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The French National Assembly passed Bill 609 Wednesday, “relating to the management of the exit from the health crisis.” The bill provides that, beginning on June 9, France’s Prime Minister may “ake the access of people to certain places, establishments or events involving large gatherings of people for leisure activities or trade fairs or exhibitions subject [...]

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The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would enable convicted individuals to elect for execution by firing squad, rather than electrocution or lethal injection. The bill passed by a vote of 66-43 and requires that, if an individual waives his right to choose, execution will be administered by electrocution. A similar [...]

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The US Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Thursday with an overwhelmingly bi-partisan 94-1 vote, acknowledging the increase in discriminatory acts towards Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill if enacted into law will establish a new position within the US Department of Justice to “facilitate the [...]

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill on Wednesday “to require certain documentation be presented before performing an abortion when the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.” The bill amends the Arkansas code restricting abortions of “viable fetuses,” providing that it “shall not prohibit the abortion of a viable fetus if the pregnancy [...]

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The Florida Senate passed House Bill 1 on Thursday, a bill which “combat public disorder” by requiring that municipalities allow law enforcement “to respond appropriately to protect persons and property during a riot or an unlawful assembly” and imposes civil liability for any damages incurred during the riot if a municipality breaches this duty. The [...]

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The Arkansas House of Representatives approved House Bill 1749 on Thursday, which will prevent schools from requiring teachers to refer to students by their preferred pronouns or name if they do not align with the student’s sex assigned at birth. The bill, called “an act to prohibit requiring public school and state-supported institution of higher education [...]

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Ohio judge Alison Hatheway granted a preliminary injunction on Thursday which temporarily blocks an Ohio law banning telemedicine abortions. In a case against the Ohio Department of Health, Planned Parenthood challenged the constitutionality of Ohio Senate Bill 260, which was set to go into effect on Monday, and would institute felony criminal charges for medical providers [...]

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law Thursday that will allow landlords to retrieve the pets of deceased or incapacitated tenants. House Bill 2507 amends the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to allow landlords to save the pets of tenants who are deceased or incapacitated and whose emergency contacts do not respond to [...]

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Two Capitol police officers, James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, have filed suit against former president Donald Trump in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. The complaint states that Trump, for his alleged involvement in inciting the attack, committed the following torts: directing assault and battery, aiding and abetting assault and battery, [...]

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The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that keeping people in jail based solely on their inability to post bail is unconstitutional. The purpose of bail is to protect the public interest and to assure that those who are released from jail will return to court. However, the court found that it was not serving these functions [...]

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