Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seeking Better Quality Education Leads to This?

An Akron, Ohio mother has been convicted of falsifying residency records in order to send her daughters to a highly ranked school outside of her designated district. The mother stated that she and her children were living with her father in the Copley-Fairlawn district. However, a private investigator hired by the Copley-Fairlawn district school, found that it was not the case. When confronted with the evidence and a bill for $30,000 in tuition reimbursement, the mother declined to pay and remains adamant that this was done in the best interest of her children.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What Do You Think About E-Mail Snooping?

The discussion continues on whether it is illegal to snoop into your spouse's email. Vote in the View's poll and see what other viewers of the show think.


Read my original post on the controversial topic and ongoing legal case here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paralegal Career Outlook

I found this interesting article from the ABA Journal. I have found that many others have made the decision also to pursue a paralegal degree instead of a law degree. It seems that even though lawyers are thought to be more prestigious, that factor doesn't seem to take any priority in the current legal career choices of individuals today.

Paralegal Is Better Job than Lawyer, Ranking Says - News - ABA Journal

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's his is mine, isn't it?

Aren't you supposed to share everything in a marriage? What about account passwords? Well, a man in Michigan has been charged with hacking into his wife's e-mail account. A seemingly harmless thing that many married people do. If done with permission, then it is acceptable otherwise you may find yourself charged with a felony and facing time in prision for it. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Teachers: Christmas Gift or Bribery?

It is a tradition in many families to give a gift to your child's teacher for Christmas. We always gave something simple such as a coffee mug with candies in it. Well, in some affluent school districts, apparently teachers have been getting higher value gifts, so much so that it has come to the attention of the state ethics commission and may be considered a form of bribery.

bribery - n. the crime of giving or taking money or some other valuable item in order to influence a public official (any governmental employee) in the performance of his/her duties  (from Law.com)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Is Barbie Dangerous for Girls?

There is currently some debate as to the danger that a particular Barbie doll may present for girls.The Barbie Video doll was recently released from Mattel, and features a video camera embedded in the necklace of the doll. 

Here are the features of the doll:
  • Appropriate for children 6 and older
  • Create movies from Barbie's point-of-view
  • 25+ minutes recording time
  • Real time playback (viewable as soon as recording is finished)
  • Full Color LCD screen on the back of the doll
    Watch a video of the product here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Child Nutrition Bill Approved by Congress

Currently, over 31 million students are provided food in the school lunch program. The Child Nutrition bill is aimed at improving the quality of  these foods in hopes of helping children get healthier. Michelle Obama is a major supporter of this bill in her campaign to end child obesity and hunger. The bill was approved in August by the Senate with unanimous vote. The House of Representatives approved it yesterday with a total vote of  264 to 167. All but 4 Democrats voted in favor, while 17 Republicans also voted in favor. The President is expected to approve and sign the bill into law.