Category: Political News

California Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Lawsuits

California Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Lawsuits

California has extended the statute of limitations for adults to file child sexual abuse lawsuits, opening a one-year window for previously time-barred lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations.

/ October 17, 2019
Texas Extends Sex Abuse Lawsuit Time-Limit to 30 Years

Texas Extends Sex Abuse Lawsuit Time-Limit to 30 Years

Lawmakers in Texas have doubled the statute-of-limitations for sex abuse lawsuits to 30 years after the survivor turns 18 years old.

/ September 23, 2019
Trump Says "Don't Vape" and Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Trump Says “Don’t Vape” and Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

President Donald Trump said he warned his 13 year-old son, "Don't vape," one day after saying his administration would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes to curb their attractiveness to young people.

/ September 13, 2019
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Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Guilty on 10 Counts – Faces Life in U.S. Prison

After decades on the run and at least two escapes from maximum security Mexican prisons, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as ‘El Chapo’ -- that’s ‘Shorty’ to you gabachos -- has been handed down a likely death blow to any...

/ February 12, 2019
Government Shutdown

How the U.S. Government Shutdown is Affecting the Legal Industry

The federal court system is predicting that the current government shutdown -- the longest shutdown in U.S. history -- will severely bog down civil litigation if not fixed by next Friday, extending its original estimate by a week.

/ January 17, 2019
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Pelosi Elected U.S. Speaker of House for 2019-2020

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday was elected as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Democratic Party seized control of the chamber following the November election.

/ January 3, 2019
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Monsanto Banned from European Parliament

Lobbyists working for Monsanto are banned from entering the European parliament after the company refused to attend a hearing into allegations that it interfered with safety studies on glyphosate, the weed-killer in Roundup.

/ October 10, 2017
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Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

France will phase out the agricultural use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) weed-killer by 2022 due to fears that it may cause cancer.

/ September 28, 2017
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Nevada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana in Latest Vice to Attract Tourists

Nevada legalized possession of recreational marijuana on Saturday, nearly eight months after residents voted in favor of legalizing retail cannabis sales.

/ July 3, 2017
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Laptop Explosion on Plane Shows Dangers of Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. banned air travelers from 8 Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptops in carry-on bags in March. Now laptops will go under the plane — but if the battery explodes, flight crews will have no way to put out the...

/ June 14, 2017