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Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks 3 new anti-abortion …

Details: The Oklahoma Supreme Court has blocked three anti-abortion laws that were scheduled to take effect Nov. 1 OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday blocked three anti-abortion laws that

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10 new state laws shift power over elections to partisan

Details: 10 new state laws shift power over elections to partisan entities. In the context of 2020's election, it's a "worrying trend," one lawyer argued. Texas …

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California governor signs privacy laws for abortion

Details: The new laws, coupled with Newsom's comments, only sharpen the political rivalry between the nation's two most populous states. California and Texas have become bastions of …

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Report: Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the US

Details: The existing laws can even discourage hate crime victims from coming forward, advocates say in the report, which also cites widespread flaws in the collection and reporting of data.

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From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring

Details: A gardener uses a leaf blower to clear leaves at a home in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 92% of the new laws lawmakers sent to him at the end of the years

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Racial protests reckoning: Maryland police reform laws

Details: The laws are part of a package of police reform measures state lawmakers approved this year. One law taking effect Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 creates a unit in the attorney general’s office to

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Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington

Details: The laws constitute what is likely the nation’s most ambitious police reform legislation. Supporters said they would help undo racial inequity in the justice system — “a mandate from the

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NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate

Details: NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes. North Carolina Senate Republicans have pushed a trio of election measures through their …

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'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not

Details: 'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science. Ohio maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Michael Cackovic says Republican-backed laws banning abortions at what they term the

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Top 5 Pieces of Environmental Legislation

Details: "It is one of the few laws that expressly values non-human life," says Peter Galvin, conservation director, Center for Biological Diversity. In a sense, the ESA can be traced back to …

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Here's what you need to know about the new law on

Details: The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, or TRACED Act, increases fines on spam robocallers from $1,500 to as much as $10,000 per illegal call. It also requires phone

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Abortion supporters ask Oklahoma court to put 3 laws on

Details: The case in Oklahoma County District Court challenged five abortion laws that were enacted last Legislative session. Truong temporarily blocked two of the five laws

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Texas 'heartbeat act' part of wave of red-state laws

Details: And unlike whistleblower laws, for instance, experts say this type of legislation is designed to suppress the constitutionally protected rights of others.

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For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

Details: For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle. When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in coming days it'll mark the …

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Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others

Details: Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others. An Oklahoma judge has temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from taking …

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India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

Details: India’s top court has temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of …

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Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington

Details: The laws, passed by a Legislature controlled by Democrats and signed by a Democratic governor, constitute what is likely the nation's most ambitious police reform legislation.

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Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect

Details: A California law taking effect Jan. 1 could make pork harder to find and more expensive. Jeannie Kim holds her popular bacon and eggs breakfast …

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Judge blocks Arizona laws banning school, city mask

Details: Judge blocks Arizona laws banning school, city mask mandates. A judge has struck down Republican-passed Arizona laws that block schools from requiring masks and …

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Video GOP-led states see push for laws promoting

Details: GOP-led states see push for laws promoting vigilantism. Red states are seeing an increase in laws allowing average citizens to use the legal system as a weapon against those with different views.

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Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

Details: Horwitz said the laws in many states are still new, and he is working to educate local officials on how to use them. He said a federal grant program to incentivize implementation would be a …

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Tennessee senator indicted on campaign cash scheme charges

Details: 2 days ago · NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee state senator and a Nashville social club owner were indicted on charges that they violated campaign finance laws by …

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California to replace the word 'alien' from its laws

Details: California passed laws in 2015 and 2016 that removed the word from the state's labor and education code. But the law Newsom signed on Friday finishes the job by removing the word from all state laws.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

Details: The 5-2 ruling marks the second time that the court has upheld the lame-duck laws passed in December 2018, just weeks before Gov. Tony Evers and …

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Indian farmers protest agriculture laws near Parliament

Details: Indian farmers protest agriculture laws near Parliament. More than 200 farmers are demonstrating near India’s Parliament to mark eight months of protests against agricultural laws

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Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting

Details: Texas would be the latest state to pass new laws, following moves in other Republican-controlled states like Arizona, Florida and Georgia to put in place similar restrictions — efforts driven by

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New bill that would define 'consent' in New York has the

Details: And defining consent in our laws is a critical key to the solution. Right now, our laws vary across the country, no state or territory, absolutely defines consent in our laws," Short told ABC News.

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Teachers, students speak out against Texas laws targeting

Details: Teachers, students speak out against Texas laws targeting critical race theory. Bans on anti-racist education could impact students’ development, teachers say.

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New York to pass series of gun laws, including a ban on

Details: New York to pass series of gun laws, including a ban on bump stocks, to make state 'safer place for everyone' The measures will go through the state legislature before going to Cuomo.

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EU court tells Poland to pay $1.2M a day in judicial

Details: 7 hours ago · The EU's executive commission had requested the penalty until the Polish government acts to improve the functioning of the Polish Supreme Court and suspends new laws

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California lawmakers seek to remove 'he' from state laws

Details: But the state has tens of thousands of laws, so many that bound books — each with about 500 pages — fill an entire wall at the California State Library. Bauer-Kahan's bill is an attempt to

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GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits

Details: Putting local officers in a position to decide which laws to enforce is the last thing police need at a time when cities such as St. Louis are experiencing a rise in violent crime, Isom said.

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Voting rights legislation sits in Congress while states

Details: Voting rights legislation sits in Congress while states move ahead with reforms. Texas Democrats walked out of the chamber to prevent the vote. …

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DOJ: 2 states' transgender restrictions

Details: The DOJ said the laws in both states violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. It also said the West Virginia law violates Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of

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What ending the federal marijuana prohibition could mean

Details: For the first time in history, some Senate Democrats introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances -- laws

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Down syndrome abortion bans gain traction after court

Details: “If these laws are upheld, that would create a precedent that would increase the likelihood that other types of protective pro-life laws would be upheld,” he said via email.

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After Connecticut legalizes marijuana, only 2 New England

Details: Ward said Connecticut's law came following years of lobbying and changing views on drug laws by state lawmakers. The successful legalization movements in …

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Female farmers protest against new Indian agriculture laws

Details: Thousands of female farmers have held sit-ins and a hunger strike in India’s capital in protests on International Women’s Day against new agricultural laws. An Indian female farmer activist

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90 years later, Prohibition officially ending in

Details: Dozens of temperance laws were enacted in the Mississippi Legislature in the 1800s, including one in 1873 that mandated that if any state officeholders were “found drunk, or in a state of

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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Details: The 10 waived laws include requirements for having open competition, justifying selections and receiving all bonding from a contractor before any work can begin.

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To-go drinks an elixir for public, a lifeline

Details: The laws also have different sunset dates. Alabama is only allowing carryout cocktails through Sept. 15, while Colorado and Massachusetts have extended them into next year. Michigan is …

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US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

Details: The laws, which apply to tests performed after Jan. 1, aren’t expected to cause much disruption for the industry because many companies already use …

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Montana only state to ban vaccine requirements for

Details: Montana is the only state in the U.S. with a law like this for private employers, said Hemi Tewarson, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.

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13 questions about guns in the United States and the

Details: — -- The ongoing national conversation about possible changes to gun laws has prompted questions about the way the system works currently. The way in which federal laws mandate gun sales records

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State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect

Details: State laws that restrict abortion are almost always challenged in court, and the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade, remains the law of the land for deciding if those state laws

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Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Details: Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws. Select Hong Kong residents are voting for members of the Election Committee that …

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Inside the rise of AR-15-style rifles in America

Details: 11 hours ago · Sometimes after a high-profile mass shooting, states will tighten up gun laws, such as by requiring background checks, reducing the sale of certain …

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Former Giuliani associate Lev Parnas found guilty of

Details: "Campaign finance laws are designed to protect the integrity of our free and fair elections -- unencumbered by foreign interests or influence -- and safeguarding those laws is essential to

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