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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Affirmative Action
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I Was Denied Legal Help, Kasab Tells Apex Court
Daijiworld.comFebruary 1, 2012

The amicus curiae told the court that an accused was not just offered his right but he was informed of the right under the constitution and law. When the court observed that "you can say it was a formal compliance" of the provisions of the criminal ...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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Montgomery rally rally to oppose gay violence
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)February 18, 2012

By Jeremy Gray -- The Birmingham News As they have each year since the brutal 1999 murder of Billy Jack Gaither, gay rights groups from across Alabama will gather in Montgomery on Sunday to push for an end to violence against gays and lesbians.more »

Native Americans
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Purnell Steen
9NEWS.comFebruary 6, 2012

A long time native of Denver, Purnell Steen is a graduate of East High School and attended CU at Boulder. As a young adult, Steen took part in the Civil Rights movement and went to our nation's capitol for the March on Washington in 1963.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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NLDC getting a new identity
TheDay.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Kathleen Edgecomb New London - Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio on Tuesday apologized to property owners whose homes were seized by eminent domain in a case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court in 2005. At the same time, Finizio announced a ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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The Hidden Costs of Harassment
GovExec.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Stephen M. Paskoff When a high-profile harassment case disrupts the workplace it often leads managers and executives to revisit their personnel management standards and practices to ensure they have a good defense against litigation.more »

Freedom Of Information
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H-1B workers are better paid, more educated, study finds
ComputerworldFebruary 3, 2012

The study by Magnus Lofstrom and Joseph Hayes does combines data gathered through Freedom of Information Act requests to the US Citizenship and Immigration Service and the US Census to paint its picture of H-1B workers. The researchers got individual ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Nine dogs seized in badger baiting probe
U.TVFebruary 2, 2012

On Thursday officers carried out searches in the Lawrencetown area and four dogs were seized. A dog with severe facial injuries was also seized in the area on Wednesday, and a 58-year-old man arrested. He has been released on bail pending further ...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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