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Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

TripAdvisor rebuked over 'trust' claims on review site
BBC NewsFebruary 1, 2012

TripAdvisor has been ordered to rewrite some of its marketing claims by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The ruling follows complaints by hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be "trusted". The ASA said it was concerned ...more »

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Local Attorneys Offer Free Legal Clinics This Month
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

9 - Family law issues (separation, divorce and custody/visitation), featuring attorney Leon L. Campbell. The clinic will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Spartanburg County Public Library-Main Branch located at 151 S. Church St. in Spartanburg.more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Panelists Say Law Schools Have Problems, But No Crisis
Harvard CrimsonFebruary 2, 2012

By Juliet R Bailin, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER After a New York Times editorial declared in November that “American legal education is in crisis,” law professors from Harvard, Indiana University, and York University refuted the editorial's dismal claim at a ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Children win legal right to see both parents after divorce 3, 2012

Children are for the first time to be given the legal right to have a proper relationship with both their parents after a divorce, The Telegraph can disclose. By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent Ministers intend to rewrite the law in an ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Fertility Specialist Prof Li, "My Job Is The Best In The World"
Chesterfield PostFebruary 1, 2012

Infertility problems touch thousands of couples nationally and there are many reasons why women seek help to conceive. However, it is something that many are unable to talk about except amongst their closest family and friends.more »

Mortuary Law
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Smith Funeral Home under new ownership
Altoona MirrorFebruary 1, 2012

Supervisor Kevin Smith and his wife, Cheryl, who served as the home's family services consultant, plan to move to Seattle to be closer to their son, daughter-in-law and 9-month-old granddaughter. "The kids invited us to come out and be part of their ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Proposition 8 ruling: A limited win for equality
Baltimore SunFebruary 7, 2012

Because California had already grated same-sex couples with the same rights as opposite-sex couples (via a domestic partnership law) and because California courts had recognized gay marriage as protected under the state constitution, the effect of ...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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Violence Against Women Act Must Be Reauthorized
Huffington Post (blog)February 2, 2012

I saw firsthand how our law enforcement officers utilized the training and resources available to them under the Violence Against Women Act to save lives and root out domestic violence in our communities. The right to live in peace, free from abuse, ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Life Technologies, 'Linsanity,' UConn: Intellectual Property
BloombergFebruary 16, 2012

14 in US Bankruptcy Court in New York that it intends to file a complaint against Kodak at the International Trade Commission and a corresponding suit in US District Court in Manhattan based on patent-infringement claims. While arguing bankruptcy law...more »

Foster Care
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Major Grant Will Fund Study to Improve Lives of Kids in Foster Care
UB News CenterFebruary 2, 2012

BUFFALO, NY -- Making tax dollars devoted to child welfare work most effectively for children is the focus of a promising two-year study led by a University at Buffalo Law School professor. The study, funded with a newly announced $270269 grant from ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Minneapolis Firm Announces New Shareholder
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 5, 2012

The firm's attorneys represent clients in a wide-range of family and juvenile practice areas, such as adoption, prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, juvenile delinquency, child support and custody, and divorce.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Creating Change wraps up in Baltimore
Washington BladeFebruary 3, 2012

By Steve Charing on February 2, 2012 National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey addresses conference attendees. (Blade photo by Michael Key) The 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, produced by the National ...more »

State Child Protection
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Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

Nicole Nolan of Youth Law Center, Des Moines, attorney and guardian ad litem for minor child. Considered by Danilson, PJ, and Tabor and Mullins, JJ. A mother appeals the termination of parental rights to her now three-year-old son.more »

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Bi-Anne's father gets full custody
Malaysia StarFebruary 14, 2012

By MAIZATUL NAZLINA KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has granted full guardianship, custody care and control of 13-year-old Low Bi-Anne to her father Low Swee Siong, after a four-year legal battle over her custody. High Court judge Justice Yeoh Wee ...more »


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