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Lawmaker pitches school tax swap
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 1, 2012

A House panel on Tuesday approved a measure that would allow Florida school boards to levy a half-penny sales tax in exchange for a reduction in school property taxes. The revenue could only be used for capital projects. If the law were to pass, ...more »

Top Mountie denies muzzling, outlines plan to address harassment in RCMP
Vancouver SunFebruary 1, 2012

"If more women were at the senior decision-making level of the organization, we would have a sort of more balanced approach to workplace issues and respectful workplace matters," he said. Paulson, who vowed to tackle the harassment problem when he was ...more »

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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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The Law Column: 'No win No fee' agreements back on agenda 2, 2012

Readers will probably be familiar with the workings of 'no win no fee' agreements and the chilling effect they have on freedom of expression – but a quick recap might be useful. Essentially, lawyers agree with their claimant clients that the legal fees ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Library Sessions Tackle Housing Issues
Journal & Topics Newspapers OnlineFebruary 14, 2012

IFHCNS Fair Housing Testing Coordinator Vicki Rivkin said the workshop would focus on rights and responsibilities of renters, landlords and realtors. She said discrimination is the biggest issue in fair housing and it can take several forms.more »

Native Americans
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Museum talk highlights civil-rights titan Catto
Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 6, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Octavius Catto's vast contributions to the cause of civil rights were outlined for an audience of nearly 40 by Andy Waskie, a Civil War historian, professor of foreign languages at Temple University, and member of the ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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5 Signs the Christian Right Still Wields Too Much Power in America
AlterNetFebruary 1, 2012

In the name of “religious liberty,” they demand religious exemptions from generally applicable laws, but only for their religious beliefs; take government funding for religiously based programs but cry discrimination when a government grant program has ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Pennsylvania landowners fight eminent domain in Marcellus Gas natural gas field
Lehighvalleylive.comFebruary 6, 2012

When federal regulators approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Pennsylvania's pristine Endless Mountains, they cited the operator's assurances that it would make sparing use of eminent domain as it negotiated with more than 150 ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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One of eight sexually harassed women dares to complain
Mid-DayFebruary 1, 2012

The survey further revealed that over 98 per cent of females do not know the difference between sexual harassment and sexual abuse, while over 90 per cent of college-going students are oblivious to it. This majority is also not aware of the laws and ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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DOJ paying legal fees for prosecutors who botched case
USA TODAYFebruary 2, 2012

Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the department paid about $1.6 million since 2009 to private lawyers representing the six prosecutors targeted by that court investigation. It paid an additional $208000 to defend three ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Indiana Gov. Daniels signs right-to-work law
NewsdayFebruary 1, 2012

Wisconsin last year stripped public sector unions of collective bargaining rights. Despite massive protests outside the Capitol, Wisconsin's GOP-dominated Assembly passed a law backed by Gov. Scott Walker in March that strips nearly all collective ...more »


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