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, […]
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 […]
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
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 [...]
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
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
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
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at funds that can act […]
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
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 […]
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......
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...
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
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
Google Glass used by UK businesses must comply with British data protection rules
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
Read this if you are a parent or grandparent. And then 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
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
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 […]