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Florida governor signs bill to increase vote counting efficiency
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new voting bill on Saturday allowing county canvassing boards and election supervisors to use automated equipment for machine and manual recounts. The bill controls the procedure for conducting a manual recount (More)
ACLU of Idaho sues state over transgender athlete law
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a newly-passed Idaho law that bans women who are transgender or intersex from participating on women's and girl's school sports teams.The Idaho law provides (More)
Idaho governor signs two bills limiting transgender rights
Idaho Governor Brad Little signed two bills into law Monday that limit transgender individuals' rights.House bill 509 prohibits transgender people from making changes to the biological sex recorded on their birth certificates. Under the law, an a (More)
Idaho lawmakers approve transgender restrictions
Two bills restricting the rights of transgender people in Idaho were sent to Governor Brad Little for signature this week. HB 509 prevents transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. HB 500 bans transgender women and (More)
Virginia votes to ratify Equal Rights Amendment
The Virginia General Assembly voted on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the US Constitution. This makes Virginia the thirty-eighth state to ratify the amendment, satisfying the 3/4 majority of states required by Article V of th (More)
Supreme Court denies review in case involving what critics describe as criminalization of homelessness
The US Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a case that sparked nationwide debate between local governments and advocates for the homeless. In the certiorari petition denied Monday, counsel for the city of Boise, Idaho, had called on the high c (More)
Florida House approves bill allowing more armed teachers
The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday approved HB 7093 (School Safety Bill), which will expand opportunities for teachers to become armed school guardians. The bill will be passed on to Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it. (More)
The Black Box of Bail Algorithms: One Sensible Solution
Much needed legislation, which reins-in use of algorithms to determine who stays in jail pending trial and who gets out, recently passed in the Idaho legislature. House Bill 118, sponsored by Representative Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell), is first-of-its-k (More)
Utah legislature passes pro-nuclear energy resolution
The Utah House of Representatives passed the Concurrent Resolution in Support of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology on Wednesday.The resolution "supports the procurement of energy from advanced nuclear facilities as well as the construction and (More)
Supreme Court further defines ineffective counsel
The US Supreme Court held Wednesday that the Sixth Amendment's presumption of prejudice of ineffective counsel applies to situations in which an attorney declines to file an appeal because an appeal waiver was signed as part of a plea agreement.T (More)
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