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Details: Laws and procedures to evict tenants in some Southern states are among the most landlord-friendly in the U.S. Will Parker. August 2, 2021. Obituaries.

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Justice Department Warns States Over New Voting Laws

Details: WASHINGTON—The Justice Department warned states on Wednesday that they must comply with federal election laws, underscoring the Biden administration’s focus on voting access as some Republican

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States’ New Voting Laws: What You Need to Know

Details: State bills and new laws to change voting rules are in the spotlight following the contentious 2020 election. Some of the highest-profile measures …

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Republicans Top Democrats in Passing State Voting Laws

Details: The flurry of new laws at the state level comes as Democrats’ effort to pass federal-level voting legislation has stalled due to Republican opposition in the Senate. Taken together, the changes

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The Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know

Details: Three decades ago, a tech historian, Melvin Kranzberg, explained society’s unease with technology in six laws we all need to understand in the era of Facebook, Google and the iPhone.

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China Prepares New Anti-Sanction Laws for Hong Kong and

Details: The new laws are expected to mirror China’s own “antiforeign sanctions law,” which Beijing rushed through in June in response to sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe, the

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Voting Rights: A Legal Battle Is Under Way Across the U.S

Details: Voting laws passed in the wake of the 2020 election are facing a wave of court challenges, setting up a series of legal battles this year that could help reshape the rules around voting for years

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Eviction Ban’s Expiration Leaves Renters in South

Details: Laws, procedures to evict tenants in some Southern states are among the most landlord-friendly in U.S. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many Americans to accept new financial realities.

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Where Voting Laws Are Most Likely to Change for the 2022

Details: Where Voting Laws Are Most Likely to Change for the 2022 Election Nearly 1,800 bills have been filed to change election laws, but only about half have a fair chance of passing.

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Covid-19, Protests Prompt New Laws in 2021 Across U.S.

Details: Covid-19, Protests Prompt New Laws in 2021 Across U.S. Workers’ rights, affordable health care and police reform are among issues in focus for state legislatures

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Unenforceable Laws Against Pleasure

Details: Sumptuary laws had largely fallen into disuse by the 19th century, but they were once a near-universal tool, used in the East and West alike to control economies and preserve social hierarchies.

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CEOs Plan New Push on Voting Legislation

Details: A statement could come early this week, the people said, and would build on one that 72 Black executives signed last month in the wake of changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Mr. Chenault told

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Biden, Under Pressure to Ease Voting Curbs, Blasts New

Details: Biden, Under Pressure to Ease Voting Curbs, Blasts New State GOP Laws Administration has limited options to expand voter access without getting rid of Senate filibuster, and hopes to build

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Georgia’s New Voting Law Aims to Restrict Black Vote

Details: The Biden administration’s lawsuit marks the first such federal government challenge to Republican-backed efforts in multiple states to tighten voting laws.

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The Facts on Florida’s Election Law

Details: There are 4,361 in Florida, the USPS says. Florida’s law bans vote harvesting, making it a misdemeanor for anyone to possess more than two ballots other than his own or those of …

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What Are Militias and Are They Legal

Details: “The U.S. Constitution and state laws use the term ‘militia’ to refer to all able-bodied residents between certain ages who may be called forth by the government when there is a specific

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India’s Supreme Court Puts Hold on Farming Laws to Defuse

Details: Open Queue. NEW DELHI—India’s Supreme Court put on hold new farm laws on Tuesday, seeking to end a standoff between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and the thousands of protesting

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Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law

Details: The new guidelines also say that federal laws don’t prevent or limit incentives that can be offered to workers to voluntarily take the vaccine. And employers that are administering vaccines to

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Facebook, Twitter, Google Threaten to Quit Hong Kong Over

Details: Facebook, Twitter, Google Threaten to Quit Hong Kong Over Proposed Data Laws Industry group representing companies says proposed anti …

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In Ireland, Protests Spur Push for Hate-Crime Laws

Details: People of color report frequent racist attacks in Ireland, but the nation is one of few in the Western world without specific laws to prosecute those motivated by racial or religious hatred.

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Fliers Are Fed Up With Airlines. It’s Time for a New Bill

Details: 19 hours ago · Congress shielded airlines from state consumer laws in 1978, but consumer groups are now pressing to end that protection. Photo: jim lo scalzo/Shutterstock

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EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary

Details: 1 day ago · EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary: Money Brussels begins using pandemic-recovery money in its escalating culture wars with governments accused of …

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California, the Shoplifting State

Details: WSJOpinion. Nov. 2, 2020 6:54 pm ET. Print. Text. 841. Progressives in California in recent years have strengthened property rights—to other people’s property. Shoplifting has …

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GOP Sharpens Criticism of Corporate Pushback on GOP Voting

Details: Open Queue. WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened “serious consequences” for corporations that retaliate against Republican-led efforts to pass new state election laws

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Mandatory Mask Laws Aren’t Enforced as Coronavirus

Details: Mandatory Mask Laws Aren’t Enforced as Coronavirus Continues to Spread Some police departments refuse to enforce rules meant to slow the spread of …

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In California, New Year Brings New Regulations for

Details: California ushered in a host of laws Wednesday—the first day of the year—that will mean major changes for consumers, workers and businesses. Passed by a …

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Is Joe Biden Embarrassed by Delaware’s Voting Law

Details: Thanks to Karl Rove for exposing the ways many states “restrict” voter turnout with their restrictive election laws, including President Biden’s home state of Delaware.

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Texas Lawmakers Pass Election Bill as Florida Governor

Details: 1,493. AUSTIN, Texas—Lawmakers in Texas approved Republican-sponsored election legislation early Friday, after an all-night debate. Republicans characterized the …

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Texas Firearms Bill Revives Gun-Rights Strategy Rejected

Details: Texas is renewing a strategy that seeks to circumvent federal gun-control laws, one that lawmakers hope makes its way to the Supreme Court to test longstanding doctrine on …

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States Stiffen Penalties for Those Deemed Rioters at

Details: Some Democrats worry the new laws are intended to, and will, make people fearful to join peaceful protests, including those after Mr. Floyd’s 2020 killing by former Minneapolis police officer

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Second Amendment ‘Sanctuaries’

Details: Instead, one state representative wants to call in the National Guard to enforce gun laws, and another has introduced a bill that requires firing police officers who don’t enforce a gun statute.

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The Gun Control Mirage

Details: More gun laws won’t stop mass shootings by determined killers. A little-known device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in

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Many Companies Want Remote Workers—Except From Colorado

Details: June 17, 2021 9:47 am ET. Print. Text. 650. Big companies are hiring for remote positions that can be performed in any state across the U.S. except one: Colorado. At issue is a new Colorado law

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Estate and Gift Taxes 2020-2021: Here’s What You Need to

Details: For 2020 and 2021, the top estate-tax rate is 40%. The increase in the exemption is set to lapse after 2025. But the Treasury Department and the IRS issued “grandfather” regulations in 2019

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Union Appeals Amazon Election in Alabama, Says Company

Details: Amazon said it followed all laws. A union is seeking a new election after employees of an Alabama warehouse voted not to unionize and says the company violated legal …

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Biden Tax Plan’s Potential Impact on Your IRA

Details: With the top rates expected to rise under the President Biden’s proposed tax plan, changes before the law changes—such as a Roth conversion—can help many …

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Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly

Details: Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly. Its laws are among the world’s least permissive. And most criminals don’t get weapons from …

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Guns in the Parking Lot: A Delicate Workplace Issue

Details: Today, some 22 states have passed laws that limit property owners' ability to ban firearms in vehicles in parking areas, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a …

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Blue-State Voter ‘Suppression’

Details: Open Queue. Moves by Republican legislators to reform state election laws are drawing incendiary accusations from Democrats. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams denounced them as

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Warning to the Real-Estate Cartel

Details: The Justice Department backed out last week of a proposed settlement with the National Association of Realtors to take a fresh look at the notoriously high …

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On the Legality of Sugar-Daddies

Details: By Nathan Koppel. Times are tough, with many college students staring down the barrel of significant debt upon graduation. Seeking to help defray their …

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Farmers Will Reap the Benefits of Modi’s Reforms

Details: The case for the new laws is straightforward. They promise to end local monopolies at the government-controlled yards where farmers in many states are forced to sell their grains.

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Supreme Court’s Bridgegate Ruling Casts Shadow on Federal

Details: The court’s 2020 decision limiting application of antifraud laws leads prosecutors to urge the dismissal of most charges in a high-profile insider-trading case. Other defendants might benefit, too.

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Honeywell Discloses Foreign Bribery Probes

Details: “Honeywell complies with all laws in all countries in which we do business and requires all of our representatives to do the same,” a Honeywell spokesman said in a …

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Stephen Hawking on God, Science and the Origins of

Details: The discovery recently of the extreme fine-tuning of so many laws of nature could lead some back to the idea that this grand design is the work of some grand Designer. Yet the latest advances in

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The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Big Tech’s Censorship

Details: Big Tech censorship has provoked interest in new civil-rights statutes—state laws that would bar the companies from viewpoint discrimination …

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Want to Build an Online Sports-Betting Empire

Details: 18 hours ago · A West Hollywood company was ready to launch its sports-gambling app in the U.S. A patchwork of laws led it to buy a room full of slot machines at a Nevada truck stop.

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Pro Bankruptcy Briefing: Student Loan Bankruptcy Reform

Details: Senators from both parties are backing efforts to change the nation’s bankruptcy laws to ease student debt, and nonbank lender Alpha Latam didn’t …

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexual-Harassment Findings: What You

Details: 1 day ago · The sexual-harassment scandal surrounding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo escalated Tuesday when investigators released a lengthy report finding …

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