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Court rules no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce



Court rules no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce


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Court rules no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce

The Court of Appeal has ruled that no spouse is entitled to half of property upon divorce dealing a major blow to married couples.

Three Court of Appeal judges said equality of spouses does not involve the re-distribution of property rights at the dissolution of marriage. Photo: DCI.

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The appellate court which handles appeals arising over the decisions of the High Court as well as any other court or tribunal was responding to a case where a woman identified as BMM had been awarded 50% of property in Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) ordering it be heard afresh.

While setting aside the pronouncement made by High Court Justice William Musyoka, three Court of Appeal judges Hannah Okwengu, Patrick Kiage and Sankale ole Kantai said it was wrong for Musyoka to make

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Leary Law Adds Virginia Criminal Defense FAQ To Its Website

Christie Leary Fairfax Criminal Law Attorney

Christie Leary Fairfax Criminal Law Attorney

11/24/2020, Fairfax // KISSPR //

Leary Law located in Fairfax Virginia is pleased to announce that as of October 10, 2020, it has added a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) section to the criminal defense section of its website. This exciting new addition is designed to help those who are facing criminal charges–or the loved ones of those who have been charged with a crime–better navigate the criminal defense system.

What You Can Expect to Learn

The FAQs page goes into details about bail bonds, sentencing, pre-trial motions, how criminal charges are classified, hearings and preliminary hearings, Fifth Amendment rights, Fourth Amendment rights, unreasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, security clearances after a criminal charge or conviction, plea bargaining, paying criminal fines and fees, jail time, felony criminal cases, misdemeanor criminal cases, warrants, and how a criminal defense

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Jery Hewitt, Stunt Coordinator for ‘Law & Order’ and Coen Brothers Films, Dies at 71

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Longtime stunt coordinator Jery Hewitt, known for his work on the Coen Brothers’ films, including “The Big Lebowski” and the Academy Award-winning “No Country for Old Men,” along with Wolf Entertainment shows such as “Law & Order,” died Saturday, his family confirmed. He was 71. 

Over the past 30 years, Hewitt worked on more than 300 episodes of Dick Wolf programming, including “Law & Order,” “New York Undercover” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Known as one of New York’s most prominent stunt coordinators and performers, he was working on the 22nd season of “Law & Order: SVU” prior to his death earlier this month. 

Hewitt worked on 14 of the Coen Brothers’ films, with his efforts bringing iconic moments to life, such as teaching actor Tex Cobb how to ride a motorcycle in 1987’s “Raising Arizona” to sending his wife and collaborator for

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election law changes are needed

Officials in several central Pennsylvania counties say the Nov. 3 election went well, given the unprecedented number of votes cast this year.



a man and a woman sitting at a desk: Employees with the York County Department of Elections feed ballots into scanners (four total) inside the York County Executive Center on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.


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Employees with the York County Department of Elections feed ballots into scanners (four total) inside the York County Executive Center on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

But they also hope to see the General Assembly make some changes in the election law in the future.

The state reported record voter turnout in at least 60 years. More than 6.9 million Pennsylvanians — or 70.93 percent of the voting-age population — cast a ballot by mail or in-person at the polls in the presidential election, according to a news release.

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This year marked the first time that voters could cast a no-excuse mail-in ballot. With the coronavirus pandemic,

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Two Gunnison prison employees charged in separate criminal cases

SALT LAKE CITY — Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against two employees of the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison for separate incidents.

Joseph Conrad Cote, 45, of Salina, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance inside a correctional facility, a first-degree felony.

Sanpete County Attorney Kevin Daniels said Cote was a corrections officer who “became compromised by a group of inmates.” Cote, who was struggling financially, agreed to start smuggling Suboxone — an opioid — and at least one cellphone into the prison to give to inmates in exchange for money, Daniels said.

Cote would allegedly meet with a relative of the inmates outside the prison to receive the drugs and then bring them inside the correctional facility. The investigation began after other corrections officers discovered the cellphone, Daniels said.

Cote is believed to have been paid several thousand dollars, according to the county attorney.

Daniels said the

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Tammy Wendt, former lawyer for Jason Van Dyke, wins Cook County Board of Review race

A lawyer who was part of the defense team for former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has ousted the sole Republican on the Cook County Board of Review.

A final tally of votes from the Cook County clerk’s office and from the Chicago Board of Election commissioners showed Democrat Tammy Wendt ahead of Dan Patlak, who has served on the board since 2010, by 11,693 votes — a 1.5-percentage-point margin.

In a statement Tuesday, Wendt thanked her team and supporters and said she was humbled and “can barely believe this is my reality.”

“I have a big job to do, and I’m looking forward to diving in and doing my very best for my constituents, just as I have promised during my campaign,” Wendt wrote. “I am looking forward to filling my staff with qualified professionals who I can lead into this next chapter with the Board of Review.”

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Home Office broke equalities law with hostile environment measures

The Home Office broke equalities law when it introduced its hostile environment immigration measures, a critical report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has concluded.



a truck that has a sign on the side of a road: Photograph: Home Office/PA


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Photograph: Home Office/PA

The department now has a legal duty to review these policies to ensure they are not racially discriminatory, and that they comply with equalities legislation, the rights body announced.

Related: Hostile environment: anatomy of a policy disaster

In the latest damning report on the Home Office’s record in relation to its hostile environment policies and the Windrush scandal, the EHRC study detected “a lack of commitment” within the Home Office to the importance of equality.

Negative consequences of the hostile environment were “repeatedly ignored, dismissed, or their severity disregarded”, the report found. “This happened particularly when they were seen as a barrier to implementing hostile environment policies in a highly politicised environment.”



a truck that has a sign on the side of a road: The ‘Go home’ vans were one of the earliest examples of the hostile environment policies introduced by Theresa May in 2012.


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GA Gov. Kemp Denounces Attacks From Former Trump Attorney As ‘Absolutely Absurd’

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Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday denounced unsubstantiated accusations made recently by Sidney Powell, an attorney that had been a part of President Donald Trump’s legal team, who suggested an election systems company had bribed Kemp as a part of a vast voter fraud conspiracy to prevent Trump from being re-elected.

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On Saturday, during an interview on the ultraconservative network Newsmax, Powell claimed, without evidence, that Gov. Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (both Republicans) accepted payoffs as part of a global conspiracy

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Seattle’s Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and More | Seattle, Washington | KING5.com


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Survey of police leaders documents why WA body cameras are rare


More than 60% of Washington state law enforcement agencies have no camera systems to document police officers’ and sheriffs deputies’ interactions with the public, a KING 5 investigation found.

Dozens of police leaders, who participated in a KING 5 survey of nearly every law enforcement agency in the state, overwhelmingly stated that the long-term costs of managing, storing and releasing body-worn camera and dash camera video to the public had either prevented or discouraged their agencies from using the technology.  

At three small Washington police departments that own the hardware, unused cameras are collecting dust because officials say they don’t want to incur the ongoing expense. A handful of other agencies that started dash or body camera programs opted to pull the plug after it became too costly and

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H. Dennis Beaver: Remember the kids in divorce | Columnists

Children have long memories. When they discover the real reason that they only saw Dad once in a while was because Mom set up roadblocks to visitation, guess who gets the blame? Mom and her lawyer.

When they discover that Dad didn’t forget their birthday and that his Christmas presents never made it under the tree, it is Dad who they will seek, as Mom becomes part of their past.

This past Thanksgiving holiday, just as I was locking up the officer early on Wednesday, a couple – brother and sister in their early 20’s – came by the office and asked if I had a minute.

“You probably don’t remember us, but you handled our father’s divorce about 10 years ago. We were about 12 or 13 at the time,” said the woman. “We both vividly remember that Mom didn’t want us to spend much time with our father,

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