Category: Political News

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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
SCOTUS

The Frozen Trucker and Medtronic: Gorsuch’s Worst Decisions Since “Fascism Forever”

Judge Neil Gorsuch had confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Here are a few examples of his legal decisions that ruined the lives of ordinary Americans and jeopardized all of our safety.

/ March 24, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation

In a sneak attack on consumers, the House Judiciary Committee approved the so-called "Class Action Killer" bill without any public hearings or debate.

/ February 20, 2017

Trump Threatens Vaccination Requirements: Is Your Child Protected?

President Trump’s criticism of the current vaccination schedule is against the views of most Americans, who overwhelmingly support vaccine requirements for public school children, according to a new Pew survey. The survey found that 82% of Americans support current requirements...

/ February 20, 2017
SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court Takes On Railroad Cancer Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide if railroad workers with cancer and other injuries on the job can choose to file lawsuits in certain states.

/ February 10, 2017

The Road to Recalling the Power Pressure Cooker XL

We explain what it would it take for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Instead of waiting, many consumers are filing lawsuits.

/ January 27, 2017

Abortion Rates in the U.S. Lowest Since 1974

The number of abortions performed in the U.S. has reached a historic low, dropping to under 1 million for the first time since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973.

/ January 18, 2017

FLDS Polygamists Escape Food Stamp Fraud Charges

Lawyers are working out a settlement with leaders of the Fundamentalist LDS Church. They are accused of welfare fraud for using more than $12 million in food stamps to fund Warren Jeffs' polygamist cult on the Utah-Arizona border.

/ January 11, 2017

Criminal Trial Underway in Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Barry Cadden, co-owner of a pharmacy next to a trash facility who sold moldy spinal injections that killed 44 people, is on trial for murder after the largest outbreak of fungal meningitis in U.S. history.

/ January 9, 2017