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He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

Construction starts on Irvine's Great Park development
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The development sits on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Irvine approved the first phase of the construction last year. "With today's groundbreaking, we are moving forward with the first phase of Great Park Neighborhoods.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Obama shows contempt for judicial process
Sonoran NewsFebruary 1, 2012

... and Dr. Orly Taitz presented their cases before Georgia Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi regarding Barack Obama's constitutional ineligibility and their respective requests to have him stricken from the Georgia primary ballot.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Trying to balance privacy, free speech on Internet
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 10, 2012

Scholars, lawyers and privacy advocates are also scrambling to sort through the implications of the rules, which set up a pitched battle between the right to privacy and freedom of expression online. This morning, Stanford Technology Law Review is ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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College students provide competition for low-income, homeless Ames residents
Iowa State DailyFebruary 14, 2012

... on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. The Iowa Civil Right Commission (Iowa Code 216) also prohibits realtors from discriminating from applicants based on sexual orientation or gender identity.more »

Native Americans
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Forgotten Civil Rights Hero Daisy Bates in New PBS Doc
Eurweb.comFebruary 3, 2012

Published in the 1990s, the coffee table tome featured profiles of 75 outstanding African American women. “It's a fantastic book, but Daisy's story is the one that I really connected to, and it jumped out at me because I didn't know her story,” says ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Brothers Fight Discrimination
Texas A&M The BattalionFebruary 2, 2012

The Vanderbilt chapter of BYX is recruiting national support to combat what they feel is religious discrimination. The president of the Vanderbilt BYX chapter said that the national executive director is against the fraternity accepting Vanderbilt's ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Homeowners gather to learn discuss legal options in diversion battle
WDAYFebruary 7, 2012

Nearly one hundred people gathered in the Christine Community center to learn about eminent domain and property acquisition. Nothing is for certain yet, but now with only congressional approval needed, homeowners who might be bought out because of the ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Two woman file harassment suit against BN transit
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 4, 2012

PEORIA -- Two women are seeking more than $350000 in damages in federal court over charges of sexual harassment involving their former boss at the Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System. Patricia Tilton and Angela Lancaster filed the lawsuit against ...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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The Cops, GPS Devices, and You
Huffington Post (blog)February 3, 2012

But the highest court in our land has now ruled that installing that GPS tracker was an unconstitutional action, a violation of every citizen's Fourth Amendment protection against illegal searches and seizures, because no judge signed a warrant ahead ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Journalists press NYPD on media access issues
Wall Street JournalFebruary 2, 2012

"A number of press entities feel that more needs to be done if we are to resolve these issues in an amicable manner," the media letter said. The NYPD issued a letter in response outlining the steps that have been taken to train officers on media access ...more »


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