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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

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Paralyzed local attorney runs own family law practice
Columbia MissourianFebruary 3, 2012

For seven years, Lewis has maintained his family law practice. He provides his services pro bono because he must remain below 85 percent of the federal poverty level to keep his eligibility for Medicaid. But Lewis is unable to get in or out of bed by ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Jordan-Elbridge board loses appeal of open meetings law violation
Auburn CitizenFebruary 2, 2012

The Jordan-Elbridge Central School District's Board of Education lost its appeal of a lower court decision that ruled the district's board of education violated the state's Open Meetings Law multiple times in 2010. In an Appellate Division decision ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Kim Kardashian - Kim Kardashian Divorce Trial Set To Be Televised?
Contactmusic.comFebruary 6, 2012

Fans of Kim Kardashian will get front-row seats to the reality star's forthcoming divorce trial, after Hollywood Life reported the court proceedings are likely to be televised because of California law's "open policy" on popular cases.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Romney says Obama infringing upon religious rights
CNN (blog)February 7, 2012

This law (and pretty much any law where a religious group gets up in arms) does nothing to affect the individual expression and practice of religion, it merely establishes a consisten level of garaunteed access to medical needs to all US Citizens.more »

Mortuary Law
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As game gets more complicated, Tanner stresses ownership
Greenville NewsFebruary 27, 2012

... actually read the law regarding wills, dividing property or mediation? It's confusing...- 2:36 pm We're working on the following obituaries for Tuesday morning's paper: Helen (Hano) Deitz Thompson of West Asheville, NC (Anders-Rice Funeral Home); ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Gay Marriage Ruling a Memo to Justice Kennedy: Noah Feldman
BloombergFebruary 8, 2012

For most, the basis for this stance surely lies in religious traditionalism. Mores have changed, and discrimination against gay people is no longer socially acceptable in many circles. But marriage is so bound up in religious tradition that a radical ...more »

Name Changes
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Pro-pot group draws ire for name, POW logo use
ArmyTimes.comFebruary 1, 2012

“That is all we can legally do, calling upon them to do what is right and responsible.” Solo said Veterans For Weed concentrates on trying to change laws that put marijuana users in jail. Use of the VFW name and the altered POW/MIA logo are a way of ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Bills Aims for Criminal Domestic Violence Changes
WLTX.comFebruary 2, 2012

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- South Carolina could soon see changes to the way it handles some aspects of domestic violence situations. A house subcommittee is reviewing a series of bills. One allows for strangling or smothering someone to be designated as ...more »

Paternity Suits
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, John Madden, 124 mins (12A) Black Gold, Jean ...
The IndependentFebruary 26, 2012

It's amazing that nobody files a paternity suit. Tahar Rahim, the French-Algerian star of A Prophet, is the nearest thing the film has to a bona fide Arab prince. Still, if you can look beyond a cast that's more United Nations than United Arab Emirates ...more »

Foster Care
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Roslindale's Home for Little Wanderers helps older teens
Wicked LocalFebruary 7, 2012

Yvette Cotto, seen in her Dorchester dining room, is a full-time Intensive Foster Care parent working with the Home for Little Wanderers. By Kristen Bahler/Wicked Local correspondent Yvette Cotto probably spends more time cleaning than anyone you have ...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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JC Penney stands by Ellen DeGeneres as spokesperson
Entertainment Weekly (blog)February 4, 2012

In response, gay and lesbian rights group GLAAD launched a counter-campaign, Stand Up For Ellen, attracting more than 25000 signatures in their petition to JC Penney to keep DeGeneres as their spokesperson.more »

State Child Protection
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Child protection register welcomed, but questions linger about human rights
MaltaTodayFebruary 2, 2012

Law gives courts discretion to decide whether any convicted criminal may be entered on the register on the basis that he or she poses a potential (as opposed to actual) risk to children. The recent introduction of a register to protect children from ...more »


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