Monthly Archives: August 2012

Brief from Asian Groups Opposes Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law | | Michael Matza | 8/30/12

On Wednesday a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief was filed by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund arguing that Asian Americans are especially vulnerable to being barred at the polls … Continue reading

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Bandit Signs/Flyers Targeted in Philadelphia, $75 Fine | | Tom MacDonald | 8/26/12

Thanks to a partnership between Verizon, PECO and the City of Philadelphia, bandit sign owners will soon be facing fines. Bandit signs are all those nuisance signs attached to poles (example : WE BUY JUNK CARS TOP $$$ PAID CALL … Continue reading

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DREAMers, Advance Parole & Traveling Abroad | America’s Voice | Mariella Saavedra | 8/20/12

Very informative blog post on the misconception on what freedoms come with Deferred Action, especially regarding the ability to travel abroad. From the USCIS website: “If USCIS has decided to defer action in your case and you want to travel … Continue reading

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Dad Cites Daughter’s Dolly Parton Costume on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ in Custody Battle | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 8/21/12

In a battle unfolding in a Kentucky courtroom, Lindsay Jackson, a woman who dressed her now 6-year old daughter in a Dolly Parton outfit with a padded bra and backside in a Toddlers & Tiaras episode (about junior beauty pageants) … Continue reading

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Public Defenders Are Not Always Free | FindLaw | Jason Beahm | 10/7/10

The Miranda warning: “…If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you…” does not necessarily mean that the public defender’s assistance will be without cost to the defendant. According to a report by the Brennan Center for … Continue reading

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