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February 15, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Teen birth rates have fallen in the United States but there are still about 39 births per 1,000 teens. This often-ignored group of pregnant teens and young parents now has a guidebook and website to help them understand their legal rights as they navigate the challenging road of schooling, employment and parenting. The book , "California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide," was written by the National Partnership for Women & Families to inform teens in an easy and unbiased manner.
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WORLD
March 24, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously sentenced to death. The verdict, which drew widespread condemnation and expressions of incredulity from human rights groups and legal organizations, was handed down at just the second session of a mass trial of nearly 550 men. The defendants, described as supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, were accused of acts of violence including attacking a police station and killing a police officer.
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NEWS
May 7, 1992 | JEFFREY S. KLEIN and LOUIS M. BROWN, Klein is an attorney and president of The Times Valley and Ventura County editions. Brown is professor of law emeritus at USC and chairman of the board for the National Center for Preventive Law
As the city of Los Angeles begins the rebuilding process after the violence of last week, it might be useful to review some of the basic legal rights and obligations that may help people directly affected. During the several days of rioting and destruction, property was destroyed and stolen, employees lost jobs or sources of income, homes and apartments were made uninhabitable and businesses were shut down.
WORLD
November 19, 2013 | By Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim
GENEVA - On the eve of a new round of talks, Iran's foreign minister appeared to suggest a way Tehran and the West can finesse the touchy question of whether the Islamic Republic will continue to enrich uranium for its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif released a five-minute online video that describes the negotiations that begin Wednesday in Geneva as a "historic opportunity" and urges the West to participate with respect and equal treatment of Iran so that the talks will be successful.
NEWS
August 4, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
America's children stand in jeopardy because their legal rights are frequently abused or ignored, a special American Bar Assn. panel concluded Tuesday as it recommended government and private sector action to rescue them. With Atty. Gen. Janet Reno lending her support, the ABA panel, headed by former federal Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.
NEWS
January 23, 1994 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Karen Ackerson, who defended Henry K. Watson in last year's Reginald O. Denny beating case, and eight other attorneys will address legal rights at a Saturday seminar at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd. The lawyers will address such issues as personal injury, contracts, renters' rights, entertainment law and criminal law at the free two-hour seminar, which will begin at 11 a.m.
NATIONAL
December 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The state will provide equal rights for same-sex couples in committed relationships known as civil unions under legislation signed into law in Trenton by Gov. Jon Corzine. Corzine said the state had an obligation to give such partnerships the same legal rights as married couples. "We must recognize that many gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey are in committed relationships, and deserve the same benefits and rights as every other family in the state," Corzine said.
REAL ESTATE
April 15, 1990
What are your legal rights as a home buyer? The laws that govern real estate sales have changed dramatically in the last five years. At the Los Angeles Times Home Buyers Fairs you can hear from legal experts who will explain the latest developments in California real estate law. Learn about the new disclosure laws and your legal obligation--if any--to your real estate agent.
NEWS
May 27, 1989 | From United Press International
The Danish Parliament passed a law on Friday allowing homosexual couples to marry, granting them all the rights of heterosexual families except for adoption and recognition by the state Lutheran Church. The bill was approved by a vote of 71 to 47, with five abstentions and 56 legislators absent in the 179-seat Parliament. The law drew criticism from Christian groups who called it "contrary to nature." The legislation, which takes effect Aug. 1, gives homosexual marriage the status of a "registered partnership" with full inheritance rights and requiring official divorce proceedings for dissolution.
REAL ESTATE
May 9, 1993 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're one of the millions of Americans who have refinanced or taken out a new home mortgage recently, do you know your federal legal rights vis-a-vis your lender? Are you aware that if you complain to your mortgage company in any manner except that prescribed by federal law, you could miss out on some important federal consumer protections?
OPINION
August 21, 2013
Re “ Some teeth for Coastal Commission? ” Aug. 19 This is a terrible idea. The reasoning for the Coastal Commission to be able to issue fines is because it takes too long for the judicial system to work. So if some official (who could be politically motivated) decides to fine you or me, and even if we think it is wrong, we are stuck. We are faced with a judicial system that does not work, a judicial system that takes too long. So fix that problem. The Legislature should be working to get our courts sufficiently staffed to handle legal issues in a timely manner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | Sandy Banks
Jasmyne Cannick didn't join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week. She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities' voting rights the court unleashed the day before. Cannick is a lesbian. She's also black. "And I didn't feel like dancing for joy," she said. She's not alone in feeling conflicted. For many people, including me, the high court's flurry of recent rulings feels like one big step forward on civil rights, and a whole lot of shuffling back.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: In my capacity as board director, I sent a certified letter to the association manager asking where our homeowners association files are kept. The letter notified him I intend to inspect the files and the premises because the address given to our association as management's "corporate" address is nothing more than a mail drop. He quoted California Corporations Code section 8334, stating "a director may inspect the physical properties of the corporation of which that person is a director," and then said I wasn't a director of his management corporation so I can't look at the association's files that are at his house.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2013 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Crime suspects need to speak up if they want to invoke their legal right to remain silent, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that highlights the limited reach of the famous Miranda decision. The 5-4 ruling upheld the murder conviction of a Texas man who bit his lip and sat silently when a police officer asked him about the shotgun shells that were found at the scene of a double slaying. They had been traced to the suspect's shotgun. At his trial, prosecutors pointed to the defendant's silence as evidence of his guilt.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
In an action hailed by gay rights activists as a turning point in a solidly conservative state, a bill that would allow same-sex couples most of the legal rights of heterosexual couples cleared a Wyoming subcommittee by a 7-2 vote and is headed to consideration in the full House. The sponsor of the bill, State Rep. Cathy Connolly of Laramie, is the first openly gay representative in Wyoming. She is one of only eight Democrats in the 60-member House. "We passed the first step, but it's a big step," Connolly said in an interview.
WORLD
January 7, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - Protracted shouting by lawyers insisting that suspects in a high-profile gang rape case don't deserve legal representation marked the first court appearance Monday of five defendants and raised concerns among legal and human-rights campaigners that inflamed passions could trump the men's legal rights. Apparently convinced of the defendants' guilt based on media coverage of the case, members of a bar association representing lawyers in New Delhi's Saket District Court announced last week that none of its members would represent the defendants.
SPORTS
January 12, 1987 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
King Coach Pat Quinn was acting within his legal rights when he signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks while still under contract to the Kings, Quinn's attorney told The Times Sunday. Furthermore, attorney Morris Chucas said, the Kings were aware of Quinn's right to do so, since it was provided for in his contract, and even discussed when Quinn signed with the Kings 2 1/2 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1990 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A series of classes designed for the layman to understand legal rights and issues will begin Wednesday at UC Irvine. The course will explore legal problems such as divorce, real estate, wills, bankruptcy, DUI (driving-under-the-influence) charges and consumer issues. The "People's Law School" also will have a session on the legal rights of victims of rape and other violent crime. Santa Ana attorney James J. DiCesare will join Deputy Dist. Atty. Jane L.
SPORTS
October 8, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Handshakes and helmet stickers go out to the two schools known as USC in this week's top 10 — we could not be more thrilled for the players and their families. The USC at No. 3 lost the legal right to be called USC, so it will heretofore be referred to as South Carolina, "Southern Car" or "Spurrierville. " The USC at No. 9 in the latest USA Today coaches' poll has been known for years as the University of Southern California. Both Southern Car and USC displayed the kind of extended-weekend grit that earns you resilience red ribbons from our blue-ribbon platitude panel.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal jury handed Oracle Corp. a major setback in its high-stakes copyright infringement case against Google Inc. by failing to agree on a key issue in the case. The 12-member panel concluded that Google lifted technology from Oracle's Java programming language to build its popular Android mobile software that powers more than 300 million devices, but could not reach a unanimous decision on whether Google had the legal right to do so under "fair use. " The impasse after five days of deliberation means that Oracle is unlikely to wring hundreds of millions of dollars from the search giant on copyright infringement claims.
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