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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Family Law News and Stories

Meet law student and contraception advocate Sandra Fluke
Daily CallerMarch 3, 2012

During her time as a law student, according to her LinkedIn page, Fluke has engaged in a variety of internships and activities focused largely on women's rights. She has served as the development editor for the “Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law...more »

Guardianship
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Maori wisdom's powerful influence on winemaking
New Zealand HeraldMarch 20, 2012

By John Hawkesby The Tiki vineyards in Marlborough, Waipara and Gibbston Valley, are farmed under the Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga - guardianship, protection and preservation of the land. Photo / Thinkstock New Zealanders know the tiki as a ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Marriage and Divorce Bill a Remedy to Women's Woes
AllAfrica.comMarch 8, 2012

According to the Uganda Law Reform Commission, the Bill is a comprehensive study because all relevant stakeholders were consulted and thus leaves no excuses for prolonged further consultations. It should thus be debated immediately considering the ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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'Tim Tebow Law' Killed In Va. Senate Committee
W*USA 9March 1, 2012

(AP) - Legislation to let home-schooled children play public school sports has died in the Virginia General Assembly. The Senate Education and Health Committee voted 8-7 Thursday to reject Republican Del. Rob Bell's bill. The measure is known as the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Natural Selection
ChristianityToday.comMarch 16, 2012

I think "embarrassed by association" goes a long way to explaining my groaning irritation with Natural Selection's premise: a Christian couple in Texas live in a sexless marriage because the wife (Linda) is infertile and the husband (Abe) believes it's ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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The power of a single word: Local pastors discuss gay marriage
Snoqualmie Valley RecordMarch 6, 2012

This legislative action, which also struck from the law all references to "man," "woman," "husband" and "wife," was hailed as a milestone among gay rights advocates, and a disappointment to others, who feel the state's domestic partnership laws already ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Three more police officers dismissed
The Citizen DailyMarch 14, 2012

Three more police officers in Kilimanjaro have been sacked, bringing to four, the number of law enforcers who have lost their jobs in the region within one week, following President Kikwete's zero-tolerance directive against errant members of the Force ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Royals' Jeffress acknowledges domestic-assault incident
Kansas City StarMarch 2, 2012

He was sentenced to 20 hours of community service for the disorderly conduct charge and required to attend a domestic-violence counseling class. “There was an argument between myself and my girlfriend,” Jeffress said, “and I lost my temper, ...more »

Name Changes
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UNESCO votes to change Obiang prize name
Reuters AfricaMarch 8, 2012

An internal UNESCO legal note seen by Reuters this week said that although the prize statutes could be amended, it would not be possible simply to delete and replace the name of the donor. Director General Irina Bokova said she regretted the divisions ...more »

Foster Care
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Program opens doors to youths, foster families
NECNMarch 4, 2012

Gloria Person, the foster care coordinator for Campagna Academy in Schererville, always smiles when she hears Lanell's story. "Another story I love is about a 3-year-old who started as a foster child and before very long, was adopted to begin a new ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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CHEN v. HOEFLINGER
Leagle.comMarch 12, 2012

He asserts that the Family Court erred by (3) holding that the June 6, 2001 post-nuptial agreement between Chen and Hoeflinger ("Post-Nuptial Agreement") was void ab initio, (4) finding that he wasted marital assets and deducting the value of the waste ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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NYC says new senior center is nation's first designed to serve gay, lesbian...
Washington PostMarch 2, 2012

SAGE stands for Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders. Robert Philipson, a 77-year-old retired jewelry salesman, said he started going to bereavement counseling at SAGE after he lost his partner of 50 years.more »

State Child Protection
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US/Colorado: Assembly Acts to Protect Youth Accused of Crimes
Reuters AlertNetMarch 7, 2012

If enacted into law, HB 12-1139 will help to protect the human rights of the state's children accused of crimes, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said. Youth in adult jails and prisons are extremely vulnerable to physical and ...more »

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