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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 »

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Senegal's Wade risks revolt
euronewsFebruary 1, 2012

He is now in position to run for a third term, after a favourable ruling by Senegal's constitutional court just days ago. It accepted that the constitution's two-term limit does not apply to him because it became law during his second term.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Legal or not, Vanderbilt policy is wrong
The TennesseanFebruary 4, 2012

We all know that just because something is legal doesn't mean it's right. It would be legal for me to make derogatory, racist comments in this article — we call this freedom of speech. However, while those comments may be legal, they are obviously ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Caucus Day, 2012
MinnPost.comFebruary 7, 2012

To honor an individual is to fight against discrimination in society for any reason, including race, religion, natural origin, gender, age or sexual orientation. Throughout history the Jewish community has faced discrimination, and therefore we will ...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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Illinois Rep. Wants 'Common Sense' Anti-Gay Discrimination (blog)February 1, 2012

by Steve Williams A Republican lawmaker in Illinois has once again introduced legislation to carve out religious exemptions from the state's near year-old civil unions law, calling it “common sense” that religious adoption agencies should be able to ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Huntsville Housing Authority takes stand against proposed Alabama House ... (blog)February 21, 2012

A bill that they sponsored in 2009 to stop housing authorities from seizing property through eminent domain drew fierce opposition from other housing authorities around the state, as well as some city governments. The latest bill, which applies only to ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sexual complaint resources questioned
Yale Daily NewsFebruary 6, 2012

Students can use a variety of resources to address sexual misconduct — including Title IX coordinators in each of the University's schools, the Yale Police Department, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (SHARE), and the ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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NASL crash caused by practice mistakes
Hanford SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

A Navy report obtained by The Sentinel through the Freedom of Information Act also found that the crash that killed Navy pilot Lt. Matthew Ira Lowe, 33, and weapon systems officer Lt. Nathan Hollingsworth Williams, 28, on April 6, 2011 was partly due ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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KSP Charges Three Men With Internet Related Crimes
SurfKY NewsFebruary 8, 2012

FRANKFORT, KY (2/8/12) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) has arrested three men on charges related to child pornography. The action was the result of search warrants pertaining to illegal Internet activity executed by the agency's Electronic Crime Branch.more »

Freedom Of Press
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Germany delays approval of international Internet copyright law deal
Washington PostFebruary 10, 2012

The Foreign Ministry said Germany held off on signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, “to leave room for discussions” after the Justice Ministry voiced concerns. An official signature is needed before the deal can go to Parliament for ...more »


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