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Justice Department Lays Out New Plan to Restore Public Trust in the Police

Justice Department Lays Out New Plan to Restore Public Trust in the Police

Public trust in the police is at an all-time low in the wake of the Ferguson, MO shooting that left an unarmed teenager dead. In an effort to bridge the…

All Work and Some Play: Employee Granted Workers’ Compensation Following Kickball Injury

All Work and Some Play: Employee Granted Workers’ Compensation Following Kickball Injury

Recreational events and functions sponsored by employers are an excellent way to boost morale and encourage team-building amongst employees. Not only are these events fun, they bring employees from different…

Transgender Man Allowed To Pursue Divorce After Giving Birth To Three Children

Transgender Man Allowed To Pursue Divorce After Giving Birth To Three Children

In Arizona, a transgender man who gave birth to three children after under going the transition from female to male was allowed to continue pursuing a divorce, according to a state appeals…

Inmates Trapped and Injured After Prison Roof Collapse

Inmates Trapped and Injured After Prison Roof Collapse

The roof of Diboll Correctional Center, a privately owned minimum security prison in East Texas, collapsed last week, injuring 19 inmates and trapping several others.  The 19 injured inmates were sent…

North Carolina Father Uses Social Media to Pressure Lawmakers to Change DWI Laws

North Carolina Father Uses Social Media to Pressure Lawmakers to Change DWI Laws

An Eden, North Carolina, father is trying to change the state’s DWI laws through the use of social media. On July 21, 2012, Kevin London received a knock at the door from…

Former Education Department Official Investigated for Possible Ethics Violations

Former Education Department Official Investigated for Possible Ethics Violations

Two Republican senators are asking the Obama administration for the former Education Department’s deputy undersecretary’s phone records and emails, owing to an ongoing investigation into possible ethics violations. Last year, The…

Veterinary Mobility Act Passed By Senate, Ready for President’s Signature

Veterinary Mobility Act Passed By Senate, Ready for President’s Signature

On Wednesday, July 16, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Veterinary Mobility Act — about a week after the House of Representatives unanimously approved it as well. The bill will now head…

The SST is Denying More Canadian Disability Appeals Than in The Past

The SST is Denying More Canadian Disability Appeals Than in The Past

Are Canadians being denied long-term disability at a higher rate now than in the past? In 2005, about 60% of claimants were able to successfully appeal their cases when the federal government…

California Legislature Waves Goodbye to Recently Enacted Restaurant Glove Law

California Legislature Waves Goodbye to Recently Enacted Restaurant Glove Law

When it comes to California chefs, cooks and restaurants, there was no great love for the glove law that recently became law, and state legislators pushed for a repeal —…

Alabama’s Gay-Sex Ban Overturned

Alabama’s Gay-Sex Ban Overturned

Civil rights groups cheered last week when an Alabama appeals court struck down part of a state sexual misconduct law, ruling it as unconstitutional. Under the now dead statute, a…