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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Enforcement of child maintenance orders
The StarFebruary 1, 2012

He is a senior partner in the firm of Chigiti and Chigiti Advocates in Nairobi whose key area of practice is Human rights and public interest litigation and family law. He was admitted to the list of Counsel at the International Criminal Court-ICC in ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Deadline to File for School Board Election Is Feb. 27
Patch.comFebruary 3, 2012

By Mary Mann The School District of South Orange and Maplewood has announced the nominating process for school board elections even as the Board of Education looks to discuss the implications of a new law allowing such bodies to move their elections ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Katy Perry Divorce: Russell Brand Doesn't Want Singer's Money
PopCrushFebruary 8, 2012

By California law, when a marriage ends in divorce, each party is entitled to 50% of the earnings as a whole. Last month, it was reported that Brand could make upwards of $31 million off of the divorce, but now that number has been lessened to around ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Nigeria: Child Lead Poisoning Crisis
Reuters AlertNetFebruary 8, 2012

Healthcare workers in Zamfara State told Human Rights Watch that there have also been high rates of infertility and miscarriage among affected adults. "Zamfara's gold brought hope for prosperity, but resulted in death and backbreaking labor for its ...more »

Mortuary Law
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James Thomas Thurman
Muncie Star PressFebruary 13, 2012

Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday at Parson Mortuary with Pastor Dennis Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Black Cemetery near Albany. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday and an hour prior to the services on Wednesday ...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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Cyan Optics changes legal name to Cyan
Telecompaper (subscription)February 2, 2012

Packet optical transport platforms provider Cyan has finalised the process of changing its legal name to 'Cyan' from 'Cyan Optics'. This name change reflects Cyan's ongoing focus on delivering a family of packet-optical transport services with a range ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Teen Dating Violence
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted by Congress in 1994, focuses on four areas: domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The first three of these issues were each given a designated "awareness month" years ago, ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Linda Evangelista Breaks Her Silence On Paternity Suit Against PPR CEO ...
Hollywood ReporterFebruary 3, 2012

Supermodel Linda Evangelista has broken her silence about the controversial paternity suit she filed last year against French businessman, and husband of Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault. Prior to filing the suit, Evangelista had not revealed the ...more »

Foster Care
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Audrey the dog moving to foster care
Cincinnati.comFebruary 2, 2012

One lingering concern: The dog's feet are still swollen and tests are being performed to see what type of medication could help the problem, Gear said, adding, “she is going to need some special care.” The plan is for the dog to remain in foster care...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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One Of The Divorce Attorneys In Chicago, Michael Craven, Named As A Super ...
San Francisco Luxury NewsFebruary 22, 2012

It's important to me to help raise the standards of practice within the family law community. I accomplished this through serving on committees, lecturing, writing articles and mentoring young lawyers. My efforts are personally rewarding to me, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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U.S. Court of Appeals To Rule on Proposition 8
Sacramento BeeFebruary 7, 2012

Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. A 10:30 am PST press conference in Los Angeles at Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Speaking at the press conference will be plaintiffs' lead ...more »

State Child Protection
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House OKs 'Child Protection Act'
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 3, 2012

John L. Moore, R-Brandon, over provisions of a "Child Protection Act" bill in chambers Thursday at the Capitol. The governor made several unannounced appearances during the bill's debate to check on its status. / Rogelio V. Solis/The Associated Press ...more »

Guardianship
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States battle for jurisdiction in McCready custody
WZVN-TVFebruary 21, 2012

He was previously in the guardianship of McCready's mother and stepfather in Southwest Florida. The Department has asked Judge Seals to vacate the order for permanent guardianship with the grandparents because the case plan goal is reunification, ...more »

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