Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Defraud State

January 30, 2013 Former New York State Senator from Queens Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud State of More Than $87,000 Defendant Embezzled Funds from Publicly Funded Charitable Organization U.S. Attorney’s Office January 30, 2013 Eastern District of New York (718) 254-7000

Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern […]

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Parents Increasingly Turning To Federal Courts For Civil Rights Protections

 

Imagine you are in a divorce.  You’ve been a dedicated parent and you aren’t a convicted felon or being accused of a crime.  Now imagine walking into a local court for a procedural hearing and in a single decree your children are banned from seeing you, speaking to you or communicating in any […]

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DCF Worker Accused In Prostitution Ring Returns To MIA To Face Charges

MIAMI (CBS4) – An investigator with the Department of Child and Families accused of sexual misconduct with a foster child returned to Miami after being arrested in New York.

Jean LaCroix, 46, landed at Miami International Airport just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

LaCroix 46, was reportedly in New York trying to flee to […]

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IS YOUR JUDGE LEGAL?

There are two types of judges, de jure and de facto. De Jure means “in law” while de facto means “in practice”.

De facto judges are judges that have never signed their Oaths of Office and are acting as judges only in practice, but not under the law. Their judgments are not legally […]

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The “Aging Out” Dilemma Plaguing the Foster Care System

Imagine that because you’ve been abused or neglected as a child, you’ve spent the first 21 years of your life separated from your biological family, bouncing from one foster home to another and changing schools every few years. At 21-years-old, you have never paid rent, bought your own groceries or managed your own expenses.

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A NATIONAL REPORT CARD ON LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILDREN

A NATIONAL REPORT CARD ON LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILDREN

GRADES AT A GLANCE-how did your state score ?

Alabama 73 C                       Missouri 61

Alaska 71 C                           Montana 79 C

Arizona 63 D   […]

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