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Manziel Heads To Court In Domestic Violence Case

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Johnny Manziel is set to make his first courtroom appearance in Dallas on Thursday after his indictment in a domestic violence case.  267 more words


Tobacco Lobby Loses Case at ECJ

Cigarette companies Philip Morris and British American Tobacco have lost their case at the ECJ to oppose laws on plain cigarette packaging: http://www.dw.com/en/european-court-of-justice-rules-against-big-tobacco/a-19233468

The ECJ upheld EU rules that will require health warnings to cover 65 percent of a cigarette pack (it is currently around 30%). 111 more words

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Free early screening of TRAPPED in Raleigh on 5/6/16

We are screening ‘Trapped’ on Friday, May 6, at 7pm at WorkPlace Options (WPO), 2912 Highwoods Blvd, in Raleigh. Filmmaker Dawn Porter examines how abortion laws affect doctors, patients and clinics in different states. 200 more words


Egyptian President Announces That Civil Liberties Are Just A "Western Perspective" That Has No Place In Egypt

Backed by the United States, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led a crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt, particularly when it comes to critics and journalists. 419 more words


Reflecting back

I’ve been archiving the files for a lot of my past court work this week. I moved office base and I don’t want to be cluttering up my new space with lots of old case information I don’t need any more, when it can be securely stored and eventually shredded. 1,153 more words


Refugee wants back-dated child benefit


A woman who spent more than six years in direct provision with her husband before they were granted subsidiary protection here has challenged the refusal to backdate child benefit payments for their eight year old Irish born son. 283 more words

Dade Commissioner Found Not Guilty In DUI Trial

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A jury found Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz not guilty in his DUI trial Wednesday.

Diaz hugged the officer who arrested him and shook hands with two others after the verdict was read. 642 more words