November 15, 2019

US Justices reject Alabama’s refusal to recognize lesbian woman’s adoption

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By Marcia Coyle, From The National Law Journal The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reversed an Alabama Supreme Court’s refusal to recognize a lesbian’s nearly decade-old adoption in Georgia of her former partner’s three children. “A state may not disregard the judgment of a sister state because it disagrees with the reasoning underlying the judgment or […]

US Judge rules lawyers must face suit over illegal sex video

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By Katheryn Hayes Tucker, From Daily Report   A judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward against two lawyers whose client made an illegal video of a sexual encounter with the chairman of Waffle House Inc. Waffle House Chairman Joe Rogers Jr. has sued the lawyers who represent his former housekeeper and personal assistant, […]

US Justices step into dispute over parental rights of same-sex couples

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By Marcia Coyle, From The National Law Journal An Alabama Supreme Court’s refusal to recognize a lesbian’s nearly decade-old adoption in Georgia of three children may draw the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time into the rights of gay and lesbian parents. The justices on Monday put on hold the Alabama Supreme Court decision […]

Court overturns conviction of landlord who threatened to post sex tape on Facebook

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By Chris Morran From Consumerist If you go on Facebook and threaten to post a sex tape featuring a public official, is that a threat or is it free speech protected by the First Amendment? The highest court in Georgia has overturned the six-year prison sentence of a man who said he’d share raunchy footage […]

The Story Behind the Remembrance Poppy

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From The Great War Field poppies growing near Connaught British Military cemetery on the old Western Front battlefields. Poppies growing near Connaught British Military cemetery on the old Somme battlefield. This is the story of how the red field poppy came to be known as an internationally recognized symbol of Remembrance. From its association with […]

Why a lawmaker defied other Southerners and changed his mind on civil rights

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By Allan Smith From Business Insider President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago today, just hours after Congress formally approved the bill on a dramatic day for America. The height of that drama came when a then-36-year-old Congressman from Georgia named Charles Weltner explained in a “subdued voice […]

Ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event

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By Beth Gavrilles, University of Georgia From RedOrbit Study documents corals before, during and after October 2009 episode New research by University of Georgia ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, documents a coral bleaching event in […]

Tennessee to roll out ‘No Refusal’ blood-draw DUI checkpoints

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From Police State USA Each holiday lends police another excuse to acclimate the public toward their intrusive police state enforcement tactics TENNESSEE — Holidays are a convenient excuse to push the limits of the police power over citizens. All across the state, Tennessee police will be performing another round of highly-publicized “no refusal” blood-draw DUI […]

Tethys Petroleum Limited: 2013 Annual Results

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2014) – Tethys Petroleum Limited (“Tethys” or the “Company”) (TSX:TPL)(LSE:TPL) today announced its Annual Results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Corporate Highlights — Completion of a farm-out of 66.66% of the Tajik Bokhtar Production Sharing Contract agreement to subsidiaries of Total Exploration and Production SA and […]

Nelson excels for Cayman at CWU20

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From concacaf.com GEORGE TOWN, Cayman islands — Amanda Nelson is not particularly tall, nor wide, but she operates in the heart of the Cayman Islands defense with a style and panache that defies her slender frame. Now an invaluable member of the squad, despite her talents, Nelson had to wait awhile to get into the […]