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Proposed Intimate Privacy Protection Act

Billed as a federal remedy for so-called revenge porn, the proposed Intimate Privacy Protection Act is hailed by Peter Thiel in Monday’s New York Times as a “step in the right direction.” For contrasting views, compare Mark Bennett at Defending People and Scott Greenfield (“poorly drafted and ill-conceived”). Show More Summary

New Jersey’s attempt at legalized sports betting suffers another big setback in court

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the prohibition of sports gambling in New Jersey, ruling that the state’s 2014 attempt at legalizing the practice violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal law that prohibits sports gambling in all but four states: Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware. […]

Washington State Sues Comcast For Routinely Ripping Off Its Customers

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Washington State has sued Comcast for, well, being Comcast. A new lawsuit filed by the state this week (pdf) accuses the cable giant of 1.8 million violations of Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act (CPA), including misrepresenting...Show More Summary

State of Washington Sues Comcast for $100 Million

The attorney general for the state of Washington is suing Comcast for $100 million, accusing the big cable company of deceptive sales practices in violation of the state’s Consumer Protection Act, Fortune reports. “The office of Washington State Attorney General...

Microsoft was just ordered to stop Windows 10 from spying on users

After learning just how much data Windows 10 might be collecting from users, France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has ordered Microsoft to comply with the French Data Protection Act and "stop collecting excessive dataShow More Summary

Six Years Later, What Will Determine The Fate Of Dodd-Frank?

Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, drawing even more attention to the swirl of debate around its impact, issues and implications. Discussion regarding the fate of the heavy-handed legislation – a hot-button issue that’s proven to be an [...]

Six Years After Dodd–Frank, a Lot of What Occurs on Wall Street Is Nothing More Than Gambling

Six years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered in Washington to watch President Barack Obama sign into law the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On that day there was a hope that its passage marked the beginning of a new phase in Washington’s approach to Wall Street regulation.

Court Rules the Navy Must Reduce Use of Marine Life-Disturbing Sonar

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the regulation allowing the Navy to use its long-range sonar violates the Marine Protection Act.

US Navy's sonar use violates Marine Mammal Protection Act

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Navy have been blasting the sea with louder than rock concert sounds, hunting for Red October. Apparently the U.S. Navy hasn't done enough to ensure its sonar technology isn't hurting whales tho. Regardless this decision being overturned,...Show More Summary

This Pastor’s Church is Refusing to Obey California’s Mandate That It Pay for Abortions

On July 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill known as the Conscience Protection Act—intended to protect the rights of health care providers, churches and other groups that object to participating in abortion. Seated in the House Gallery, one man watched the vote with all the intensity of a general going into war. […]

Why Washington State Should Have Licensed Many More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why Washington State Should Have Licensed Many More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue L ast week, I wrote about how the new medical marijuana system created under the Cannabis Patient Protection Act (SB 5052) shut out many of Washington State's medical marijuana dispensaries. Show More Summary

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces Police Protection Act as a Response to Cop Shootings

In many states and on a federal level, it is considered a “hate crime” to kill a man because he’s a homosexual. It’s a “hate crime” to kill based on

Another State Moves To Make Police A Protected Class Under The Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called on state lawmakers to pass his proposed Police Protection Act, a measure that would extend the state’s hate crime statute to include crimes against law enforcement officers and would more generally increase...Show More Summary

It's Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy

The recognition that the right to privacy extends to intimate photographs and videos is one step closer to becoming reality. On July 14, 2016, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA).Show More Summary

It's Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy

The recognition that the right to privacy extends to intimate photographs and videos is one step closer to becoming reality. On July 14, 2016, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA).Show More Summary

New Revenge Porn Bill Shows Silicon Valley’s Influence in Politics

The final text of the proposed Intimate Privacy Protection Act is better aligned with tech interests.

House Passes Important Pro-Life Bill

The House of Representatives passed the Conscience Protection Act on Wednesday. The bill would ensure pro-life Americans will not have to participate in abortion. Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council said it is a step in the right direction. Show More Summary

Congress Wants to Make Sure You Don’t Have Coverage for This Medical Procedure

The Conscience Protection Act, a bill that aims to circumvent a California Department of Managed Health Care requirement that insurance companies pay for elective abortions, passed yesterday in the US House of Representatives in a 245-182...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Clinton leading Trump among Catholics, poll says

CATHOLIC POLL // A new poll shows that white Catholics are narrowly backing Trump, but Hispanic Catholics break dramatically for Clinton. http://cvote.it/29IRMti RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The House passed the Conscience Protection Act. Find...Show More Summary

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