A Mexican woman has filed an immigration lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a controversial Arizona immigration law. Attorneys for Maria del Rosario Cortes Camacho filed the suit last week alleging that she was detained in a federal immigration facility for five days due to an illegal arrest. The Cortes immigration lawsuit challenges he Arizona law […]

A report from the Texas Department of Transportation showed that 47,000 people were injured in DWI accidents in 2012. Although DWI accidents tend to occur on weekends and holidays, reports have shown that they happen every night of the week and at almost any time of day. Thousands of families are affected every year by […]

An immigration law clinic is helping immigrants who have escaped their violent homelands gain political asylum in the U.S. The Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, based out of Elon University in North Carolina, provides free legal services to refugees and their families. Since 2010, more than 1,300 immigrants from nearly 50 countries have received aid in […]

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A former Texas family court attorney, now a Texas family court family judge, has been accused of billing fraud and overbilling during her time as a court-appointed attorney representing abused women and children. Alicia Franklin, the new judge for the 311th District Court had reportedly turned in bills to the court system in which she […]

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On September 4, 2014, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier held that the massive BP oil spill four years ago was the direct result of gross negligence or willful misconduct by BP. The ruling is significant as it paves the way for the U.S. government to impose nearly four times the amount of civil fines upon […]

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Former Palestine High School star and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was charged under Texas child abuse laws for injuries he inflicted to his four-year-old son. The 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player was indicted on September 12 after prosecutors alleged that he violated Texas child abuse statutes by striking the boy with a […]

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In a speech to the Hispanic National Bar Association on Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the thousands of children who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months should have an immigration attorney to represent their interests in the country’s crowded immigration courts. While Mr. Holder mentioned that, as undocumented immigrants, the children […]

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