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Bill to shorten Louisiana's divorce 'cooling-off' period stirs debate ...
Houma CourierApril 23, 2017

The measure has reignited debate in the Louisiana Capitol over the state's role in family life.more »

Oregon adds twist to drafting Spring Game teams
247SportsApril 23, 2017

The four free agents who get to choose their team for Saturday's spring game will be senior Royce Freeman, junior Ugo Amadi, sophomore Jake Hanson, and true freshman Jordon Scott. In particular, Scott has been a guy that's really caught Taggart's eye ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Polish president wants referendum on constitution in 2018
ABC NewsMay 3, 2017

FILE - In this Monday, Mach 13, 2017 file photo, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice Party speaks at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, May 2, 2017 that French presidential candidate ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Canada drops four spots on the World Press Freedom Index
BBC NewsApril 26, 2017

A number of high-profile incidents of police action against journalists in Canada have raised concerns. Press organisations have called on the government to shore up laws protecting free speech and media sources. The UK was ranked 40, down five spots, ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Likely Democratic congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh speaks ...
New Philadelphia Times ReporterApril 27, 2017

Democrat Ken Harbaugh, who has formed a congressional exploratory committee, is president of Team Rubicon Global, a disaster relief organization that uses ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Recent Freedom of Expression Developments in Scandinavia
The National Law ReviewApril 27, 2017

Subsequently, the police found a number of weapons in the home of the man. The Norwegian police department for internet crime has made a special page with guidelines for legal statements on the internet. It has also set up an online page for notifying ...more »

Native Americans
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Where Anti-Tax Fervor Means 'All Services Will Cease'
New York TimesMay 14, 2017

Today, San Juan's population is roughly half Native American and half white, but whites hold much of the political power. Navajo residents have spent more than 40 years suing the county over civil rights violations and fighting to get officials to pay ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Des Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facility
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerApril 25, 2017

"Eminent domain can take months if not a full year because there's plenty of protections for the property owners — rightfully so — under state law," said Scott Sanders, city manager. Sanders said the city would like to acquire the land as soon as ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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House spars over whether new State Bar rules would open door to discrimination
Texas TribuneMay 16, 2017

Democrats took turns at the back mic to question Republicans on why existing religious freedom laws and the First Amendment weren't enough protection for Texas lawyers. Some Democrats implored their colleagues to forget about party-line votes and focus ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Lake County clarifies freedom of information policy
Chicago TribuneApril 28, 2017

Lake County is trying to smooth out how county departments handle freedom of information requests, revising its policy after an initial rollout out last week. The Board of Commissioners aimed to create policy to ensure information requests filed with ...more »


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