Daily Archives: February 5, 2013 - 5 results


Will Fewer Guns Reduce Killings? [Poll]

A recent gun buyback program, covered by Lawyers.com, cost the state of New Jersey $324,000. It collected more than 2,600 weapons, including 700 illegal ones.  Lawyers.com journalist Michele Bowman also reports that a New Jersey appellate court recently upheld a gun sales law. This regulation limits residents to buying just one gun per month. Take our poll and let us know what you think about these efforts to reduce guns in the community.

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Posted 2 years ago in gun rights by Michele Bowman  
New Jersey’s One-Gun-a-Month Law Upheld

A federal appeals court has turned away the NRA in its latest attempt to derail any law that limits gun ownership, with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 30 ruling that New Jersey’s “one-gun-a-month” law does not violate the Constitution.   NRA Pulls . . . the BB Gun The New Jersey law at issue limits handgun purchases to one per month per person, in an effort to stem stockpiling and black market activity. Under the state …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy Editors Picks by Aaron Kase  
New Law Could Help Chuck Toxic Student Loan Debt

The U.S. Senate is considering a law that would allow consumers to discharge private student loans through bankruptcy, a measure that could bring relief to untold thousands who are drowning under oppressive college debt. “Too many Americans are carrying around mortgage-sized student loan debt that forces them to put off major life decisions like buying a home or starting a family,” said U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, one of the bill’s sponsors. “It’s not only young people facing this crisis, it …

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Louisiana Casinos Collect Child Support from Deadbeat Parents

It’s rare that child support obligations are fulfilled on time, every time, by everyone who owes them, and states are getting creative in tracking that money down. Some states are even resorting to the resorts: Louisiana reportedly recently joined six other states by instituting a program to intercept casino winnings from delinquent parents to pay child support payments.   Louisiana Goes for Broke The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced on Jan. 29 that its casino intercept program, …

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Divorce Think Financially Not Emotionally [Video]

  If you’re a woman who’s considering divorce, watch this video. Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim interviews Forbes author and financial strategist, Jeff Landers, about his book, “Divorce Think Financially Not Emotionally” and we’re offering free copies of it. The first 100 people who subscribe to any of our Lawyers.com newsletters, “Like” us on Facebook or “Follow” us on Twitter and provide their mailing information will receive a free copy of the book featured in our video. Click here to …

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