Family Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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DADT is Over But Military Still Excludes Same-Sex Partner Benefits
SheWiredFebruary 1, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being urged to start expanding all benefits and recognition to the families, partners, and spouses of gay members of the military. Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network wrote an open letter to ...more »

Draft ICT Policy: Insufficient in outlook, deficient in prescriptions
VanguardFebruary 1, 2012

These policies like the National Telecommunications Policy 2000, National Mass Communications Policy, and National Information Technology Policy 2000, received mentions only as it affects convergence of regulations. Notwithstanding how trite or ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Local Attorneys Offer Free Legal Clinics This Month
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

9 - Family law issues (separation, divorce and custody/visitation), featuring attorney Leon L. Campbell. The clinic will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Spartanburg County Public Library-Main Branch located at 151 S. Church St. in Spartanburg.more »

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Athens under guardianship?
Europolitics.infoFebruary 6, 2012

Are Greece's European partners running out of ideas? The idea of putting Greece under trusteeship seems to have come back around. On 6 February, France and Germany proposed putting part of the funds lent to Greece onto a blocked account in order to ...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 »

Individual Educational Plans
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Newark Special Ed Settlement, A Decade in the Details
NJ SpotlightFebruary 1, 2012

said Ruth Lowenkron, an attorney with the Newark-based Education Law Center who helped first bring the case in 2001. "I don't know." The complaint was led by a group of parents who contended that their children were being denied the right to prompt ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Stem Cell Action Coalition Opposes Virginia Personhood Bill
MarketWatch (press release)February 23, 2012

The language of the personhood bill states, in part, that the laws of Virginia "shall be interpreted and construed to acknowledge on behalf of unborn children at every stage of development all of the rights, privileges and immunities available to other ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Guest commentary: A persistent prejudice keeps Michigan an unwelcoming state
Detroit Free PressFebruary 9, 2012

Reinventing Michigan is about attracting business and talent to strengthen our economic vitality, but with PA 297's denial of domestic partner benefits for public employees, Michigan tells the world some people aren't welcome. This discriminatory law...more »

Mortuary Law
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STATEHOUSE: It's experience vs. endorsements in the 46th House District ...
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 27, 2012

He is a former firefighter and paramedic in Addison, Carol Stream and the Glenside Fire Protection District who left his public-safety career to work in his family mortuary business. The candidate with the experience is Daniel J. Kordik, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Wichita Police Chief concerned about increase in domestic violence cases
KWCHFebruary 3, 2012

One was justifiable, ten were related to domestic violence and eight were gang-related. Chief Williams was troubled by the number of Domestic Violence homicides and aggravated assaults. He wants us to do more as a community to combat domestic violence.more »

Name Changes
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Bank of America Plaza becomes Atlanta's priciest repo
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 8, 2012

The ownership shift probably won't affect current tenants -- who still include Bank of America and prominent law firms -- or the building's name for now. But it won't help already depressed commercial real estate values and rents in the broader market, ...more »

Foster Care
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State budget cuts could mean more kids on the street
KIMA CBS 29February 4, 2012

By Michael Spears, KIMA Action News It might be tougher to find foster parents for children who need help. Agencies that work with children worry about cuts likely coming from the state. YAKIMA, Wash. -- It might be tougher to find foster parents for ...more »

Paternity Suits
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HC reserves order on ND Tiwari's paternity suit
Daily BhaskarFebruary 29, 2012

Referring to the court's remark in its September 23 order that Tiwari's failure in giving his blood sample for DNA test may lead to an adverse inference against him, while deciding the paternity suit, the petition said that such an inference is not the ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Black Woman Leads Crusade For LGBT Rights
News OneFebruary 1, 2012

SEE ALL OUR GAME CHANGERS HERE Why she is a local hero: Rupert, federal policy director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, is working to bring equal rights in all areas of life to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population.more »

State Child Protection
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Bishop warns of priest sex abuse cases in Asia
The Associated PressFebruary 9, 2012

"Though the issue of the child abuse crisis has yet to come into the open in the societies of Asian countries, as it has happened in the West or in other continents of the world ... it appears it will not be too late before it might come to (a) similar ...more »


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