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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Judicial solution for the buggery law
Jamaica GleanerFebruary 5, 2012

For other Commonwealth Caribbean countries, existing laws are those which existed before the constitution of the particular country came into being. It would appear that the presence of the savings law clause in the charter is intended to prevent local ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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George F. Will: Niggling campaign laws are squeezing the life from free speech
National PostFebruary 2, 2012

A Washington state law is notably protective of the political class: There must be litigation before a campaign to recall a public official can start, and lawyers are essentially forbidden from volunteering their help with that litigation.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Ask SCORE: Hiring a critical part of a successful business
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 6, 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that you make "reasonable accommodations" for an applicant or employee with a disability. Examples would be removing barriers, or raising the height of a desk so a person using a wheelchair could navigate.more »

Native Americans
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Breakfast to honor Rosa Parks
Atmore AdvanceFebruary 1, 2012

It is time once again to honor America's former civil rights leaders, and coming off the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, Atmore residents are switching their focus to celebrating the life of the “mother of the modern day Civil Rights...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Assembly Committee Advances Democrats' Marriage Equality Bill
NJ TODAYFebruary 3, 2012

TRENTON – An Assembly committee advanced legislation proposed by Assembly Democrats to allow same-sex couples to marry in New Jersey was released 5-2 Thursday by an Assembly committee. The bill (A-1) – titled the Marriage Equality and Religious...more »

Eminent Domain
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Enterprise zone
Columbia Daily TribuneFebruary 10, 2012

With or without a zone, it would have to abide by laws governing the use of eminent domain. Nothing in the legal or political landscape gives the slightest indication Columbia government has condemnation plans in mind for private business development, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual harassment in the hallways
KIMA CBS 29February 10, 2012

By Hayley Guenthner YAKIMA -- KIMA learned the number of sexual intimidation cases within the Yakima School District has nearly doubled in just two years. We're talking cases where students are accusing other students. YAKIMA -- KIMA learned the number ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations demands info at Gary ...
Post-TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

Public Works Director Cloteal LaBroi advised the audience to email her their requests to get on the agenda, and city attorney Niquelle Allen said more detailed answers to their questions would have to go through the Freedom Of Information Act process.more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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More than $20000 in drugs seized from mobile home
Daily Mail - CharlestonFebruary 9, 2012

Anonymous tips led to the arrest of a St. Albans man who allegedly had more than $20000 in a variety of illegal narcotics stored in his home. Jesse Edward Post, 35, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his mobile home on Middle Drive, which is in the ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Hackers hit law websites Haditha defense site defaced
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyFebruary 5, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb 4, (Agencies): Saboteurs stole passwords and sensitive information on tipsters while hacking into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective known as Anonymous.more »


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