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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 »

China vs. North Korea's Refugees
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Beijing forcibly repatriates these unfortunates without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. North Koreans who are suspected of having met Christians, South Koreans or Americans while in China are executed or shipped off to the gulag.more »

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New law requires ID for pharmacy pick-ups
Richmond County Daily JournalMarch 2, 2012

by Kelli Easterling Family Pharmacy, located at 2124 Fayetteville Rd., in Rockingham (beside Food Lion on US 1). |Kelli Easterling, Daily Journal | North Carolina lawmakers are tightening up on prescriptions; a new law went into effect on Thursday ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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BC government says law to suspend teachers' job action to be passed in 7 days
660 NewsMarch 9, 2012

VANCOUVER - Government legislation suspending any further job action at British Columbia schools is expected to become law by next Thursday, says Education Minister George Abbott. Abbott's statement comes on the same day the teachers' union announced ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Sharia Law Campaign Begins As Muslim Group Fights Bans
Huffington PostMarch 2, 2012

The Defending Religious Freedom website says "American Muslims do not seek to have Sharia penal laws introduced in the US" and are more interested in the role of Sharia in "praying, fasting and alms-giving, as well as divorce, burials and inheritance.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Having Twins With a Surrogate — in India
New York Times (blog)March 16, 2012

Infertility made me feel as if I had been cursed. It weighed on me constantly, and when among my pregnant friends I felt like a failure. But my husband, Alex, and I were still determined to have a family. We started exploring other options, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Dr. John C. (Chris) Johnson
Pittsburg Morning SunMarch 7, 2012

He leaves his wife, Dorothy, of the home; his daughter, Carol Johnson and son-in-law, Russell Miller, of Amherst, MA, and their two daughters, Avery and Vera Miller; his son, Douglas, and daughter-in-law, Kim, of Evansville, IN, and their two children, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Compensation.BLR.comMarch 3, 2012

... Martin O'Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 into law making Maryland the eighth state to legalize < href="http://compensation.blr.com/Compensation-topics/Benefits-Leave/Domestic-Partner-Benefits-Civil-Union/">same-sex marriage.more »

Name Changes
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Obama: No Hasty Exit from Afghanistan
Voice of AmericaMarch 13, 2012

The Pentagon has not released his name. But a US official has told news agencies that he is a 38 year-old father of two and recently suffered a head injury in a vehicle accident while on duty in Iraq. Specialists in US military law say that if a series ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Christy Mihos may face domestic violence charges on the Cape
Enterprise NewsMarch 1, 2012

By Justin Graeber A Florida police report details domestic violence allegations against Brockton native and two-time gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos, including accusations by his wife that he was addicted to “hiring prostitutes, strippers and ...more »

Paternity Suits
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One child, two biological mothers
Jerusalem PostMarch 5, 2012

The couple refused to go through the adoption process and three years ago petitioned the court arguing that if the donor mother had been a man and had filed a paternity suit under similar circumstances, his claim as the child's biological parent would ...more »

Foster Care
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Transient kids get HOME help Students get school stability
Evansville Courier & PressMarch 4, 2012

But to kids who are affected in those instances, this one law matters. It guarantees that your children will be able to continue to be driven to their original school if your family is forced to live in a shelter, hotel or even a car; ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Prenup can eliminate a lot of problems with legacies
Mail TribuneMarch 18, 2012

Generally, folks who marry later in life should enter into a prenuptial agreement, particularly when assets have been acquired before their marriage. You haven't indicated what your position might be now with regard to a postnuptial, but by all means, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Haywood principal quits over anti-gay remarks
Jackson SunMarch 2, 2012

Haywood County High School's principal has resigned after a national civil rights organization said she made anti-LGBT remarks and threatened to expel gay students. A statement released by the Haywood County School Board's law firm, Purcell, ...more »

State Child Protection
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Dolan Calls Child Victims Act "Unjust" To Church
New York Daily News (blog)March 12, 2012

Per our Glenn Blain, Dolan also spoke at length about a subject arguably as controversial as either of those: The Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations in clergy sexual abuse cases. “We feel that this is terribly unjust.more »

Guardianship
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Missouri senator seeks to expand elder abuse law
Springfield News-LeaderMarch 5, 2012

The legislation would apply to people who have guardianship, power of attorney or some other financial management role for seniors. If someone steals money from an elderly person that was supposed to cover nursing home expenses, the courts would be ...more »

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