Monthly Archives: April 2012

Court Rules Man Who Claims He Endured Anti-Semitic Slurs Can Sue Despite Not Being Jewish | NJ.com | Star-Ledger Staff | 04/22/12

An appeals court has ruled that Myron Cowher, a a former truck driver, who alleges he endured anti-Semitic slurs, spanning the course of more than one year, can sue his former supervisors st Carson & Roberts Site Construction & Engineering … Continue reading

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Ban the box and the EEOC | Philly.com | Jane M. Von Bergen | 4/27/12

The “box” refers to the box on a job application that candidates must  check it if they’ve ever been convicted, or in some cases, arrested for a crime. A year ago, Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a measure forbidding employers to use the box … Continue reading

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China Court Overturns Death Penalty for Wu Ying in Fraud Case | NYTimes.com | EDWARD WONG | 4/20/12

BEIJING — The Supreme People’s Court on Friday overturned the death penalty against Wu Ying, a 31-year-old woman who was convicted of financial fraud three years ago after becoming rich through a company that sold beauty products and other goods. … Continue reading

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Bias Law Cited To Get Man Off Death Row | WESH.com Orlando | CNN Wire |4/21/12

(CNN) — Applying the Racial Justice Act, a North Carolina judge set aside the death sentence of Marcus Robinson, 38, a convicted killer after concluding that race played a role in the case, a landmark ruling that may call into … Continue reading

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Under Arrest For Journalism | Philly.com | Larry Atkins | 4/20/12

Temple student Ian Van Kuyk was arraigned this week on charges of obstruction, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. Van Kuyk, a film and media arts major, was arrested by Philadelphia police last month after he photographed a routine traffic stop … Continue reading

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