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The Climate Post: SCOTUS Overturns Mercury Rule

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Clean Air Act required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the costs of its Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule when determining whether it was "appropriate...Show More Summary

As Supreme Court Protects Fair Housing, Still Miles to Go on Voting Rights

Nearly 50 years ago, just days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in tribute to the slain civil rights leader. The housing law, following the...Show More Summary

With Pollution Levels Dropping, is Small Particle Air Pollution Really Killing Americans?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Unnoticed by most citizens, last week the United States Senate introduced the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2015.” The act is aimed at the Environmental Protection Agency’s practice of refusing to disclose data from scientific studies that support new pollution regulations. The act indirectly questions the EPA assertion that Americans…

A dire threat to public employees from the Supreme Court

To all those who detected a shift toward progressive thinking in the Supreme Court's rulings last week protecting the Affordable Care Act and legalizing gay marriage: You should stop celebrating now.

54 Changes To ObamaCare: Latest Additions

By our count at the Galen Institute, more than 54 significant changes have been made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act since it was enacted in 2010 – at least 34 that the Obama administration has made unilaterally, 17 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Police Threaten Religious Freedom Protected by a newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act law and a freshly-minted 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS, the First Church of Cannabis---it's like the best...Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on John Roberts' Modest Arrogance

yesterdayNews : Reason

Three years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, to save a key provision that he believed would otherwise be unconstitutional. Last week he did it again, this timeShow More Summary

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Auto Lender To Military

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a lender that specializes in used-car loans to military service members, alleging “unlawful acts and practices” used in aggressively collecting overdue payments. The lender, Security National Automotive Acceptance Company, Mason, Ohio, allegedly took advantage of military rules to put pressure on service members to pay [...]

Local leaders – Aaron Clausen (Canberra Nature Map and NatureMapr)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When Aaron Clausen accidentally rode his mountain bike through a patch of critically endangered Canberra spider orchids, he realised more could be done to identify and protect the ACT’s endangered wildlife.  The IT consultant founded the Canberra Nature Map project, a citizen science portal for park care groups, volunteers and members of the public to report [...]

Did Supreme Court Skip the More Important ObamaCare Subsidies?

Pro-life groups argue taxpayer premiums are still funding abortions on demand. Two leading pro-life groups say the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) means that taxpayer dollars...Show More Summary

Nurses Share How Babies Born Alive After Abortions are Killed or Left to Die

(LiveActionNews) — In the United States, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act requires abortionists and staff to give medical care to a child accidentally born alive during an abortion. However, Live Action has discovered through undercover investigations that many abortionists ignore this law. Babies are also born alive after abortions in Europe. The ACLJ, which is […]

SCOTUS: EPA, You ‘Unreasonably’ Interpreted The Clean Air Act

In a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency “unreasonably” interpreted the Clean Air Act...

House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, 247-180, to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan until litigation on the plan has finished. The bill, called the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042) goes to the U.S. Senate now and coincides with a Senate a

Ohio Abortion Clinic Has 30 Days to Obey the Law or Face Closure

If an Ohio-based abortion facility doesn’t get its act together and start following an important state law protecting the health and safety of women, it faces being closed down by the state health department. Today, Ohio Right to Life obtained a notification from the Ohio Department of Health that Women’s Med Center of Dayton (WMC) […]

TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Issues "Religious Liberty" Directive To Protect Anti-Gay State Staffers From "Adverse Action"

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Talking Points Memo: Following the ruling, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a directive on Friday ordering state agencies to "prioritize compliance" with the First Amendment and Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The directive...Show More Summary

Protect a Bullied Student in this Game Where You Are a School Principal

Male student David Jefferson is wearing makeup to school as an act of nonbinary gender expression. You, the school principal, have to keep him from being bullied by his peers. You can either implement a costly, time-consuming anti-bullying program, or turn David into a pineapple, making his gender nonconformity a nonissue. Show More Summary

Do Not Call Keeps Ringing

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits the initiation of "any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior consent of the called party."

King v. Burwell: Six Humpty Dumptys Playing Calvinball

My King v. Burwell recap is up at SCOTUSblog. Excerpt: In King v. Burwell, all nine Supreme Court Justices agreed on one thing. The King challengers claimed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes the Internal...Show More Summary

Recommitting to the US Refugee Protection System on the 35th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980

The Refugee Act of 1980 sought to bring US law into conformity with the 1951 United Nations Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, which prohibited the return of persons at risk of persecution to their states...Show More Summary

Rescue cop hurt due to lack of ‘competent’ crew: $106M suit

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Detective Darin Caputo, 48, filed the suit under the Jones Act, a federal statute that protects seamen who are injured in the line of duty.

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