Legal Information : How to Get Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

Get permission to use copyrighted material by contacting the publisher to get written consent and to avoid copyright infringement laws. Get legal advice pertaining to the use of copyrighted materials with help from a certified family mediator in this free video on legal information.

Expert: Robert Todd
Bio: Robert Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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NEWS FLASH AUG. 2010 – Same sex marriage california is now legal?

Reporting from San Francisco and Los Angeles — A federal judge declared California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, saying that no legitimate state interest justified treating gay and lesbian couples differently from others and that “moral disapproval” was not enough to save the voter-passed Proposition 8.

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Legal Information Tips : What Is The Difference Between Mediation & Arbitration?

Both mediation and arbitration are alternative dispute resolution procedures that can be resolved without using the court system. Learn the difference between arbitration and mediation with advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on legal information.

Expert: Robert M Todd
Bio: Robert Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions. He is a certified family mediator and Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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Fox News Spins Gay Marriage Ruling in O’Reilly No Spin Zone?

See DOZENS more examples of FOX NEWS BIAS at: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A3BD2524FE99BD4D

It wasn’t quite a “no spin zone” when Bill O’Reilly brought Megyn Kelly on to the May 15, 2008, edition of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” as the legal expert to analyze that day’s California Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality as I show with the clips and commentary in this video.

You can find the full text of, In re MARRIAGE CASES, the California Supreme Court decision striking down California’s ban on gay marriage, at: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/archive/S147999.PDF

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Abolish Religious Exemptions from the Law? (Part 2)

In the United States and other countries, religious institutions have traditionally enjoyed a privileged position, i.e., they have been granted exemptions from compliance with certain laws (including, without limitation, laws against discrimination in employment and laws requiring the payment of taxes). Is it appropriate or even useful for religion to have this privileged status?

Links:

1. Wisconsin Supreme Court’s use of the “ministerial exception” to dismiss an age discrimination case against a Catholic school system

http://www.wicourts.gov/sc/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=38088

2. New York Court of Appeals decision in Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany v. Serio

http://www.law.cornell.edu/nyctap/I06_0127.htm

3. California Supreme Court’s decision in Catholic Charities of Sacramento v. Superior Court (Unfortunately, I can’t find a generally accessible URL for this decision. The citation is 85 P.3d 67 (2004).)

4. Jonathan Turley’s Op-Ed piece entitled “When it comes to religious groups, who’s really facing discrimination?”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/16/AR2010041602027.html

5. Employment Division v. Smith

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0494_0872_ZO.html

6. Bob Jones University v. United States

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0461_0574_ZO.html

7. New York Times article on the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association case

8. Part 1 of this video series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5TBxCfnFiw

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Legal Self-Help : How to Write an Affidavit

When getting a form for an affidavit at a courthouse, try to fill out the form at the clerk’s office so that there is someone present to answer questions. Write an affidavit and sign it in the presence of a notary with advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on legal self-help.

Expert: Robert M. Todd
Contact: www.wearehdtv.com
Bio: Robert Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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First Day of Legal Gay Marriage In San Francisco

http://sanfranscene.blogspot.com/2008/06/rally-at-first-day-of-legal-gay.html – This video covers the events outside San Francisco City Hall involving the first day of legal same sex marriage in San Francisco. A historic news and politics event. I went with the objective of determining the opinions of people in the crowd.

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Legal Information Tips : How to Become a Lawyer

Become a lawyer by attending an accredited institution, making a satisfactory score on the law school admission test and by attending graduate school to obtain a law degree. Pass the state bar examination and become a licensed attorney with advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on legal information.

Expert: Robert M Todd
Bio: Robert Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions. He is a certified family mediator and Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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Right to Marry Star Missed by Fox News?

When the town council in Fort Myers Beach, Florida recently fired its city manager, Scott Janke, after finding out he had married a “porn star,” although the coverage on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” was extensive enough to include one of their own infamous erotic montages, the legal analysis from lawyers Megyn Kelly and Lis Wiehl seemed to be missing mention of an important constitutional right as I show in this video.

The recent clips from the Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor” were taken from a segment broadcast on July 28, 2009, that you can find online at http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7486882

The clip of Megyn Kelly from last years’ Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor” was broadcast on May 15, 2008, and is part of my video titled “Fox News Spins Gay Marriage Ruling in O’Reilly No Spin Zone?” that you can find on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riGXuhwLYVI

In addition, you can find the full text of the US Supreme Court case that I quote in this video, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), at http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=388&invol=1

And, finally, as always, you can find DOZENS and DOZENS more examples of Fox News bias on my Fox News bias playlist on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A3BD2524FE99BD4D

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Abolish Religious Exemptions from the Law? (Part 1)

In the United States and other countries, religious institutions have traditionally enjoyed a privileged position, i.e., they have been granted exemptions from compliance with certain laws (including, without limitation, laws against discrimination in employment and laws requiring the payment of taxes). Is it appropriate or even useful for religion to have this privileged status?

Links:

1. Regarding Christian Legal Society v. Martinez–

–the decision of the federal district court in favor of the law school

http://www.alliancealert.org/2006/20060417.pdf

–the decision of the 9th Circuit affirming the trial court’s ruling

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/08-1371_ca9.pdf

–SCOTUS WIKI’s entry on the case (lots of information and material)

http://www.scotuswiki.com/index.php?title=Christian_Legal_Society_v._Martinez

2. Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s talk entitled “Religious Freedom and Marriage”

3. Washington D.C.’s marriage equality and nondiscrimination law and related material

http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/lims/legislation.aspx?LegNo=B18-0482&Description=RELIGIOUS-FREEDOM-AND-CIVIL-MARRIAGE-EQUALITY-AMENDMENT-ACT-OF-2009.&ID=23204

http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20100409103713.pdf

4. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm

5. McClure v. The Salvation Army (the first federal appeals court decision to recognize a “ministerial exception” to Title VII)

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7674766003352112619&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

6. Part 2 of this video series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GHVxMDRx6o

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