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Court Grants ‘Pregnant Man’ Divorce Amid Argument Whether Woman was Man When ‘Married’

A tangled case of ‘gay marriage’, a ‘he’-‘female’, and divorce…

PHOENIX – An appeals court in Arizona has ruled that a woman who began converting her appearance into a man over a decade ago may be granted a divorce, overturning a lower court ruling that denied the proceedings over confusion whether the woman was a man when she married.

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The Decline

NY Farm Fined $13,000 for Declining Lesbian ‘Wedding,’ Ordered to Prove Staff Training

NY Farm Fined $13,000 for Declining Lesbian ‘Wedding,’ Ordered to Prove Staff Training.

ALBANY, NY – A New York farm has been fined $13,000 by the state Division of Human Rights for declining to host a same-sex ‘wedding’ on their property two years ago, and has been ordered to train their employees to accommodate homosexual ceremonies despite their Christian beliefs.

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The Decline

Governor Susana opposes decriminalizing marijuana - and she really hates folks turning out to vote on it!

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she opposes efforts in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to reduce marijuana possession penalties.

Martinez said at an event in Bernalillo that marijuana possession in illegal under federal law and she believes that’s the way it should remain.

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Law school accreditation standards breeze through House of Delegates with minimal fuss

By James Podgers
Aug 11, 2014, 08:03 pm CDT

A six-year odyssey by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to revise the standards and procedural rules it uses in the accreditation process for U.S. 802 more words

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Task force on legal-ed financing mulls causes of rising tuition at its first-ever public hearing

By Molly McDonough
Aug 10, 2014, 07:25 pm CDT

At its first public hearing, the ABA’s new Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education spent much of its time trying to determine exactly what is leading to increases in law school tuition and debilitating debt loads being carried by so many law students. 942 more words

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The Law-School Scam

David Frakt isn’t easily intimidated by public-speaking assignments. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a defense attorney, Frakt is best known for securing the 2009 release of the teenage Guantánamo detainee Mohammad Jawad. 3,268 more words

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Why science definitions matter: a response to the NCSE's Misconception Mondays

Dear fellow scientists and science educators: may I suggest the time has come to work together to standardize the major terminology of our field?  I don’t mean the terminology of specific disciplines, I am getting at the fundamentals here: what is science, and how do we effectively and efficiently communicate what a hypothesis, law, and theory are? 1,328 more words

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