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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.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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Family, legal community mourns loss of retired attorney
Clarksville Leaf ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

He became a lawyer in 1957 after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School and practiced law at the family law firm. The law firm was established in 1929 by his father, Charles Runyon, Jr. and built its reputation for honesty, ...more »

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Guardian Crimes get 'Cover' from Government Agencies
Salem-News.ComMarch 2, 2012

Guardianships (also called conservatorships in some states) are generally initiated through court proceedings when there are allegations that a person is lacking capacity and unable to care for his own affairs. Upon the appointment of a guardian, ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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'Anti-Shariah' bill passes Florida House
UPI.comMarch 2, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill banning the use religious or foreign law as a part of a legal decision or contract, officials said. The measure, which the House passed 92-24 Thursday, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Transfer law would negate St. Louis schools' progress, superintendent says.
STLtoday.comMarch 7, 2012

“We would not have the funds to support the education the kids need to have,” Superintendent Kelvin Adams testified in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Adams was the first witness called in third day of the school transfer trial, which involves a ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Experts: Repealing Wisconsin sex education law could lead to rise in sexually ...
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 14, 2012

Health experts say a move to repeal a 2-year-old sex education law could exacerbate the steady rise of sexually transmitted infections in Winnebago County and statewide. From 2000 to 2009, Wisconsin saw a 32 percent increase in reported cases of STIs, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Calls for gun control in Israel
ABC OnlineMarch 17, 2012

Now that group has launched a campaign to tighten Israel's gun laws, before more women are killed. ANNE BARKER: Just over a year ago Alumnesh Zalka was almost murdered in her own home. Her partner Avi Rdai shot her eight times in the head, the stomach, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Preliminary hearing set for deputy accused of killing man during bar fight
Valley NewsMarch 2, 2012

[ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ] pending the outcome of his case. The 10-year law enforcement veteran, who most recently worked as a courthouse bailiff, allegedly gunned down Vanettes inside Spelly's Pub and Grille at 40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Road.more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence bill might help stem the tide
Kennebec JournalMarch 3, 2012

We should be concerned about the long-term impact of domestic violence on victims and their children. Children exposed to domestic abuse are more likely to experience developmental delays, learning and behavior problems and other adverse emotional, ...more »

Name Changes
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Fewer brides choose to keep their maiden names
Detroit Free PressMarch 7, 2012

Photos by KIMBERLY P. MITCHELL/Detroit Free Press Deanna Falzone plans to use her maiden name for work as a television reporter in Lansing after she marries Peter Vander Kolk in September, but will legally take his name after the wedding.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 »

Paternity Suits
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Archer Season Two – DVD Review 12, 2012

The stand-out episodes see Archer trying to avoid getting in trouble with a randy but under-age heiress (Swiss Miss), struggling to cope with an unexpected paternity suit (Blood Test) and battling an eco-terrorist in the Everglades (Pipeline Fever), ...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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BC lambasted for poor child-protection services
Victoria Times ColonistMarch 2, 2012

By Lindsay Kines, Victoria Times Colonist March 1, 2012 5:08 PM VICTORIA — The British Columbia government failed to learn the lessons of a horrific murder-suicide in Victoria five years ago and still has no effective system for protecting children...more »


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