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www.democracynow.org – Voters in Mississippi have overwhelmingly defeated an amendment to establish that a fertilized human egg is a person, despite support for the measure from the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor. If passed, it would have made Mississippi the first state to grant constitutional rights to embryo from the moment of conception. Democracy Now! speaks with Diane Derzis, owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. She notes supporters had hoped to use the Mississippi measure to mount a legal attack on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established the right to abortion. “If you make a fertilized egg a person, not only have you banned abortion immediately, you have banned most forms of birth control, as they work by preventing implantation of a fertilized egg. That’s very clear. There’s no two ways about that,” Derzis says. Efforts are underway in at least six states, and at the federal level, to adopt similar laws.
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The director of the legal Aid Society of Milwaukee explains that more than half a million Wisconsin residents are denied justice each year because they cannot afford a lawyer in a civil court case. Part of the press conference Sept. 30, 2010 at which the Wisconsin Supreme Court received a petition signed by 1,200 state residents asking the court to establish a right to counsel in some civil cases. Video Rating: / 5
Wisconsin: Chicago Operating Engineers union challenge defeated.
Federal Judge Dismisses Frivolous Union Challenge to Indiana’s Popular New Right to Work Law
Court says : “Act 10 exhibits a rational belief that public sector unions are too costly for the state. The recertification process furthers this interest by imposing a recertification burden that impacts unions’ influence over employees who are less passionate about union representation.”
Ruling leads to call for right to work in Wis.
Published 3:36 pm, Friday, January 18, 2013
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling upholding Wisconsin’s law effectively ending collective bargaining for public workers is leading to a call for the state to pass a right to work law.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the law passed in 2011, while other court challenges are pending.
Still, National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix says the ruling should motivate the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a right to work law like was done in Michigan last month.
He says “No Wisconsin public worker should ever be forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.”
Gov. Scott Walker has said he won’t pursue right to work this year.
Indiana law protecting workers’ free choice for union membership and dues payment still faces Big Labor legal challenge in state court
Hammond, IN (January 17, 2012) — A United States District Court Judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 lawyers challenging Indiana’s recently-enacted Right to Work law. Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement responding to the decision:
“Union bosses want to undo what thousands of Hoosier citizens have worked hard to achieve through the democratic process. Unfortunately for the IUOE, the constitutionality of state Right to Work laws has long been a settled question. We’re happy to report that Judge Simon rejected their frivolous arguments and ensured that millions of Indianans will continue to labor free from union coercion.”
National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, representing four Indiana workers who support the Right to Work law, conferred with lawyers for the State of Indiana about the arguments that were made to defend the law.
The four Hoosier citizens who opposed the union’s legal challenge were David Bercot, a certified wastewater operator for the ITR Concession Company in Fort Wayne; Joel Tibbetts, a Minteq International assistant manager in Valparaiso; Douglas Richards, an employee with the Goshen-based Cequent Towing Products; and Larry Getts, a Dana Holding Corporation technician in Albion.
IUOE Local 150, headquartered in suburban Chicago, filed the lawsuit last February challenging Indiana’s Right to Work law and requesting an injunction against its implementation.
Judge Philip Simon dismissed all of the union’s claims, but he did not rule on arguments contesting the law on the grounds that it violates Indiana’s constitution, leaving that to state courts to decide. A United Steel Workers legal challenge based on different arguments is proceeding in Indiana state court, where two other Foundation-assisted employees have filed an amicus curiae brief arguing that the law is consistent with their state’s constitution.
Indiana is the nation’s 24th Right to Work state. Public polling shows that nearly 80 percent of Americans support the Right to Work principle, including 80 percent of union members.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in nearly 200 cases nationwide. Its web address is www.nrtw.org.
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Hello, and welcome to the National Right to Work Foundation’s News Update. In Wisconsin, a state court struck down monopoly bargaining agreements between the Kenosha Unified School District and three local unions as illegal under Wisconsin’s Act 10.
Current Kenosha teacher Carrie Ann Glembocki and former Kenosha teacher Kristi LaCroix filed the lawsuit, with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.
The lawsuit challenged agreements between the District and officials from Kenosha Education Association, SEIU Local 168, and AFSCME Local 2383 that required teachers and other staff to pay union dues or fees to keep their jobs.
After passage of Act 10 in 2011, most Wisconsin public-sector employees cannot be forced to join or pay union dues as a condition of employment. Despite the law, the Kenosha School Board approved the three bargaining agreements, which contained provisions allowing union officials to collect union dues from all District employees, including nonmembers.
The Wisconsin state court’s ruling holds that Kenosha public school employees cannot be forced to pay union dues or fees to obtain or keep a job as that is in violation of Act 10.
In Washington, SEIU Union Local 925 officials sent a letter to family child care providers dropping their forced dues demands the day after a group of family child care providers filed a federal class-action lawsuit challenging a 2006 law authorizing the forcible unionization of Washington State’s 12,000 home-based child care providers. Cindy Mentele and three other providers filed the federal class-action lawsuit with free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation attorneys in conjunction with the Freedom Foundation.
The Washington child care providers’ lawsuit challenges the forced-unionism scheme on the ground that it violates the United States Constitution’s guarantees of free political expression and association. National Right to Work Foundation attorneys argue that such schemes violate the child care providers’ First Amendment right to choose with whom they associate to petition the government because the government does not have the constitutional authority to force citizens to accept its handpicked political representative to lobby itself.
Last year, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Harris v. Quinn, argued by a National Right to Work Foundation attorney, holding that individuals who receive state subsidies based on their clientele cannot be forced to pay compulsory union fees. The Supreme Court did not rule on whether providers can be forced to accept the union’s so-called representation under a monopoly bargaining scheme.
The Washington child care providers also seek repayment of union fees illegally taken from them by the Governor and given to SEIU Local 925 over the past three years.
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Jan. 4, 2012 — In this video, Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) volunteers discuss how the program helps legal professionals and their families who are struggling with problems related to the stress and challenges of the legal profession.
WisLAP is based upon the premise of lawyers helping lawyers and judges helping judges. Alcoholism, substance abuse, addictive behavior, and psychological problems are treatable conditions rather than moral issues. The only stigma attached to these conditions is an individual’s failure to seek help.
Lawyers are natural leaders and there is a hesitancy to ask for help. “Once you make the phone call, you will feel so much better,” says one volunteer. “WisLAP can be the solution that provides temporary relief for a very big pain.” Video Rating: / 5
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Law Office of Elizabeth Hoover, as extensive experience in family law.Since family law varies widely from state to state, many people hear various myths about divorce laws and how the legal process works in Colorado.
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Law firm partners Derek Simpson and J. Barton Warren have helped the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program raise more than ,000 to support pro bono projects. At a time when funds from many other sources continue to decline, the firm’s commitment to legal aid is critical to providing continued access to justice in Huntsville.
Two basic types of trusts — revocable and irrevocable.
A trust is a box that we put assets into — our house, our investments, checking accounts, etc.
A revocable trust is one that I can change my mind on — I can put assets (“stuff”) into it and I can take assets out of it. It is still my stuff even though it is in a revocable trust.
(It’s called a “living” trust as I set it up while I’m living).
So for asset protection the stuff that is in my revocable living trust is still mine — it is not protected from creditors (including bankruptcy) and predators (lawsuits, divorce, etc).
“But I want asset protection for my stuff while I’m still living.”
We get this by using an IR-revocable trust. A trust that once I put my stuff in there, I can’t get it out for my benefit.
We do this for several reasons.
First, it provides asset protection because the general rule is whatever I can get my hands on, so can my predators and creditors. So if I can’t get my stuff out of the trust for my benefit, then neither can my predators and creditors. (There are a lot of issues here — we are just hitting the major point without getting into the exceptions).
Second, many government benefits such as Alabama Medicaid (pays for long term care in a nursing homes) and VA Pension (up to ,000 a year tax free for qualified veterans or widows) have asset limits. So if you have assets in your name (or spouse’s name) or in a revocable living trust, the government considers the assets to be yours. BUT if the assets are in an ir-revocable trust, then the assets are not considered yours if they are in the right type of trust.
This can allow you to qualify for these benefits.
Warning: you must have a good plan in place before you transfer assets into a trust to make sure it is the right time, the right assets, and the right type of trust.
So which is better?
Well, they are simply tools. Find and use the right tool to fit your unique situation.
If you would like to chat with us, give us a call at 205-879-2447 or contact us through our estate planning/elder law website — http://www.alabamaelderlawyer.com/.
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The primary purposed of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association is to provide quality legal services for the low-income residents, the working poor, children and disadvantaged groups with special legal needs in orange County, Florida and to assist in providing legal aid services to similarly situated residents of neighboring counties through an effective and fiscally sound program through the combines efforts of staff and pro bono attorneys. Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) charity – needing your donations now! Video Rating: / 5
The focus of the One Campaign is to engage more attorneys in providing pro bono legal services through their local legal aid programs by taking on ONE case. Put simply, the One Campaign speaks directly to the number one issue that many attorneys cite as an obstacle to providing pro bono legal services: time. Through the One Campaign attorneys are encouraged to take One case where they can utilize their unique skills to help regular citizens navigate the law. The One Campaign will also highlight both state and local opportunities that attorneys can take advantage of to provide these pro bono services. Pro Bono Celebration Week begins on Monday, October 26th at the Florida Supreme Court with a ceremony led by Chief Justice Peggy Quince.
Celebrity Cruises hosted its annual Great Wine Festival at Great Park in Irvine, CA. The wine and foodie event benefitted Legal Aid Society of Orange County.
Key sponsors included COAST Magazine, Yelp, FivePoint Communities and The Notice, and Magnum sponsors Rutan & Tucker, Knobbe Martens, Palmieri Tyler and Hueston Hennigan, as well as the Orange County Restaurant Association members, several whom have been nominated or won the coveted Golden Foodie Award. The event featured more than 35 premium wineries, craft breweries, spirits companies, and award-winning restaurants.
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