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Lobbying - The Basics
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 02 January 2008

Fighting grandparents rights laws in court is very expensive. Fighting them in the legislature is relatively inexpensive and is the source of what gives judges their power. Here are some tips on lobbying your local legislatures on changing the laws in your area. 

From The Democracy Center http://www.democracyctr.org/resources/lobbying.html Targeting LegislatorsLobbying legislators is about persuading them to do what you want. There are five main categories of legislators to think about, each requiring its own special strategy:  
  1. Champions
    All issues need a group of lawmakers dedicated to being tireless, committed advocates for your cause. What they can do for you is make the case to their colleagues, help develop a strong "inside" strategy, and be visible public spokespeople. What they need is good information, and visible support outside the Capitol.
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How to read a court decision
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 02 January 2008

The Basics of Reading a Court Decision 

(United States Supreme Court, State Appellate Courts and State level Supreme Court decisions).  

Name of the CaseAlways located at the beginning, the name or title identifies the parties to the case. The name of the person or entity bringing the case to Court appears first; the party being brought to the Court is listed second. The v. stands for "versus" or "against."  For example, in Troxel v.Granville (USSC 2000)

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California Grandparents Rights Summary
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

This is a summary of the California, CA, Grandparents rights. You can use the rest CA statutes for review.

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: If parent deceased, parents and grandparents of the deceased parent get visitation if in child’s best interest. Otherwise, parents must be divorced or currently living separately and apart on a permanent or indefinite basis, one parent absent for over a month and the other parent does not know that parent’s whereabouts, one parent must join in the petition with the grandparents,

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