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Justice for the Rich; Slapdown for the Rest of Us

In a September 30, 2016 decision, Price v. Medicaid Director, 838 F.3d 739 (6th Cir. 2016), The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court showed its lack of compassion and understanding of those who have limited income and modest net worth. The court held that while nursing home residents may have their eligibility for care paid by the state backdated up to three Read More


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Keystone State Task Force to Discuss Probate Reform and Elder Abuse

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court convened an Elder Law Task Force  on April 16, 2013.  This is a blue-ribbon panel chaired by Justice Debra Todd, charged with reviewing and making recommendations on proposed revisions to the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code and Orphan’s Court Rules, monitoring court-appointed fiduciaries, and prevention of elder abuse.  The 38-member task force includes judges from all Read More


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All Crimes are Hate Crimes

As a Commie-symp, affirmative-action-loving, equal-rights-for-all, keep-your-narc-nose-out-of-my-pantry, gun-registering, my-sex-is-my-business, capital ell Liberal, I generally agree with The Pink Agendist. On hate-crime statutes, however, I dissent from his position in “UK changes hate crimes statute and doesn’t get it entirely right,”. His argument that hate-crime laws should be written as a general prohibition on committing crimes with a hateful mindset instead of Read More


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Do Not Trust a Trust Miller

Some attorneys have the attitude that everyone needs a revocable living trust for estate planning. They use every trick and argument they can dream up to sell you on the idea. That is because they can charge more for an estate plan that includes a trust than for one that consists of a will and a power of attorney. The Read More