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June/July 2014 Lawyer Referral and Information Service Newsletter #feechange #MARTA  http://conta.cc/1pdsTpr 
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#undocumentedstudents   in #Georgia   are suing to be charged in-state #collegetuition   instead of expensive out-of-state fees. Yesterday's hearing on the lawsuit was packed.
A hearing in a Fulton County courtroom drew a crowd Tuesday. A group of undocumented students filed a lawsuit against the state over its college tuition
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Via the +Georgia Law Center for the Homeless :
"On Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill that would make some food stamp and welfare recipients undergo drug testing (and pay for them with their own money if caseworkers believe there to be a reasonable suspicion). Before signing that, on Monday, he had already begun talking about expanding drug testing to other areas such as unemployment."
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New report reveals the ongoing crisis of inmate violence in the #Georgia   #Prison   System, with 32 associated deaths in the last four years.
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" #Georgia  is poised to enact legislation that would protect a multi-million dollar law enforcement industry that critics say has revived Dickensian-era debtors prisons in America. "
State lawmakers support private law enforcement contractors that critics say are unconstitutional and too powerful
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Young workers least likely to find help, yet suffer deepest scars: The #sexualharassment   of #teens  in their workplaces
 
Teen sexual #harassment: Five things you should know
High school and college-age employees may be the least likely to report sexual harassment on the job, but the most likely to suffer long-term effects from such abuse.
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Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters...informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check.
The Treasury has intercepted millions in tax refunds, often without notice or proof that money is owed.
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In 2004, #Georgia   voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment banning #samesexmarriage   as well as recognizing same-sex unions from other states. But since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year striking down a major portion of the #DOMA   in the renowned Windsor case, judge after judge after judge in states across the country are ruling that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.

With that marriage license denial to Bishop and Thomas this month, in coordination with the actions of two other same-sex couples and one widowed lesbian, a chain reaction started which led to the April 22 filing of a massive #classactionlawsuit   in the U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia. The plaintiffs enter this fight with the backing of +lambdalegal  and the law firms of Bryan Cave and White & Case.
Lambda Legal files a marriage equality lawsuit in federal court on behalf of three Georgia couples and a widow, opening the door for the most significant step in Georgia LGBT history.
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Via +WABE 90.1FM:
May is National #Bicycle   Month, and bicycling's increasing popularity inevitably brings more accidents. According to AAA, Georgia had 17 #traffic   fatalities involving bikes in 2012, ranking us 10th among the states. "Share the road" isn't just a slogan, it's a necessity -- and it works both ways.
Bicycling is getting bigger throughout Georgia, including metro Atlanta. "You know, we graduate tens of thousands of university students every year out of
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From the +Southern Center for Human Rights "Gov Nathan Deal releases official veto statement on HB 837: "House Bill 837 provides updates and certain expansions to the role of private companies in the administration of probation services in Georgia. There is language in this legislation that would exempt certain key information about private probation services from the Georgia Open Records Act. I favor more transparency over private probation services and therefore I am not in favor of this information being exempt from the Georgia Open Records Act. In addition, it is my understanding that the Supreme Court of Georgia has under its consideration an appeal that would address the role of private probation services and, while the current law pertaining to private probation services remains in effect, this legislation seeks to have a preemptive impact on any decision in that appeal. With these considerations in mind, I VETO House Bill 837."
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Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of people expecting a #taxrefund  this month are instead getting letters...informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check.
The Treasury has intercepted millions in tax refunds, often without notice or proof that money is owed.
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Cities across the country are increasingly turning to private probation companies to collect unpaid fines, resulting in the mass incarceration of indigent Americans. PBS's Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtor's prison.
Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtor's prison. Continue reading →
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Lawyer Referral Service of the Atlanta Bar - The Right Call for the Right Lawyer
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Looking for the right lawyer can sometimes be frustrating, time-consuming and intimidating. Many people try to handle difficult situations without legal help because they don't know where to turn. That's why the Atlanta Bar Association established the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) in 1955 as a non-profit public service entity of the Atlanta Bar Association. LRIS is proud of its track record in helping the public find the right attorney who reflects legal professionalism, integrity and a commitment to service.