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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Children used by warring parents
Herald SunFebruary 1, 2012

Courts are struggling to cope with increasingly bitter family law cases involving one parent turning their child against the other. Behaviour includes false allegations of abuse, constant denigration of the other parent, asking the child to carry ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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St. Louis Public Education At A Crossroads
South County TimesFebruary 3, 2012

... about its implications on public school education -- that is, until 2010 and the case of Turner vs. Clayton. Turner vs. Clayton and Missouri's Outstanding Schools Act were addressed by a six-member panel -- educators and lawmakers -- during a Jan.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Going Through A Divorce Without Going Crazy
Huffington Post (blog)February 2, 2012

Living with your spouse during the divorce is a bit like quitting a job you despise and then continuing to work there for six months. If marital discord has resulted in a divorce filing, it is unlikely that the angel of peace will descend on your ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Sexual Rights of HIV-Positive Transwomen
TheBody.comFebruary 14, 2012

While being on hormone therapy can cause infertility, it's not a guarantee that pregnancy could not happen if condoms aren't used correctly by someone with male genitalia. Perhaps the more important aspect of condom access affects all people -- male, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Laura, Joshua and Joy Geske
Amarillo.comFebruary 1, 2012

Arrangements are by Campanella-Evans Mortuary of Wamego. Helen Zurstadt Genter. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1992. She then received her bachelor's degree in Laura was a fourth-generation Lutheran ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Little outcry over plan to shift domestic partners into marriage
The Seattle TimesFebruary 2, 2012

Chris Gregoire has said she would sign it into law. If that happens, opponents say they will work to force a referendum vote on the measure in November. When lawmakers established the domestic-partnership law in 2007, they included older straight ...more »

Name Changes
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2012 NFL Draft: 10 Big-Name Players Who Could Experience Draft Day Falls
Bleacher ReportFebruary 2, 2012

A big name wasting away in the back room waiting to hear their name called to the stage by a team – any team, happens for several reasons. Whether its legal issues, concerns about size, attitude or college scheme, there are several big names this year ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Maine governor says upcoming legislation will take aim at domestic violence
The RepublicFebruary 4, 2012

Paul LePage says he's committed to taking on domestic violence in Maine. In his weekly radio address Saturday, LePage said his administration will join forces with Maine Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, Attorney General William ...more »

Paternity Suits
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CIVIL FILINGS: Berkeley County
West Virginia RecordFebruary 10, 2012

PA: Christopher D. Janelle; J-Gray Silver, III * Plaintiff claims he hired defendant as his attorney in a paternity suit but that defendant did not complete the work. Plaintiff claims breach of contract, negligence, attorney malpractice and fraud.more »

Foster Care
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Report shows at least 5100 children of detained immigrants were in the US ...
Daily MailFebruary 3, 2012

Ms Jimenez's son and three daughters, meanwhile, are living in foster care in Phoenix, and are awaiting possible adoption. 'As outlined in the agency's June 2010 Civil Enforcement Priorities memo, ICE will typically not detain individuals who are the ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Russell-Cooke | 13/02/12 - Be prepared - Russell-Cooke in the Family Law ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 13, 2012

Unlike the debate with pre- and post-nuptial agreements, there is no public policy bar to cohabitation agreements ousting the jurisdiction of the court. Contents of a cohabitation agreement There are a number of useful precedents for cohabitation ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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LGBT voters care that we may have a gay or lesbian mayor
LGBT WeeklyFebruary 2, 2012

That's right; back to an environment where gay and lesbian soldiers serve from the closet. They each support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Will Dumanis, DeMaio or Fletcher stump with the ...more »

State Child Protection
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Underage sex trafficking is everywhere local law enforcement looks, but will ...
San Antonio CurrentFebruary 8, 2012

Last year, Bexar County lost the $1 million federal grant that had funded the task force. A last-minute infusion of $200000 from a state grant is keeping the unit — and its two full-time investigators who handle about 50 cases annually — afloat ...more »

Guardianship
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Lucene Charles granted stay so Federal Court can review her case
Hamilton SpectatorFebruary 18, 2012

Charles had just spent two-and-a-half heart-wrenching hours at the Hamilton Legal Aid Clinic transferring legal guardianship of her three Canadian sons — aged 14, 13, and 11, temporarily to a Hamilton couple from her church in case she had to follow ...more »

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