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Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

Quiet freshman senator pushes politics of contraception
Kansas City StarMarch 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — The fight over the contraception mandate in the health care law will not likely determine which party wins the White House and Senate next fall. But Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri has played a leading role in ensuring that it ...more »

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Age Discrimination
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Ex-Burnsville school administrator had filed charges and complaint
ThisweekLiveMarch 2, 2012

... known or unkown,” against the district for a range of possible violations, including violation of the state Human Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other civil rights laws.more »

Elder Care
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A victory for vulnerable elders in Oregon
OregonLive.comMarch 4, 2012

It's all too easy to imagine how an elderly loved one might fall victim to abuse or fraud. House Bill 4084 deserves recognition as one of the small victories of Oregon's short legislative session. It isn't sweeping or controversial, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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WILLIAMSON v. HI-LITER GRAPHICS, LLC.
Leagle.comMarch 1, 2012

We hold that Wisconsin's "discovery of injury" rule will not save Williamson here because that rule's purpose is to mark when the statute of limitations begins to run in state tort actions. That rationale, a judicially created exception to our state's ...more »

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