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New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

What can a little-known health project in rural Ethiopia tell us about discrimination in an all-twee... New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10000 years before the Siberian-originating ...more »

Judge blocks day labor rules in AZ immigration law
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

She rejected arguments by the state that the rules were needed for traffic safety and pointed out that the law, also known as SB1070, says its purpose is to make attrition through enforcement the immigration policy of state and local government ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Physical and Regulatory Takings: One Distinction Too Many
Stanford Law Review OnlineMarch 1, 2012

by Richard A. Epstein At this moment, it looks as though the law of eminent domain takings is in a quiet phase, as the Supreme Court has not recently taken any major case that examines the foundations of the field. One apparently settled area of ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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City reboots housing bias study
Portland TribuneMarch 1, 2012

“The main conclusion we draw is that race and national-origin discrimination continue to haunt us,” concluded Moloy Good, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, after the study results were released. The study caused a political ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Repair Shop Wars
Cleveland Scene WeeklyMarch 7, 2012

All it does is kick the can down the road, while neighbors get more annoyed. Tremont, with its hybrid of classes and cultures, is fertile territory for such disputes. The Scranton area, wedged between gentrifying Tremont and the poorer, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Tenants forcing suites to shut
Calgary HeraldMarch 5, 2012

But in both cases - and as happens often with Calgary's messy suite rules, which drew 380 enforcement reports last year - it was the tenants who reported his unregulated suites, leaving the landlord helpless against the zoning bylaw.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Letter: Good moves by city
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 2, 2012

... actual insurance policy/coverage, receives payment for this coverage and pays the claims. State Farm, Country Companies and Springfield's own Horace Mann are insurance companies. The library's north branch was closed because the building had mold.more »

Families in Spain face eviction over stranger loans
Yahoo!7 NewsMarch 15, 2012

MADRID (AFP) - Fighting eviction for failing to pay the mortgage on his home in Spain's capital, Nelson Castillo is now grappling not only with his own debts but also those of a family he does not know. The 39-year-old and his wife acted as guarantors ...more »

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