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:
- Inheritance and Divorce: What will a court do with an inheritance left to just one spouse when the time comes to divide assets in a divorce? Learn About the Law looks at the ramifications of inherence as separate property and what happens when it is commingled with other marital assets.
- Child Custody Relocation Laws: When one half of a divorced couple decides to relocate, it can be challenging to the custody agreement the parents may have in place. Find out more about the legal requirements for any relocation that could result in a change in a custody agreement.
- When Machines Kill: Human rights attorney and Writ contributor Joanne Mariner takes an in-depth look at the brave new world of mechanized warfare. What are the human costs and legal boundaries applicable to the increasing reliance on unmanned weapons of war?
- Mandating Cameras in the Supreme Court: Cornell Law Professor and Writ columnist Michael C. Dorf looks at Alan Specter’s attempt before he leaves office to mandate cameras in the Supreme Court. Long a matter of controversy, cameras may be the future, even for the reluctant Court; but should Congress be the one to make that decision?
- Florida Court of Appeals Rules Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional: The Florida Court of Appeals struck down the nation’s last law allowing a blanket ban on adoptions by same sex couples. The court could find no rational basis for a law allowing homosexuals to foster, have custody of and become guardians to children, yet be subject to a total ban on the opportunity to adopt.
- Teen Settles in School Cell Phone Privacy Case: In the cutting edge area of law that addresses teen sexting and privacy issues over cell phone technology, Law and Daily Life discusses a new development. A Wisconsin teen has won a positive settlement in the case against her school for confiscating her phone and viewing the (what turned out to be nude) pictures on it, without notice or permission.
— Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Portal Team