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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

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'Law & Order: SVU' Recap: 'Child Welfare'
TheCelebrityCafe.comMarch 2, 2012

A social worker is speaking to a young boy about his family life. The boy is Simon's stepson. The boy says his father dropped him when they were playing airplane. The girl gives birth to a boy. The man who is in the basement with the young girl and a ...more »

Guardianship
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Child protection unit probes asylum seeker call
ABC OnlineMarch 6, 2012

By Jane Bardon The Northern Territory Child Protection Department is investigating complaints about the detention of 26 asylum seeker children in Darwin. When the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support Network tried to complain to the department last month that ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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New alimony law: End to 'lifetime' alimony
My Fox BostonMarch 2, 2012

Deval Patrick signed into law sweeping reforms that change the way courts calculate how much one spouse owes the other after the divorce is final. The reform goes into effect Friday. Steve Hitner, President of Massachusetts Alimony Reform, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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More church leeway in cabaret law
Albany Times UnionMarch 1, 2012

The change represents an expansion of an exemption already proposed for any religious or educational performances but which some feared was not broad enough and would effectively turn the city's two cathedrals — not to mention dozens of other ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Finns head abroad for infertility cure
YLE NewsMarch 5, 2012

Anne Lindfors, chief executive of the Finnish Infertility Association Simpuka warns however, that fertility tourism can be unpredictable. “I would not recommend it. In clinics abroad multiple embryos may be implanted during test tube fertilisation.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Governor pushes 'smart justice' in message
Niles Daily StarMarch 8, 2012

The message proposes structural reforms in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems and also insures that Michigan's firefighters and first responders are prepared. “It's time to reinvent public safety in Michigan,” Snyder said.more »

Mortuary Law
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Plea deal frees death row inmate
Greenville NewsMarch 3, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Saturday morning's paper: William Ralph Bagwell of Greenville (Mackey Mortuary); Ora Gibson “Gibby” League of Greenville (Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown); Rita Parry of Greenville; John Lincoln Wright ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Embattled Calif. sheriff faces domestic violence charges
Police NewsMarch 5, 2012

Now, Lopez is back in the spotlight as an alleged victim of domestic violence by her husband, embattled San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. (AP Photo/San Francisco District Attorney's Office, file) "To try to be conscious of my life whenever possible ...more »

Name Changes
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White-dominated California redistricting boards face legal threats over racial ...
89.3 KPCCMarch 9, 2012

Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita owes her Hispanic last name to a grandmother from Spain, whom she never met. Zurita considers her mother black and said her father “wants to be black” even though he “looks Latino.” Zurita, the mayor pro tem of ...more »

Foster Care
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Ex-Oklahoma judge pleads guilty to fraud
NECNMarch 2, 2012

An affidavit alleged that Bass-LeSure received more than $19000 in foster care reimbursement and more than $3000 in adoption subsidies while the two children actually lived with another woman, Ravonda Edwards. Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Engelbert Eurodinck: 75-year-old crooner with world's biggest fan club and ...
Daily MailMarch 2, 2012

By Paul Revoir and Alasdair Glennie We have tried every trick in the book – a once-popular boy band, a couple of former reality show contestants, and even a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But Britain's performance in the Eurovision Song Contest ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay marriage support swells in California
Alaska DispatchMarch 1, 2012

Registered voters in California approve of same-sex marriage by the biggest margin in 35 years of tracking, with 59 percent favoring full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.more »

State Child Protection
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Colorado Mom Who Doesn't Remember Abandoning Kids Reports More Memory Loss
ABC NewsMarch 8, 2012

The statement by Sarah Hatfield comes as she pled not guilty in court today on two charges of misdemeanor child abuse related to the Jan. 28 incident in which she left her two young sons, ages 2 and 4, at a Thornton, Colo., gas station.more »

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