Adding a new member to your family comes with a lengthy list of responsibilities, but by prioritizing and tackling the most important to-do’s, you’ll sidestep a last-minute paperwork avalanche.
For anyone with assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are the legal standard. But the newest twist in these agreements is the lifestyle clause: like weight or fitness requirements between partners — as well as guidelines about the frequency of sex.
In a press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that marijuana remains illegal under federal law and that the nation faces an opioid addiction crisis. As a result, he said, there would be “greater enforcement” in states that legalized recreational marijuana.
The U.S Constitution’s system of checks and balances demands Congressional support for many of the policies Trump proposes. Pledges for sweeping tax cuts, and repealing and replacing Obamacare (an actual law, not an executive order) will require backing from the legislature or the judiciary if he is to implement them.
Most states with thriving ski industries have passed laws that prevent a skier or snowboarder from suing the resort when an accident arises out of the inherent risks of the sport. While each state’s law is different, most define the risks of skiing as the “integral” or the “reasonably obvious, expected, and necessary” aspects of skiing or snowboarding. Nonetheless, resorts can find themselves in court.
Curious about your favorite celebrity’s date of birth? Do your research ASAP: a new law signed in September by California Governor Jerry Brown gives actors the power to demand that entertainment websites like the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) remove information about their ages. The law is intended to protect against age discrimination in Hollywood. But free-speech advocates are up in arms.
In October 2016, a jury stunned observers by acquitting armed antigovernment protesters, led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy, of federal conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from last winter’s takeover of the federally-owned Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. But this certainly isn’t the only example of an apparent slam-dunk case ending in a surprise jury verdict.
Trump did not explicitly mention sanctuary cities—jurisdictions that have policies of not performing routine immigration checks or of not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. But his “First 100 Days” plan includes cutting off all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
Some 11 million U.S. homeowners had a package stolen in the last year. Fortunately, there are ways to refund or recover your pilfered parcels, and steps you can take to keep your packages out of the hands of thieving Grinches altogether.
As a theft prevention measure, many retail stores use surveillance cameras to monitor dressing rooms. The practice is on the rise, owing to improving technology, particularly the availability of smaller, less expensive cameras. Ever keen to catch a shopper swapping tags or even bagging an item, retailers are going to greater privacy-compromising lengths to protect their bottom line.