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Although it may seem like a daunting task to organize a protest, it really only involves a few steps to ensure you stay on the right side of the law. However, those few steps can vary in complexity depending on the anticipated size and activities of the protest, as well as where you plan to hold it.

At the outset, after you have been inspired to take action, you need to do some research into the legal requirements in your city, county, and state to make sure your protesters don't end up as inmates. Also, you need to look at your own legal exposure, both criminally and civilly.

We might not be living in Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' or the film Gattaca quite yet, but with every passing day, we seem to be getting closer.

As science and medical technology advance in the areas of artificial conception and designer babies, legal issues are often the barrier that prevent new tech from being used. This is also true for artificial wombs.

Although researchers believe that being able to gestate a human being inside an artificial womb to full term is still several years away, legal hurdles could prevent researchers from being able to get there, at least for humans. In Japan, back in 1996, researchers were already having some success with gestating goats in artificial wombs. And, in 2003, a researcher actually was able to gestate a mouse to term in an artificial womb.

It happens everyday. People get arrested and put in jail. Sometimes it’s for something serious and a person will be locked up for months or years. Sometimes it’s only an overnight stay or a few days. But for friends and family of someone who seems to just disappear, if after checking local hospitals doesn’t turn up anything, checking with police and the jails should be the next step.

If you are concerned that a friend, family member or loved one has been arrested or incarcerated, you may be wondering how you can find out. Thanks to the internet, it has become much simpler in nearly every jurisdiction to find out if and where someone has been taken into custody, incarcerated or imprisoned.

Your doctor will want to ask a lot of questions in order to get a complete picture of your medical history and potential health risks. Any family history of heart disease? Do you smoke or drink? Any allergies to medication? Do you have any guns in the house?

That last one, although recommended by the American Medical Association, ruffled a few patients' feathers, so Florida legislators sprang into action, passing the Firearms Owners' Privacy Act in 2011, prohibiting doctors from asking about gun ownership. But a federal appeals court overturned the law, finding it violated physicians' First Amendment Rights.

Teaching your kids to drive is one of those time honored traditions that has worked its way into American culture. After all, how are your kids going to move out when they turn 18?

However, letting your kid just hop behind the wheel and get on the road may not just be a bad idea, it could also be illegal. Even if you are in an empty parking lot when you decide to give that first lesson, you could still be violating your state's laws. Not to mention that if your child is too young, you could be facing more serious criminal charges.

Below you'll find 5 legal tips that will help you when the time comes to teach your kids to drive.

Being seriously threatened with bodily harm is not only scary, it can be confusing. Whether you know the person making the threat or not, it may be difficult to assess when a threat requires you to take action to protect yourself. Also, credible threats can be made electronically through social media, which adds to the potential confusion. However, making threats, particularly threats of physical harm, is illegal, and aggressors could face criminal as well as civil consequences.

Irrespective of the medium of the threat, if you believe the threat is real, serious, and/or the person threatening you has the ability to carry out the threat, you can call the police to report the threat. If you are unsure about the credibility of the threat, you can still report it to the police. If a threat occurs in real life, not online or electronically, then escaping the situation should be your first priority. After reaching safety, you can call the police to report the threat.

As domestic violence becomes less an issue to be "kept in the family" and more one of "keeping victims safe," more of those victims are wondering about their legal rights and protections. How does domestic abuse affect divorce proceedings? What laws address allegations of domestic abuse? Where can I turn for legal protection from an abuser?

Here are five of the most common questions regarding domestic violence and the law, and where you can turn for answers.

Contrary to a popular myth among renters, a landlord can attempt to evict a tenant during any time of the year, even the dead of winter. Despite the seemingly cruel notion of kicking a person out of their home when the weather outside is frightful, for a landlord, business pressures often require goodwill towards mankind to take a backseat. Sadly, winter time evictions can have fatal results for the elderly and impoverished.

For landlords, business usually dictates evictions. If a tenant is causing a nuisance, or committing waste, it is bad for business. If a tenant is not paying rent, that's definitely bad for business. The only remedy a landlord has, apart from bringing a different type of legal action solely for the recovery of back rent or property damage, is seeking to evict and re-rent the property to a new tenant that will be better for their business.

The California Court of Appeals recently rejected a challenge to one part of California's mandatory reporting laws for therapists. This case came about because the law in California was changed a few years ago to include a ban on the viewing of child pornography online.

Criminalizing the viewing of child pornography online seems perfectly rational. But what about in the context of reporting laws for therapists? According to the appeals court, mental health professional in California are now required to disclose to authorities when a client has viewed child pornography online.

California's new law that decriminalizes minors engaged in crimes associated with prostitution took effect January 1st, and is expected to make a big impact. The big thing that this new law does is allow minors who are forced into the sex trade and industry to be able to come to police without fearing arrest and prosecution. While many of the vocal opponents of the new law believe that minors will now run rampant through the streets prostituting themselves with legal impunity, this type of view shows a lack of a deeper understanding of the problem.

Although the law removes criminal penalties for minors suspected of solicitation and loitering with the intent to solicit, officers will still be able to take the minors into custody if they are suspected to be engaging in prostitution. The primary difference is what happens from the point of being taken into custody.