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SCOTUS: Chicago woman fighting deportation can’t benefit from 2010 decision on lawyer duty to warn about consequences of immigration.

U.S. SUPREME COURT SCOTUS: Chicago woman fighting deportation can’t benefit from 2010 decision on lawyer duty to warn Posted Feb 20, 2013 10:04 AM CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Some criminal defendants whose lawyers failed to warn them about the immigration consequences of guilty pleas won’t be able to benefit from a 2010 U.S. Supreme […]

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Chicago woman fighting deportation can’t benefit from 2010 decision on lawyer duty to warn

U.S. Supreme Court SCOTUS: Chicago woman fighting deportation can’t benefit from 2010 decision on lawyer duty to warn Posted Feb 20, 2013 10:04 AM CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Some criminal defendants whose lawyers failed to warn them about the immigration consequences of guilty pleas won’t be able to benefit from a 2010 U.S. Supreme […]

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wiretap bill becomes law in georgia

Wiretap bill becomes law 3:51 pm, February 13th, 2013; Daily Reporter A bill allowing superior court judges to issue wiretap warrants with statewide applicability is among the first pieces of legislation signed into law by the governor this session. Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 55 today. The bill amends the current wiretap law and […]

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Deal signs hospital ‘bed tax’ bill, but health care woes persist

By Greg Bluestein and Misty Williams, Atlanta Journal Constitution Posted: 9:31 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 Georgia’s faltering Medicaid program received a massive financial bandage Wednesday when Gov. Nathan Deal signed a measure into law to avert a roughly $700 million hole in the state’s health care budget. But the funding generated through the measure […]

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Judicial conduct panel in Texas will fight for confidentiality

By Angela Morris, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Daily Report Affiliate February 14, 2013 The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct (SCJC) will oppose a provision in a not-yet-filed bill in the state legislature that would open some of the SCJC’s confidential documents and meetings to the Sunset Advisory Commission, SCJC Executive Director Seana Willing told state […]

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Conflicting Senate testimony on options for gun control

The National Law Journal February 14, 2013 The U.S. Senate’s consideration of new firearm regulations took a legal turn on Feb. 12, with conflicting testimony about whether the Supreme Court’s recent Second Amendment rulings prohibit Congress from adopting measures to reduce gun violence. “My answer to that is an emphatic ‘no,’” said constitutional scholar Laurence […]

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Websites could be forced to delete some mugshots

Websites could be forced to delete some mugshots By Michael Virtanen All Articles The Associated Press February 13, 2013 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A Florida legislator wants websites to delete arrest photos if the person is later found not guilty or if the charges are dropped. Rep. Carl Zimmermann, D-Palm Harbor, this week filed the […]

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