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Minnesota cult leader charged with felony sexual assault arrested in Brazil

An international manhunt has led to the capture of a fugitive Minnesota cult leader who has been charged with molesting his young female followers.

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Cherokee Nation applauds BIA's Indian Child Welfare Act guideline revision

OKLAHOMA – Cherokee Nation leaders are lauding a guideline revision that could have impacted a bitter custody case in 2013.

The BIA’s new guidelines prioritize early intervention — with services designed to prevent Native children from being removed from their homes. 82 more words

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Formatting for Persuasive Legal Writing Makes A Difference.

Paragraphs and Indentation Formatting for Persuasive Writing, by Collin Walke, Vol. 86 OBJ No. 5 (2014).

http://www.okbar.org/members/BarJournal/archive2015/FebArchive15/OBJ8605Walke.aspx

Contrary to that pesky little voice in your head at this very moment, formatting is not a boring topic and is absolutely critical when writing a legal brief.

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A Word on Fairness in Sentencing

Any justice system that rests on a foundation of reason must derive its moral compass from clear and rationalized principles. If the law is arbitrarily constructed then it will be arbitrarily enforced. 236 more words

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Response to LA Times Article

Los Angeles court Commissioner Catherine Pratt focuses a significant amount of her time on the bench dealing with sex-trafficking cases. Recently the Los Angeles times did a piece on Pratt that highlighted some of the work that she has done in regards to teen sex-trafficking. 344 more words

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Judge: Amendment 5 Allows Felon To Keep Gun

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-A St. Louis Circuit Court Judge has ruled that a recently approved amendment to the Missouri constitution, allows a convicted felon to possess a firearm. 156 more words

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Semi driver who sped past school bus, narrowly missing girl, is jailed for a year

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The semi driver who dangerously passed a stopped school bus as a 13-year-old student was about to board has been jailed for a year. 236 more words

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