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Obama Weighs Broader Move on Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/21/2014

Huffington Post; August 21, 2014

President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

Courtroom Etiquette: 11 ways to anger your Honor

Mon, 07/14/2014

AL.com, June 14, 2014

A woman charged with a crime recently stood before the bench looking up to Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Teresa Pulliam.

The judge paused and asked the woman if she was chewing gum. The woman reached to her mouth and placed the offending wad in her pants pocket and the hearing continued.

Legal immigrant finds door to college closed

Mon, 04/07/2014

The Tennessean; April 6, 2014

When Franklin High School senior Daniela Martinez presented legislation to members of the Red House of Representatives, the 61st General Assembly of the Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government, she was speaking from the heart.

Can a permissive immigration law be legal if a punitive law wasn't?

Tue, 10/29/2013

Washington Post; October 28, 2013

Harper Lee 'Mockingbird' Lawsuit 'as Dramatic as a legal thriller'

Thu, 07/11/2013

NBC News; July 11, 2013

Harper Lee, who largely shunned publicity after publishing her only novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in 1960, is now waging a public court battle against an agent who allegedly duped her out of royalties from the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.

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