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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...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 »

Guardianship
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Attorney says rape could have been prevented
McPherson SentinelMarch 6, 2012

It was apparently decided in 2007 or 2008 by officials in Lynn County, Texas, Navarette's original home, that he should be transferred to the guardianship of family members in McPherson. Special laws come into effect when such transfers are made.more »

Divorce & Separation
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Going through a Divorce or other Family Law Matter? Stay off Social Networking ...
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)March 1, 2012

Ken Altshuler, President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers wrote a recent article that appeared in the Huffington Post about clients going through a divorce and being on Facebook and Texting. In short his article says don't be on these ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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State Senate Committee Kills Effort to Overturn King's Dominion Law
Virginia Connection NewspapersMarch 1, 2012

Map courtesy of the Virginia Department of Education By Michael Lee Pope The Senate Committee on Education and Health voted today to kill an effort overturning the King's Dominion Law, which mandates that school divisions across Virginia begin classes ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Activist Says New Family Law Not Taking Anything from Anybody
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)March 11, 2012

Such fears are exaggerated... This area is regulated by the infertility treatment and procedures of biomedically-assisted procreation act, which prohibits surrogacy, artificial insemination of lesbians or single women and trading with stem cells," he says.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Women win get right to know violent past of partner
Telegraph.co.ukMarch 2, 2012

... police whether their partner had a history of domestic violence, under plans to be unveiled next week. By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent Theresa May will say next week she plans to introduce “Clare's Law” in four areas for a year, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Pala man DUI crashes into motorcyclists on SR76; motorcycle driver loses leg ...
Valley NewsMarch 4, 2012

A 36-year-old man from Pala was driving under the influence of a controlled substance law enforcement officials said when he crashed into a motorcyclist and passenger, causing the pair to sustain life-threatening injuries. On Saturday, March 3, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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B.C. still fails kids, watchdog says
Victoria Times ColonistMarch 2, 2012

By Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist March 2, 2012 3:09 AM Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the provincial government still has no effective way to protect children living with domestic violence. She released her findings into the murder of three children by ...more »

Name Changes
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Weekend Critic's Corner: 'Mentalist,' 'Of Two Minds'
USA TODAYMarch 9, 2012

Whether it forces his face to change expressions remains to be seen. •Sight unseen, Of Two Minds (Saturday, 8 ET/PT), sounds better than your average Lifetime movie, thanks to the talents involved. Kristin Davis stars in this sex-switched twist on ...more »

Foster Care
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Republicans revive bill to extend school vouchers to military and foster children
Florida Times-UnionMarch 7, 2012

By AP ATLANTA | GOP leaders have revived a bill that would expand Georgia's school voucher program to include military families and foster care children. Senate Bill 87 would use taxpayer money to give students the option of attending the school of ...more »

Paternity Suits
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STATE v. McCOMMONS
Leagle.comMarch 7, 2012

Where the State of North Carolina had subject matter jurisdiction to bring a paternity and child support suit against defendant and where the trial court did not err by denying defendant's Rule 60 and 59 motions, we affirm the orders of the trial court ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Same-sex marriage: a big win for Maryland families
Baltimore SunMarch 1, 2012

Martin O'Malley will make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.more »

State Child Protection
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Abuse death costs state
The Register-GuardMarch 1, 2012

The state essentially agreed to pay the full $1507000 sought in the August 2011 wrongful death suit filed by Portland attorney David Paul, according to a settlement document filed this week in Lane County Circuit Court. Under Oregon law, $1.5 million ...more »

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