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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Obama's alien nation
Hernando TodayFebruary 2, 2012

These liberties and freedoms that aliens are seeking are not guaranteed by President Obama or any other president; they are guaranteed by the US Constitution, the supreme law of the land, and by those brave men and women who gave their lives so that ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Civil Rights Attorneys Respond to City of Austin's Renewed Attack on the Civil ...
Christian News Wire (press release)February 1, 2012

If it were, it would be unnecessary because those laws already exist. It is instead a thinly-veiled imposition of unconstitutional 'government speech' and the restriction of the free speech of non-commercial organizations, like Austin LifeCare, ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Unitarians celebrate excellence in ministries
Middleboro GazetteFebruary 9, 2012

The congregation affirms and promotes the full participation of all persons in its activities, welcoming everyone without regard to race, color, gender, physical or mental challenge, age, class, national origin or sexual orientation.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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NYPD: Spies, lies and propaganda films
AltmuslimahFebruary 3, 2012

They are also demanding independent community oversight of the NYPD as a series of Associated Press and New York Times reports have alleged that under Kelly the department not only overstepped legal and ethical boundaries by spying on its citizens, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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New York Eminent-Domain Agency Takes Tuck-It-Away Self Storage to Court
Inside Self-StorageFebruary 9, 2012

The New York City land-use conflict involving a successful eminent-domain claim on Tuck-It-Away Self Storage in Manhattan goes on, as self-storage owner Nicholas Sprayregen and the land developer have not been able to agree on a sales price.more »

Sexual Harassment
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Weatherford company pays $37500 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit
Fort Worth Star TelegramFebruary 9, 2012

Hobson Air Conditioning settled a sexual harassment and constructive discharge lawsuit brought by the commission the day before the case was to be presented to a jury, the federal agency announced Thursday. The settlement pays the woman $37500 and ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Photos of Osama's Death Could Be Released To The Public
PerezHilton.comFebruary 1, 2012

After Osama's death, Judicial Watch brought a lawsuit demanding the release of the pics due to the Freedom of Information Act. Former director of the Justice Department, Dan Metcalfe, echoes this, stating that there are some parts of the records the ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Meth bust in Stillwater is largest in Oklahoma history
Daily O'CollegianFebruary 3, 2012

Payne County sheriff's deputies, along with Stillwater police officers and investigators with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, seized the labs Tuesday after executing a search warrant at a house on the 6200 block of South Perkins Road, Woodward said.more »

Freedom Of Press
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Senate votes 28-21 to legalize same-sex marriage
HeraldNetFebruary 2, 2012

"I believe an adult should have the freedom to marry the one they love," he said. Opponents contended the law raises the specter of discrimination against them for voicing their view that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.more »


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