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  • Getting a Common Law Marriage Recognized in a Non-Common-Law State

    The majority of states have laws providing that marriages are only recognized when created with a marriage license and official marriage ceremony. Such laws are very important because many rights depend on the existence of a valid marriage. For instance, only a wife is entitled to an equitable share... Read more

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Without Actually Driving

    Each state has its own Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (”DWI”) statute, each of which may define the elements of the crime differently. For example, in New York, pursuant to the Vehicle and Traffic Law, one may be convicted of a DWI, a very serious criminal offense... Read more

  • COMMENTARY: Fetal Homicide Laws & Legal Abortion – The Common Denominator

    In March, a Texas Court of Appeals issued its decision in Sanders v. State of Texas. In that case, Sanders was convicted of killing Angela Alex and her unborn child. He was convicted based on a Texas law that prohibits intentionally causing the death of an “individual,” and defines “individual... Read more