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When Family Members Exploit Children

When Family Members Exploit Children

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It is a fair question to wonder how it is possible that child pornography can even exist. Where are the parents and how could they allow such a thing to happen? The answer is that parents, guardians and caretakers can often be accused as pe...
Denying Parental Rights for Sexual Abusers

Denying Parental Rights for Sexual Abusers

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Sexual assault is one of the most heinous crimes that can be committed on another person. Our laws harshly punish sexual offenders and the #metoo movement has weaponized public sentiment against those merely accused of sexual assault crimes...
The State of Juvenile Diversion in Florida

The State of Juvenile Diversion in Florida

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Many states, including Florida, have started to realize that locking kids up in prison may not be the best way to reduce crime. Juveniles that end up behind bars often end up being repeat offenders and many times are unable to reform their ...
Pretending a Child is Yours When Crossing the Border Could Be a Crime

Pretending a Child is Yours When Crossing the Border Could Be a Crime

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State Congressmen Brooks Landgraf has introduced House Bill 888, which is designed to combat child trafficking at the border. HB 888 would make it a Class B misdemeanor to knowingly misrepresent a child as a family member to a peace officer...
Sexual Assault by the Clergy and the Statute of Limitations

Sexual Assault by the Clergy and the Statute of Limitations

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With sexual abuse scandals rocking both the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, it seems clear that both religious organizations are ineffective in policing themselves when it comes to abuses by its priests and ministers. I...
Atlanta's New Laws on Bird Scooters

Atlanta's New Laws on Bird Scooters

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Every tech company wants to be the next Uber. That is, rush a service to market, deal with regulators after you’re already in the wild, and try to minimize your liability to the public as much as possible. Mid last year, Bird scooters...
"Private" Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2019

"Private" Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2019

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As the 2020 U.S. elections begin to come into focus, one of the continuing hot national economic issues is student loan debt. Student loan debt is generally non-dischargeable in bankruptcy cases, which makes finding financial relief extreme...
ITC's Liability After Massive Fire at Deer Park Facility

ITC's Liability After Massive Fire at Deer Park Facility

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Sunday morning Deer Park police started getting calls for an explosion and fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company’s (ITC) chemical processing facility. Plumes of black smoke billowed from the facility, but police were not able to ...
Congress to Vote on More Bankruptcy Relief for Veterans

Congress to Vote on More Bankruptcy Relief for Veterans

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Several United States senators including Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin, and John Cornyn have put their support behind the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act. Since 2005, bankruptcy law in the United States has become less ...
State Congressman Attempts to Reclassify THC Concentrates

State Congressman Attempts to Reclassify THC Concentrates

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In Texas’ last legislative session there were only four bills related to marijuana. In this session there are already nearly seven times that many. More and more Americans are changing their opinions about the drug with about 60 perce...
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