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Miss. gov backs immigration-enforcement proposal
Coshocton TribuneMarch 1, 2012

But look at the crime and violence that we now see in Mexico," Republican Bryant said at the Capitol. "The border — south of these United States lies a country that seems to be in chaos." Bryant, who became governor in January, said some people ...more »

Judge overturns Culpeper murder conviction; Albemarle sheriff 'opened the door ...
The Daily ProgressMarch 1, 2012

“Having reviewed the voluminous record in this case, the court is disturbed by the miscarriage of justice that occurred in this case and finds that Hash's trial is an example of an 'extreme malfunction in the state criminal justice system,” concluded ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Dowry: The continuing crime
Daily Star OnlineMarch 2, 2012

Though our constitution provides for equality between sexes with proper protection for women and children, people are still governed by personal family customs and rules that fail to give women their due. It is the dowry system, which makes a daughter ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Claudia Lawrence's father in bid to change law on missing people
The Press, YorkMarch 6, 2012

THE father of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence hopes the Government will back proposed new laws giving relatives of those who have disappeared more rights. The Ministry of Justice is expected to confirm at the end of March whether it will agree to ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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When Philanthropy Goes Wrong
Wall Street JournalMarch 10, 2012

"Giving while living" is his way to make certain his funds support causes he believes in. It's not simple. By the end of 2016, when he intends it to cease making grants, the Atlantic Philanthropies will have to donate more than $2 million every working ...more »

Man held over 1975 bar bomb attack
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

The 54-year-old suspect was arrested by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Serious Crime Branch in Co Antrim. The investigation into the attack was reopened after a review by the police's Historical Enquiries Team (HET).more »

Living Trusts
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Strip tease ... would you let your bloke go to a strip club?
The SunMarch 13, 2012

Why should I? I trust my husband implicitly. When men get together, bravado becomes rife and a strip club may be on the cards but it's all for show. The men are probably not even having as much fun as they make out. The strippers themselves couldn't ...more »

Estate Administration
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United Western Bancorp, Inc. and Two of Its Subsidiaries Commence Voluntary ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

The Debtors will continue to operate their businesses as "debtors-in-possession" under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and the orders of the Bankruptcy Court.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Start of 'end-of-life' registry delayed
NECNMarch 1, 2012

The e-Directive Registry will have patients' medical power of attorney, living will forms and do-not-resuscitate cards, among other features. Moss said West Virginia is one of just a few states to have such a statewide database.more »

IRS May Make Political Groups Pay Dearly for Keeping Donors Secret -- And Out Them
Huffington PostMarch 9, 2012

WASHINGTON -- For years, the IRS has done little or nothing to check the rise of overtly political groups that claim a special tax-exempt status in order to funnel secret money into election-related advertising. But in a sign that the agency may be ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Tobacco trust's ads push for smoke bans
NewsOK.comMarch 3, 2012

One recent ad campaign, called “Smokefree Cities,” draws attention to the fact that Oklahoma doesn't have a law that allows local control over smoking rules. The campaign was produced and aired by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, ...more »


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