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Kan. plan: Allow illegal immigrants to stay, work
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The Kansas proposal also is notable because it complicates the debate over immigration issues in the home state of Kris Kobach, a former law professor who helped draft tough laws against illegal immigration in Alabama and Arizona.more »

TripAdvisor reviews that can't be trusted: Website fails to vet comments, says ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Sean Poulter TripAdvisor can no longer claim to offer 'trusted and honest' reviews, the advertising watchdog has ruled. It said that because the world's biggest travel website does not vet its 50million users' comments, it cannot guarantee they are ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Florida's Rubio pushes back at contraception rules under health care law
Kansas City StarFebruary 5, 2012

Uniquely positioned to act, the Florida Republican senator last week filed legislation that would repeal the part of the federal health care law that requires some religious institutions to offer contraceptives and family planning services without a ...more »

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maintaining the fear
ABC OnlineFebruary 28, 2012

The requirement for secrecy and the guardianship of secrets confers power, particularly if the gathering of secrets, the interpretation of secret information and the knowledge of what secrets are held, are beyond the scrutiny of the parliament and ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Local Lawyers: Facebook May Be Used Against You in a Court of Law
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

Posts from Facebook are showing up more and more often in divorce and custody proceedings in Family Court. By James Myers According to a story in The Legal Intelligencer, instances of Facebook posts being used as evidence in family court are becoming ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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NJ Bill Would Raise Age of Compulsory Education to 18
NJ SpotlightFebruary 6, 2012

"Futures are being lost under our current law." Her bill easily won bipartisan endorsement in the Assembly education committee last week, and the Senate education committee has quickly posted the measure for a hearing this morning.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Komen wrong to support Planned Parenthood
Baltimore Sun (blog)February 7, 2012

Screenings for cancer of the cervix and uterus, breast exams, treatment of infertility, and treatment of urinary tract infections, among other things, compose the vast majority of its work, particularly for low income women. Michael, you should educate ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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“Technology must be safer” warns stalking and domestic violence charities
Family Law WeekFebruary 5, 2012

The guidelines, which are funded by the Nominet Trust and Avon Cosmetics, contain practical advice on how to reduce the risk of being stalked online. They can also be used for training organisations which deal with stalking and domestic violence cases, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Yes, you owe that Amazon sales tax
Greenville NewsFebruary 3, 2012

... David Krieger of Greenville (Mackey Mortuary); Mildred Morris of Belton (Robinson Funeral Home); Barbara Keeler of Piedmont (Gray Mortuary); Doris Landry of Sulphur, LA (Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral [...] Ignorance of the law is no longer an ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Beverly police host fundraiser to benefit domestic violence unit
Boston.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Justin A. Rice, Town Correspondent The Beverly Police Department Domestic Violence Unit will host a fundraiser at 7 pm on Saturday at the Franco-American Club (44 Park St.). The first annual Make a Difference Give Hope Campaign will include raffles, ...more »

Name Changes
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Motorola Mobility, Nikon, MSF, EFF: Intellectual Property
BloombergFebruary 6, 2012

Trademark MSF Trademark Dispute Settled, Boston Non-Profit Changes Name Medecins Sans Frontieres, the French non-profit medical-aid organization known in the US as Doctors Without Borders, settled a trademark dispute with a Massachusetts charity.more »

Foster Care
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Local graduate featured on CNN
Montgomery AdvertiserFebruary 1, 2012

Figures from the Atlanta-based nsoro Educational Foundation show only about 2 percent of children raised in foster care earn college degrees. "Most of the people I've known in foster care did not attend college," James said Tuesday.more »

Paternity Suits
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Terrell Owens Makes Embarrassing IFL Debut Saturday Night
Bleacher ReportFebruary 24, 2012

The former San Francisco 49er, Philandelphia Eagle, Dallas Cowboy, Buffalo Bill and Cincinnati Bengal receiver is in a bit of pinch financially due to multiple paternity suits. According to the Star-Telegram, the Wranglers offered him somewhere close ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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War over gays in military in new phase
PoliticoFebruary 2, 2012

Gay activists who succeeded last year in repealing the “don't ask, don't tell” law that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military are now pushing for full benefits for their partners. And that's creating a backlash from conservatives ...more »

State Child Protection
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Attorney General requests funding to fight child abuse
Newark PostFebruary 8, 2012

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden asked the legislature's budget-writing committee to approve funding for training 10000 adults to recognize the signs of child abuse and report it to authorities. Biden made his request for $60000 for the Stewards of ...more »


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