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ARKANSAS: Senate Approves Anti-Gay License To Discriminate Bill, Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says He Plans To Sign It

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Arkansas Online reports: The chamber voted 24-7 to approve House Bill 1228, the Conscience Protection Act, a day after representatives from the Human Rights Campaign spoke out against the bill in Little Rock and called it discriminatory. Show More Summary

Obamacare Turns 5: New Report Hails Law For Creating Dozens Of Start-Up Firms, Spurring Job Growth

Obamacare, as the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act is widely known, took effect on March 23, 2010, which — though the new and complex law was phased in over several years — means that the wide-ranging health care legislation celebrates its fifth birthday on Monday of this week. Show More Summary

Why I’m protesting Speaker Boehner’s office on March 25

March 22 will mark two months since the House was supposed to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act but didn’t. All agree the word “debacle” would aptly describe the chain of events surrounding the GOP leadership’s last-minute decision to pull the 20-week abortion ban. Show More Summary

Junk Science: The Fallacy of Fetal 'Pain'

In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by the Governor, who vetoed a similar bill last year, the bill is unconstitutional. Arizona passed a similar law in 2012, and the U.S. Show More Summary

Ohio Legislators Introduce Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Ohio legislators today introduced a significant piece of pro-life legislation — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 117 and S.B. 127). The bill prohibits abortions in Ohio at the point at which unborn babies can feel pain, which is as early as 20 weeks gestation. More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed […]

Governor Vetos Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; Legislature Overturns It — Law Will Go Into Effect In W. Va. In June

An anti-abortion bill known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will go into effect this summer in West Virginia, after a veto by the state’s governor was overturned. Though Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he is pro-life,Show More Summary

BREAKING: Pro-lifers announce sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office to #FreeTheBan

On March 25 it will have been just over TWO MONTHS since Republican House leaders reneged on their promise to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on January 22, when hundreds of thousands were participating in the March for Life. Show More Summary

TAKE ACTION: Ask Arkansas Lawmakers to Protect Religious Freedom

Arkansas’ Conscience Protection Act was narrowly defeated in committee last week after several groups made incorrect statements about the purpose of the bill. The measure restores and protects the religious freedom of individuals and business owners. Twenty other states have passed similar laws. The Arkansas bill can be resurrected for another vote. Supporters are asking […]

ARKANSAS: NOM Backs Bill To Allow Businesses To Reject LGBT Customers

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In Arkansas, two courageous state legislators, Rep. Ballinger and Sen. Hester, have introduced HB1228, the Conscience Protection Act, in the Arkansas state assembly. The legislators of the state of Arkansas need to hear from you right away... Show More Summary

Is The SEC Defying Dodd-Frank Law On Pay-Ratio Rule?

In July 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 953(b) of that law directs the SEC to require public companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees,...Show More Summary

Rep. Wagner Introduces Anti-Investor 'Retail Investor Protection Act'

If a contest for the most Orwellian bill title were held, Rep. Ann Wagner's newly reintroduced "Retail Investor Protection Act" would be a serious contender. That's because Rep. Wagner's bill would "protect" retail investors by making...Show More Summary

Congress Must Defend, Strengthen Wall Street Reform or Risk Return of ‘Casino’ Economy

The AFL-CIO Executive Council urged Congress to stand with the labor movement and President Barack Obama in defending the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act from attacks by Wall Street’s friends in Congress, in a statement released yesterday at its winter meeting in Atlanta. The council also urged new financial industry reforms.

More Tales of the TCPA: $342K Fine for Violation-Laden Robocalls

Spoofing tactic appears to backfire on robocaller. As a public service, we offer a couple of helpful CommLawBlog tips to folks who feel like violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making unsolicited prerecorded advertising calls: First and foremost, DON’T violate the TCPA; If you insist on ignoring Tip No. Show More Summary

Pro-life vid: “Man on the street” response to GOP abortion cop-out

by Kelli It was only a month ago that the news of the House’s decision not to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act reached the ears of stunned March for Life participants in Washington, D.C. While some pro-life leaders personally attempted to visit ringleader Rep. Show More Summary

Piracy Settlement Firm Sued Over Intimidating Robocalls and Text Messages

Rightscorp, a piracy monetization company that works with Warner Bros. and other prominent copyright holders, has been sued for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Two victims filed a complaint at a Georgia federal court accusing the company of placing intimidating robocalls and text messages. Show More Summary

SEC Proposes Hedging Disclosures Regarding Directors, Officers and Employees

The SEC has proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as codified in Section 14(j) of the Exchange Act, which requires annual meeting proxy statement disclosure of whether...Show More Summary

South Carolina House Passes Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

The South Carolina state House has approved a pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, because research shows unborn children can feel intense pain. Called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H3114) the measure received an 80-27 vote in the House and now moves to the state Senate. More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ […]

TCPA logic fail — and an ironic target

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Lawyers continue to craft class actions (here, here, etc.) demanding hundreds of millions or billions of dollars from businesses over what are often inadvertent or gray-area violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which bans unsolicited phone communication. Show More Summary

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