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Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

Supreme Court order a signal to stop misuse of sanction power
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Mail Today Reporter There seems no end to the embarrassment that the United Progressive Alliance government has had to face on account of the 2G spectrum scam. The Supreme Court's order of Tuesday stating that Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Rep. John Conyers talks emergency manager law with Gov. Rick Snyder, questions ...
MLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

Conyers, joined by Reverend Charles E. Williams II of the Detroit National Action Network, discussed the constitutional validity and "inherently undemocratic nature" of Public Act 4, according to his office. The newly-strengthened law provides ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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A public service of the Sen. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development
Negros ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Section 4, Article III (Bill of Rights) of the 1987 Philippine Constitution: “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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AP Report: NYPD Monitored Muslim Students, UB Response
WGRZ-TVFebruary 19, 2012

The university is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, ...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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Activists Question Indonesia President's Silence Over Religious Violence
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 6, 2012

Activists are questioning the lack of response from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to a letter sent by international human rights organizations about the government's handling of cases of religious discrimination. (Antara Photo) As sure as eggs is ...more »

Eminent Domain
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And So It Begins
Madison County CourierFebruary 7, 2012

Despite assurances to the contrary to northern Pennsylvania landowners, Central New York Oil and Gas Company LLC (CNYOG), a subsidiary of Inergy LP of Kansas City, MO, began eminent domain proceedings against about half of the 150 property owners along ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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The absurd arguments against same-sex marriage
Baltimore SunFebruary 1, 2012

Mr. Sprigg believes that the repeal of DADT will lead to more sexual tension, sexual harassment and even sexual assault in military units. Also in 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center famously labeled the Family Research Council a hate group, ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Information bill uncovers private firms
The StarFebruary 2, 2012

The Bill revised by the Commission onImplementation of the Constitution on January 11, hasdeparted from the original bill, the Freedom of Information Bill,2008 which placed this obligation on public bodies. Of its five declared objectives, ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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More firearms being seized during DEU raids
Gadsden TimesFebruary 6, 2012

Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Agent Cole Lumpkin, left, and Deputy Commander Woddy Johnson look at marijuana found in a car during a search for evidence at a car lot on Forrest Avenue after the owner was arrested at his home for selling bath ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Spin Meter: Candidates use transparency as a club
Statesman JournalFebruary 1, 2012

Openness advocates said they don't know what changes, if any, Romney and Gingrich might propose to the Freedom of Information Act, the nation's preeminent open records law, or other transparency initiatives advocated by the Obama administration.more »


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