Supreme Court’s Decision in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

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A New Look on the Travel Ban The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision last week in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, et. al. that overruled prior decisions affecting the “Travel Ban” Executive Orders. In short, SCOTUS ruled the following: The Travel Ban is Back, Unless There is a Connection with United States […]

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti May Conclude on July 22, 2017

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In a recent announcement, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for processing the majority of immigration applications within the United States, recommended the conclusion of the TPS program for Haitians. Temporary Protected Status is a temporary humanitarian measure that allows certain foreign nationals to remain […]

Supreme Judicial Court Qualifies Right to Appointed Counsel for Indigent Probate Court Litigants

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The right to counsel is a cornerstone of American constitutional law. In a recent decision, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has qualified that right as applied to indigent guardians. Historically, Massachusetts Courts have observed that a parent whose minor child is the subject of a guardianship petition pursuant to G. L. c. 190B, § […]

Four Common Tax Myths Debunked

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As we approach “tax day” there is often misinformed chatter about what is acceptable when filing your taxes. There are rumors out there about various deductions and loopholes that can potentially get you into trouble if followed. Here are a few: 1. Filing Taxes are non-mandatory. Believe it or not, there are a considerable number […]