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Reagan FBI director, former GOP-appointed US attorneys endorse Biden

  • A group of 20 former Republican US attorneys endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling President Donald Trump “a threat to the rule of law,” according to the Washington Post.
  • One of the most prominent signatories is William H. Webster, served as both FBI and CIA director under former president Ronald Reagan.
  • The letter is the latest in a series of high-profile GOP endorsements for Biden, who has stressed the need for unity
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A review of how the 2017 tax law affects mortgage interest deductions

Q: Is mortgage interest still deductible on our federal income taxes? Is there something new that I am not aware of? Is there some reason to not have a mortgage that is different from what we’ve always believed?



text: For most homeowners, the standard deduction is the way to go and the deductibility of interest on a home loan doesn’t really affect a family’s federal income taxes. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)


For most homeowners, the standard deduction is the way to go and the deductibility of interest on a home loan doesn’t really affect a family’s federal income taxes. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Here’s why I’m asking: All

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Explainer: What’s in the U.S. law protecting internet companies

By Jonathan Weber, Elizabeth Culliford and Nandita Bose



FILE PHOTO: A combination photo from files of Facebook, Google and Twitter logos


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FILE PHOTO: A combination photo from files of Facebook, Google and Twitter logos

(Reuters) – The chief executives of Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday as lawmakers seek ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.

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Ban on chokeholds, no-knock warrants among bills Northam signed into law

RICHMOND —Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday announced that he’d signed several bills meant to overhaul policing and the criminal justice system, which the General Assembly passed in a special session called amid a national uproar triggered by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.



Ralph Northam wearing a suit and tie: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed several policing-overhaul bills into law.


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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed several policing-overhaul bills into law.

Northam (D) signed into law bills that ban chokeholds and “no-knock” warrants — which have

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Tech chief executives to defend key law in front of U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chief executives of Twitter Inc TWTR.N, Facebook FB.O and Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the companies seen by Reuters.

Section 230, a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, shields technology companies from liability for user-generated content and

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Angry women block traffic across Poland over abortion ban

Women’s rights activists and thousands of supporters are holding a fifth day of protests across Poland after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law

WARSAW, Poland — Women’s rights activists and many thousands of supporters held a fifth day of protests across Poland on Monday, defying pandemic

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Barack Obama recalls epic battle for healthcare law in excerpt from memoir

An advance chapter from Barack Obama’s first memoir of his White House years, published on Monday by the New Yorker, takes readers inside the epic political battle behind the passage of the Affordable Care Act at the end of his first year in office.



Barack Obama, Sonia Sotomayor are posing for a picture: Photograph: Tim Sloan/AP


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Related: Republicans closely resemble autocratic parties in Hungary and Turkey – study

Landing as the healthcare law faces a new threat from the

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Families of deceased sexual assault victims would need court order to speak out under Victoria law

The families of deceased sexual assault victims would need a court order to speak publicly about what happened to their loved ones under a new bill introduced to the Victorian parliament.



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The legislation, to be debated this week, seeks to fix botched laws enacted in February that gagged assault survivors from publicly talking about their experiences without a court order.

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Women’s groups lead more protests over Poland’s abortion law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists and thousands of their supporters held a fifth day of protests across Poland Monday, despite pandemic restrictions, after a top court tightened the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law.

In Warsaw, demonstrators with drums, horns and firecrackers were blocking rush-hour traffic at a number of major roundabouts. Similar protests were held in other cities such as Poznan, Lodz and Katowice.

Protesters are defying a “red zone” ban

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Cannabis companies’ approach to IRS 280E: Audits, compliance

  • Five cannabis industry lawyers and accountants told Business Insider they’re bracing their clients for an uptick in audits and investigations.
  • The audits stem from a section of the tax code called 280E, which prohibits companies that sell illegal drugs — like marijuana — from deducting regular business expenses, like office supplies or health insurance premiums.
  • 280E is “probably one of the worst things that’s forced onto this industry,” KushCo CEO Nich Kovacevich said.
  • For more
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India Proposes Law to Tackle Country’s Deadly Air Pollution

(Bloomberg) — India’s federal government informed the top court that it is framing a new law to tackle one of the worst air pollution problems in the world.



Pedestrians are silhouetted as traffic moves along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Thick toxic smog enveloped New Delhi forcing schools to shut down, halting traffic on highways and sending residents scurrying to buy air purifiers and filtration masks.


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Pedestrians are silhouetted as traffic moves along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Thick toxic smog enveloped New Delhi forcing schools to shut down, halting traffic on highways and sending residents scurrying to buy air purifiers and

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Pompeo being investigated for potentially breaking the law with RNC speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is under investigation for potentially violating a federal law that forbids federal employees from engaging in political activity while on duty or while inside federal buildings over his address to the Republican convention in August.



Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: In a video statement to the RNC from Jerusalem on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Trump's foreign policy initiatives -- even describing the President's fruitless courting of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a victory.


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In a video statement to the RNC from Jerusalem on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Trump’s foreign policy initiatives — even describing the President’s fruitless courting of North Korean leader

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Los Angeles, CA Law Firms

Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings™ display reviews submitted by clients of lawyers and law firms.

The Client Review Rating score is determined through aggregation of validated responses. People who submit reviews are clients of law firms who hired a lawyer within the last year, whose matter is not pending and who want to share their experience of that lawyer or law firm with other potential clients. Reviewers can be anyone who hires a lawyer including in-house

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Does Common Law Marriage Still Exist in California? Yes and No.

Does common law marriage still exist in California? The answer is yes and no.

It’s a good question and one that is the subject of misunderstanding. We have heard or read others say that California never recognizes any type of common law marriage in any situation or other statements similar to that. But is that really true?

Keep reading. Obviously, this article is not legal advice. It only provides general information. If you need legal

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California’s law-and-order past haunts Kamala Harris

The Zodiac killer struck first. Then came the Manson family. Later, the Hillside Stranglers, the Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer terrorized California.

Starting in the late 1960s, one lurid murder after another fed public perceptions that crime in California was spiraling out of control. Gang shootings turned neighborhoods into combat zones. The crack epidemic ravaged communities.

Fear and outrage spawned a raft of harsh sentencing laws. California enacted one of its most punitive,

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California Financing Law | The Department of Business Oversight

Responsible Small Dollar Loans Pilot Program

Senate Bill 318 (Chap. 467, Stats. 2013) was signed into law on October 1, 2013 and is operative January 1, 2014. The bill created the Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans (RSDL) to increase the availability of responsible small dollar installment loans of at least $300 but less than $2,500. Finance lenders who are licensed underthe CFLL and approved by the Commissioner of Business Oversight

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COVID-19 Statewide Update


Update for June 26, 2020

California now has 200,461 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 5,812 deaths. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 1.4 percent from Wednesday’s total of 5,733. The number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results in California reached a total of 3,771,314 an increase of 76,969 tests since Wednesday. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 5.3 percent. California’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased by 140

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Law legal definition of law

Law

A body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority.

In U.S. law, the word law refers to any rule that if broken subjects a party to criminal punishment or civil liability. Laws in the United States are made by federal, state, and local legislatures, judges, the president, state governors, and administrative agencies.

Law in the United States is a mosaic of statutes, treaties, case

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19 Top California Law Schools (2020 Rankings)

Below you will find a list of top California Law Schools approved by the American Bar Association in 2020.

American Bar Association, or ABA, is the largest private organization of American lawyers.

ABA is an authority in formulating guidelines for the practice of law, advising legislation, lobbying for the law as a profession, even evaluating federal judges.

Call Merrill, Arnone & Jones at (707) 528-2882 to learn more or visit American Bar Association.

 

 

California Western School of Law

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1992 Los Angeles riots – Wikipedia

1992 Los Angeles riots
Date April 29 – May 4, 1992
Location
Caused by Reaction to acquittal of four policemen on trial in beating of Rodney King; death of Latasha Harlins
Methods Widespread rioting, looting, assault, arson, protests, property damage, firefights, murder
Parties to the civil conflict
Casualties
Death(s) 63[1]
Injuries 2,383
Arrested 12,111[2][3]

The 1992 Los Angeles riots, sometimes called the 1992 Los Angeles uprising,[4][5] were a

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