(David Boutin/Shutterstock) Written by Marjorie Mulhall, Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice who works to defend and strengthen the Endangered Species Act. The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. Show More Summary
MARTA ran afoul of labor laws by firing two employees and suspending another in violation of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, according to federal investigators. The transit agency offered to reinstate the fired workers and paid out $32,000 in lost wages. That was two years ago. Show More Summary
Recent headlines have reminded us too well of the growing need for protection from terror groups and cybercrimes. More than 32,000 people were killed in acts of terrorism in 2014, an increase
NSSF is hailing final Congressional passage of legislation that precludes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from asserting Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) The post NSSF Hails Passage of Priority Legislation with Safeguard for Traditional Ammunition appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.
Remember that law passed in 2010? The one called the Patently Pollyannaish, Asinine,Calamitous Abominaton Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA – AKA “Obamacare”? That law that was supposed to make healthcare more “affordable”? Well, it seems there have been a few little hiccups along the way. Premiums haven’t gone down. For most, […]
YouTube is making moves to protect users from questionable DMCA takedown notices by offering to protect some creators by paying up to $1 million in legal costs. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a U.S. copyright law that seeks to protect copyrighted works, including online videos. Given how easy it is to access, edit, […]
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenges of seven religious non-profits against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) contraceptive mandate.
I'd be surprised if the publicity and coverage surrounding the Magna Carta hasn't touched everyone at some point during the last few months as the 800th anniversary was marked by an array of exciting celebrations, stories and comment. Show More Summary
“‘Chicago embodies unapologetic, old-fashioned values of right and wrong and how you should act,’ he says. Or, in the language of NBC’s ads, it’s a ‘city of heroes’ defined by ‘the people who protect, serve and heal.’ Tales of the urban heartland are tailor-made for the broad audience of network television, a medium that itself […]
To protect our nation's Veterans, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges extreme caution when considering the "Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act," S. 2279. As currently drafted, this legislation contains a misguided provision that removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery and replaces them with nurses. Show More Summary
Much of the public assumes LGBT Americans are protected against discrimination. They're not. It's a problem that's easily fixed - but not in this Congress.
HILLARY CLINTON WILL COME FOR YOUR VIDEO GAMES: For those without time, this particular video introduces the “Family Entertainment Protection Act,” which was cosponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman, Tim Johnson, and Evan Bayh (I’m pleased to note that none of these people currently serve in the Senate). Also: video games destroy children’s minds and souls! […]
Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park. Government bear managers...
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park. Show More Summary
President Obama Endorses The Equality Act; Dallas City Council Unanimously Votes To Strengthen Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections; Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Still Doesn’t Get It; Cleveland VA To Open First VA Transgender Clini...
On Tuesday, the Obama administration endorsed an amendment that would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect gay and transgender Americans. As of yet, there is no federal law that explicitly prevents people from being fired, evicted, or refused service on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. A proposal just to ban employment […]
The bill, the Equality Act, would update the 1964 Civil Rights Act to provide LGBT Americans with lasting protections against discrimination in employment, housing, education and other areas.
American Suppressor Association has a one step form to contact your legislators. It is really simple. You fill in the required information and when you click submit, the form is sent to your state legislator. Click here to go to the link. The post One Step Hearing Protection Act Form appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the US, involves the loss of a special type of cartilage cell lining the joints. Researchers now identify roles for a family of genes, called Iroquois (Irx) genes, in protecting these joint cartilage cells.
Kansans for Life today submitted an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief, supporting Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s position in the matter of the ground-breaking Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. The A.G. is appealing a lower court block on the law with a hearing scheduled Dec. 9 in front of the full, fourteen-member state Court […]