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Archive for August, 2012

Invasion of the Body Attachments – No Wait – They Are Already Here

August 2012

I do not normally read the electronic version of the weekly ABA Journal, which shows up in my email periodically. But the August 24 addition caught my eye because I am a payday lending news junkie, and the teaser sucked me in with:  “Payday Lenders Using Courts to Create Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons in Missouri, Critics […]

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How Not to Talk About Poverty

August 2012

How We Should Change Our Message and Language to Build a Movement to End Poverty Written By Melissa Salamon, Guest Blogger, OPLC Summer Intern, and 2L at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Our society continues to project an aura of negativity around the term poverty, but advocates are working hard to change […]

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Understanding Prepaid Debit Cards – Starting Up The Learning Curve

August 2012

On July 25 the Ohio Poverty Law Center sponsored “Law and Economics of Poverty”, a training for legal aid attorneys in Ohio, at which many of us were introduced to prepaid debit cards as an alternative to conventional banking.  Also referred to as general purpose reloadable prepaid cards (GPR prepaid cards), these cards are relatively […]

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