Daily Archives: May 14, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Minnesota Gov. Signs Marriage Equality into Law

Months after Minnesota voters declined to enshrine a ban on gay marriage in the state constitution, Gov. Mark Dayton today signed a bill that permits gay and lesbian couples to tie the knot. “What a difference a year and an election can make in our state,” Dayton said at the signing. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should certainly include the right to marry the person you love.” The state Senate passed the bill yesterday by a 37-30 vote …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Halfway Houses Reduce Costs But Not Crimes

Towards the end of their sentences, inmates and parolees can be sent to halfway houses. These are also called community corrections centers or residential reentry centers. Halfway houses are supposed to help prisoners reenter society by providing supervision and transitional services. Some are run by government agencies or nonprofits, but many are large operations run by private companies. Halfway-house programs are offered by federal, state and local penal systems. A person in a halfway house is still considered a prisoner. …

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WRAZ-TV: Protect Yourself in Your Spring Move [Video]

One out of six Americans move each year, with the busiest season starting in May and running through August. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine appeared on WRAZ-TV (the Fox affiliate, and sister station of WRAL-TV) in Raleigh, N.C., with pointers on how consumers can legally protect themselves during springtime moves. Protect Yourself from Rip-Offs The most common rip-off is when a dishonest mover quotes a low price over the phone or Internet. After packing all your belonging on the truck, the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
O.J. Simpson Seeks New Trial for Memorabilia Robbery

O.J. Simpson wants out of jail. The former football star-cum-celebrity murder defendant, who is serving a 33-year sentence for a 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction, is hoping to win a new trial by claiming his lawyer at the last one was incompetent. Among other allegations, Simpson, 65, claims that attorney Yale Galanter didn’t tell him about a plea bargain opportunity, and created a conflict of interest before the robbery ever took place by telling him he was within his …

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Texas Teacher Jailed for Missing Jury Duty

A teacher in Texas lost her job after failing to show up for jury duty and being jailed. It mattered not that she had a great excuse – because she’d already used up her one chance to reschedule.   Bad Day Margaret Young taught at Magnolia Junior High in Montgomery County, Texas, some 40 miles north of Houston, according to a local news report. When she was summoned for jury duty on Apr. 1, she rescheduled it for Apr. 29 …

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