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What You Should Know Before Requesting a Third Party to be Named Guardian of Your Adult Child

Chana Frid | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Chana Frid

Often, parents will request to be appointed their child's guardian. Sometimes, though, due to extenuating circumstances, parents may request that a different individual or organization be appointed instead.

To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.

Teach Law Outside of Law Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.

In McCutcheon, Supreme Court Chose Law over Public Opinion

Andrew Woodman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

Political speech is the most important speech and certainly the speech we are most concerned the government will try to shutdown. Without the free exercise of political speech, we lose our basic right to a redress of grievances.

10 Strangest Sex Laws in the USA

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weird News
SmarterTravel

These bizarre rules of attraction give a whole new meaning to the term "penal code."

Young Adult Cancer and the Law

Kevin Lankes | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

I didn't have a will going into my cancer diagnosis, or a power of attorney. I ended up writing a letter that I would have tried to pass off as a will had things gone awry. But simply having something in writing isn't enough.

Sub or Scrub: Why to Keep a Close Eye On Your Subcontractors

Jack Garson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Even if you start with a good sub, bad stuff can happen. You need protection. This can take a variety of forms, but the most important include the following.

U.S. Businesses: Take Advantage of the H-1B Visa Before Costs Rise

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Umar Akbar Ahmed

If you are seeking to expand your business with a strong pool of foreign specialists in your field, take advantage of this opportunity before rates increase, and seriously consider the H-1B visa process.

Why Restricting Foreign Funding of NGOs Is Wrongheaded

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Danny Sriskandarajah

There is a new weapon of choice for governments that want to undermine bits of civil society that irritate them: restricting funding from foreign sources. These measures not only go against established international conventions and commitments, but they will not work.

California Lawmakers Reconsider Bare-Hand Food Ban

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and ba...

Hawaii Cops Can Have Sex With Prostitutes

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers on Friday vowed to restore a line in a bill that would make it illegal for police to have sex with prostitutes. Cu...

University of Toronto's "See Yourself Here" Event Attracts Record Crowd

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.21.2014 | College
University of Toronto News

Alumni and current students take part in the Faculty of Law's annual outreach program that draws students from across the greater Toronto area (all ph...

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

A Bad Investment: Recognizing Religious Rights of Corporations

Anne Tucker | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Anne Tucker

Elevating private religious beliefs to a matter of market importance threatens to chill the marketplace and erodes the long-respected boundaries between private religious beliefs, the realm of the state and the role of the marketplace.

Social Media and the First Amendment

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court defined broad constitutional free speech rights, we exercise freedom every day by using social networks. Nevertheless, this use of liberty also remains at issue in schools, the workplace and beyond.

Technology: Good or Bad?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

With the pace of technological advancements accelerating at an exponential rate, we can look forward to a constant battle between what we are capable of doing and what is safe (and legal) to do.

Why the Customer Is NOT Always Right

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I have had to educate my staff, tell them that being harassed is not part of the job. The customer is not always right. I have had to tell many female staff members that being nice is your job, but when someone makes you feel uncomfortable, there is a limit to your niceness.

Treating Women as the Second-Class Citizens of Sports: A Response to Richard Sherman's Critique of the NFL's Proposed Ban of the N-word

Abigail Perdue | Posted 03.17.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.

What I'll Talk About When I Talk About Global Warming

Evan Mandery | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Evan Mandery

My money says our children are going to view environmental destruction as our generation's defining failure. If that prediction bears out, she's going to want an accounting of what went wrong. Truth is, I bear some responsibility.

After a Decade of War Abroad, a More Militarized Police Force at Home

Andrew Woodman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have winded down, police have actively recruited military personnel and equipment, turning domestic police departments into small battalions more suited for Kabul than Peoria.

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was a truly historic moment on Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA's continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our Constitutional division of power.

An Open Letter To The 'Sh*tty' Teens

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

What Rachel Canning is going through is something I went through too. A lot of adults did and honestly, I would bet that your parents went through it as well. It is called the "sh*tty teenage" stage.

Accidental Crook: A Guide to Handling Almost Any Legal Snafu

Jack Garson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Everybody makes mistakes. Smart executives avoid them when they can and swiftly fix them when they can't.

Forty Days in an Orange Jumpsuit: A Lawyer/Pastor Wears Prison Garb for Lent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.

Making Forward Progress

Abigail Perdue | Posted 03.07.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

Despite these very real concerns, which certainly warrant serious consideration, the rule, as proposed, only regulates conduct on the playing field.