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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

Encinitas to reorganize departments to speed up services
The San Diego Union-TribuneApril 1, 2017

Both the city's planning and public works departments will be reorganized in the coming months to create a "one-stop" faster-processing spot for development applications. The restructuring proposal, which received initial approval from the City Council ...more »

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Summit's Schwartz to Receive State Bar Family Law Lifetime Achievement Award
TAPinto.netApril 7, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section will present Brian M. Schwartz the Saul Tischler Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award recognizes contributions to advancing the development of family law and the profession, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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More applicants in Davao's educational programs recorded
Sun.StarApril 5, 2017

MORE applicants for scholarship of Davao City's medical and law educational assistance programs was noted after Davao City Mayor Sara "Inday" Duterte-Carpio inked an executive order (EO) amending the general qualifications of medical and law ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Law School For You: Understanding divorce law
Communities Digital NewsApril 24, 2017

Getting divorced must occur in the state where the couple lives. Where they married is not typically a proper jurisdiction. Divorce laws allow for finality by agreement, or by fire. The fire is ultimately the courtroom trial where a judge decides the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Texas Anti-Masturbation Law Moves Forward
The InquisitrApril 10, 2017

A proposed Texas law which would criminalize male masturbation “outside of a health or medical facility” has moved one step closer to becoming law, according to a report from The Independent. House Bill 4260, titled “The Man's Right to Know Act,” was ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Unclaimed bodies: Nearly 40 people per year in Mohave County go unretrieved after death
KdminerApril 5, 2017

Kingman and Bullhead City senior Patriot Guard ride captain Loren Larson (center) and Sutton Funeral Home Funeral Director Jamie Sutton-Zorn discuss the logistics of the trip to bring the cremains of 15 unclaimed military veterans to the Prescott ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Trump son-in-law Kushner visits Iraqi base near Mosul
Las Vegas Review-JournalApril 4, 2017

QAYYARA WEST AIRFIELD, Iraq — President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner traveled with the top U.S. general to an Iraqi base 10 miles from Mosul on Tuesday, and voiced hope the city's eventual recapture from Islamic State would be “a victory ...more »

Name Changes
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Ducey to consider veto of property seizure legislation
Arizona Daily SunApril 5, 2017

Montgomery told Capitol Media Services on Tuesday he does not believe it is necessary to change the law so that a judge would have to find there is “clear and convincing evidence” that the cash or property a prosecutor wants to take is linked to a ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Cavs and Their Better Halves Collecting Baby Items for Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center at Friday's Game
Cavs.comApril 5, 2017

For the third straight year, the Cleveland Cavaliers and their Better Halves will once again collect baby items to donate to the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center. DVCAC provides programs and services to women, men, teens and children who are ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Yes, You Can Get Pregnant If You're Already Pregnant
SheKnows.comApril 7, 2017

“Interestingly, in one study on humans, the frequency of heteropaternal superfecundation was 2.4 percent among twins whose parents had been involved in paternity suits,” Bustillo said. Superfetation, although common in some species of animals, ...more »

Foster Care
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NY bill would open up records of youthful offenders to correctional ...
NEWS10 ABCApril 28, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A bill currently sits on the Senate floor that would make child and family services records of youthful offenders open to correctional ...more »

State Child Protection
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Analysis: What does mandatory reporter law mean?
Monroe News StarApril 4, 2017

Revised Statute 14:403 states that any allegation of abuse not tied to the child's parent, caretaker or someone living with the child "shall be made immediately to a local or state law enforcement agency," as should any allegations of felonies ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Human Rights Watch Letter Re: Texas SB 6 and the Rights of Transgender Students
Human Rights WatchApril 3, 2017

Human Rights Watch has interviewed hundreds of students, teachers, administrators, and parents about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in US schools, including in Texas. We have documented the impact of laws and policies that ...more »


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