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Not Guilty Plea Request Denied by Attorney, Death Row Inmate Fights Back

In Bossier City, Louisiana, a man that has maintained a claim of innocence has been put on death row for shooting and killing his mother, stepfather, and son of his separated wife in 2008.  The thing is, ever since he was detained and put on…
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US Attorneys Urged to Prosecute Against Marijuana, Vermont Commits to Legalization

As of January 4, 2018, federal prosecutors were ordered to assert power over state marijuana legalization laws and activities.  The command came through a simple memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions where he, according to a release from…
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How Do You Calculate Colorado Child Support?

In every Colorado divorce or paternity case involving children, the Colorado family law court steps in to determine whether one parent owes the other child support to assist in the financial expenses associated with child-rearing. Between themselves,…
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What are the Colorado Marijuana Laws and DUI Penalties?

In 2012, Colorado successfully passed a popular initiative to amend the Constitution of the State of Colorado, outlining a statewide drug policy for cannabis. How do the Colorado marijuana laws effect DUIs, and what are the penalties for being…
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A Right Without a Remedy: The New Mexico Correctional Facility Tragedy

What is “qualified immunity”? Among many definitions, its most timely must be: the law which could provide legal protection for twenty-three New Mexico State prison workers accused of repeated abuse against six of their female colleagues.…
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Court Ruling Divides Union Workers in Iowa Collective Bargaining Case

Scrutiny of Iowa’s revamped collective bargaining laws were rejected in a recent hearing where a Polk County judge upheld the laws’ constitutionality. The laws’ greatest protesters included the 40,000 union members representing Iowan…
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Illinois Strikes Time Limits to Criminally Prosecute Sexual Abuse of Minors

In August 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into the law SB 189, an amendment to the criminal code regarding sexual abuse of minors. The new law allows for prosecution of sexual abuse of children at any time, basically completely eradicating…
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Is Florida Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Who File Workers Comp?

Generally, all injured workers whose employer has workers' compensation or is required by the state to have workers' comp insurance have the right to file a claim after being hurt on the job. All states allow this, as the states know that whether…
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Illinois Revamps Child Support Calculations

New child support calculations will be implemented on July 1, 2017. Prior to this overhaul of the calculations, child support was generally determined based upon the payor's income and number of children. For example, a person who was obligated…
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What Should I Do If I Experience Gender Discrimination at Work?

According to Rueters, two former female employees of Goldman Sachs have filed a lawsuit against the bank for gender discrimination and are seeking class action status for the case. The news outlet reported that the case is seeking status…
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Why Does Texas Give Employers the Option to Provide Workers’ Comp?

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) says that the first workers’ compensation laws in Texas came in 1913. At the time, the legislators believed that employers should have the freedom to decide if they want to provide workers’ comp to…
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Is Testosterone Therapy Safe for My Heart?

As men grow older, hormone fluctuations could cause fatigue, lower libido, depression and other symptoms. Despite documented health risks, aggressive marketing campaigns have encouraged the notion that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)…
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Why Are Women Safer Drivers than Men?

San Diego women drive more safely than men, according to data released by San Diego County. From 2000 to 2009, men died in car accidents three times more often than women did. The driver who survived the crash was four times more likely to…
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What Does the Medical Community's Resistance to Change Mean for Medical Malpractice?

From a both a medical and societal perspective, change has long been needed in the medical community. Still, the medical community seems as resistant as ever to implementing innovative safety measures. Below we will look at some startling medical…
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What Does the Medical Community's Resistance to Change Mean for Medical Malpractice?

From a both a medical and societal perspective, change has long been needed in the medical community. Still, the medical community seems as resistant as ever to implementing innovative safety measures. Below we will look at some startling medical…
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Vidant Medical Center Penalized for Infection Rates

A 60-year-old woman from Greenville sustained a massive infection and had to be placed in a medically induced coma after a surgeon pierced her bowel during a hernia operation. After her surgery, doctors did not notice the infection for several…
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Testosterone Exposure in Women and Children

Despite the growing popularity of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), many doctors are striving to warn consumers about the drug’s numerous health risks. Many know how the drug affects men, but few are aware that women and children can…
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OSHA Cites Five Businesses After Employee Dies

Temporary workers can be placed in a variety of jobs, including dangerous ones. It is every employer’s job to make sure that temporary workers are properly trained on all equipment and in proper safety procedures. A temporary worker was caught…