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North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge

North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge

By Brian Powell April 16, 2014

Last year, North Dakota’s Republican-led legislature and governor signed into law what abortion rights advocates called the most restrictive law against abortion in the United States. The law, referred to as the fetal heartbeat law, called for the outlaw of …

Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of …

Conservative Utah Liquor Laws May Be Changed Conservative Utah Liquor Laws May Be Changed

Utah is considering a major change in its liquor laws. Under the current liquor rules, restaurants are required to have what are referred to as “Zion curtains,” which are barriers that keep patrons from seeing drinks made. Restaurants are also …

Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water
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Nearly 20 years after Stella Liebeck won compensatory and punitive damages from McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee in her lap and sustaining serious injury, another woman is suing the fast food giant over a similar injury. Los Angeles resident Paulette …

Man Gets Arrested For Picking Up His Kids at School Man Gets Arrested For Picking Up His Kids at School
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It’s 2:00PM on a Thursday, and the children at South Cumberland Elementary school in Crossville, Tennessee have been dismissed for the day. A father arrives on time to pick up his kids, but he is arrested. The school’s new policy …

NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21 NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21
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Young smokers living in New York City are going to have to leave city limits to purchase a pack of cigarettes thanks to the new law Mayor Michael Bloomberg just signed. The law, which goes into effect in May 2014, …

Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down

NewsOK.com, along with Reuters and the AP, report that the U.S. Supreme Court declined any review of a 2012 Oklahoma Supreme Court decision to strike down the law that forced any woman who wanted to abort their fetus to be …

Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles
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Zippp! Look out! Gushhh! Watch it! Worried about being hit and infected by another human being’s bodily fluids? California porn stars need not fret, for lawmakers wish to update AB 640, a bill that will make adult performers strap on …

Amanda Knox Retrial, Details Emerge Amanda Knox Retrial, Details Emerge
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The retrial for the Meredith Kercher murder has been holding the attention of the public as much as the first trial. For now, reports claim that a verdict is expected by January. However, considering the emerging details, expecting a verdict …

Trayvon Martin's Mom Testifies Before Senate Trayvon Martin's Mom Testifies Before Senate
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Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year, testified before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday on the “Stand Your Ground” law. Fulton, along with certain members of the U.S. Senate, hopes to …

Woman Files Charges After Pregnant Belly is Rubbed Woman Files Charges After Pregnant Belly is Rubbed
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Any woman who has ever been pregnant can probably sympathize with a Frankfort, Pennsylvania woman who got so frustrated with people rubbing her belly that she decided to file charges. After a neighbor approached the woman and rubbed her belly …

Texas Abortion Restrictions Deemed Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions Deemed Unconstitutional
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A federal judge has determined that some of the new Texas abortion restrictions violate the Constitution, a ruling that will keep many abortion clinics open in the Lone Star State. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed last month by …

Facebook Denies Special Partnership with Police Facebook Denies Special Partnership with Police
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It’s no secret that Facebook will cooperate will law enforcement. The company will disclose account records upon receiving a valid subpoena, court order, search warrant, or national security letter. Basically, Facebook says that they will do what the law requires …

Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police Your Unopened Snapchats Are Being Given to Police
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If you’re unaware that pretty much everything you do online is probably being tracked by someone, and all of the companies that house the content that you upload, post, tweet, and send on a daily basis routinely give it up …

Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists
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Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being …

Texting a Driver May Leave You Liable in New Jersey Texting a Driver May Leave You Liable in New Jersey
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A New Jersey appeals court has just handed down one of the most baffling rulings concerning technology and civil liability that you’re likely to see. Ever. In plain words, the court has ruled that future texters who knowingly text someone …

Tweets Play Role in Speeder's Murder Charge Tweets Play Role in Speeder's Murder Charge
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An 18-year-old Pleasanton, California man who has been charged with vehicular homicide will see that change upped to murder based on a series of tweets. Cody Hall was charged earlier this week in the death of 58-year-old Diana Hersevoort. According …