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The National Labor Relations Board released a memorandum Tuesday that says Uber drivers are not able to unionize because they are independent contractors, not employees. The advice memo outlines a number of factors courts consider in assessing whether a person is an independent contractor or employee, citing two specifically pertinent to the shared-ride and taxicab [...]

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The Alabama Senate approved a near-total abortion ban Tuesday by a 25-6 vote. House Bill 314, known as the “Human Life Protection Act,” bans all abortions in the state except when “abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk” to the woman. In addition, doctors who perform the procedure under the new [...]

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The Council of the European Union adopted and published its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World on Monday. The report serves as coverage of the things the EU has done over the year to promote and protect human rights worldwide, as well as areas where they are focused on expanding and [...]

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The US Supreme Court held for individual state sovereign immunity on Monday in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, overturning precedent that currently allows one state to be sued in the courts of another. The case of Nevada v. Hall formerly set the relevant precedent in 1979, holding that a sovereign state can be [...]

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Singapore’s Parliament on Wednesday passed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill by a vote of 72-9. The law bans from Singapore consumption false communications on any online platform made across the world that is within “the public interest.” Public interest purposes are defined as anything related to national security, public health or finances, [...]

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After negotiations following a years-long lawsuit against the District of Columbia (DC), several disability advocacy groups and the district announced a settlement Tuesday, with the district agreeing to a number of significant improvements for thousands of residents and visitors with disabilities. United Spinal Association, DC Center for Independent Living, and two District residents with disabilities [...]

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