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A sextortion of a 13 year old boy gone horribly wrong

In the realm of social media and tech, laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and regulations on content moderation play a crucial role in safeguarding minors from harmful online experiences. These legal frameworks are at the core of the case against Snapchat. This 13 year old committed suicide as a result of a Snapchat hoax. What was the hoax? A sextortion scam. They are suing now. Sextortion is the practice of a person posing as a young person online tricking an actual adolescent into sending them sexually explicit photos then …
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Recreational Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Injuries Among Younger Workers is on the rise.

In 2023, the post-accident marijuana positivity rate in urine drug testing in the general US workforce was 7.5%. The new peak comes after a steady growth in post-accident marijuana positive from 2015 to 2023. In that nine-year period, post-accident marijuana positive jumped by 114.3%. The Quest findings are consistent with earlier studies linking marijuana legalization to occupational hazards. A February 2024 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Health Forum) discovered that recreational marijuana legislation that enable recreational marijuana sales are connected with a 10% increase in …
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Why is recruiting Americans a difficulty—some would even argue a deterrent—in the US

SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES CORP. d/b/a SPACEX, falsely stated that recruiting only U.S. citizens and permanent residents was prohibited by federal export control laws, according to the complaint, which was submitted to a department administrative court. Welders, cooks, crane operators, baristas, dishwashers, information technology specialists, software engineers, business analysts, rocket engineers, and marketing experts are just a few of the jobs that SpaceX hires and recruits for. The positions under question in this lawsuit are not just those that call for advanced degrees. Because SpaceX works with specific goods, software, technology, …
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Florida’s new alimony statute limits durational alimony to three years or less.

The proposal, which gives divorcing couples more predictability and consistency by defining clear, unambiguous boundaries for the courts to determine the amount and length of alimony, was approved this year by Gov. Ron DeSantis and signed into law on June 30. On July 1, the bill became a law. When SB 1416 was approved by the Florida Senate on April 19 by a vote of 34-6, Gruters told his colleagues, “As a professional who deals with divorce on an ongoing basis, you see how tough it is for families to …
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Chilly reception during the McDonald v. Lawson oral argument.

Case Update Summary: Following widespread public criticism, California finally repealed California Assembly Bill 2098 (AB2098), a manifestly unlawful attempt to restrict doctors’ freedom of speech across the state, on October 1, 2023. This was the result of a year-long legal proceeding. The state received a cold reception from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals during the McDonald v. Lawson oral argument, which led to the repeal. The fight for doctors’ First Amendment rights is won by the Liberty Justice Center, and California repeals the physician censorship law. Assembly Bill 2098, …
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What’s New – Legal Service Provider with a focus on Mental Wellness

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Involuntary psychiatric hold 

  Kendra’s Law, effective since November 1999, is a New York State law concerning involuntary…. Icon Psychiatry portal  5150 involuntary psychiatric hold, a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code; Laura’s Law The Baker Act is a Florida law temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis.  Although we have heard of many stories and articles on involuntary psychiatric hold (5150) coming out of the state of California of distressed young and veteran celebrities and the homeless cleanup around …
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The Law and DNA Collection 

When DNA analysis came on the scene, I thought like many other people that it would solve every cold case imaginable. Some cases have, but it’s not that cut and dry these days. As technology starts to reshape and mold our society, professionals from many different fields start to see how they can utilize it for their own field of expertise. It would be safe to say, what a good way for their work and information to be validated when you look at the scope and seriousness of the issue. …
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus And Citizenship

Married or engaged to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and need to apply for a green card or visa? You can get through this daunting process, but only with solid information that matches your exact situation. >> Link   The sooner a green card holder becomes a U.S. citizen, the sooner he or she gains a host of benefits: the right to vote and apply for certain federal jobs, faster immigration for family, protection against deportation, and more. >> Link   Although HIV was removed from the list of inadmissibility grounds …
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The Different Types of Child Custody

Physical Custody Physical custody means that a parent has the right to have a child live with him or her. Some states will award joint physical custody when the child spends significant amounts of time with both parents. Joint physical custody works best if parents live relatively close to each other, as it lessens the stress on children and allows them to maintain a somewhat normal routine. Where the child lives primarily with one parent and has visitation with the other, generally the parent with whom the child primarily lives …
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Divorce Petition Nightmares

The requirement to serve your spouse doesn’t end after you’ve served a copy of the divorce petition—you must continue to serve your spouse with a copy of everything you file in court. If, by chance, you cannot find your spouse, the court will have no other options until you have proven all the possibilities of serving your spouse. There are additional options if your filing motion and affidavit have been unsuccessful. Case in point: Don’t do it alone References & Articles Carson Man Found Guilty of Killing Wife After She Served Him Divorce …
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Can a Blog Post Get You Convicted of Murder?

Last year, a jury in Portland, Oregon, convicted romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy of second-degree murder for the 2018 death of her husband, Daniel Brophy. The state’s case against her was pretty straightforward: Surveillance footage showed a van matching Crampton Brophy’s outside her husband’s workplace around the time he was killed, and she stood to gain $1.4 million in life insurance money upon his death. But the case caught national attention when it was discovered that Crampton Brophy had written a blog post several years earlier titled “How to Murder Your Husband.” …
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