Monthly Archives: January 2013

States Moving in Opposite Directions Regarding Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

A new Illinois law will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.    The bill, signed Monday by Illinois governor Pat Quinn, could affect as many as 250,000 unlicensed drivers in the state.  The bill will allow persons who are not…

SCC Upholds Quebec Law Denying Common Law Partners From Receiving Spousal Support

Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), has ruled that Quebec can continue to exclude separated common law couples from receiving spousal support. A majority found that the exclusion does violate the Charter right to equality, s. 15.…