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Companies Flee Group Behind 'Stand Your Ground'

Seven major companies, including Coca-Cola and McDonald's, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has advocated stringent voter-identification and "stand your ground" laws. But ALEC says it's being targeted because of its free-enterprise agenda, and that its allies are rallying.
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Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters

When surrogacy works, it's like a miracle; but when it goes wrong, it goes terribly wrong. A growing number of lawyers are making careers of helping parents- and surrogates-to-be avoid legal nightmares like surrogate mothers changing their minds and districts that have criminalized the practice.
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Affidavit Reveals New Details In Case Against George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman profiled and confronted Trayvon Martin before fatally shooting him, prosecutors say
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In Interview, Zimmerman's Lawyer Says Trial Won't Happen In 2012

When he appeared in court on second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was accompanied by his new defense attorney, Mark O'Mara. After the hearing, O'Mara told NPR that he doubts the case will go to trial in 2012.
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GOP-On-GOP Attacks Leave Orrin Hatch Fighting Mad

Utah Republican Orrin Hatch has spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate, including stints as chairman of the Judiciary and Labor committees. But back home in Utah, Hatch's quest for a seventh term is not the cakewalk he had in the last five elections, in which he didn't even have to run in primaries.

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