Over the weekend the West Virginia House and Senate put the finishing touches on a hugely important bill. If Gov. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs HB 4588– The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act– West Virginia’s unborn babies, who can feel pain, will be protected from abortion. If there is not a compelling state interest in […]
By Jan Hunter, Director, CareerSTAT, and Dr. Randall Wilson, Senior Project Manager, Jobs for the Future Healthcare consumers aren't the only ones impacted by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Show More Summary
"We cannot launch a military operation in Crimea, as we would expose the eastern border and Ukraine would not be protected," Oleksandr Turchynov tells Agence France Presse.
Lawson v. FMR LLC is a case originating in the First Circuit, that dealt with whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protections extend to employees of a private company that are contractors for public companies. Last week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion clarifying the reach of the Act. Lawson v.......
Before I focus in on this specific point that was "bleeding" from the story but which WHYY's Marty Moss Coane failed to link together with the stereotypical reactions to "White People Failing To Cope With 'Diversifying America' - I want...Show More Summary
The True Detective and Breaking Bad series finales had something surprising in common: it turned out we weren't the only ones keeping an eye on things. (WARNING: SPOILERS) On Perpetual Snipers, Series Finales and the Protective Act of...Show More Summary
The Democrat-led West Virginia state senate passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act over the weekend by a vote of 29-5, with the support of 19 Democrats. The legislation had previously been passed by the Democrat-controlled state house by a vote of 79-17 with the support of 33 Democrats. Show More Summary
The legal landscape of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), both before and after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required telemarketers last October to begin obtaining the “prior express written consent” of consumers to solicit them, is so densely packed that it is impossible, in limited space, to do more than scratch the surface of the terrain. […]
Last week, a Louisiana Democrat filed a bill in the state's legislator she's calling the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Acts." Like most laws that ostensibly "protect" women from one of the statistically safest medical procedures, the bill doesn't do anything the pretty words in its name suggest. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Yes, once again, the Senate has acted shamefully: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came up short Thursday in her yearlong campaign to overhaul military sexual-assault policies, falling five votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster. Show More Summary
Employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson is advising food manufacturers to be prepared for new whistleblower protections under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The San Francisco, CA-based firm issued a client alert last...Show More Summary
With a March 31, 2014, deadline impending for open enrollment in the insurance exchanges established by “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (also known as Obamacare), the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right to Life Committee today issued a new report, “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in […]
A coda to Tuesday’s action on the Patient Protection Act, the D.C. Council bill that would set mandatory minimum nurse staffing levels in District hospitals: Two days after pushing the council to take action, Vincent B. Orange (D-At Large) won the endorsement of National Nurses United for the upcoming mayoral primary. Orange has “demonstrated his […]
Nowadays it seems that any tackle with a slight lashing of malice is scrutinized and condemned. With the increase of baby-faced and wrapped-in-cotton-wool footballers who refuse to be fouled as to protect their luscious and gelled infrastructure...Show More Summary
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, it's ironic to see the same kinds of bigotry outlawed by that landmark legislation specifically protected by law...Show More Summary
The Volcker Rule is designed to address conflicts of interest in proprietary trading, as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Proprietary trading, where banks trade for their own account and not on behalf of any client...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives, in a rare act of bipartisanship, overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday to protect millions of American homeowners and businesses from dramatic increases in their flood insurance premiums.
In the ongoing legal saga that is made up of multiple legal challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate (with 93 pending cases and counting), the Seventh Circuit has added its two cents again. Back in November the Seventh Circuit weighed in on the issue of......
The Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to approve a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination in houseing, employment, and other areas. SB212, the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, was introduced by State Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) earlier this year. The...
ByTrading the Spread: Executive summary: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to a dramatic rise in Medicaid enrollment over the next decade. Healthcare reform heavily stipulates home and community-based care as an alternative to institutional care. Show More Summary