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Federal judges troubled, baffled with Texas redistricting
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

Also ruled that the Legislature's maps could not be used without prior approval by Justice Department or US District Court in the District of Columbia under the Voting Rights Act. Texas could still appeal any new maps drawn by the federal courts to the ...more »

Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Preserving Your Assets While You're Alive
JD Supra (press release)February 14, 2012

Preserving Your Assets While You're Alive By Matthew Crider, JD Family Protection Attorney If you're like most people, you're worried about keeping your money. The new mantra on Wall Street is that a “return of your money is the new return on your ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Voting rights forum highlights issues ahead
Brainerd Daily DispatchFebruary 3, 2012

Voting rights, who is eligible to vote, who can't vote and what assistance voters may receive at the polls were highlighted along with existing laws and proposed changes such as requiring a photo identification to vote. The panel included Rep.more »

Charitable Trusts
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'I Believe' license plates for sale
Spartanburg Herald JournalFebruary 7, 2012 as allowed under state law. The new tag is a nonpolitical way for Christians of all denominations to share their faith, said Adrian Grimes, spokeswoman for the group's upcoming rollout of the plate. A federal judge ruled in 2009 that "I ...more »

Sunderland councillor suspended from Labour Party over Facebook "like"
Journal LiveFebruary 16, 2012

By Michael Brown A COUNCILLOR was suspended from her party last night after Labour grandees found out she supported calls for the IRA to bomb the Conservative's party conference. Florence Anderson, who led the Eppleton Area Miners' Wives Support Group ...more »

Living Trusts
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A Legal Alternative to Modern Living in a Changing America
JURISTFebruary 1, 2012

According to the Fellowship for Intentional Community, "Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, co-housing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, ...more »

Estate Administration
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Children Conceived After a Parents Death Are Challenging Estate Plans and Laws
ElderLawAnswers.comFebruary 3, 2012

While most states allow children conceived before a parent's death to inherit, current state laws vary on whether a child conceived after a parent has died can inherit from an estate. The uncertainty surrounding whether a posthumously conceived child ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Three Women Sentenced to Prison in Marion County Court
WJBD OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

The missing money was found when another relative was given power of attorney and discovered the missing funds. A 22-year-old Salem woman in the Marion County Drug Court program has been sentenced to two years in prison after being dropped from the ...more »

Drug and Device Manufacturers Required to Disclose Payments and Gifts to ...
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 2, 2012

Do you know that there is a provision in the 2010 Healthcare Reform Law which requires the manufacturers of drugs and medical devices to disclose most payments and gifts made to physicians? This little-known provision of health care reform, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Labuan's special trust
Free Malaysia TodayFebruary 7, 2012

The Labuan Special Trust is very similar to 'VISTA' Trust, which originated from British Virgin Island. By Sazali Suzin Trust is one of the succession vehicles available in common law country and has always been considered as one of the best succession ...more »


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