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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 »

VFW to Pot Heads: Give us our name back
Peoria Journal Star (blog)February 1, 2012

Prosecutors say Hubbard had registered his group with the Illinois Attorney General's Office of Charitable Trusts and was a licensed fund-raiser. He would tell victims his group picked up where other veterans' groups left off. The perjury charge stems ...more »

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D'Souza elected New Orleans' first family court judge
NOLA.comFebruary 2, 2012

Online records of the Secretary of State's office show that Kris Kiefer, who said Wednesday he would take his name off the ballot to focus on his law practice and his family, had quit the race. D'Souza in a prepared statement Thursday called her ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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School expulsion law challenged as unconstitutional
Wisconsin State JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick, an attorney with Disability Rights Wisconsin. said his organization disapproves of the expulsion law, which has been on the books since 1997. The state constitution guarantees a free education to all students between the ages ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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The Courts & You: Rulings can affect some fairly unusual events
Louisville Courier-JournalFebruary 6, 2012

Are you liable if you wave another driver into a road and he or she gets hit? Can you sue a person who steals away your spouse? The Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Frankfort may seem far removed from our lives. But it has addressed those ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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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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Washington Gay Marriage: State Senate Approves Bill To Allow Same Sex Couples ...
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

The quick progression of domestic partnership laws in the state came soon after, with a domestic partnership law in 2007, and two years of expansion that culminated in 2009 with the so-called "everything but marriage law" that was upheld by voters ...more »

Name Changes
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To The Unborn: Don't Wait for Hope and Change with Obama
Texas GOP VoteFebruary 8, 2012

To date, no one has been able to define the term, from scholars, legal experts, religious advocates, not even mothers. Abortion is a topic that is being avoided as of late from the scandalous funding cutoffs that are plaguing Planned Parenthood and the ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Criminalisation of domestic violence demanded in draft bill
Pakistan Daily TimesFebruary 2, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Rights activists have demanded criminalisation of domestic violence in the draft Domestic Violence Bill that has to be tabled in parliament soon for debate. Civil society organisations also called for abolishment of the clause that allows ...more »

Paternity Suits
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HC reserves order on ND Tiwari's paternity suit
Daily BhaskarFebruary 29, 2012

Referring to the court's remark in its September 23 order that Tiwari's failure in giving his blood sample for DNA test may lead to an adverse inference against him, while deciding the paternity suit, the petition said that such an inference is not the ...more »

Foster Care
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Foster parent info sessions offered in Roslindale
Boston.comFebruary 2, 2012

The nonprofit is actively seeking people to foster children in need. According to a spokeswoman for the nonprofit, there has been an increase in recent years in the number of children referred to Intensive Foster Care programs from the Department of ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Choices: Pre and postnuptual agreements help couples plan
Naples Daily NewsFebruary 6, 2012

By Jaine Carter It makes sense for couples contemplating marriage to prepare a prenuptial agreement. It is part of the planning process and allows each of them to better understand what they can expect of the future. However, rarely do I mention ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Don't let precedence cloud judgment
MyCentralJersey.comFebruary 5, 2012

In yesterday's paper, Mr. Michael Albert makes the point that we should use precedence as a guiding principal when we consider whether gays and lesbians should have the right to marry. He goes on to cite the dictionary as defining marriage as a union ...more »

State Child Protection
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Why Hollywood is a sex predator's paradise
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Although this new bill is a giant step towards the protection of children, it still isn't enough. Let's be clear, parents are a child's first line of defense. Parental safeguarding is crucial in Hollywood. Children, especially those who desperately ...more »

Guardianship
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Liliane Bettencourt leaves L'Oreal board
MarketWatchFebruary 14, 2012

In October 2011, a judgment placed Bettencourt under the guardianship of her eldest grandson, Meyers, while assets were to be managed by her daughter--with whom she is in open conflict--and her two grandsons.more »

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