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The city of Merced is known as the “Gateway to Yosemite” because it is only two hours west of the national park. Additionally, the University of California system of colleges and graduate universities recently opened its 10th campus in Merced, which is now the University of California, Merced.
If you are facing legal troubles in Merced, there are many talented Merced lawyers who are ready to assist you. These attorneys are skilled in areas of law such as DUI, contracts, employment, sexual harassment, criminal defense, divorce, personal injury, motorcycle accidents, and many more.
The mother of a Merced area 7th grader is currently suing the school district claiming that the school which her daughter attends violated her First Amendment Right to free speech when the administration at the school forced the girl to remove a pro-life shirt. The mother is claiming that her daughter was wearing the shirt on a National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day but the Merced school prohibited her from doing so. At lunch time, the school officials forced her to remove the shirt which contained two pictures of developing fetuses, and would not return it to her until the end of the day. The school district is claiming that the shirt constituted inappropriate subject matter and was in violation of the school’s dress code. The Supreme Court of the United States recently heard two similar cases involving school censorship of student speech.
When you need to go to court to either defend or state your legal claim in Merced, you will probably have to report to the Superior Court of California, County of Merced. This is one of California’s trial courts of general jurisdiction and has the power to hear both civil and criminal cases. A local attorney can really help your case in this court.
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