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

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Jackson Health System tries to get out of a messy real estate deal
MiamiHerald.comJanuary 1, 2012

Board Chairman Marcos Lapciuc, an attorney, said, “We have case law on our side.” But Migoya said Jackson might have a hard time in court, he recommended settlement. Board member Stephen Nuell, also an attorney, objected to settling. ...more »

Woodstock police chief leaves post, will teach at KSU
Marietta Daily JournalJanuary 1, 2012

by Kristal Dixon Woodstock Police Chief David Bores retired from the city on Saturday. Bores plans to continue teaching as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State in the spring. WOODSTOCK — While he is hanging up his hat as Woodstock's police chief, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Individual mandate is a hidden tax
Florida Times-UnionJanuary 3, 2012

Florida and 25 states assert that the individual mandate is the linchpin to the health care law. The states argue that if the mandate is unconstitutional it would be removed and the entire law should come crashing down. In other words, the mandate ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Americans Are the New Indians
Indian Country Today Media Network.comJanuary 7, 2012

... tramples on Habeas corpus (a common law legal action that allows prisoners to seek release from unlawful detention) and constitutional rights promised to US citizens in the Fourth Amendment (protection against unreasonable searches and seizures), ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Qapco initiates several new training programmes
Gulf TimesJanuary 3, 2012

Al-Hajri said of the workshop: “We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and to foster an environment which values people's contribution irrespective of their age, gender, disability, race, religion, marital status or ethnic origin. ...more »

Native Americans
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Spiritual Gardener Brings Kabbalah to Farm State: Weeding Out Hate in the Iowa ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 2, 2012

Into the battleground of the farm state of Iowa comes an unusual native son: Marc Daniels, American-Jewish author of the German published Der Himmelsgarten: Das Handbuch des Spirituellen Gartners (Heaven's Garden: The Handbook of Spiritual Gardening). ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Israeli minister warns religious tensions threaten to tear apart society
New York Daily NewsJanuary 5, 2012

By Rolando Pujol / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Israelis rally in protest against gender discrimination towards women and the disappearance of women's pictures in advertisements across Jerusalem's public spaces last month in downtown Jerusalem. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Letter: Tell Proctor no on eminent domain
St. Augustine RecordJanuary 1, 2012

I, and some of the residents adjacent to Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, might disagree with his broad brush strokes concerning the “need” to give the FSDB eminent domain authority over these adjacent homeowners' lives and homes. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Ponzi Schemer Fingers Hedge Funds In $1.2 Billion Scam
FINalternativesJanuary 3, 2012

A disbarred lawyer and Ponzi schemer has implicated four hedge funds in his $1.2 billion fraud. Scott Rothstein, deposed as part of civil litigation in the case, testified that Platinum Partners, Centurion Credit and Level 3 Capital agreed to help prop ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Cameras cut down on number plates thefts in Wales
WalesOnlineJanuary 1, 2012

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show the number of number plates reported stolen in Wales dropped from 1224 in 2008/09 to 956 in 2010/11. Andrew Howard, head of road safety at the AA, suggested Automatic Number Plate Recognition ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Crime beat (Jan. 4)
Times Record NewsJanuary 4, 2012

Wichita Falls police ran a search warrant at a city home Friday, arresting one man and seizing more than 50 grams of illegal drugs in the process. Members of the Police Department's Organized Crime Unit and SWAT team ran the warrant at a home in the ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Maine Voices: After ignoring, deploring tea party, press fawns on Occupy movement
Press HeraldJanuary 2, 2012

It is First Amendment freedom of speech at its finest. Oh, sure, there are a few problems, but overall, this is a good thing. "Democracy is a little messy sometimes," cooed Pelosi. The media talking heads see a lot of merit in their cause. ...more »


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