Chances are you've heard about jury nullification from the occasional reference in modern media. There have even been a number of high profile court cases where the issue of jury nullification has come up, such as the case involving Ammon Bundy and several other participants of the recent Oregon standoff. Jury nullification is an interesting and sometimes contentious element of the judicial process. The following not only sheds more light on the issue, but also how it could potentially affect your criminal case.
Although an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people are involved in polygamous "marriages," the law doesn't support this type of non-traditional relationship. People can be sexually and/or romantically involved with as many individuals as they want at the same time. However, they can only be legally married to one person at a time. This can present significant problems for the unmarried persons in the relationship when the married couple legally separate. Here are some of the challenges you may face and what you can do to protect yourself.
Divorce is an emotionally stressful time for many people; it is easy to overlook financial details during the entire process, especially if the other issues, such as child custody, are in the forefront. However, failing to pay attention to the matters of dollars and cents can be devastating to the parties in a divorce. That is why you should keep the following financial considerations in mind when you are going through or about to go through a divorce:
If you are pregnant or are a woman who may become pregnant, then you risk experiencing discrimination at work. Below you will find five of the common ways that women experience discrimination against pregnancy at their work. Your Employer Asks If You Are Pregnant or Plan to Become Pregnant Soon This may be a question that a potential employer asks during a job interview or your current employer asks before deciding who to promote into a demanding position.
There are a few circumstances when a sibling may want to seek custody of their minor brother or sister. For example, if their parents have died or are neglectful, a sibling may want to provide care for their younger sibling as opposed to allowing them to enter the foster care system. However, getting custody of a younger sibling can often be difficult. Often, siblings are not much older than 18 when they apply for custody, putting them close in age to the child in question and making it difficult for them to care for themselves and the child.