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Decatur’s Planned Actions in Response to Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act

On the agenda for tonight’s city commission meeting – how Decatur will revise its policies in response to Georgia House Bill 60, known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act”.  Here’s Asst. City Manager’s summary to City Manager Peggy Merriss… In response to HB 60, the “Safe Carry Protection Act”, which was effective July 1, 2014, […]

Are Democrats Waging the Real War on Women?

Earlier this month, Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House has already passed this bill – which would protect unborn children from abortion after the fifth month of pregnancy and their mothers from the additional harm late-term abortion can cause. But despite its popularity among […]

How Does Wilson Fire Six Shots, While Getting Beaten, Without Gunshot Residue On Michael Brown?

Darren Wilson might eventually be exonerated for the death of Michael Brown and there's a chance he indeed acted appropriately, at least in terms of self-defense, that fateful day. The law protects him, but it also allows the family of Michael Brown to inquire as to how their unarmed son was killed while walking in the street. Show More Summary

Commencement of Information Privacy Act

The Information Privacy Act 2014 commenced today, bringing into place a new system for protecting privacy in the ACT. The Act promotes the protection of individual privacy by regulating the handling and management of personal information by ACT public sector agencies. “It requires agencies to protect personal information and manage it in a responsible, transparent and balanced [...]

Kennewick Man: science 1, Army Corps and DoJ 0

The U.S. government was intent on “repatriating” the ancient remains of Kennewick Man for burial to Indian tribes in compliance with the perceived spirit of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), though any relation between those remains and current tribes is at best notional. Show More Summary

EPA: Brown's $25 Billion Delta Water Tunnels Violate Federal Law

The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that Governor Jerry Brown's proposed $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species. Brown's plan calls for...Show More Summary

FISA Court Twists PATRIOT Act To Pretend It's Okay To Spy On Americans Based On Their Constitutionally Protected Speech

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written before about how it appears that the DOJ/FBI and NSA have conducted surveillance on Americans almost entirely based on First Amendment-protected activities. Whenever that issue comes up, the Intelligence Community and its...Show More Summary

The Hard Work Of Portfolio Protection

My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at funds that can act […]

20 corals protected under Endangered Species Act because of global warming, ocean acidification

SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. Show More Summary

National Pro-Life Group Endorses Steve Daines for Senate in Montana

The National Right to Life Committee today endorsed Rep. Steve Daines for United States Senate. Rep. Daines opposes unrestricted abortion. He voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – groundbreaking legislation to protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of feeling great pain when being killed […]

FedEx Ruling: Form, Rather Than Label, Determines Independent Contractor Status

Independent contractor or actual employee? An employee gets Fair Labor Standards Act protections, including overtime and benefits. Independent contractors get, well, their salary. The appeal of contractors then, is obvious for big companies like FedEx. Unfortunately, as FedEx just learned, often it's not the label that matters -- it's the......

Michigan Conservation Act Passed, Wolf Hunt Protected

Conservationists and hunters declared victory in Michigan on Wednesday as the state Legislature voted to pass The Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. The citizen-initiated act, which among other things protects the state's wolf season from a...

Former Rotherham Children's Services Director Admits She Failed To Act, Keeps New Role

Yet another senior official who failed to protect 1,400 children in Rotherham from a predatory paedophile gang, has made a weak apology but refused to give up her new job. This time it was the turn of former director of Children's Services, Sonia Sharp, who is now working for the Victoria department of education, Australia. Show More Summary

Students Invent Nail Polish That Helps Protect Women Against Date Rape

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

It’s incredible to think that date rape is still such a prevalent thing that people are still working on scientific methods of battling against this disgusting and cowardly act, but since it’s still happening it’s a good thing there are people like the four guys in this picture figuring out scientific ways to protect women. Show More Summary

Commercial Use of Google Glass Faces Tough UK Data Protection Act

Google Glass used by UK businesses must comply with British data protection rules

10 of the Worst Congressional Acronyms Ever

Ten of the worst (or possibly greatest) congressional backronyms—intentional acronyms created by attention-seeking lawmakers, or more likely, their poor staffers: CHOMP: Consumers Have Options for Molar Protection Act, sponsored by former Rep. Show More Summary

Revisiting the Endangered Species Act

In 1900, the United States government enacted the first federal law designed to protect wildlife, the Lacey Act, which prohibited interstate commerce of animals killed in violation of state game laws. In 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act made it illegal to hunt, pursue, take, capture, kill, or sell any migratory birds without a proper license. Show More Summary

Illegal Immigrant Who Killed 2 Girls Released, Protected by Obama’s DREAM Act

One of Barack Obama’s illegal aliens upon whom one of his illegal alien protection acts was bestowed has been found guilty of killing two little girls in a car accident but has been released from jail because she is protected by Obama. Show More Summary

Revenge Thriller ‘Cold In July’ Dated For Home Video

A man simply trying to protect his home and family commits a spur-of-the-moment act that will have unforeseen – and unimaginable – consequences in the simmering thriller Cold In July. The film, boasting a powerhouse cast, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on September 30, 2014. “How can a […]

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