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PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Legal forums return Feb. 16
Cleveland Daily BannerFebruary 2, 2012

The year's first forum topic will be “Family Law Issues,” the same subject covered in the event's inaugural session. It has returned by “popular demand,” as has the entire Community Legal Forum concept, Tapper explained. Joining Tapper on the “Family ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Harvard Targeted in U.S. Asian-American Discrimination Probe
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

The US Education Department is probing complaints that Harvard University and Princeton University discriminate against Asian-Americans in undergraduate admissions. The department's Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint it received in ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Want a divorce? Take a class
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

Jim Nielson, R-Bountiful, said current law mandates that an orientation course be taken within 60 days after filing for divorce — but people need not complete it until just before the divorce is finalized. He said the purpose of the course is to help ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Who decides the makings of a modern family?
National PostFebruary 4, 2012

“Canada doesn't have any law against having sex and having a baby. Why would we, if they needed help for some medical reason, stop them from getting help having children?” Other physicians, however, are not so sure about this remarkable interplay of ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Eva Mae Wilburn
Oak RidgerFebruary 2, 2012

She is survived by a daughter, June Seyfried and husband, Bob, of Oak Ridge; daughter-in-law, Juanita Wilburn of Edgewater, Md.; brother, Clinton Atkins and wife, Marie, of East Peoria, Ill.; sister, Reva Holcomb of East Peoria, Ill.; grandchildren, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Guest commentary: A persistent prejudice keeps Michigan an unwelcoming state
Detroit Free PressFebruary 9, 2012

Reinventing Michigan is about attracting business and talent to strengthen our economic vitality, but with PA 297's denial of domestic partner benefits for public employees, Michigan tells the world some people aren't welcome. This discriminatory law...more »

Name Changes
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Legal Notice Summary
Idaho Mountain Express and GuideFebruary 1, 2012

Notice is hereby given of a petition to change the name of Jesse Emanuel Blumenfeld has been filed in the District Court in Blaine County, Idaho. The name will change to Jesse Emanuel Hayes. - Notice is hereby given that the City of Hailey is seeking ...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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Marseille set for French soccer cup treble
MSN NZ NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Remy, who off the field is facing a paternity suit, curled home a neat opener on 17 minutes for the 1993 European Cup winners but Nice shocked the majority of the crowd at the Stade Velodrome when Anthony Mounier levelled a minute before the break.more »

Foster Care
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Bill Could Help Foster Teens Financially
WOWTFebruary 5, 2012

Reporter: AP Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. by So sad on Feb 5, 2012 at 04:42 PM To sappy resident- I'm a foster parent. I have seen first hand what the system does to these kids.more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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One Of The Divorce Attorneys In Chicago, Michael Craven, Named As A Super ...
San Francisco Luxury NewsFebruary 24, 2012

Only the top 5% of lawyers around the country receive this honor. great results for my clients and I understand how much what I do affects my clients' personal lives. It's important to me to help raise the standards of practice within the family law...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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California's 9th Circuit Court Overturns Prop. 8
MinaretFebruary 9, 2012

But in 2010 District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the ban was unconstitutional and a violation of gay and lesbian rights. The ruling was huge, and Walker declared that California had no “rational basis” to take away a minority's civil rights.more »

State Child Protection
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GES warns teachers who sexually harass students
Myjoyonline.comFebruary 4, 2012

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned that teachers who sexually molest children in schools will not be spared. A Regional Multi-sectoral Committee meeting on child protection in Accra last Thursday, warned that teachers who would flout the laws...more »

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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

2 In January 2011, Outagamie County petitioned the circuit court for guardianship of Gregory's person and estate, as well as protective placement. At the hearing on the petition, the County called two witnesses: Dr. Thomas Altepeter, ...more »


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