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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Federal judges troubled, baffled with Texas redistricting
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

Also ruled that the Legislature's maps could not be used without prior approval by Justice Department or US District Court in the District of Columbia under the Voting Rights Act. Texas could still appeal any new maps drawn by the federal courts to the ...more »

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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's family is bankrolling Gingrich super PAC
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

... which backs Gingrich's campaign, is more closely tied to the Adelson family than previously known. Of the $2 million in donations reported by the super PAC through the end of 2011, half of the money came from the daughters and son-in-law of Miriam ...more »

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Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

1 She contends the court erred in establishing a guardianship for her children, AO and TO, with their paternal aunt. We find clear and convincing evidence supports the entry of the permanency order. Granting the mother an additional six months to ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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The Divorce Process: A Legal Guide
JD Supra (press release)February 10, 2012

A legal primer, if you will, on divorce and… “As a threshold question, a spouse must establish eligibility for alimony… What property does the spouse have? Is the spouse already self-sufficient? Does the spouse need to stay home to care for a child?more »

Individual Educational Plans
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More budget cuts looming for education, community groups, law enforcement
WNCTFebruary 6, 2012

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners approved another round of cuts to education, community groups, and law enforcement. It's a necessary evil. "any cuts in constrained budgets is obviously going to constrain services and ability to provide services ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Family key in Green-Beckham's decision
FOXSports.comFebruary 2, 2012

After the couple married, John Beckham briefly worked with his father-in-law in the insurance business before they entered the cattle trade together. They raised purebred cattle for 15 years, and at one point, they had 150 head on about 500 acres.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Jacobs won't back registry, gay-rights activists say
Orlando SentinelFebruary 7, 2012

By David Damron, Orlando Sentinel Gay-rights advocates have lost hope that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will support a domestic-partner registry that would secure end-of-life and visitation protections for unmarried couples.more »

Mortuary Law
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New earthquake standards prompt review at Oconee reactors
Greenville NewsFebruary 5, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Sunday morning's paper: Andrea D. Propes of Easley (Dillard Funeral Home); Joan Kilpatrick Gillespie of Richmond, VA (Howze Mortuary); Ellis Center of Landrum (Wood Mortuary); Harry E. Knox Jr. of ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Proposed Domestic Abuser Sentence Increase Causes Concern
NewsChannel5.comFebruary 1, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam has proposed mandatory jail sentences for people convicted for repeatedly on domestic abuse charges. But the proposal is a unfunded mandate local counties would have to pay for. Haslam's proposal would make the jail term for a ...more »

Name Changes
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Conservative Government's Reforms Draw Fire
Inter Press ServiceFebruary 13, 2012

Justice Minister Alberto Ruíz-Gallardón announced that he would seek legislative changes in the timeframes for legal abortions, and would make parental consent obligatory for girls aged 16 and 17. For its part, the health ministry said it would seek ...more »

Foster Care
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President Obama Met the challenge: Passage of the Affordable Care Act
allvoicesFebruary 6, 2012

The Kaiser Foundation, which is an HMO non-profit health provider has assessed that clinical medicine will be changed forever by the Affordable Care Act It creates new incentives to change clinical practice to foster better coordination and quality, ...more »

State Child Protection
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Time to ban smacking
Herald SunFebruary 2, 2012

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews also said he did not support a change in the law. "A parent's first duty is to care and protect their child, and Victoria already has strong child protection laws in place. "Parenting is hard and it's not made any ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Md. Senate hearing on marriage draws hundreds
Washington BladeFebruary 1, 2012

O'Malley, who had at one time hesitated to support extending full marriage rights to gay couples, has become a proponent of the legislation. “As you know we already recognize civil marriages that come from other states,” Gov. O'Malley said during his ...more »


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