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US State Department releases annual human rights country reports

March 15, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Department of State released its annual human rights country reports for 2018 Wednesday. In an attempt to hold other countries accountable for their human rights records, the State Department publishes annual reports on countries around the world. The […]


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Court: Less Than ‘Hellish’ Workplace Still Hostile Environment

February 25, 2019

Via: FindLaw

A man didn’t have to show his work was “hellish” to sue for a hostile work environment, a federal appeals court said. In Gates v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, a black building engineer said his workplace […]


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How Fast Is Too Fast to File a Lawsuit?

February 21, 2019

Via: FindLaw

When a client comes to you seeking justice, often, you’ll need to explain that the legal actions you can take in the real world don’t work like they do on TV. Unless it’s a pressing criminal matter, or there’s a […]


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Florida Law Would Require Public Schools to Offer Bible Study: Is It Legal?

February 8, 2019

Via: FindLaw

Under current state laws in Florida, public school districts are given the option of providing classes that include the “objective study” of the Bible. But a new statute would require public high schools to offer an elective course on the […]


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California’s MeToo Laws: Here’s What Your Business Should Know

January 7, 2019

Via: FindLaw

California passed more than a dozen measures to bolster the #MeToo laws in 2018, many dealing with public entities and private citizens. However, there are two notable laws that businesses should keep in mind moving forward into 2019. Violations of […]


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Utah Gets Nation’s Toughest DUI Law in the New Year

December 27, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Utah gets the First Mover award again in the DUI race. The state was the first to lower blood alcohol content (BAC) limits from 0.10 to 0.08 back in 1983, and now they are the first in the country to […]


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San Antonio Trade Groups Sue for Raising Smoking Age to 21

December 27, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Retailers in San Antonio, Texas are crying foul, claiming they are being made the scapegoats when the real criminals are the underaged smokers. The city council passed an ordinance set to go into effect January 1, 2019, which raises the […]


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2018’s Top 8 Tips for Law Students

December 21, 2018

Via: FindLaw

While quite a bit has changed about law school over the years, one thing certainly hasn’t: It’s difficult. Luckily for law students these days, there’s plenty of advice online that you can use to help figure out what’s going to […]


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What are Social Security Credits?

November 19, 2018

Via: Investopedia

To determine who is eligible for various Social Security benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a system of credits that establish whether minimum work requirements have been met. Typically, the number of credits required in order to be eligible […]


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Massachusetts Gun Restrictions Don’t Violate 2nd Amendment

November 14, 2018

Via: FindLaw

A federal appeals court upheld gun restrictions in Massachusetts, saying the Second Amendment is strongest inside the home — not outside. In Gould v. Morgan, the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a trial judge in upholding a firearms […]