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Supreme Court Broadens What is Considered as Bankruptcy Fraud
On Monday, May 16th, 2016, I had the honor of being present in the United States Supreme Court to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. While I was there, I had the unique opportunity of observing the courts deliver its decisions, including that of the case Husky International Electronics V. Ritz.
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Posted in: Area of law, Bankruptcy | Tags: bankruptcy , bankruptcy fraud , filing bankruptcy | Comments (0) | View Count: (168)
Supreme Court Deadlocked on DAPA Resulting in No Relief for Millions
A Supreme Court ruling this past Thursday resulted in a rare 4-4 tie—a deadlock in a case that would have decided the status of over five million undocumented immigrants who are parents of citizens and/or lawful residents of the United States.
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Posted in: Area of law, Immigration | Tags: DAPA , President Obama , executive order , Texas v. United States | Comments (1) | View Count: (157)
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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument on DAPA

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument on DAPA
On April 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the matter of Texas v. United States. This is the legal action in which Texas and 25 other states joined to challenge President Obama’s executive order known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). DAPA would stop the deportation of people in the U.S. without legal authorization and who arrived here prior to 2010, have no criminal convictions, and are parents of children who are either American citizens or permanent resi...
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Posted in: Area of law, Immigration | Tags: DAPA , President Obama , executive order , Texas v. United States , Supreme Court | Comments (0) | View Count: (333)
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Supreme Court to Decide on DAPA

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Supreme Court to Decide on DAPA
In November of 2014, after Congress refused to pass any immigration reform, President Obama issued an executive order to help those that didn’t have legal status in the United States and had children that were born in the U.S. The program was called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA.
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Posted in: Area of law, Immigration | Tags: Supreme Court , DAPA , executive order , Texas v. United States | Comments (0) | View Count: (452)
Outlaw Rabbis Using Torture to Get Get Get Arrested
Martin Wolmark, 57, an orthodox rabbi from Monsey, New York has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his part in a ring that used coercion and torture in order to get Jewish men to agree to a religions divorce.
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Posted in: Area of law, Family Law | Tags: get , Martin Wolmark , Mendel Epstein , rabbi convicted , religious divorce , jewish divorce | Comments (1) | View Count: (663)
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DAPA Still on Hold

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DAPA Still on Hold
President Obama’s executive order from November 2014 has just received another legal setback. A three judge panel from the Fifth Circuit in Texas v. United States voted 2 to 1 against the Obama Administration. This allows the injunction of a Texas district court, which prevents the executive order going into effect remain in place.
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Posted in: Area of law, Immigration | Tags: DAPA , immigration , Texas v. United States , immigration delays , President Obama | Comments (2) | View Count: (527)
Marriage Equality is Now the Law Throughout the United States
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015, in the matter of Obergefell v. Hodges, same sex couples now have the right to marry throughout the United States. Further, every state must also recognize the same sex marriages performed in other states.
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Posted in: Area of law, Family Law | Tags: Obergefell , same sex , same sex marriage , gay marriage | Comments (0) | View Count: (710)
President Obama’s 2014 Immigration Executive Order
On November 21, 2014, President Obama announced that he would be issuing an executive order that would defer the deportation of millions of people who do not have legal status to be in the United States.
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Posted in: Immigration | Tags: immigration , executive order , immigration reform , President Obama , DACA | Comments (1) | View Count: (1660)
Rent Stabilized Apartments are Now Protected under NY Law When Filing Bankruptcy
For the last several years, those considering filing bankruptcy in New York who lived in either a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment had to consider the possibility of losing their home if they filed bankruptcy. It seemed crazy that some of the most vulnerable among us risked becoming homeless by seeking the protection and benefits allowed under the bankruptcy laws; however, this was the law until a few days ago.
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Posted in: Area of law, Bankruptcy | Tags: bankruptcy exemption , rent stabilized , rent controlled , New York | Comments (0) | View Count: (980)
President Obama takes action on Immigration when Congress doesn't
On November 20, 2014, President Obama laid out a sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system. This plan will drastically alter the lives of many undocumented immigrants living in the country. Although, most people have only heard discussion in the news about the part of the plan that defers deportation for some undocumented immigrants, there are actually three major parts of the plan.
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Posted in: Area of law, Immigration | Tags: President Obama , Speech , deportations , immigration reform | Comments (0) | View Count: (1506)
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