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Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

Larchmont Residents Lose Thousands in Fraud
The Daily LarchmontMarch 1, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) LARCHMONT, NY -- Multiple Larchmont residents reported that unauthorized withdrawals had been made from their bank accounts, including one of $130000, according to the Larchmont Police Department. - On Feb.more »

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Same-sex custody battle could change US law 6, 2012

Also at issue are constitutional questions about gay people's right to raise children and claim equal protection under law. Another appellate court ruled Florida's ban on gays being able to adopt unconstitutional in 2010. The biological mother, however ...more »

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New Website Provides Wealth of Information on Probate Issues in Georgia
Citybizlist (press release)March 1, 2012

Smith's practice concentrates on two primary areas of law - probate/estate and conservatorship/guardianship work and business and corporate work. He also is serving his 18th year as the county administrator/county conservator for Gwinnett County.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Divorce: how not to turn your ex into your enemy 5, 2012

Instead, we turned to a pal of ours – a property developer by profession, although with training in both law and accountancy – to act as an informal mediator. By the end of one long session, punctuated by the occasional emotional outburst, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Hagan Comments on North Carolina's NCLB Waiver Request, Calls on Full Senate ... (press release)March 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - As the State of North Carolina submitted its application for a waiver from certain sanctions in No Child Left Behind, US Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) called on the Senate to take up the long overdue fix of the flawed federal education law...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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HB 1546 is about religious freedom
Foster's Daily DemocratMarch 5, 2012

The Catholic understanding of the sacredness and eternal significance of the sexual union of husband and wife precludes the use of contraception—which divorces the unitive and procreative meanings of this act. Consider that in ancient Rome some of the ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Why Does Support For Gay Marriage Continue To Rise?
Neon TommyMarch 1, 2012

Wade Young, 45, a West Hollywood resident who has been in a domestic partnership with Mike Rizzo, 52, since 2006, agreed. “I think that a lot of the opposition to marriage equality is actually doing more to push the issue further,” said Young.more »

Mortuary Law
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Ann J. Jacobsen — Austin
Post-BulletinMarch 6, 2012

... Jean Friedrich, and her father-in-law, Gus Jacobsen. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Friday, March 9, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Karen Behling officiating. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Lane Garrison and Playmate girlfriend Ashley Mattingly show united front ...
Daily MailMarch 1, 2012

By Mike Larkin They have been at the centre of a media storm after it emerged police had been called to their home over alleged domestic abuse. But Prison Break star Lane Garrison and his Playmate girlfriend Ashley kissed and made up in front of the ...more »

Name Changes
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China to restrict secret detentions _ on paper
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comMarch 8, 2012

The congress, which is controlled by the ruling Communist Party, is all but certain to approve the changes when the session ends Wednesday. While legal reformers have cheered the revisions, enforcement of most laws in China is spotty.more »

Foster Care
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Papers from Powell case detail boys' behavior
TheNewsTribune.comMarch 3, 2012

Josh Powell – in a form filled out a day after his father's arrest and placement of his sons in foster care, and nearly two years after his wife Susan disappeared – stated he had had no symptoms of depression, anxiety or sadness in the previous year.more »

Paternity Suits
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Englebert Humperdinck's former manager reveals how he brought the singer success
Daily MailMarch 6, 2012

'I've had more paternity suits than mattresses,' he once said, but as a friend I have always found him to be a gentleman. Over the years, we sometimes had our creative differences, of course, but our working relationship lasted until I retired a few ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Muslim envoys walk out in protests at UN gay rights debate
Al-ArabiyaMarch 7, 2012

(File photo) By AFP African and Arab states walked out in protest Wednesday during a UN Human Rights Council debate on gay rights, saying that they could not legitimize homosexuality. The 47-member state council was holding a session on sexual ...more »

State Child Protection
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Child Rapist Could Get Booted Despite Residency
Courthouse News ServiceMarch 7, 2012

If Mr. I does not leave the country's borders, where he has lived since 1987, Germany said it would deport him back to Italy. European Union laws prohibit the deportation of citizens from a member state who have acquired a permanent right of residence ...more »


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