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

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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 »

Six former Bell council members lose appeal
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 1, 2012

Previous judges have chastised the former council members. In rejecting their motion to drop the charges earlier this month, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy issued a scathing 10-page ruling brushing aside the politicians' ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Tens of Thousands Protest New Constitution in Hungary
Voice of AmericaJanuary 2, 2012

The Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in 2010 elections and has rewritten a large portion of the law. Critics fear the new constitution, which went into effect on January 1, curbs constitutional court powers, threatens the media and ends judicial ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Israeli government mounts major attack on democratic rights
World Socialist Web SiteJanuary 3, 2012

By Danny Richardson Benyamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition has initiated legislation into the Knesset aimed at stifling dissent and criticism of the ruling elite, curbing freedom of speech, and limiting the powers of the judiciary. ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Appellant's argument that local Rule 41.1 violates due process is frivolous
Lexology (registration)January 3, 2012

Cathleen Sambrano filed an EEOC charge alleging that the Department of the Navy, her employer, discriminated against her on account of her race, gender, national origin, age, and disability. Because she was a federal employee, the EEOC decided her ...more »

Native Americans
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Black LGBTQs Finding Voice for the Future
UK Progressive MagazineJanuary 6, 2012

“It's not right to not let the gays and lesbians have equal rights here,” Hardaway told the crowd at a press conference organized by the “No Recall” group, an El Paso group opposing a recall of El Paso Mayor John Cook and two city representatives for ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Appeal Offers Last Hope for Endangered Neighborhood
American ThinkerJanuary 8, 2012

But rather than examining the argument behind public opposition to the project, the reporter accepted the premise that all public objections to the project result from religious discrimination. The article missed the real story. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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The real stake
Manila Standard TodayJanuary 2, 2012

This was instituted because of the immense power already lodged in the hands of Congress, which has control over the nation fs purse, and the Executive which wields police power and eminent domain. The powerless citizenry can, thus, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Ron Paul says victim of sex harassment bears some responsibility for resolution
Boston.comJanuary 1, 2012

By Shira Schoenberg, Globe Correspondent Texas Representative Ron Paul today stood by statements he made in his 1987 book arguing that someone who is a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace should bear some responsibility for resolving the ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Hundreds of Gwent arsons still unsolved
Free Press SeriesJanuary 4, 2012

Figures released to the Argus under the Freedom of Information Act show in 2010/11 there were 49 reports of arson where life was endangered, and police are still hunting those responsible in 33 of these cases. So far in 2011/12, there have been 23 ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Steven Sheldon, Steven Megliola deny gaming charges in case involving Cafeno's ...
MassLive.comJanuary 4, 2012

Lesser said, "The first notice they had was when state troopers came, seized all the computers, seized all the records, seized everything in the establishment. That was inappropriate in our opinion. If the attorney general thought something illegal was ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Vicious circle began with assault, lasted a lifetime
Denver PostJanuary 1, 2012

But during those stretches of freedom, he would continue to attack women. The 18-year-old woman — so small she had been mistaken for a child hours earlier — lay flanked by police officers in an ambulance parked by an airport hotel construction site. ...more »

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