The Hidden Danger of the So-Called "Right to Die"
In October of 2003, the case of 39-year-old Terri Schiavo once again brought into focus the debate over the so-called "right to die." The Florida woman was temporarily removed from her feeding tube via a court order received by husband, but was put back on it a few days later when the Florida legislature authorized Governor Jeb Bush to issue a stay. As of this writing, her fate is still being debated in the courts and her case might now be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. But I wonder if the right to die is something we really want I always shudder a bit when politicians start talking about giving me more rights. Rights have a funny way of morphing into obligations.
Your Most Personal Document
NC—Every person should have a will, which should cover at least seven essential points to avoid difficulties in the future.Make sure only one Will exists.Determine who you want as your executor.Carefully plan for your dependents.Name a guardian for young children.Detail specific monies or gifts to relatives, friends or charities.Consider what people-or organizations such as a health charity or Amnesty International, should receive the residue of your estate.Put in writing the details of your funeral arrangements.
In an age of terrorism, guerilla and total warfare the medieval doctrine of Just War needs to be re-defined. Moreover, issues of legitimacy, efficacy and morality should not be confused. Legitimacy is conferred by institutions. Not all morally justified wars are, therefore, automatically legitimate. Frequently the efficient execution of a battle plan involves immoral or even illegal acts.
The Polygraph as a Truth Detector
The Right Focus on Tort Reform
The recent headlines about Mercks Vioxx withdrawal and the FDAs move to ban ephedra have brought a lot of media attention to the growing area of drug litigation.
Hire Divorce Lawyer or Use Online Divorce Forms
When do you need to hire a family law attorney and when is it okay to just use an online divorce form website to save a little moneyThis article will provide a few pointers to help you decide whether to do it yourself or retain a divorce lawyer.
Legal Protection for Same-Sex Couples
Has anyone considered a compromise solution to the issue of legalization of same-sex marriages
The Top 10 Scams for 2001
Excerpt from Internet ScamBusters tm The #1 Publication on Internet Fraud
How to Make a Better SSI Case
It is not actually that a person’s disability claim is not believable enough or substantial enough that causes denied applications for the Social Security Disability or the Supplemental Security Income benefits. Represented or not, with undisputable medical records or not, seventy percent 70% of all disability claims are denied at applications. Does this mean that, it really makes no difference whether you present a substantial claim or not Of course not!
Do You Have a Case Against Your Stock Broker Ten ways to Tell
As an attorney who represents individual investors from around the Country in claims against their stock brokers, I hear a wide variety of complaints about brokers’ fraud and misconduct. If you believe that your broker has abused or harmed you, you may want to consider whether your complaint falls within any of the following typical complaint categories. If you fall into one of these categories, you may have a meritorious complaint against your broker.
Government Overregulation of Broadcast Content Could Backfire
Rush is right! The governments stepped up bid to regulate broadcast television content is indeed frightening. Limbaugh made his comments during one of his regular radio broadcasts last year. Those remarks were in response to the FCCs crackdown on broadcast indecency and Congress threats to hand out much larger fines to broadcasters for such violations, in the wake of Janet Jacksons "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl halftime show last February.
Protecting unmarried couples relationships
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to dictate who you would like to make decisions on your behalf. While there are many useful purposes for a power of attorney, they are especially important to unmarried couples, which live together, when a partner becomes incapacitated and unable to make decisions.
The legal fiction of common law marriage
During a radio-talk show appearance, a caller told me about his unfortunate brush with the legal fiction of common-law marriage. He had been living with a woman for several weeks when he came home one evening to find the woman, his TV and assorted other property missing. He called the police, who mistakenly informed him that the woman was his common-law wife and so they couldn’t help him.
Are You In The Market For a Car Loan
Car loans are a tempting way to purchase a new car. While they provide for easy access to a car, these loans can get quite expensive if you do not know enough about what you are getting into. Simple research will provide you with information that can save you some real expenses. Even if you are getting a used car loan or a car title loan, you need to understand what you are getting into.
Changes in the Social Security Laws
It is time we educate and update ourselves regarding essential issues of the Social Security Administration.By having enough knowledge of SSA’s vital programs concerning Supplemental Security Income SSI and Disability Insurance DI,we would truly understand the workings --- implementations,qualifications,claiming procedures,etc.
Litigation Funding offers financial resources to plaintiffs that are the victims of personal injury by the negligent acts of another.It is simple reality in the United States legal system that financial strength plays a significant role in the ultimate settlement or judgment amount of legal claims.Fortunately there are litigation funding companies like Global Financial http://www.glofin.com that offer funding services to Plaintiffs which can help level the playing field with deep pocketed defendants.
Personal Injury Settlement
Personal Injury Settlement is an art, not a science like many personal injury attorneys may think.Understanding all of the moving parts and motivation of all parties interested in the settlement process may be the most important aspect of achieving the highest settlement amount for a client.Companies like Global Financial, which provide cash advances against personal injury and worker compensation cases in 48 states http://www.glofin.com can help with the settlement process.There is nothing worse than a financially desperate plaintiff when trying to achieve the highest settlement offer.
Limit Your Liability to Protect Your Assets
If your business runs into serious difficulty, will it bring you down too For example, what if one of your employees got involved in a serious car accident while working for you Will the resulting lawsuit bankrupt you personally
Turnitin.com Infringes Upon Students Rights
Turnitin.com is undeniably an effective deterrent to plagiarism, but it is the very issue of copyright infringement that has people questioning the legality of the site. What many people dont understand is that works do not need to be registered to be copyrighted. Every literary work that is saved to a tangible medium this includes paper, computer disk, etc. is protected by federal copyright laws. Thus, the works submitted to Turnitin.com are copyrighted and the authors hold complete rights to the works. What the Turnitin.com system does, however, is it stores the submitted paper on their servers. This is done without the students permission. Turnitin.com is operating under the pretense that teachers will force their students to submit to Turnitin.com. Thus, student papers are stored in iParadigms the company that runs Turnitin.com database. This in itself is a blatant violation of the 1976 Federal Copyright Act. Turnitin.com is duplicating copyrighted material without the consent of the student. The student is forced to submit to the site, so submissions are not considered voluntary. In addition, the site does not ask for permission to store the paper, instead, it is done automatically.
The Prenuptial Agreement Dilemma
Should we have a prenuptial agreement
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