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Florida Advances Unnecessary Pastor Protection Act

The U.S. Constitution assures that clergy members won’t be forced to perform any marriage they don’t endorse, but that’s not good enough for some Florida lawmakers, who today advanced a piece of state legislation that does the same thing. The...Show More Summary

West Virginia sues VW for fraud, asks for major financial penalty

The West Virginia State Attorney General is suing VW for violating the consumer protection act there. If the automaker loses the case, it could face serious financial losses, including large payments to consumers and the state government. Show More Summary

Federal Circuit Sends Bad-Faith-Patent-Assertion Case back to State Court

Vermont v. MPHJ Tech (Fed. Cir. 2015) In an interesting opinion, the Federal Circuit has rejected MPHJ’s plea to get into Federal Court. The State of Vermont sued the patent holder for violations of Vermont Consumer Protection Act (VCPA) stemming from MPHJ’s patent enforcement campaign. The letter campaign had three stages: Letter from the shell […]

Florida woman arrested after she was accused of riding a sea turtle

Save a sea turtle, ride a — well, anything else. Police officers in Melbourne, Florida, arrested one of two women on Saturday who had appeared in photos that showed them sitting on sea turtles. Florida's Marine Turtle Protection ActShow More Summary

A Veto Threat in Defense of Infanticide

In 2002, Congress passed the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, clarifying that the protections of federal law apply to infants born in the process of attempted abortions, with strong bipartisan support. Now Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is trying to put some teeth into that law. Show More Summary

Abortion Survivors and the Barbara Boxer Democrats

On Friday the House passed H.R. 3504, the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” The bill passed along party lines, except for five Democrats who voted Yea. Now Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse, with support from 21 cosponsors, has introduced the bill in the Senate. Show More Summary

Pain-Capable Bill Dies in the Senate

Senate Republicans were unsuccessful in getting the 60 votes needed to take the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the floor for a vote. Today’s procedural vote of 54-42 included three pro-life Democrats, but wasn’t enough to push it forward. Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana took to the floor prior to the vote to urge […]

This Baby is the Face of 18,000 Unborn Babies the 20-Week Abortion Ban Would Save Every Year

The Senate is hours away from voting on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, significant pro-life legislation that would save as many as 18,000 babies each and every year from painful late-term abortions. When the Senate votes today, pro-life leaders hope they will keep little Micah Pickering in mind. “The United States, proud of […]

Senate to vote tomorrow on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

'It has been proven babies in the womb develop their nervous system early in the pregnancy and, as a result, feel pain.'

Late-Term Abortions Twist Off Arms and Legs of Aborted Babies, Senate Will Vote to Ban Them

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is urging U.S. Senators to vote yes to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which would ban abortions after 20-weeks based on the scientific fact that unborn babies at this age have the capacity to feel pain. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the […]

TAKE ACTION: Urge Your Senators to Support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The U.S. Senate has scheduled a procedural vote for Tuesday on a bill that would end most abortions after 20 weeks. H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, has already passed the House. Among other things, it requires an abortionist to determine the gestational age of the pre-born baby. It restricts most abortions after […]

Only 5 Democrats Voted to Protect Babies Born Alive From Planned Parenthood Harvesting Them

Today, the House of Representatives voted for H.R. 3504 to add criminal penalties to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, legislation to ensure babies born alive after failed abortions are given equal protection under the law. The idea behind the bill is to protect babies born alive from Planned Parenthood harvesting them and their body parts […]

Why adding family leave could save the GOP's bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks

A GOP-sponsored bill - the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - which would ban abortion beyond 20 weeks except in cases of rape or when the life of the mother is at risk, has already passed in the House of Representatives. The Senate is expected to vote on it this month, perhaps timed to...

California Electronic Communications Privacy Act Protects Privacy AND Children

California legislators to vote on privacy protection act The United States has a long standing tradition of protecting the rights of all of its citizens, including those that authorities believe may have information related to possible crimes. Show More Summary

Corps Don't Have to Disclose Their Conflict Minerals, Bloody Hands

The D.C. Circuit has once again struck down a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which required companies to disclose if their products used conflict minerals. Conflict minerals, gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten, are the less shiny cousins of blood diamonds. They generally come from......

The Connection Between Tourism and Elephant Abuse in India

India is said to have the best wildlife protection laws in the world. And it's partly true: the country's Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 is benchmark legislation for the protection of wildlife--a global model. At least in words, anyway; actual enforcement of the law has been a different story altogether. Show More Summary

Brandis' changes to environmental laws will defang the watchdogs

Repealing section 487 of the Environmental Protection Act will effectively preclude environmental groups from acting on behalf of affected communities and from performing their important function as a watchdog.

Uber accused of violating federal law

An Illinois woman is accusing Uber of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when it erroneously sent her multiple text messages, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Chicago.

FCC Clarifies (?) TCPA Autodialing Requirements

Take-home message: Do as we say, NOT as we do! Pursuant to “clarifications” provided in a recent FCC Declaratory Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the FCC and FTC are both in violation of the TCPA’s prohibition against making autodialed calls to a consumer’s wireless phone without prior express consent. Whose phone? You … Continue Reading

What Every Retailer Needs to Know About the TCPA, Reducing Litigation Risk

Although it comes as no shock that retailers sincerely want to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communication Commission’s rules in this area have actually led to an increase in litigation — and businesses of any kind want to reduce risk here. What to do? A Mobile Marketing Association webinar will […]

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