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Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions on Halloween this year. A complete coincidence, but I do hope that nothing in this term’s opinions has scares you! This term resulted in two cases related to...more

“Sixties’ Scoop” Class Action Certified

Between December 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984, Ontario welfare authorities, empowered by the Federal Crown, removed thousands of aboriginal children from their families and communities and placed them in non-aboriginal...more

12 Things You Should Know About Private Adoptions In Utah

12 THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IN PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT UTAH ADOPTIONS: 1. Finding a birth mother: Paid facilitators are illegal in Utah. Only licensed agencies may be paid for matching services under Utah law. Even...more

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 22, 2013

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 22, 2013 by Steven J. Getman, Esq. Friday, March 22, 2013 Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the...more

The Existing Indian Family Exception to the Indian Child Welfare Act

Reproduced with permission from the Family Law Reporter. ...more

In the interest of J.L., L.R., and S.G., minor children

Challenge to Constitutionality of the Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act

Guardian ad litem and attorney for the minor children challenged the constitutionality of the Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act which provided that the children were not permitted to object to the transfer of jurisdiction to the...more

Geopolitics & Women's Bodies from the Perspective of the South Asian Diaspora

The 1947 Indian Partition ("Partition") endures as a decisive moment in world history, not only for its significance in the emergency of India and Pakistan, but also for its impact on the legal rights of women. Before...more

County attorney recovers over half a million in funds for taxpayers

In his annual report to the board of supervisors, Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney reported his office recovered over $570,000 during 2005. Board members applauded Getman's report....more

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