Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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Federal grants will strengthen counter terrorism efforts
The Photo NewsMarch 26, 2017

Other grants in the areaOther municipalities within the county also applied for and received their own grants, with both the City of Middletown and the Village of Goshen receiving $50,000 Explosive Detection Canine grants. The dog that will work for ...more »

Top Pressure Washer Safety Tips
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)March 26, 2017

This powerful tool can cause serious injury if it isn't handled properly, though. It is important to follow pressure washer safety tips to prevent a pressure washer accident. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 6,057 ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Constitutional prescription
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteMarch 27, 2017

Federal judge strikes down an Illinois law that infringed on the First Amendment rights of those in the medical marijuana industry. For those in the medical marijuana business in Illinois, you'll soon be free to make political contributions. Until last ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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A Brazilian Judge Demands a Blogger's Sources, Testing the Limits of Media Freedom
Advox (press release) (blog)April 3, 2017

The profession was previously regulated by the Press Law, edited in 1967 by the former military regime, which defined the journalistic profession as one exercised only by employees and frequent collaborators of communication companies registered with ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Diverse Docket: Court Backs Goddard College in Bias Suit
Diverse: Issues in Higher EducationMarch 30, 2017

A federal appeals court has declined to reinstate a national origin discrimination suit by a former faculty member of Japanese ancestry against Goddard College in Vermont. Judy Hiramoto, whose was denied a five-year reappointment to the graduate ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Don't look to Theresa May to defend freedom
SpikedMarch 27, 2017

In a speech titled 'Restoring British Liberties', delivered in 2011, the coalition's deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, said: 'Our Labour predecessors will be remembered as the government who took your freedoms away. We want to be remembered as the ...more »

Native Americans
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Holiday would recognize American natives
North Platte BulletinMarch 26, 2017

He said Nebraska's story cannot fully be told without including the history of the Ponca Nation and of Standing Bear, one of the nation's earliest civil rights figures. “Recognizing and honoring the determination, bravery and spirit of the Ponca tribe ...more »

Eminent Domain
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New Albany violated public access law three times on Mount Tabor Road requests
NewsandtribuneApril 4, 2017

Property owners along the road that is undergoing the city's restoration project said they weren't able to get information in enough time to present educated counter-offers to buyers through the process of eminent domain. Now, the city has filed ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Constitutional Connections: The tension between equal protection and religious freedom
Concord MonitorApril 9, 2017

The Constitution did not become our basic law at a single point in time. We ratified its first seven articles in 1788 but have since amended it 27 times. Many of these amendments memorialize fundamental shifts in values. Thus, it should come as no ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Compliance to records law means different things to each police department
theday.com (subscription)April 23, 2017

Some of those departments, without a dedicated freedom of information team, need to wait until someone trained in redacting information lays eyes on the document in question. Others may not have access to records from a detective division until someone ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Will Fox News Turn Its Back on Bill O'Reilly in Face of Sexual Harassment Scandal?
VarietyApril 11, 2017

21st Century Fox initially issued a qualified statement of support for O'Reilly, acknowledging the sexual harassment-related settlements but in the same breath asserting that no employee has ever filed an HR complaint against him. “Mr. O'Reilly is ...more »

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