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17 Errors & Omissions in Vox's Otherwise Excellent History of King v. Burwell

Michael F. Cannon This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, one of four legal challenges to an IRS regulation that purports to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but in fact vastly expands the IRS’s powers beyond the limits imposed by the Act. Show More Summary

H.R. 1029, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015

The CBO doesn't think that implementing the changes propossed by this legislation would cost very much: H.R. 1029 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make various changes related to the qualifications of members serving on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and to expand disclosure requirements for members of...

NBA's Earl Watson -- My Wife's Acting Career Tanked ... After 'My Wife And Kids'

Ex-NBA player Earl Watson claims he shouldn't have to pay up just because his estranged wife's acting career FELL OFF A CLIFF after her days of starring on a hit TV show... and wants a judge to protect his wallet in their nasty child support…

White House Drops ‘Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act’ Draft

In a late-Friday release, the White House published a draft of its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. You can read the full text here. The bill sets out to, in its own words, “establish baseline protections for individual privacy...Show More Summary

ARKANSAS: NOM Backs Bill To Allow Businesses To Reject LGBT Customers

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In Arkansas, two courageous state legislators, Rep. Ballinger and Sen. Hester, have introduced HB1228, the Conscience Protection Act, in the Arkansas state assembly. The legislators of the state of Arkansas need to hear from you right away... Show More Summary

The FCC has acted on net neutrality. Now it's Congress' turn

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

For a decade, Congress twiddled its collective thumbs while the Federal Communications Commission took an increasingly rigorous approach to protecting net neutrality.

Steve Wozniak declares FCC’s net neutrality ruling a ‘victory for the people’

Today the FCC made a historic move to protect net neutrality. By reclassifying ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, the internet is now regulated like a utility. “While some other countries try to control the internet, the action … Read more ›

Is The SEC Defying Dodd-Frank Law On Pay-Ratio Rule?

In July 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 953(b) of that law directs the SEC to require public companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees,...Show More Summary

Obama Threatens ICE Agents if They Deport Illegal Aliens Protected by His Decrees

Barack Obama, acting more like a king than a president, issued a threat to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers if they disobey his orders to not deport illegal aliens he is protecting with ‘executive action’ memos that are being blocked … Continue reading ?

Net Neutrality Congratulations

Congratulations and thank you to the civil society actors who acted to help protect an open internet.ACLUBerkman Center ColorOfChange.orgCommon CauseCREDO ActionDaily KosDemand ProgressElectronic Frontier FoundationFree Press Fight for...Show More Summary

Rep. Wagner Introduces Anti-Investor 'Retail Investor Protection Act'

If a contest for the most Orwellian bill title were held, Rep. Ann Wagner's newly reintroduced "Retail Investor Protection Act" would be a serious contender. That's because Rep. Wagner's bill would "protect" retail investors by making...Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins on attack: “Children need to be protected” from religious parents

"There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children"

Congress Must Defend, Strengthen Wall Street Reform or Risk Return of ‘Casino’ Economy

The AFL-CIO Executive Council urged Congress to stand with the labor movement and President Barack Obama in defending the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act from attacks by Wall Street’s friends in Congress, in a statement released yesterday at its winter meeting in Atlanta. The council also urged new financial industry reforms.

Madeleine Albright: The UN 'Has To Act' If A State Doesn't Protect Its Citizens

Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, chairs the Advisory Council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. She spoke to The European last week about international security. The European: Mrs. Secretary, the slogan of this year's Munich Security Conference asked whether the world order was collapsing. Show More Summary

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than One That Fails to Protect the Poorest Children

For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Its purpose has been to raise achievement for poor children through extra support to their schools to help meet their greater educational needs. Show More Summary

Court decision: 'More likely than not' Kurt Busch committed 'act of abuse'

After granting Patricia Driscoll a protection order from Kurt Busch, the commissioner assigned to the case issued an decision on Friday. It comes a day after Busch's attorney, Rusty Hardin, filed a motion to re-open the hearing regarding the protection order, which stems from an alleged assault on Sept. Show More Summary

The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn’t Just Blocked Obama’s Amnesty

While a federal judge’s injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news. According to CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske,...Show More Summary

More Tales of the TCPA: $342K Fine for Violation-Laden Robocalls

Spoofing tactic appears to backfire on robocaller. As a public service, we offer a couple of helpful CommLawBlog tips to folks who feel like violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making unsolicited prerecorded advertising calls: First and foremost, DON’T violate the TCPA; If you insist on ignoring Tip No. Show More Summary

Kansas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions That Dismember Unborn Babies

Great news from Kansas. Friday morning the Senate approved SB 95, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, by a vote of 31-9. Crafted by the National Right to Life Committee to withstand Constitutional scrutiny, SB 95 heads to a very receptive House, where it is expected to pass easily, and then on to […]

Pro-life vid: “Man on the street” response to GOP abortion cop-out

by Kelli It was only a month ago that the news of the House’s decision not to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act reached the ears of stunned March for Life participants in Washington, D.C. While some pro-life leaders personally attempted to visit ringleader Rep. Show More Summary

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