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"The Making of the Interim Iraqi Constitution
Post On Jul. 30, 2015
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New York Law School's Center for International Law Harlan Scholar's Program/Analysis Paper The Making of the Interim Iraqi Constitution Program Analysis Center for International Law The Center for International Law at New York School presented a C.V. Starr Lecture entitled "The Making of the...

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Equal Employment
Post On Nov. 13, 2014
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The equal employment statutes affect all phases of the employment process, from the initial advertising of a job vacancy through the hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, and retirement of an employee. The rule remains the same at each stage of the employment process: an employer is...

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Adoption in Georgia
Post On Aug. 26, 2014
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One thing to remember is that laws pertaining to adoption vary widely from State to State. I would never recomment an individual attempting to draft and file a Petition for Adoption themselves. It's a child. Every "T" must be crossed and every "I" dotted. Close enough is tragic in adoption law. I'...

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GPS & Technology: Divorce Friend or Foe?
Post On Aug. 16, 2013
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Every day we are bombarded by advertisers with the latest and hottest “must have" technology product. We are told by Apple, Samsung, and a host of other vendors that without their “latest" products we are falling behind and out of style. Increasingly, these new technologies are being used as forms...

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Negligent Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Peoria, AZ
Post On Jul. 16, 2013
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In October 2010, an 18-year-old Peoria high school student was walking home from his job when a car jumped a curb near 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird, hitting and killing him. The driver of the car, then 23-year-old Laura Flanders, sped away after fatally running over the teenager , but police were...

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Persecution: In the Eyes of the Immigration Judge or Officer
Post On Jun. 26, 2013
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Does a death threat amount to persecution? We have all heard the expression that “beauty lies in the eye of the beholder." Well, for asylum cases, persecution lies in the eyes of the immigration judge or officer. The conflicting decisions by courts around the country make it difficult to determine...

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Estate Planning - Incapacity Documents Everyone Needs
Post On May 20, 2013
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Although clients rightly associate estate planning attorneys with the topics of death and dying, the value of planning is for the living. Estate Planning practitioners discuss the difficult issues of aging, disability, incapacity, mental health treatment, and disposition of human remains....

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Shock During Pregnancy May Reveal Negligent Healthcare Workers
Post On Apr. 28, 2013
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Shock during pregnancy occurs when the body cannot deliver an adequate supply of blood to vital organ systems. Shock may result from injury, illness or excessive bleeding, and can lead to a loss of consciousness, dizziness, weakness and loss of cognitive abilities. In a pregnant woman, consequences...

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Roe v. Wade: Still Generating Controversy Almost Forty Years Later
Post On Sep. 12, 2012

Abortion has become a hot topic during the 2012 presidential election, invoking strong words from both sides of the aisle. Therefore, it seems pertinent to go back and take a look at how the Supreme Court viewed the issued when it issued its landmark ruling in Roe. v. Wade. The Facts of the Case...

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North Carolina Limited Driving Privilege
Post On Aug. 21, 2012
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Requirements Alcohol Assessment DL-123 Form- Contact Insurance Company Affidavit Work Letter- for Extended Hours $100.00 Filing Fee The first requirement for the limited driving privilege or hardship license is to perform a alcohol assessment. This assessment costs around $100 and after you hire...

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Identifying Alienation versus Constructive Criticism
Post On Jul. 28, 2012

What is the REAL reason for revealing this information to the children? Obviously children do not need to know everything, especially when it comes to their parents. There are some things that the kids may benefit from, however. If you are revealing something about the other parent, the information...

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Powers of a Florida Guardian with Court Approval
Post On Jul. 05, 2012
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Generally Chapter 744 of the Florida Statutes governs guardianships. Florida Statute §744.361 through §744.462, sets out the powers and duties of guardians. However, in typically confusing statutory fashion, not necessarily every power and duty of a guardian is contained within these statutory...

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Conflicts of Interest for Florida Guardians
Post On Jul. 05, 2012
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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Guardians owe a fiduciary duty to their wards. A fiduciary duty is one of the highest legal duties one person can owe to another. Therefore, guardians must be very careful to avoid any conflict of interest that would violate the fiduciary duty to the ward. A guardian cannot...

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US asylum law for Chinese Nationals by Nicklaus Misiti, Esq.
Post On May 23, 2012

This article discusses general asylum law with a particular focus on some common claims from China. To be granted asylum in the United States the applicant must show they have a “well founded fear of persecution" if returned to their home country. Generally asylum has to be claimed within 1 year of...

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Child Abuse Crimes in Michigan
Post On Mar. 29, 2012
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In Michigan there are 4 specific criminal allegations that constitute Child Abuse : Child Abuse in the First Degree - MCL 750.136b(2) - occurs when an individual knowingly or intentionally causes serious physical or serious mental harm to a child. Child Abuse in the First Degree is punishable by up...

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Griswold v. Connecticut Back in the Spotlight As Birth Control Debate Resurfaces
Post On Mar. 29, 2012
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Supreme Court decisions remain relevant long after they are decided, often setting legal precedent for years and even decades. The landmark decision of Griswold v. Connecticut is a perfect example. Vice President Joe Biden referenced the case in a speech at a political fundraiser I attended earlier...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption in Louisiana, Adoptive Parent-Related
Post On Jan. 12, 2012
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ADOPTIVE PARENT-RELATED QUESTIONS Who can be an adoptive parent and who selects them? There are three types of adoption in Louisiana: Agency, Pivate, and Intrafamily. The Children's Code is the same for all three types: a single person, 18 years or older, or a married couple may jointly petition to...

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Asylum in Immigration Court - Coercive Population Control Asylum
Post On Oct. 21, 2011
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Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson Attorney at Law / Professor of Law email@nikkijacobson.com THE JACOBSON LAW FIRM, APC Immigration & Nationality ǀ Workers' Compensation 510 West 6th St. Suite 326 Los Angeles , CA 90014 (310) 277-2266 (310) 277-3366 FAX Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers - Free Consultation www....

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Depakote, Birth Defects and What Abbott Knew—but Didn't Tell
Post On Aug. 09, 2011
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Birmingham, AL : By Jane Mundy If you are taking Depakote and considering getting pregnant, if you are of child-bearing age and taking Depakote, or even more concerning—that you are pregnant and taking this drug , it is very important that you read the following regarding Depakote and the Depakote...

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Ohio Criminal Law Basics

Criminal law is one of the oldest of the major branches of law. It spells out rules of conduct for society to follow and provides for penalties when those rules are broken. The law also protects by shielding citizens from wrongful prosecutions and mistakes made by law enforcement officials,...

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