US Legal News

Texas filed an original action in the US Supreme Court Monday to overturn California’s ban on state-funded travel to a list of 11 states—including Texas—that have adopted policies that California has deemed discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender. California Assembly Bill 1887, enacted in 2016 and expanded in 2017, bans state-funded or [...]

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A bill drastically reducing penalties for simple possession of marijuana passed the Virginia House of Delegates on Monday by a 64-34 vote with bipartisan support. The bill, which has the support of Governor Ralph Northam, would scrap criminal charges for possession and replace them with minor fines. Currently, simple possession of Marijuana in Virginia can [...]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed suit on Monday against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs for risking the health of Pennsylvanians’ and deceiving consumers. The lawsuit states that Pennsylvania’s youth face a significant public health crisis with the epidemic in nicotine addiction caused by electronic cigarettes, driven in large part by a single product that “was [...]

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Facebook reached a settlement Friday in a class action lawsuit arising from a data breach in September 2018 affecting an estimated 29 million people. The lawsuit consolidated more than a dozen actions into a class action suit. The goal of the action was to compel Facebook to improve its security practices and ensure regular assessment [...]

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Virginia lawmakers passed the Virginia Values Act, anti-discrimination legislation that protects LGBTQ individuals, on Thursday. This act, currently encapsulated by HB 1049 and SB 868, These two bills both will prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  SB 868 was passed [...]

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