The US House of Representatives approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Thursday in a 329-73 vote. The bill was introduced by Jerrold Nadler of New York and seeks to provide additional protections for pregnant workers. The legislation specifically requires “reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by [...]

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A Georgia Superior Court judge decided in a hearing held Friday that SB 38 and SB 509, which sought to allow voters to vote on a referendum to abolish the Glynn County Police Department, would not be allowed on the ballot. The Glynn County Police Department was embroiled in controversy when it oversaw the investigation [...]

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The City of Portland passed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting private companies’ use of facial recognition technologies in places of public accommodation, making it the first city to do so. Facial recognition technology is primarily used to identify, verify, or detect an individual based on their facial features. Portland had already made efforts to ban public [...]

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US District Judge Lucy Koh Saturday granted a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration’s new plans to wind down all US Census counting efforts by September 31, instead of the previously announced October 31st date. US Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham announced the earlier end date in August despite strenuous criticism from rights groups. [...]

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On Friday, US federal judge Laurie J. Michelson temporarily granted in part a restraining order against the City of Detroit as regards its police department’s use of certain tactics on peaceful protestors, including: Use of striking weapons, chemical agents, or rubber bullets Placing in a chokehold or ramming with a vehicle Tightening zip ties or handcuffs [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint in the Delaware district court to block Sabre Corporation’s $360 million dollar acquisition of Farelogix, Inc. Sabre is currently one of the largest booking service companies providing airlines and travel agencies the technological solutions to book tickets with various airlines. The DOJ is concerned that Sabre’s [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that certain Montana nonprofit organizations that run targeted advertisements 60 days before the election must register as political committees. The lawsuit was originally brought by the National Association for Gun Rights. The district court ruled that activity by the organization that promoted a candidate [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday struck down Google’s $5.5. million settlement over its invasion of privacy of millions of users. Google settled $5.5 million for installing cookies in browsers and not paying users for their information. The company was accused of exploiting loopholes in the Internet Explorer and Apple [...]

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US District Judge Peter Sheridan on Monday affirmed lower court’s ruling on a constitutional challenge to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s ban on 10 round gun magazines. Murphy signed the ban into effect in June 2018 in order to reduce the number of casualties in mass shootings. The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol [...]

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UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday criticized the Brazilian government’s policy to expand mining in the Amazon that could promote violence on indigenous lands. Emrya Wajapi, a leader of the Wajapi community in the northern region of Brazil bordering French Guyana was reportedly killed last week by gold miners. There has been a [...]

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