From the Bookshelves: Announcing the Winner of Restless Books New Immigrant Writing Prize

Restless Books is pleased to announce the winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, which each year will award $10,000 and publication to a first-time, first-generation American author. The 2018 prize goes to Priyanka Champaneri for her….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in the Dallas Metro Area?

If you live in the Dallas metro area, or if you are thinking about moving there, then you probably would be interested to know the latest crime rates here. In the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region, the rate of property crimes, which include robbery, are reported as slightly higher than the national average, but the violent crime rate, which includes assault, is lower than the national average. The crime index score, which was published in U.S. News and World Report, gives the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region an index score of 7.9 out of 10, which is a lower overall crime rate than metro areas of similar sizes. Looking at Metro Area Crime Rates When looking at the crime rate for 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area violent crime rate was 359 per 100,000 people. That is significantly lower than the Houston metro area, which was 577 per 100,000 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was 445 out of 100,000. The property crime rate in Dallas-Fort Worth was 2,471 out of 100,000, which….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Article on Preparing to Age in Place: The Role of Medicaid Waivers in Elder Abuse Prevention

Tara Sklar & Rachel Zurew recently published an Article entitled, Preparing to Age in Place: The Role of Medicaid Waivers in Elder Abuse Prevention, Elder Law eJournal (2018) Provided below is an abstract of the Article. Over the last four….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The settlor’s language deemed to require the trustee to pay the surviving spouse’s statutory all

The decedent’s inter vivos trust stated that should his probate estate be insufficient, “there shall be paid” to the estate sums necessary to pay taxes and amounts requested by the executor to pay expenses, specific bequests, and statutory allowances.In Zahn….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Legal Theory Bookworm: "Why Does Inequality Matter?" by Scanlon

The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Why Does Inequality Matter? by  T. M. Scanlon.  Here is a description:  Inequality is widely regarded as morally objectionable: T. M. Scanlon investigates why it matters to us. Demands for greater equality can seem puzzling, because it can be unclear what reason people have for objecting to the difference between what they have and what others have, as opposed simply to wanting to be better off. This book examines six such reasons. Inequality can be objectionable because it arises from a failure of some agent to give equal concern to the interests of different parties to whom it is obligated to provide some good. It can be objectionable because it involves or gives rise to objectionable inequalities in status. It can be objectionable because it gives the rich unacceptable forms of control over the lives of those who have less. It can be objectionable because it interferes with the procedural fairness of economic….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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