We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, Writ legal commentary, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s next:
Consumer Legal Content:
- College Expenses and Child Support: FindLaw’s Learn About the Law answers the most common and some of the most difficult questions regarding how divorced parents divide the responsibility for paying a child’s college tuition. LATL answers questions regarding not only who may be legally required to pay for further education, but how much, how long, public vs. private and even who pays for grad school.
- Releasing Nixon’s Grand Jury Testimony: It Could Change History: Former Counsel to President Nixon and Writ contributor John W. Dean examines what will happen to a part of American history he participated in. A group of American historians and archivists have petitioned a court to make former President Richard Nixon’s 1975 grand jury testimony public.
- Extending the Bush Tax Rates for High-Income Earners: Writ contributor, law professor, and Economics PhD Neil Buchanan addresses one of the most hot button political and economic topics: the Bush era tax cuts. Buchanan considers and rebuts the arguments in favor of the cuts arguing they won’t lend business more certainty, ease the recession, or encourage the rich to create more wealth.
- 9th Cir: Tattoos Are Art Protected by the First Amendment: In a case of first impression, the 9th Circuit comes down squarely on the side of the First Amendment and tattoo artists. Finding that the surface on which art is made does not change its status as protected expression, the court of appeals strikes down a Hermosa Beach, Ca. ordinance banning tattoo parlors.
- ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Faces Senate Next Week: A major defense appropriations bill will go up for a Senate vote next week. That vote will be crucial, as the bill contains a provision to repeal the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
- Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan: A decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses the case by men who claimed they were victims of the CIA Extraordinary Rendition Program. The court found there was no way to litigate the case without unnecessarily divulging state secrets.
– Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Portal Team