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Despite widespread criticism of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's admission to a pretrial intervention program for attacking his fiancee in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator, lawyers said the decision appears to have been legally sound and expressed concern about any moves to take away the prosecutorial discretion built into the PTI law.
For unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the United States, having a lawyer can make the difference between winning permission to stay and deportation. That harsh reality was true even before the recent wave of Central American children began surrendering on the Southwest border.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week placed the same-sex marriage cases from five states on the agenda for discussion during its private conference Sept. 29.
Michelle Koplitz, a deaf District of Columbia resident, was summoned for grand jury service earlier this year. The court wouldn't let her serve, she claims, because administrators wouldn't pay for a sign-language interpreter.