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IG: Strengthen mechanism to beat domestic violence
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

INDORE: A workshop on Domestic Violence Act was organized here on Saturday. Inaugurating the event, inspector general (IG) of Indore range Anuradha Shankar emphasised the need to strengthen various mechanisms to overcome domestic violence, ...more »

What is HRW up to in Pakistan?
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

Asked that even in developed and advanced political cultures the principle of judicial review exists and superior judiciary exercises its powers to set aside any law made by the Parliament if it is found against the basic structure of the constitution...more »

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Affirmative Action
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The federalism question
Times of IndiaJanuary 3, 2012

This entire issue raises an important question of constitutional law. Given the federal structure of our Constitution and the division of powers between the Centre and the states, can there be a uniform legislation enacted by Parliament under Article ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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WESTERN TRADITION PARTNERSHIP, INC. v. ATTORNEY GENERAL
Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

The District Court enjoined enforcement of the statute and denied the motion of Champion and MSSF for an award of attorney fees. The State appeals the order of summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs, and Champion and MSSF cross-appeal from the ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Hematology Oncology Consultant, Hematology - Spokane Job
FierceBiotechJanuary 10, 2012

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, ...more »

Native Americans
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Huckabee's Columbus Cartoon: The Happy, Smiling Arawaks
Media Matters for America (blog)January 3, 2012

On a Bad History-related note, I'm home early enough to catch some of the pep rallies at the Iowa carcasses, and noted zany historian Michelle Bachmann has already made my personal highlight reel. It was with her salute to the Great Americans who laid ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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AP Interview: Malaysian in sodomy trial slams law
The Associated PressJanuary 5, 2012

Anwar said that although he believes government must prohibit same-sex marriage and prevent public obscenity, he also believes that current sodomy laws could "be abused to show violent discrimination or intolerance." "Our present laws are deemed to be ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Indian Lake moving forward with eminent domain
Daily American OnlineJanuary 12, 2012

The council authorized the filing of all the collected easements and has authorized the beginning of eminent domain proceedings — a legal right-of-use taking of privately owned land. "We're losing ground, and we have to do something," Councilman ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Ex-principal asking Gaston Co. School Board for his old job
WBTVJanuary 2, 2012

Jerry Bostic found himself in sudden retirement after his decision to suspend a fourth grader for sexual harassment and acting out in class got national attention. Bostic said the superintendent gave him one hour to decide whether to be demoted or ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Actions of ex-board member questioned
Richmond Times DispatchJanuary 6, 2012

The founding board members obtained nearly 1000 pages of emails and other documents under the Freedom of Information Act and released them this week with a statement calling Malone's communications with Brandon inappropriate and unethical. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Video
National GeographicJanuary 2, 2012

Sockeye Seizure - One sockeye salmon fisherman is in deep deep trouble. Alaska Mushroom Madness - In the midst of the “Forest Fair” party, troopers discover a man who's eaten a little more magic mushroom than he can handle. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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High-level taskforce asked to study Hungary's media law
European VoiceJanuary 4, 2012

By Constant Brand - 04.01.2012 / 15:52 CET A high-level EU taskforce on media pluralism will examine whether a controversial Hungarian media law restricts press freedom, the European Commission said today. Ryan Heath, spokesman for Neelie Kroes, ...more »

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