Monthly Archives: December 2014

2-year-old accidentally kills mother in Wal-Mart

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/12/31/2-year-old-accidentall… 2-year-old accidentally kills mother in Wal-Mart HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) – A shopping trip to a northern Idaho Wal-Mart turned tragic when a 2-year-old boy reached into his mother’s purse, grabbed her concealed gun and accidentally killed the woman, authorities said. Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, who was described as a loving mother, was shopping Tuesday with her son and three Continue Reading...

Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/12/31/last-4-on-md-death-row… Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday that he will commute the capital sentences of the state’s last four inmates on death row to life in prison, saying executing them “does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland.” Two years ago, the Continue Reading...

Minority law student groups seek exam delays due to grand jury rulings; Columbia partly acquiesces

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/minority_law_students… Minority law student groups seek exam delays due to grand jury rulings; Columbia partly acquiesces Columbia Law School has announced it will consider applications to delay final exams by students traumatized by recent grand jury decisions in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, but that decision doesn’t completely satisfy a group seeking exam delays. The Coalition at Columbia Law opposes Continue Reading...

Abortion ultrasound law violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit says

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/abortion_ultrasound_l… Abortion ultrasound law violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit saysA federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina’s abortion ultrasound law violates the First Amendment. The law requires physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram, and describe the fetus to women seeking abortions, even if the woman averts her eyes or refuses to listen. The measure does allow an Continue Reading...

Dozens of lawyers join protests over police slayings

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/dozens_of_lawyers_joi… Dozens of lawyers join protests over police slayings Dozens of lawyers in New York City and elsewhere joined protests Wednesday over recent police slayings of unarmed individuals and the way they have been handled by the criminal justice system. Public defenders marched with other lawyers at Brooklyn courthouses and at least one prosecutor’s office and also participated in a Continue Reading...

Graffiti suspect may have tagged from Seattle to Southern California, police say

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/graffiti_suspect_may_…   Graffiti suspect may have tagged from Seattle to Southern California, police say A suspect in a California graffiti case may have tagged along the West Coast from Bakersfield to Seattle, police say. Derek Murphy, 21, was booked Monday on suspicion of felony vandalism after Santa Cruz authorities linked him to BERG and GREB tags on park property and police Continue Reading...

Things to Keep in Mind During Your Florida Family Court Hearing

http://www.miamiflfamilylawyers.com/blog/2014/12/things-to-k… Things to Keep in Mind During Your Florida Family Court Hearing By Lisa Vari on Google+ Going before a judge in a Florida family law case for the first time can be both stressful and intimidating. Even for individuals who have been in court before, the idea of having a judge decide you fate is enough to make your Continue Reading...

Florida Divorce Basics

http://www.divorcenet.com/resources/divorce/divorce-basics/f… Florida Divorce Basics Grounds for Divorce In Florida, either spouse may file for divorce if the marriage is irretrievably broken, meaning there is no chance for reconciliation, or if one of the spouses has been mentally incapacitated for at least three years. You do not have to prove that the other person was at fault in order to get Continue Reading...

Judge invalidates Florida’s gay marriage ban, grants divorce to lesbian, same-sex partner

http://www.sentinelsource.com/mcclatchy/judge-invalidates-fl… Judge invalidates Florida’s gay marriage ban, grants divorce to lesbian, same-sex partner MIAMI — In exactly four minutes, Broward County Circuit Judge Dale Cohen on Wednesday matter-of-factly granted a divorce to Lake Worth art dealer Heather Brassner. The proceedings were otherwise uneventful — except that the divorce involved same-sex spouses, and two assistant attorney generals attended via telephone, listening Continue Reading...
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