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

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NewshubMay 1, 2017

Lawyers listened in silence as 'Lose Yourself' filled the courtroom.more »

Abbott slams 'anti-men' gender quotas
dailytelegraph.com.auMay 1, 2017

Under the plan, companies that fail or refuse to recruit similar numbers of men and women risk losing lucrative government contracts in the gender-bending experiment intended to boost women's pay but which business groups have warned could mean a bad ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Why GOP attack on Planned Parenthood is doomed
Detroit Free PressMay 7, 2017

An unconstitutional bill of attainder next surfaced in American constitutional history in 1946, when the court struck down a law of Congress finding that the federal government employees had engaged in “subversive activity” and barred them from federal ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Press freedom: it was Spectator readers wot won it
Spectator.co.uk (blog)May 18, 2017

A few months ago, The Spectator sought the help of readers help in defending press freedom. Theresa May's government was consulting on whether to press ahead with a draconian new law that would make publications like ours liable for the costs of ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
Richmond RegisterMay 9, 2017

... or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information ...more »

Native Americans
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Holcomb names Wilson executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights ...
The Chicago CusaderMay 15, 2017

Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently announced the appointment of Greg Wilson as Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). In this role ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Blasphemy laws are an unholy offense against free speech. And they're spreading
Los Angeles TimesMay 12, 2017

Indonesia and Ireland are very different societies, but in both countries talking about religion can get you in trouble with the law. On Tuesday, the Christian governor of Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, was sentenced to two years in prison for ...more »

Eminent Domain
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The Pipeline Fight Launched From the Right
OZYMay 1, 2017

And in South Carolina, where eminent domain laws were less clear, the attorney general weighed in with an opinion granting pipeline companies the right to eminent domain for “natural gas, water and electricity” — but, crucially, not oil, and not ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Woman says co-worker at Bob Evans sexually harassed her
West Virginia RecordMay 5, 2017

Jarvis claims soon after Thornton became the cook, he began to engage in sexual harassment of the plaintiff, including groping her from being, grabbing her breasts and buttocks and making sexual comments about “things he would love to do to her.”.more »

Freedom Of Information
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Bending open records laws by officials all too common
Press & Sun-BulletinMay 5, 2017

That was the case for pressconnects.com reporter Anthony Borrelli last month, who sent a request under New York's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for documents related to a parole ...more »

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