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Parliament's moral duty on assisted dying
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

... been a lull in the media recently about the rights and wrongs of assisted dying, but the conflict is sure to break out again with the imminent publication of the report from Lord Falconer's commission, established to consider changes to the law. ...more »

How to reap tax savings for selling your products abroad
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

You can also use an IC-DISC to provide an equity type of incentive to employees, which can serve as a motivation tool to improve productivity and increase export sales. Does a company have to be making a certain level of sales for the IC-DISC to make ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Santorum Soundbites on the Judiciary, 10th Amendment
Wall Street Journal (blog)January 4, 2012

By Joe Palazzolo AP Rick Santorum's loss-as-win in Iowa gives Law Blog a chance to take a look at his views on the Constitution and the judiciary. Fortunately for us, Santorum gave a policy speech in November on the subject. Dozens of people attended. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Rose Parade disrupters face fines, jail time
msnbc.comJanuary 1, 2012

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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FA warns players to behave in Cup ties carrying baggage from incidents
The GuardianJanuary 26, 2012

... Club is committed to confronting and eliminating discrimination, whether by reason of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability, nationality, religion or belief or gender reassignment.more »

Native Americans
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San Jose Mercury NewsJanuary 10, 2012

The gospel/soul star was one of the most significant voices in the 1960s' civil rights movement, soaring high with her family band, the Staple Singers, on such empowering anthems as Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth" and Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Leagle.comJanuary 6, 2012

He argues first that the district court erred in dismissing his religious discrimination claim as time barred. The prison discriminated, he argued, by not allowing him out of his working cellblock to attend Friday prayer with fellow Muslims while ...more »

Eminent Domain
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XL Pipeline's Unequal Treatment
Daily YonderJanuary 6, 2012

In Texas, property rights activist Debra Medina is lobbying legislators to clarify the state's eminent domain law. State law grants the operators of common carrier pipelines—defined as "to or for the public for hire"—the power of eminent domain, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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'Harassment plaints at MU still pending'
Times of IndiaJanuary 5, 2012

MUMBAI: In the last three years, the sexual harassment committee run by the women's development cell of Mumbai University has received 14 complaints, most of which have been either categorized as not fitting the bill or dismissed without punishing the ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Supreme Court to Hear Environmental Case From Idaho
Fox NewsJanuary 2, 2012

Six months later, the EPA sent the order that triggered the court case. Mike Sackett says someone must have tipped off the EPA to the work. But the NRDC has produced documents that suggest the Sacketts have left out important parts of the story. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Buffalo man accused of growing marijuana
Buffalo NewsJanuary 3, 2012

Narcotics detectives entered the residence Saturday after receiving a search warrant signed by Town Justice Geoffrey Klein. The detectives seized an assortment of growing equipment in addition to the plants, according to Capt. Michael Camilleri. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Pressure mounts on German president after media threat
Reuters IndiaJanuary 3, 2012

"The grace period is over," said Oppermann. "No German president is above the law. That applies to press freedom, too. It is absolutely inappropriate if the president is trying to stop free reporting," he said. Wulff laid himself bare to attacks of ...more »


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