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  • Living with Children: When parents need to just chill

    My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.
  • Sorting out U.S. visas for crime victims

    Sorting out U.S. visas for crime victims
    As a society, we want people to report crimes and help bring criminals to justice. Without the cooperation of victims, the criminal justice system doesn't work very well. One particular problem for police and prosecutors is that people living in the...

    Discuten retirar el derecho a votar a presos en Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN - Puerto Rico estudia retirar el derecho al voto a los más de 12.000 presos que hay en la isla, idea que ha generado polémica justo una semana después de que el gobernador Alejandro García Padilla anunciara que valora favorecer el voto a los...

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...

    Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising

    Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising
    President Obama has recharged his campaign for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center with a strategy legal experts say holds out new hope of achieving that signature objective of his presidency. After years of being thwarted by Congress from...