Monthly Archives: December 2009

Veterans Receiving Leniency for Criminal Sentencing

       Should military veterans get a break when they are sentenced for crimes? As more vets return home from combat, a growing number of state and federal judges say they should. Judges are handing out sentences of probation…

East Coast Custody Battle by Split Lesbian Couple

There is an interesting custody battle brewing in Vermont and Virginia that involves religion, same-sex unions, and artificial insemination. Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2001. Miller later moved to Virginia in…

Judge Intervenes in Oklahoma Abortion Survey Debate

How much information should be known about who has abortions–and why they do it? What if the questions are so specific that they might reveal the identity of the woman involved? The state of Oklahoma is being forced to grapple…