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Australia Considers New Copyright Law That Could Be Interpreted To Ban VPNs

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Some months back, our own Glyn Moody wrote about the music industry in Australia and its attempt to basically broadly multiply copyright protections, routing around the public's representatives in government to get ISPs to act as judge, jury and executioner. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans, Scourge of Functional Democracy, Are Blocking the Washington Voting Rights Act

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

President Lydon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. looks on. Republicans apparently don't want to protect the rights he fought for. Senate.gov Senate Republicans appear to be letting the Washington Voting Rights Act die, rather than pass it, for the third year in a row. Show More Summary

Renee Ellmers Faces Pro-Life Primary Opponent After Sabotaging 20-Week Abortion Ban

In January, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers led the charge to sabotage the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a move that ultimately forced Republicans to pull the bill from the House floor — because she disagreed with a requirement in the bill that rape be reported to a law enforcement agency before an abortion is […]

Three quarters of Americans believe sexual orientation should be a protected class

A majority of respondents also favored the Affordable Care Act and saw legalized marijuana as inevitable

59 percent of California physicians support Affordable Care Act, study shows

77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it, a new study suggests.

Fair Housing Means Integration

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide whether longstanding civil rights protections, known as "disparate impact," will continue to exist under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Disparate impact allows courts to examine practices thatShow More Summary

In California, physician support for Affordable Care Act comes down along party lines

A survey of California doctors found that a majority of the 525 who responded believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, nee Obamacare) will steer the country's health care in the right direction. read more

Amazon Files Lawsuit to Prevent Fake Reviews — Design News

Amazon is suing sites that it accuses of selling fake product reviews for trademark infringement, false advertising and violations to the Consumer Protection Act. At least one of the sites, buyamazonreviews.com, says the reviews they offer aren't fake. READ MORE »

59 Percent of California Physicians Support Affordable Care Act

77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it. Also, 525 doctors surveyed believe ACA will steer the country's health care in the right direction.

U.S. Plans Stiffer Rules Protecting Retiree Cash

The rules would eliminate some loopholes that allow brokers to avoid acting as fiduciaries when providing advice on retirement accounts like 401(k)’s.

Oklahoma becomes second state to ban dismemberment abortions

'The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act is starting to transform the debate about abortion policy in the United States,' said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias.

A Rule Proposal Could Protect Investors Saving for Retirement

The rules would eliminate some loopholes that allow brokers to avoid acting as fiduciaries when providing advice on retirement accounts like 401(k)s.

Bell Withdraws Ads Program Due to OPC Privacy Concerns

Bell’s “Relevant Advertising Program” sparked an unprecedented 170 privacy-related complaints under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, after it was announced. Show More Summary

GOP Leader says 20-week abortion ban coming back for a vote: May 7 protest still scheduled

In a “pen-and-pad sit-down” with reporters today, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is circling back around for a vote. According to Roll Call: McCarthy also said he intended...Show More Summary

When is an Employee "Working?" This is a Complex Legal Question.

Employee "working" status triggers a variety of protections including, for many hourly employees, minimum wage and overtime standards. However, the term "work" was not precisely defined in the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act creating a federal minimum wage. Show More Summary

New York Times Defends Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

Extremists are screaming about abortion again – and they’re not pro-lifers. In an April 9 piece, The New York Times Editorial Board criticized Kansas’ Senate Bill 95, or the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, signed into law April 7. Show More Summary

NYT Editorial Board Defends ‘Dismemberment Abortion’ Under ‘Legislative Assault’

Extremists are screaming about abortion again – and they're not pro-lifers. In an April 9 piece, The New York Times Editorial Board criticized Kansas’ Senate Bill 95, or the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, signed into law April 7. Show More Summary

Pro-life protest of Speaker Boehner, Part 2

On March 25 I was one of eight people arrested outside Speaker Boehner's office in Washington, DC, as we protested the House GOP's failure to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act two months after they had failed to passShow More Summary

New York Times Forced to Report How Dismemberment Abortions “Slice and Crush” an Unborn Baby

You didn’t need a degree in nuclear physics to know that the New York Times would go apoplectic because Kansas became the first in the nation to pass The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. Before I talk about “Kansas Tries to Stamp Out Abortion,” let me offer some examples of the Times’ hot-button […]

Freelance Creative Professionals Protection Act: What you need to know

In a few weeks, during April 2015, President Obama and the US Congress will meet to discuss the Freelance Creative Professionals Protection Act, whose purpose is to better define the work being done by creatives – designers, writers, video editors and so on – in relation to their clients. Show More Summary

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