Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in January, 2012

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How new options can help Ohio employers reduce their workers' compensation...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Over the past year, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has focused its attention on creating more program options for employers that encourage the correct behaviors and rewards them for achieving performance outcomes that reduce lost work ...more »

Experts Weigh In on Outside Groups' Pro-Gingrich Spots
New York Times (blog)January 1, 2012

Nevertheless, any ad featuring a candidate for federal office so close to an election would fall under what the election commission calls “electioneering communications.” But a quirk in the law means that the agency does not consider caucuses like ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Virginia AG abandons plans to back GOP primary ballot fight
CBS NewsJanuary 2, 2012

The Constitution is surpreme, even over the will of the people. by Mortar1SG29 January 2, 2012 1:44 PM EST By the way, Perish. I, as a Virginian, want the law changed. Just not by being corrupt, and changing the the law in the middle of the game. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Big bucks flood 2012 election — What the courts said and why we should care
iWatch News (blog)January 3, 2012

Unfortunately for advocates of transparency in elections, that disclosure requirement apparently does not apply to nonprofit corporations. Only a couple of weeks after the Citizens United ruling, a lesser-known case in the District of Columbia Circuit ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Mobile CSO open today at Rochester IGA store
Access WashingtonJanuary 24, 2012

DSHS does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status or the presence of any ...more »

Native Americans
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Race Baiting in South Carolina Primary Politics? Just Ask Hillary Clinton
Big GovernmentJanuary 20, 2012

But please, let us all conveniently forget the mass genocide the United States committed against the Native Americans in this country..Let us forget the atrocities of slavery and economic oppression, as well as the civil and human injustices against ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Court: Church can't be on land zoned for bar
SignOnSanDiego.comJanuary 2, 2012

Eduardo Contreras EAST COUNTY — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against San Diego County alleging religious discrimination filed by an East County church that sits on land zoned for a bar. The ruling is the latest setback ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Are You in the Path of the Monroe Connector/Bypass? Horack Talley Attorneys ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 17, 2012

By Horack Talley Attorneys at the law firm of Horack Talley in Charlotte have begun representing homeowners and other property owners who will lose their property to the state of North Carolina. Through condemnation and eminent domain, the state will ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Galt employee files suit for alleged sexual harassment
Lodi News-SentinelJanuary 4, 2012

Angela Long contends that the city did not take reasonable steps to prevent alleged sexual harassment by former co-worker Michael Belser. He is also named in the lawsuit. Long claims Belser used inappropriate slang in describing sexual acts and anatomy ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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High court to hear environmental case from Idaho
CBS NewsJanuary 3, 2012

The documents, obtained from the US Army Corps of Engineers under the federal Freedom of Information Act, show that the couple disregarded the opinion of a wetlands expert they hired to evaluate their property. The Sacketts also passed up an offer from ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Jan 6, 2012 posted by: Mari Lou-WGMD News
WGMD RadioJanuary 7, 2012

State Police and the Kent County Drug Unit executed two search warrants – at homes on South Draper and Stevenson Drives. Police seized 3-12 gauge shotguns, 153 grams of marijuana, 51 Oxycodone pills and 8 Alprazolam pills. 20 year old Bryan Thomas, ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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The Developing World's 10 Best Ethical Destinations: 2012
Earth Island JournalJanuary 6, 2012

Hungary was ruled out in light of the current administration's severely repressive policies—such as the new media law that is threatening the freedom of speech and of peaceful assembly, taking the country backwards despite the wishes of the people of ...more »

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