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Judge disqualifies Martin Luther King Jr. estate’s lawyer from dispute over Bible, peace prize (GA)

ATLANTA — A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. The slain civil rights icon’s estate, controlled by his sons, is locked in a legal dispute with his daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, Keep Reading…

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Since governments don’t, Tell the Truth Texas offers complete guide to bond elections, local debt

As the May 10 election approaches, many local government entities – school districts, cities, counties, community colleges, health/hospital districts, water districts and authorities along with other special purpose districts – are seeking new debt via bond elections. With voters paying little attention to these elections, debt levels have risen to a point of threatening not Keep Reading…

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Mickey Rooney’s family, estate reach agreement over actor’s remains: Star will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The battle over Mickey Rooney’s body was laid to rest Friday with an agreement to bury the Tinseltown titan at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. “We worked out a full agreement. There should be no declaration of war over the body,” Rooney lawyer Vivian Thoreen told the Daily News. “Mickey will be buried at Hollywood Forever with Keep Reading…

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Belton resident claims city trashing rights over mandated garbage service (TX)

To what extent should government be able to compel the public to pay for city-provided services? And what if those services aren’t being provided at an acceptable performance level or at a reasonably competitive price? Belton resident Joe Trevino Jr. is facing such a dilemma over his city’s garbage and recycling collection. In early April, Keep Reading…

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Belinky now off ballot; hopeful Sammarone’s fliers derided (OH)

The Mahoning County Probate Court judicial race is heating up as Mark Belinky officially withdrew from the Democratic primary, and Democratic candidate Christopher Sammarone faces criticism for using a decades-old quote from Jim Tressel on his campaign materials. Also, George P. Millich Jr., who was vying to replace Belinky first through a gubernatorial appointment and Keep Reading…

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Millennials poised to drive second-wave libertarianism into mainstream politics

Supporting the convention theme of Generation Liberty!, Alexander McCobin, founder and current executive director of Students for Liberty (SFL), discussed the future of liberty at the recent Libertarian Party of Texas state convention in Temple. In the building of a movement, McCobin spoke of how libertarians have been closed off. He acknowledged movement members are Keep Reading…

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Tarrant County district clerk can collect court fees from poor, court says (TX)

FORT WORTH — In a ruling described as a blow to poor Texans, an appeals court says a trial court lacked jurisdiction when Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder was ordered to stop collecting court fees from people who can’t afford an attorney. The ruling by the 2nd Court of Appeals, issued last week, reverses Keep Reading…

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New state economic performance ranking shows Texas’ best, worst tax policy

As each April 15 prompts Americans to focus attention on federal income tax returns, this day also brings opportunity to discuss state-level tax policy, its impact on a state’s economic outlook ranking and the long-term growth prospects it creates. States implementing onerous tax codes often learn just how prone taxpayers are to “voting with their Keep Reading…

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‘State-snatched’ girl prompts move in Congress (MA)

A proposal in Congress that would block federal tax dollars from states with policies that “conflict with personal liberty” is one strategy in an effort to assist Massachusetts parents who lost custody of their teen daughter to the state because of a psychiatrist’s disputed opinion. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, who is considering introducing a bill, Keep Reading…

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Judicial hopefuls get dissed (OH)

The three judicial candidates “not recommended” by the Mahoning County Bar Association for the offices they’re seeking say they received the label largely because they take on the establishment. Susan Maruca, a probate court judicial candidate and one of the three not recommended, said, “It’s a political decision, and the bar association should stay out Keep Reading…

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Elderly couple demand hospital end ‘illegal detention’ (CAN)

An elderly Victoria couple has gone to B.C. Supreme Court to try to take back control of their lives, after they were committed and held in hospital after going there for care. In court documents, the Vancouver Island Health Authority claims Pamela and Douglas Allen were suffering from neglect and poor nutrition because of a Keep Reading…

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Estate Planning: Financial elder abuse and undue influence (CA)

On Jan. 1, 2014, California amended its statutory definition of “undue influence” in section 15610.70 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. This new definition of “undue influence” applies both to “financial elder abuse” that affects the victim while alive and also to undue influence that affect the victim’s “testamentary dispositions” after death. Until 2014, proving Keep Reading…

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In last ditch attempt, Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter may still inherit millions

A ruling in favor of awarding Anna Nicole’s Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn, tens of millions in court penalties is a step closer after a court hearing Monday in California. A federal judge agreed with an argument to penalize the former Playboy model’s stepson for alleged lying and cheating in court during the decade long battle over Keep Reading…

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Morales plea deal – good deal for one, great for others to put behind? (TX)

A plea agreement announced last week in Bell County allowed former Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales to plead no contest to a Class B misdemeanor charge of destruction, removal or alteration of public documents. Per Bell County Attorney Jim Nichols, this charge was punishable by up to a $4,000 fine and/or confinement of up Keep Reading…

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Mahoning bar recommends ex-judge under investigation, rejects 3 other candidates (OH)

Of the 12 candidates running for a judicial seat in Mahoning County or on the 7th District Court of Appeals, the county bar association labeled 25 percent of them as “not recommended” for election. Those with the “not recommended” label are: • Susan Maruca, the county Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for probate court judge. The Keep Reading…

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