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

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CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER 2011: CELEBS FACE A HOUSE OF PAIN
Daily StarJanuary 1, 2012

Show bosses are planning extra surprise evictions – meaning the celebs will constantly be on their guard. A Big Brother source last night revealed: “Producers have ordered more live evictions. They will be dropping like flies after just days in the ...more »

Illinois implements new security laws for 2012
Examiner.comJanuary 1, 2012

Earlier this month, a Florida man posing as a Department of Homeland Security officer was arrested in a Chicago suburb after he tried to open an account at the US Bank on Ogden Ave in Lisle, Illinois using fake identification and a phony check for $3.5 ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Letter: Voter ID law a good idea
Topeka Capital JournalJanuary 1, 2012

Well the solution to that is for Congress to pass a constitutional amendment. This is being done state-by-state only in absence of Congress acting and the fear that 2000 could repeat itself. It could be President Barack Obama winning re-election in ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Advocacy Group Applauds New Jersey Lawmaker's Efforts to Update Antiquated ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 4, 2012

"We applaud Senator Kean for listening to our research and our members, whose lives have been shattered by laws written when divorce was rare and women had no economic power of their own," declared Mr. Leustek, Director of New Jersey Alimony Reform ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Position on United Soybean Board open
Imperial RepublicanJanuary 5, 2012

The USDA has a policy that membership on USDA boards and committees is open to all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status. ...more »

Native Americans
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Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit in Indy
WISHJanuary 12, 2012

African Americans were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked qualifications for combat duty. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the US. military. Civil rights organizations and ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Should Ontario keep funding separate Catholic schools?
Ottawa CitizenJanuary 3, 2012

The choice is between an unfair, internationally illegal, discriminatory status quo; a system with dozens of separate religious boards and schools; and one secular school system which respects all faiths, while favouring none. Joe Killoran is a law and ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Eminent domain for St. Saviourís?
Queens ChronicleJanuary 5, 2012

Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) is asking the cityís Parks Department to consider using eminent domain to acquire some or all of the 1.5-acre property that once was the home of St. Saviourís Church in Maspeth. In a letter to Assistant Commissioner ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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State's eavesdropping law faces growing challenges
Chicago TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

In August, while Drew watched, Tiawanda Moore, 21, was acquitted of illegally recording two Chicago police internal affairs investigators whom she believed were trying to dissuade her from filing a sexual harassment complaint against a patrol officer. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Citizen's arrests plummet due to 'walk-on by' culture
Telegraph.co.ukJanuary 3, 2012

The figures were released by the Metropolitan Police, Britain's biggest force, under the Freedom of Information Act, but are likely to be replicated across the country. They show that in 2002 there were 14047 arrests where the suspect was 'given into ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Deputies raid illegal gambling parlor
Wilson County NewsJanuary 5, 2012

Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said deputies executed a search warrant at the home just before 4 am, after a motorist from a traffic stop informed Deputy Travis Beck that she was headed there. Sgt. Thomas Silvas drove to the residence and saw ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Freedom of Information law a reality - Lubinda
Zambia Daily MailJanuary 2, 2012

By CHRISTINE CHISHA GOVERNMENT says the enactment of the long-awaited Freedom of Information Bill (FoI) will not go beyond the end of this year. This was disclosed by Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Minister Given Lubinda at a special event held ...more »

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