Interior Ministry: service was warned against illegal activities several ...
Kyiv PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported that some 200 servers with a total volume of illegal content over 6000 terabytes were seized during searches conducted at the office and data centers of the online file storage provider.more »

Freedom Of Press
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'GasLand' Director Josh Fox Released After DC Arrest; Feb. 15 Court Date Set
ReutersFebruary 2, 2012

The First Amendment to the Constitution states explicitly 'Congress shall make no law...that infringes on the Freedom of the Press.' Which means that no subcommittee rule or regulation should prohibit a respectful journalist or citizen from recording a ...more »


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