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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

Federal judges troubled, baffled with Texas redistricting
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

Also ruled that the Legislature's maps could not be used without prior approval by Justice Department or US District Court in the District of Columbia under the Voting Rights Act. Texas could still appeal any new maps drawn by the federal courts to the ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Tenants priced out of their homes by Olympics as landlords cash in
MetroFebruary 2, 2012

Tenants are being driven out of their homes during the Olympics so their landlords can cash in on soaring rents. Even long-term residents have been told they will be evicted because of the shortage of accommodation expected in London in July and August ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Palmdale settles suit alleging Section 8 housing discrimination
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 3, 2012

By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times The city of Palmdale has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit accusing it of harassing and evicting nonwhite recipients of federal housing subsidies, officials announced Thursday. The announcement came the same ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Sudan, South Sudan Sign Treaty of Non-Aggression
Voice of AmericaFebruary 11, 2012

The agreement came at the end of the first day of a week-long series of AU-mediated talks on issues that have brought tensions between the neighbors to the boiling point. The key dispute is over sharing oil revenues. Oil is the lifeline of both ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Inspiring landlords to take part in the Green Deal
The Earth Times (blog)February 3, 2012

Obviously, discerning tenants will be looking for properties which do not leak heat, energy and money so landlords normally have some kind of interest in the matter. The Government, however, have plans to implement more strict, "tenant" friendly rules.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Catholics, Contraceptives, Conservatives, and the Constitution
OpEdNewsFebruary 15, 2012

They claim that local government is more responsive to the people, more representative of them, more sympathetic to their concerns because of its proximity to their daily lives. Here's an example of responsive, representative, sympathetic local ...more »

City Rejects Judge's Request for Delay in School Church Evictions
Norwood NewsFebruary 15, 2012

(Photo by Alex Kratz) The city has denied a federal judge's request to delay the evictions of dozens of faith-based groups that hold worship services in public schools, saying the enforcement of the policy has already been pushed back twice, ...more »


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