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SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

Volcker: 'Confidence in Government is Shaky'
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

... Dodd-Frank Act. Photo: Rich Clement/Bloomberg Enlarge image Bogle Rates Financial System 'D' Bogle Rates Financial System 'D' Peter Foley/Bloomberg John Bogle, the founder of mutual fund company Vanguard Group Inc. who popularized index investing, ...more »

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Family wants change to custody law after child's death
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

"This law is our effort to help other children who may be in the same situation," Julie Anderson said. "Custody should be awarded not on the antiquated notion that the mother is the best caretaker." HB888, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Education reform: Roosevelt's rise makes case for No Child waiver
OregonLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

This waiver would set aside the heavy-handed and counterproductive aspects of federal law and replace them with better tools to measure schools. The federal law has changed the conversation about education in some positive ways.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Study: U.S. Muslims don't want Shariah, either
Houston ChronicleFebruary 2, 2012

"Aside from formal religious observance, American Muslims relate to their Shariah responsibilities primarily through rituals of marriage and divorce," Macfarlane wrote. "They see these as compatible with the civil law - almost all the respondents in ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Nigeria: Child Lead Poisoning Crisis
Huffington PostFebruary 7, 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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Download parts of 3-judge Nalsar report slamming exam leaks, student drowning ...
Legally IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

was Veer Singh's alleged retort to requests for a college bus for those who wished to travel to the mortuary to pay their last respects to Nalsar student Mahesh, revealed the report. Mahesh had died by drowning in Nalsar's club swimming pool in June ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Eden Prairie a good example to follow in approving Domestic Partner Registry
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersFebruary 9, 2012

Don Heinzman Editorial – The Eden Prairie City Council is the latest to approve a Domestic Partner Registry that legally enables couples living together and not married to acquire certain benefits. Domestic partners can be any couple, ...more »

Name Changes
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Oh, Canada: Your Law Barring Trans People from Airplanes Is Not Supported by ...
Huffington Post (blog)February 1, 2012

In New Zealand, people have the option of changing the gender on their passports, also to M, F, or X. To get a name change, a Family Court must approve. However to obtain the gender change (including to "X"), citizens must simply submit a statutory ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Criminalisation of domestic violence demanded in draft bill
Pakistan Daily TimesFebruary 2, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Rights activists have demanded criminalisation of domestic violence in the draft Domestic Violence Bill that has to be tabled in parliament soon for debate. Civil society organisations also called for abolishment of the clause that allows ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Annie sticks to her guns, Pingpong comes clean, PIMP up your boyfriend
Bangkok PostFebruary 18, 2012

Outspoken director Poj Anon says his legal battle with an actress stemming from the Film Rattapoom paternity row is likely to carry on, even if the main parties to the dispute have now settled. RS superstar Rattapoom ''Film'' Tokongsub and actress ...more »

Foster Care
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New love: A Valentine's tail
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 2, 2012

The Monroes also fostered Darla's pal Buddy, as well as several other doggies in need. Having a backyard has lifted Darla's spirits, Brigitte Monroe says. Following are San Antonio pet adoption and foster care services. For more pet adoption and foster ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Family law: pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
Fitzrovia NewsFebruary 26, 2012

The English Legal System traditionally refused to uphold pre-nuptial agreements, however, in 2010 the landmark Supreme Court divorce case between Ms Radmacher and Mr Granatino established that a properly drafted agreement ought to have a decisive ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Illinois legislators again take up anti-gay adoption bill
ChicagoPride.comFebruary 1, 2012

by News Staff Springfield, IL — Downstate Republicans have again filed legislation to allow religion based discrimination against gay and lesbian couples when it comes to foster and adoption services in Illinois. State Rep.more »

State Child Protection
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Strip search 'traumatic', says children's commissioner
ABC OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

... Tasmanian children's commissioner is again at odds with the State Government about child protection. The commissioner says that it's a fundamental breach of human rights for police to be able to strip search children, and she wants the law changed.more »

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Liliane Bettencourt Leaves L'Oreal Board, Replaced By Jean-Victor Meyers
Fox BusinessFebruary 13, 2012

In October 2011, a judgment placed Bettencourt under the guardianship of her eldest grandson, Meyers, while assets were to be managed by her daughter--with whom she is in open conflict--and her two grandsons.more »


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