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Congress manifesto stresses on development
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

If voted to power, Congress would lay emphasis on improving the poor law and order situation in the state by making police stations accessible to every citizen and setting up one mahila police station in each district, she added.more »

Cuts to foreclosure-prevention aid fought
Ithaca JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The agency, which oversees lending in the state, will review New York's laws governing foreclosure, he said. New York has appropriated $26 million in state funds and $21 million in federal stimulus money since the 2008-09 fiscal year for housing ...more »

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Facebook page lets citizens offer support, sympathy for family of slain policeman (blog)February 4, 2012

But it has received comments from people as far away as England and Canada, thanking Green for his sacrifice and offering condolences to his family. Here are a few of hundreds of comments: Keith Phillips: Today is a sad day for all of us in Law...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Chancellor Opposes Illegal Student Law
GPBFebruary 1, 2012

Supporters say illegal immigrants shouldn't have access to public education benefits and they shouldn't take classroom slots away from legal residents. But at a hearing at the State Capitol, University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby says current policy ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Yorkshire's first 'fixed fee' divorce launches (press release)February 2, 2012

Both are firm believers in collaborative family law; an approach to divorce where separating couples avoid court by working with specialist lawyers to resolve the details of their separation. The pair saw an opportunity to bring together a team of ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Baby envy: The new social divide
Daily MailFebruary 17, 2012

But as she began her fight against infertility, it seemed that everyone around her was getting pregnant. Most painful of all, Karen's sister-in-law announced her pregnancy just as Karen and her husband James were starting IVF.more »

Mortuary Law
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Health care mandate is unhealthy
Greenville NewsFebruary 10, 2012

As part of the new federal health-care law, the Obama administration decided last month that religious institutions had to follow the same rules as other employers when it comes to offering free contraception as part of their insurance coverage.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Gay marriage in Washington creates personal divide
Mid Columbia Tri City HeraldFebruary 5, 2012

But soon, Washington likely will confirm in law what Gettmann, 69, and Frisch, 71, already know in their hearts. They are one of almost 10000 couples registered as domestic partners whose relationships will be re-defined as marriage under a bill ...more »

Name Changes
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Cyan Optics changes legal name to Cyan
Telecompaper (subscription)February 2, 2012

Packet optical transport platforms provider Cyan has finalised the process of changing its legal name to 'Cyan' from 'Cyan Optics'. This name change reflects Cyan's ongoing focus on delivering a family of packet-optical transport services with a range ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Not always love in February as domestic violence calls rise
KGBT-TVFebruary 1, 2012

by Daisy Martinez Love is in the air as Valentine's Day nears, but unfortunately Brownsville Police said they see an increase in domestic violence calls during the month of February. Claudia Cerda from the Friendship of Women said couples don't always ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Former archbishop takes libel action against Irish TV over child abuse claims
Irish CentralFebruary 12, 2012

Former Archbishop Burke has instigated the action against Prime Time Investigates, the RTE programme which paid out record libel damages to Fr Reynolds when a paternity suit proved he wasn't the child's father. Fr Burke was a missionary priest in ...more »

Foster Care
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Va. Senate panel approves anti-gay adoption bill
Washington BladeFebruary 3, 2012

“This would put into the law that they can be turned away,” Ebbin said. “The issue is simple –whether or not state dollars should be used or taxpayers' funds should be used to fund discrimination in adoption and foster care.” Ebbin noted that Virginia ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Yours, Mine and Ours: How Spouses Share and Transfer Property
Palisades Hudson Financial GroupFebruary 8, 2012

Like joint tenancy, tenancy by the entirety offers a right of survivorship, allowing the surviving spouse to avoid probate. It can also shield the property from creditors of one spouse only, though not from creditors to whom the couple is jointly in ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Md. Senate hearing on marriage draws hundreds
Washington BladeFebruary 1, 2012

O'Malley, who had at one time hesitated to support extending full marriage rights to gay couples, has become a proponent of the legislation. “As you know we already recognize civil marriages that come from other states,” Gov. O'Malley said during his ...more »

State Child Protection
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Leader of board reviewing diocese's sex abuse cases steps down
Kansas City StarFebruary 6, 2012

By JUDY L. THOMAS The chairman of the review board that handles child sexual abuse allegations in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese is stepping down. Jim Caccamo, who headed the diocese's Independent Review Board during a tumultuous period that saw a ...more »

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Mother of all battles
Calcutta TelegraphFebruary 28, 2012

The Planning Commission and the ministry of women and child development have recommended revising all laws that do not treat the guardianship rights of the mother on a par with that of the father. Will it happen anytime soon, asks Hemchhaya De The ...more »


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