State to pay out alimony allowanceLocal News
- Ossinovski drops gas stations alcohol banLocal NewsEven though Minister of Health Care and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski said alcohol would disappear from gas stations as recently as late December, the ministry has now introduced draft legislation that does not include the ban and exempts small shops from moving alcohol out of sight. Changes will, however, ban alcohol advertisements on social media.
- Legal certainty held in esteemLocal NewsEstonia occupies 14th place among 113 countries in the World Justice Project's recent Rule of Law Index published last week. The pack is led by four Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, while other countries ahead of Estonia all sport a far higher standard of living than the Baltic Sea country.
- Tough times descending upon deadbeat parentsLocal NewsWhen March comes around, Estonian law turns to be among the severest in Europe towards those avoiding payment of child support. The state hopes for a success story while bailiffs are skeptical. Hardened debtors threaten to leave the country if the pressure rises, there to then dwell as alimony refugees.
- Ученые нашли общий ген у хладнокровных убийцRus.Postimees.eeРоссийские нейробиологи из Новосибирского государственного университета и Сибирского отделения РАН идентифицировали ген, присущий жестоким и хладнокровным убийцам. Оказалось, что за жестокие и хладнокровные убийства во многом ответственен ген дофаминового рецептора D4 человека. Об этом сообщается в статье, опубликованной в журнале Journal of Criminal Justice, передает "Лента.ру".
- Police seeks option to select crimes worthy of investigationLocal NewsA fresh example out of real life: a divorced father was supposed, at ex-wife’s request, to drive daughter to a dancing class by car. The child failed to exit the building in time, searching for her clothes. The father entered to help the kid, found the clothes and got his daughter to the class on time. Arriving home, the mother filed complaint to court as, entering into the apartment, the father violated court-imposed ban of approach. Legally speaking, this was illegal entry into private property.
- Editorial: the court just does its jobOpinionBoys accused in attempted rape of a girl of 12 were acquitted, by court. Criticism towards the court overflowed, in newspaper websites and social networks. Gender equality commissioner weighed in, finding that court judgments are often gender-biased. Anger boiled over. Understandably, as a child has suffered.