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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

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 »

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Adam Vincent's family call for support to change compensation law
This is GrimsbyFebruary 2, 2012

THE family of murder victim Adam Vincent are calling for you to get behind "Adam's Law" – a drive to change the law governing the way the families of victims of violent crime are compensated. As reported, Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has already revealed ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Sex Smears and the Rule of Law at Yale
Wall Street JournalFebruary 4, 2012

The Times reported the existence of a confidential accusation of sexual assault despite not knowing the name of the accuser or the content of the complaint. It relied on a half-dozen anonymous sources, all of whom were violating institutional ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Community calendar: Film showing for Black History Month
Spartanburg Herald JournalFebruary 12, 2012

Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building, Wofford College, 429 N. Church St. Free legal clinic: 6:30-7:30 pm Family law issues (separation, divorce, custody/visitation) featuring attorney Leon L. Campbell. Spartanburg County Public Library, ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Debate over conscience in the workplace intensifies
WAMCFebruary 21, 2012

Infertility specialists in California would not perform artificial insemination on a lesbian. An ambulance driver in Illinois declined to transport a patient to an abortion clinic. In the Washington case, a family-owned pharmacy in Olympia declined to ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Terry for Euro 2012? Capello must decide
Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)February 3, 2012

And then - prompted by Chelsea's submission that to try him during the domestic season would be unhelpful to their cause - Mr Riddle jimmys the FA blazers not so much a hospital pass as an invitation to the mortuary. Never mind that the courts seemed ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Washington gov signs gay marriage bill into law
CBS NewsFebruary 14, 2012

Washington state has had domestic partnership laws since 2007, and in 2009 passed an "everything but marriage" expansion of that law, which was ultimately upheld by voters after a referendum challenge. Same-sex marriage also has the backing of several ...more »

Name Changes
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New Jersey's state Senate passes gay marriage bill, Christie promises veto
Fox NewsFebruary 14, 2012

"It means the world isn't changing, it means the world has already changed," Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality said after the vote. "So wake up and smell the equality." Before the vote, Marsha Shapiro squeezed the ...more »

Domestic Violence
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DC domestic violence agency WEAVE to close, leaving clients scrambling
Washington PostFebruary 3, 2012

A Northwest Washington nonprofit that has provided legal and counseling services to domestic violence victims since 1997 announced this week that it will close its doors Friday, leaving staff scrambling to find replacement services for dozens of ...more »

Paternity Suits
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HC reserves order on youth's plea against N D Tiwari
IBNLive.comFebruary 29, 2012

In his appeal, Rohit had said the court had failed to deal with Tiwari's "dismissive conduct" against its previous order to give his blood sample to decide his paternity suit. "The single judge failed to satisfactorily deal with the high-handed and ...more »

Foster Care
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Joining forces in bid to boost foster care
Halifax Evening CourierFebruary 2, 2012

The recruitment campaign is coupled with new a new streamlined application system and greater support for foster parents. That should reduce the expected average time it takes for someone from making an initial enquiry to actually becoming a foster ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Love and relationships: Setting expectations essential before unmarried ...
Las Vegas Review-JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Family law attorneys also recommend that unmarried couples sign a cohabitation property agreement, which is similar to a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement for couples getting married. Think about the unexpected. Cohabitating means sharing your lives, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Appeals court to rule on California's Proposition 8
CNN InternationalFebruary 7, 2012

After a two-week trial in 2010, Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker -- who has since retired -- overturned the voter-approved measure known as Proposition 8, saying gay and lesbian couples were unfairly denied the right to marry.more »

State Child Protection
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Cardinal Urges Senate Support of 'Respect for Rights of Conscience Act'
Sacramento BeeFebruary 16, 2012

15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The US Senate urgently needs to support legislation that would apply longstanding federal law on conscience protection to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), said the chairman of the Committee ...more »

Guardianship
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Voting rights forum highlights issues ahead
Brainerd Daily DispatchFebruary 3, 2012

Voting rights, who is eligible to vote, who can't vote and what assistance voters may receive at the polls were highlighted along with existing laws and proposed changes such as requiring a photo identification to vote. The panel included Rep.more »

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