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Seventh Circuit Rejects Argument that Sexual Orientation is Covered Under Title VII

Today, HRC released the following statement in response to a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting the argument that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Show More Summary

How To Be A Non-Threatening Woman

A satirical article lays out some strategies for women in leadership positions to help assist them in protecting the fragile male ego. Women in leadership positions are often instructed on how to act so they don't appear too aggressive or bitchy. Show More Summary

Wells Fargo under investigation for repossessing vehicles from military members

Wells Fargo allegedly violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, a federal law that protects active duty servicemen from things like repossessions. Continue reading Wells Fargo under investigation for repossessing vehicles from military...Show More Summary

Should the gray wolf keep its endangered species protection?

A decision by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from protection under the US Endangered Species Act may be made as early as this fall. Research presents strong evidence that the scientific reason advanced by the service for delisting the gray wolf is incorrect.

Well Said: Bad Religion and Bubbles of Protection

This quote has been coming to mind repeatedly as one violent act after another are committed upon innocents. Combined with the feeling of chaos that the upcoming election brings, I am emotionally reeling. This gives me much needed perspective. Show More Summary

Conservationists Warn Endangered Species Will Vanish Forever Unless We Act Now

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Scientists from around the world are calling for increased efforts to protect many of the Earth’s largest and most enchanting species before humanity wipes them out. In an open letter published Wednesday in the journal BioScience, 43...Show More Summary

SC Soldiers Acting as Good Samaritans at Bar Are Killed

Witnesses say two soldiers were only trying to protect a woman from her attacker when they were fatally shot at a South Carolina bar shortly before midnight on Saturday. Friends and family say they wouldn't have had it any other way. Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathon Prins intervened after seeing...

Read the Order Blocking Michigan’s Repeal of Straight Ticket Voting

Following up on this post, here is the decision of the District Court finding the elimination of straight ticket voting violates both the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution’s equal protection clause. The state of Michigan has appealed, so now … Continue reading ?

Coastal Review publishes primer on critical habitats

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The key to protecting endangered species: Currently, more than 1,500 species are listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. As of January, though, critical habitat has been designated for 704 listed species, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Show More Summary

Share your story: Do you have a beach or secret cove you want protected along the California coast?

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Road trip! Steve Lopez explores California's 1,100-mile coastline July 25, 2016, 12:18 p.m. On the 40th anniversary of California's Coastal Act, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez is on a road trip from Oregon to Mexico to explore the state's 1,100 miles of beaches, wetlands, wave-pounded...

Why Someone Should Date You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

At their best, a Cancer is a hard working, deeply sensitive person. They try to protect every heart they encounter, and really act like a nurturing force in so many lives. It is rare to find someone who cares as much as a Cancer, and it is their best attribute.

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

last weekNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug...

Digital advocates call DMCA copyright restrictions unconstitutional - CNET

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the government, arguing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has outlived its usefulness in protecting copyrighted material from pirates and stifles free speech.

Microsoft was just ordered to stop Windows 10 from spying on users

After learning just how much data Windows 10 might be collecting from users, France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has ordered Microsoft to comply with the French Data Protection Act and "stop collecting excessive dataShow More Summary

New Museum opens major multi-floor exhibition featuring efforts to protect and preserve diverse objects and images

last weekArts : Artdaily

This summer the New Museum presents The Keeper, an exhibition dedicated to the act of preserving and collecting objects, artworks, and images. A reflection on the impulse to save both the most precious and the apparently valueless, the...Show More Summary

Six Years Later, What Will Determine The Fate Of Dodd-Frank?

Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, drawing even more attention to the swirl of debate around its impact, issues and implications. Discussion regarding the fate of the heavy-handed legislation – a hot-button issue that’s proven to be an [...]

Bunnie and EFF Sue US Government over DMCA 1201

This morning Bunnie Huang wrote about his reasons for suing the US Government over Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA was enacted in 1996 and put in place far-reaching protections for copyright owners. Show More Summary

Native Women’s Association of Canada Supports “Cassie & Molly’s Law”

Last week the Native Women’s Association of Canada released a strong endorsement for the Protection of Pregnant Women and Their Preborn Children Act. The endorsed bill is C-225, a private member’s bill introduced by Member of Parliament Cathay Wagantall earlier this year. According to Wagantall, her bill would “add new sentences for criminals who knowingly […]

Six Years After Dodd–Frank, a Lot of What Occurs on Wall Street Is Nothing More Than Gambling

Six years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered in Washington to watch President Barack Obama sign into law the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On that day there was a hope that its passage marked the beginning of a new phase in Washington’s approach to Wall Street regulation.

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