Daily Archives: January 11, 2011 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Landmark Court Cases by Heather McGowan  
Defining Equal Protection

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is celebrated each year on the third Monday in January. It’s a day intended for service, education, sharing and celebration. But do you know about one of the earliest landmark cases behind Dr. King’s mission, Plessy v. Ferguson? The US Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, holding separate and equal treatment of people based on race was legal. Fast forward to 1954 and Brown v. The Board of Education, the Court’s decision …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
There’s Something Spooky About Spokeo

"Not your grandma’s phonebook." I’ll say. The people finder Spokeo.com aggregates all that personal information you’ve worked so hard to keep off Facebook. Is it game over for personal privacy?   Spokeo combs public records, other sources for your information Income, home values, pictures – it may all be there Opt out feature lets you remove your listing Copy this link to share with friends: http://bit.ly/fGNLZk   The One-Stop Shop for Information About You So all this information comes from …

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Posted 4 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Arthur Buono  
Survivor Benefits for Kids Conceived After Dad’s Death

Are children conceived after the death of a wage-earner his dependents entitled to Social Security benefits? The mother of the children, who were conceived by in vitro fertilization from the father’s frozen sperm, says so. Now a federal judge in New Jersey gets a crack at the question.   Children conceived after wage-earner’s death may be his dependents Dependents under state law qualify for Social Security benefits One federal circuit has already allowed benefits in these circumstances Copy this link …

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Posted 4 years ago in Uncategorized by Jennifer King  
Claiming a Child as a Tax Deduction

The book "Freakonomics" mentions the day in 1987 when 7 million U.S. children "disappeared." That’s because, starting with tax returns filed in 1987, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began requiring taxpayers to list the Social Security Number (SSN) of each dependent child claimed on a tax return. Suddenly, taxpayers claimed 7 million fewer children as tax exemptions.   Copy this link to share with your friends: http://bit.ly/eAFd6F   To those of us who are childless, the issue of claiming a …

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