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Why Eu Work-Family Reconciliation Policies Fail In Italy: A Feminist Legal Analysis, Chrystal Orozco Dec 2012

Why Eu Work-Family Reconciliation Policies Fail In Italy: A Feminist Legal Analysis, Chrystal Orozco

Master's Theses

Following the establishment of the European Parental Leave Directive (96/34/EC), the female employment rate in Italy is still ranked the third lowest in the European Union (EU) and Italian women continue to do twice as much household work as Italian men. Parents, especially women, struggle to find a balance between professional work and their family lives in a society that encourages the traditional gendered roles of the housewife and the breadwinner. The following study is a theoretical analysis of the Parental Leave Directive and the potential domestic influences that may prevent Italy from progressing socially towards gender equality. This study …


Summary Of Devries V. Gallio, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 63, Wade Beavers Dec 2012

Summary Of Devries V. Gallio, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 63, Wade Beavers

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court considered whether the district court abused its discretion in failing to award ex-husband (DeVries) an interest in ex-wife’s (Gallio’s) cattle company after having labored there without compensation, ostensibly increasing the value of the business. The Court also considered whether the district court abused its discretion in failing to award the ex-husband requested spousal support.


The Custody Of Children, Robert C. Brown Dec 2012

The Custody Of Children, Robert C. Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


Cases Of The Law Of Persons And Domestic Relations, By William E. Mccurdy, Robert C. Brown Dec 2012

Cases Of The Law Of Persons And Domestic Relations, By William E. Mccurdy, Robert C. Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


The Law Of Persons And Of Domestic Relations, By Epaphroditus Peck, Robert Brown Dec 2012

The Law Of Persons And Of Domestic Relations, By Epaphroditus Peck, Robert Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


Handbook Of The Law Of Persons And Domestic Relations. By Joseph W. Madden, Robert C. Brown Dec 2012

Handbook Of The Law Of Persons And Domestic Relations. By Joseph W. Madden, Robert C. Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


Duress And Fraud As Grounds For The Annulment Of Marriage, Robert C. Brown Dec 2012

Duress And Fraud As Grounds For The Annulment Of Marriage, Robert C. Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


Marriage Pluralism, Family Law Jurisdiction, And Sex Equality In The United States, Linda C. Mcclain Dec 2012

Marriage Pluralism, Family Law Jurisdiction, And Sex Equality In The United States, Linda C. Mcclain

Faculty Scholarship

In many regions of the world, rights guaranteed under the civil law, including rights to gender equality within marriage and rights in the distribution of family property and child custody upon divorce, are in conflict with the principles of religious law. Women's rights issues are often at the heart of these tensions, which present pressing challenges for theorists, lawyers, and policymakers. This anthology brings together leading scholars and activists doing innovative work in Jewish law, Muslim law, Christian law, and African customary law. Using examples drawn from a variety of nations and religions, they interrogate the utility of recent theoretical …


Commentary On Marriage Grants: Article Iii & Same-Sex Marriage, Neal Devins, Tara Leigh Grove Dec 2012

Commentary On Marriage Grants: Article Iii & Same-Sex Marriage, Neal Devins, Tara Leigh Grove

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


Virtual Parentalism, Joshua A.T. Fairfield Dec 2012

Virtual Parentalism, Joshua A.T. Fairfield

Joshua A.T. Fairfield

Parents, not Laws, ultimately protect children both online and offline. If legislation places adults at legal risk because of the presence of children in virtual worlds, adults will exit those worlds, and children will be isolated into separate spaces. This will not improve safety for children. Instead, this Article suggests that Congress enact measures that encourage filtering technology and parental tools that will both protect children in virtual worlds, and protectfree speech online.


North Carolina's Uniform Premarital Agreement Act: A Contract Perspective, Richard A. Lord Dec 2012

North Carolina's Uniform Premarital Agreement Act: A Contract Perspective, Richard A. Lord

Richard A. Lord

This Article will explore the likely impact the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act will have in North Carolina from a contractual perspective. First, the Article provides a thumbnail overview of the Act's provisions. Then, the Article considers the effect of the Act on North Carolina law and practice. Finally, the Article explores some of the more important and basic practical problems caused by the Act and suggests tentative solutions.


Injunctions Against The Opening Of Gas Storage Facilities, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther Dec 2012

Injunctions Against The Opening Of Gas Storage Facilities, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

A recent decision from the Mexican Supreme Court, clarified the issued as to whether State Courts may issued injunctions against the opening of gas storage facilities related to the gas pipelines for the distribution of natural gas.


The Case For Reforming The Program's Spouse Benefits While "Saving Social Security", Peter W. Martin Dec 2012

The Case For Reforming The Program's Spouse Benefits While "Saving Social Security", Peter W. Martin

Cornell Law Faculty Working Papers

The Social Security Act currently provides secondary benefits to the wives or widows of covered workers who retire, become disabled, or die. To qualify, a woman must have been married to the worker for a short period and must be old (sixty-two, dropping to sixty in the case of a widow, fifty in the case of a disabled widow) or caring for children under sixteen. If a wife’s or widow’s primary retired-worker or disability benefits equal or exceed her secondary benefit entitlement, she receives only the primary benefits. However, if her secondary benefit amount is greater she receives both her …


The Reactionary Road To Free Love: How Doma, State Marriage Amendments And Social Conservatives Undermine Traditional Marriage, Scott Titshaw Dec 2012

The Reactionary Road To Free Love: How Doma, State Marriage Amendments And Social Conservatives Undermine Traditional Marriage, Scott Titshaw

Scott Titshaw

Much has been written about the possible effects on different-sex marriage of legally recognizing same-sex marriage. This article looks at the defense of marriage from a different angle: It shows how rejecting same-sex marriage results in political compromise and the proliferation of “marriage light” alternatives (e.g., civil unions, domestic partnerships, or reciprocal beneficiaries) that undermine the unique status of marriage for everyone. In the process, it examines several aspects of the marriage debate in detail. After describing the flexibility of marriage as it has evolved over time, the article focuses on recent state constitutional amendments attempting to stop further development. …


The Age Of Marital Capacity: Reconsidering Civil Recognition Of Adolescent Marriage, Vivian E. Hamilton Dec 2012

The Age Of Marital Capacity: Reconsidering Civil Recognition Of Adolescent Marriage, Vivian E. Hamilton

Faculty Publications

Age at marriage has for decades been the strongest and most unequivocal predictor of marital failure. The likelihood of divorce nears eighty percent for those who marry in mid-adolescence, then drops steadily. Delaying marriage until the mid-twenties reduces one’s likelihood of divorce to thirty percent. Women who marry at age twenty-one or younger, moreover – and one in ten U.S. women do – experience worse mental and physical health, attain less education, and earn lower wages than those who marry later. Post-divorce, they and their children tend to endure even greater economic deprivation and instability than do never-married mothers, who …


Domestic Relations, Barry B. Mcgough, Elinor H. Hitt Dec 2012

Domestic Relations, Barry B. Mcgough, Elinor H. Hitt

Mercer Law Review

This Article addresses significant case law and statutory changes that arose during the survey period.2 Legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2011 regarding the appellate procedure and in 2012 regarding grandparent visitation rights took effect, and the Georgia Supreme Court continued to accept nonfrivolous appeals in divorce cases, providing guidance regarding domestic relations law.


Singing Songs In A Strange Land: The Plight Of Haitian Children In The Space Of International Adoption., Glenys P. Spence Dec 2012

Singing Songs In A Strange Land: The Plight Of Haitian Children In The Space Of International Adoption., Glenys P. Spence

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

The best interests of children are not served by severing the familial bonds contemplated by international adoption law. Nonetheless, because of the high costs of the international adoption process, efforts to adopt their Haitian orphan relatives are ignored. In attempts to guarantee the “best interests of the child” are met, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children Co-Operative Respect of Intercountry Adoptions (Adoption Convention) were created as the two governing bodies of international adoption law. Global South countries, including Haiti, however, have not ratified the Adoption Convention. …


What About The Children: How Children Of Same-Sex Couples Are Left Without State-Run Support, Ann Kathryn Watson Dec 2012

What About The Children: How Children Of Same-Sex Couples Are Left Without State-Run Support, Ann Kathryn Watson

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

States should enact legislation affording same-sex partners the same rights and responsibilities to their children as opposite-sex partners. Although federal law mandates specific duties owed to the child, the language is silent about whether it applies to same-sex partners. Moreover, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Some states—namely Texas—have passed their own version of DOMA. These states have subsequently denied same-sex partners the same rights granted to opposite-sex partners—such as conservatorship, visitation, and child support. Same-sex partners have used DOMA as a legal strategy to either avoid …


Beyond Law Enforcement: Camreta V. Greene, Child Protection Investigations, And The Need To Reform The Fourth Amendment Special Needs Doctrine, Josh Gupta-Kagan Dec 2012

Beyond Law Enforcement: Camreta V. Greene, Child Protection Investigations, And The Need To Reform The Fourth Amendment Special Needs Doctrine, Josh Gupta-Kagan

Faculty Publications

The Fourth Amendment “special needs” doctrine distinguishes between searches and seizures that serve the “normal need for law enforcement” and those that serve some other “special need,” excusing non-law enforcement searches and seizures from the warrant and probable cause requirements. The Supreme Court has never justified drawing this bright line exclusively around law enforcement searches and seizures but not those that threaten important non-criminal constitutional rights.

Child protection investigations illustrate the problem: Millions of times each year, state child protection authorities search families’ homes, and seize children for interviews about alleged maltreatment. Only a minority of these investigations involve an …


Interdictos En Contra De Contruccion De Ductos De Distribucion De Gas Natural., Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther Nov 2012

Interdictos En Contra De Contruccion De Ductos De Distribucion De Gas Natural., Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

Se analiza la más reciente jurisprudencia de la SCJN, referente a los interdictos en contra de construcción de ductos para la distribución de gas natural.


The Best Interest Of The Child And The Law , Christian Reichel Van Deusen Nov 2012

The Best Interest Of The Child And The Law , Christian Reichel Van Deusen

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Best Interests Of The Child: By Whose Definition? , Harvey R. Sorkow Nov 2012

Best Interests Of The Child: By Whose Definition? , Harvey R. Sorkow

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Constitutional Right To Safe Foster Care - Time For The Supreme Court To Pay Its I.O.U., Daniel L. Skoler Nov 2012

A Constitutional Right To Safe Foster Care - Time For The Supreme Court To Pay Its I.O.U., Daniel L. Skoler

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Allocating The Costs Of Parental Free Exercise: Striking A New Balance Between Sincere Religious Belief And A Child's Right To Medical Treatment , Paul A. Monopoli Nov 2012

Allocating The Costs Of Parental Free Exercise: Striking A New Balance Between Sincere Religious Belief And A Child's Right To Medical Treatment , Paul A. Monopoli

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Child's Right To Be Heard And Represented In Judicial Proceedings , Howard A. Davidson Nov 2012

The Child's Right To Be Heard And Represented In Judicial Proceedings , Howard A. Davidson

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Medical Evidence In Cases Of Intrauterine Drug And Alcohol Exposure , Judith Larsen, Robert M. Horowitz, Ira J. Chasnoff Nov 2012

Medical Evidence In Cases Of Intrauterine Drug And Alcohol Exposure , Judith Larsen, Robert M. Horowitz, Ira J. Chasnoff

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Los Angeles County Children's Court: A Model Facility For Child Abuse And Neglect Proceedings, Paul Boland Nov 2012

The Los Angeles County Children's Court: A Model Facility For Child Abuse And Neglect Proceedings, Paul Boland

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Washington State Dependency Best Practices Report, Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, Michelle Ressa, Jacob D'Annunzio, Hathaway Burden, Dr. Sheri L. Hill, Lisa Kelly, Rose Wentz Nov 2012

Washington State Dependency Best Practices Report, Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, Michelle Ressa, Jacob D'Annunzio, Hathaway Burden, Dr. Sheri L. Hill, Lisa Kelly, Rose Wentz

Books

The judge's work in child abuse and neglect cases is among the most challenging of any judicial proceeding. The complexities are substantial. Such cases depend upon the exercise of discretion and good judgment together with the application of sound legal principles. The judge must call upon his or her most cherished skills—objectivity, wisdom, patience, and foresight—in circumstances of acute stress. Lives are literally at stake—the lives of the most vulnerable children and youth in our communities and the lives of families wracked by generations of poverty and despair. Families, children, and youth who have experienced intense trauma; who may be …


The Contraception Mandate, Caroline Mala Corbin Nov 2012

The Contraception Mandate, Caroline Mala Corbin

NULR Online

No abstract provided.


Criminal Defense Advice: Why Do Lawyers Defend The Guilty?, William Thies Nov 2012

Criminal Defense Advice: Why Do Lawyers Defend The Guilty?, William Thies

William Thies

Criminal Law is not the easiest legal matter to discuss. When discussing the topic, many questions surface from concerned clients and observers of society. Interestingly, many individuals become uncomfortable with the laws that allow solicitors to defend the guilty.