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Obama Again Takes a Pass on Trying to Weaken Iran
American Thinker (blog)March 1, 2012

Back to the Kirk-Menendez legislation. There was a deadline regarding one of the provisions. The Obama administration had until today to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms cooperating with Iran's Central Bank. They ignored the deadline (an apt ...more »

Ex-Massey security director gets three years in UBB case
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

A former Massey Energy security director deserves to spend three years in prison for lying to investigators and trying to destroy documents, but should not be blamed for the worst coal-mining disaster in nearly 40 years, a federal judge concluded ...more »

Family Law News and Stories

4 of in-laws' family booked for beating woman
Hindustan TimesMarch 3, 2012

... in Ferozepur district stated that his sister Kuldeep Kaur had been married to "A case of marital dispute was pending in the high court as Paramjeet managed to get divorce papers signed from Kuldeep by keeping her in dark and got married again.more »

Guardianship
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Politicians obliged to craft new constitution
Today's ZamanMarch 9, 2012

The military guardianship is now extremely weak. The people hold bold expectations on this matter. Not only that, the composition of Parliament that emerged out of the latest elections is legitimate and fairly representative.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Bill banning foreign law passes House over protests
Tampabay.comMarch 2, 2012

The measure bans courts or other legal authorities from using religious or foreign law as a part of a legal decision or contract. For example, Florida law would trump foreign law in marriage, divorce and custody cases. The House passed the bill 92-24, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Law Society Personalising Business
AllAfrica.comMarch 2, 2012

By Tafadzwa Musarara, 2 March 2012 The Law Society of Zimbabwe's attack on the Godwills Masimirembwa-owned Zimbabwe Institute of Legal Studies smacks of victimisation and the argument advanced carries no justice. The institute will be offering diplomas ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Religion Briefs for March 4
Richmond Times DispatchMarch 4, 2012

Speaking at the end of a three-day Vatican conference on diagnosing and treating infertility, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated church teaching that children should be conceived only through sex between a husband and a wife. "The human and Christian dignity ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Kevin Callahan Joins Duff & Phelps Investment Management to Lead Institutional ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 12, 2012

CHICAGO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., an affiliated manager of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) , today announced that Kevin J. Callahan has joined the company in a new position as senior ...more »

Mortuary Law
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State could require divorced parents to pay for children to go to college
Greenville NewsMarch 7, 2012

12:21 am We're working on the following obituaries for Tuesday morning's paper: Evelyn P. Lewis of Clemson (Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home); Suzanne Green McClure of Canton, GA (Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville); Heyward Lynch of Greenville (Watkins, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic abuse task force urges longer restraining orders
Ct PostMarch 3, 2012

The extension was one of 20 recommendations that members of the speaker's three-year-old Task Force on Domestic Violence announced as legislative goals. The group's proposals include forcing local bail commissioners to consider the victims of domestic ...more »

Name Changes
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Q&A: NYPD spies on Muslims. Legal? Good policy?
Austin American-StatesmanMarch 12, 2012

The NYPD has vigorously defended the tactics, calling them legal and necessary. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File) As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here.more »

Foster Care
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Judge approves settlement of suit over foster care against Okla. Department of ...
The RepublicMarch 1, 2012

New York-based group Children's Rights filed the lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of nine children in foster care — ages 4 months to 16 years — alleging they shared a history of suffering in DHS placements, including physical abuse and neglect.more »

State Child Protection
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Child protection above politics?
3AW (blog)March 1, 2012

This week we've had an example that would supply you with a good laugh, if it didn't want to make you weep – the protection of children. Philip Cummins' inquiry into a crippled system gave its findings to the Baillieu government.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay adoption, marriage rights among themes sounded at annual South Florida ...
Orlando SentinelMarch 11, 2012

The theme of this year's two-day event was "Beyond the rainbow," a phrase that suggested a celebration of social and legal gains made by gay, lesbian and transgender people as well as the work left undone. "The importance of this festival is to remind ...more »

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