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

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How an estate plan can minimize taxes, avoid probate and ensure a smooth ...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

But creating a plan isn't enough; you have to revisit it to ensure it remains relevant, says Steven C. Hartstein, CPA, JD, a partner in the Tax Planning & Preparation Department at Skoda Minotti. “When it comes to estate planning to protect your ...more »

Police told to submit charge sheet in man's slaughter case
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

The Administrative Judge of Anti Terrorism Courts in Karachi directed the investigation officer (IO) to submit charge-sheet against a woman and her nephew, who are facing the charges of killing a man and chopping his body into pieces in Shah Faisal ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Australia welcomes end to martial law in Fiji
Stuff.co.nzJanuary 2, 2012

Marles called on the regime to ensure the constitutional consultations include voices from across the political spectrum. When martial law was imposed over two years ago, Fiji's Court of Appeal ruled that dictator Bainimarama's coup was illegal. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Pushed out of Harvard, professor returns fire
Boston.comJanuary 2, 2012

But the furor died down, or appeared to, after Harvard's president, Drew Faust, defended Swamy's right to free speech as “central to the mission of a university.'' The economics department invited him back for another summer. Swamy heard nothing else ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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National Firefighter Code of Ethics to preserve public trust
FireRescue1January 25, 2012

Never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual preference, medical condition or handicap. Support the concept of fairness and the value of diverse thoughts and opinions.more »

Native Americans
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Afrofuturism: An Aesthetic and Exploration of Identity
Institute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesJanuary 4, 2012

... other African Traditional Religions (Yoruba, etc), African Derived Religions (Santeria, Candomble, Hoodoo) and Native American folklore and spirituality are common as are references to Asian fighting arts and the civil rights movement in the US. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Firms warned about change in law
Epworth BellsJanuary 3, 2012

“Discrimination law includes sex, race, age, disability, religious beliefs or sexual orientation and applies to job applicants, employees and even past employees. There is no qualifying employment period for bringing a claim of discrimination so, ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Obama, Congress begin 2012 in oil pipeline dispute
The Associated PressJanuary 2, 2012

Some landowners in the Sandhills celebrated the decision to reroute the project, but the pipeline's strongest opponents say they still have concerns about the prospect of the government using its power of eminent domain to seize land, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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NUMSA condemns sexual harrassment at Noord taxi rank
PoliticswebJanuary 3, 2012

The right of women to freedom of movement, freedom from sexual harassment and the right to dignity in our society can n ever be determined by the clothes that a woman chooses to wear. The Taxi drivers and owners should have been conscious of the ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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More from Craig Masters
Greeley GazetteJanuary 3, 2012

But according to documents obtained after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was ruled in favor of the public, it is now known that Project Vote, an ACORN affiliate, and the Obama DOJ have partnered to register individuals on public assistance. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Sentencing delayed in marijuana farm case
St. George Daily SpectrumJanuary 4, 2012

Bell added that other defendants cannot claim their Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure were violated vicariously following the court's pending ruling regarding Lozano-Benitez, and that each of the 19 would have to present ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Freedom Energy Selects Phoenix Law Firm to Prepare SR-139/Shingle Recycling ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)January 6, 2012

This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements, as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements, which are not historical facts, ...more »

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