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Who is Neil Gorsuch?
ThinkProgressFebruary 1, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch is Republican nobility — the son of Anne Gorsuch Burford, who spent her brief tenure as President Reagan's EPA administrator cutting staff and gutting anti-pollution regulations before resigning amidst scandal. More than three ...more »

ADEM investigating dumping site near Shades Creek
Alabama's News LeaderFebruary 1, 2017

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is investigating the huge amount of trash that has been dumped near Shades Creek, which feeds into the Cahaba River. The Cahaba ... to dump there. According to Alabama state law, that's illegal.more »

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DB v PB: a reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements
Family Law WeekFebruary 3, 2017

Although a choice of law clause does not affect a spouse's right to issue divorce proceedings in an EU Member State country (it is simply whoever lodges divorce proceedings first), it can have a fundamental effect on which type of financial claims the ...more »

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Nevada panel recommends more oversight of professional guardians
Las Vegas Review-JournalFebruary 15, 2017

More changes could be coming for Nevada's guardianship programs, including tighter restrictions on for-profit guardians and a new state officer charged with overseeing and investigating cases of fraud or abuse. The proposals come amid a push for ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Portal to Hopes Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Helping Families
Lynn JournalFebruary 3, 2017

Local businesses and religious groups honored were: the Law Offices of Lungo-Koehn and Collins, which law firm has been committed in its partnership with PTH to ensure that victims of domestic violence have access to legal representation in the courts; ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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No Dual Degrees From Foreign Educational Institutes Operating In India
Live LawFebruary 7, 2017

The minister said there were regulations notified by the UGC and AICTE that govern the functioning and collaborative arrangements between the foreign and Indian educational institutes, but clarified that no law at present allows the entry and operation ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Info for veterans on free health care
Press & Sun-BulletinFebruary 10, 2017

This law, referred to as the Camp Lejeune Act, ensures health care for veterans and their family members for 15 medical conditions: bladder, breast, esophageal, kidney and lung cancer, female infertility, hepatic steatosis, leukemia, miscarriage ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Closing domestic violence loophole
Cleveland 19 NewsFebruary 3, 2017

Northeast Ohio has seen several cases where domestic violence turns deadly, even when there's a protection order. Senate Bill 7 would ensure if offenders knowingly violate a protection order, they may be charged, even if they haven't officially been ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Obitauries for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Thegardenisland.comFebruary 3, 2017

Marcial is survived by his wife, Francisca Gray of Hanamaulu; daughter, Justina (Sam) Bombay of Las Vegas; three sons, George Gray, Reynald Gray, Alfred Gray; three grandchildren; brother, Jose (Virginia) Gray; sister-in-law, Gloria Gray; and numerous ...more »

Foster Care
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The Problem - Texas' sex-trafficking pipeline
San Angelo Standard TimesFebruary 13, 2017

Buried in Jack's 2015 decision — and largely missed in subsequent discussions about foster care in Texas — was the fact that Mia was a victim of a crime that top Texas leaders have been publicly battling for more than a decade. Sex trafficking is ...more »

Name Changes
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Am I Latino Yet? An Awakening
Huffington PostFebruary 13, 2017

Recently I changed my Facebook profile name from Michael to Miguel. This was in response to some thoughts I've had lately .... And I'm going to buy a purple shirt to go with my purple “Bad Hombre” hat that says “Relax Gringo, I'm legal.” The shirts ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Marcus: Please don't retire, Justice Kennedy
Houston ChronicleFebruary 4, 2017

But even if there is no going back in the arena of gay rights, there are issues bound to make their way to the court. Can employers discriminate against workers on the basis of sexual orientation? Can landlords refuse to rent to gay or lesbian tenants?more »

State Child Protection
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Palestinian Authority AG bans book for explicit language
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsFebruary 9, 2017

Barak said that the novel, Crime in Ramallah, includes “immodest, immoral, and indecent texts and terms that could negatively influence citizens, especially minors and children,” adding that it violates Palestinian print and distribution laws and child ...more »


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