3 weeks ago

Texas Passes Strict Abortion Law

Texas just passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the country.



The state's Senate adopted a bill close to midnight on Friday that bans abortions after 20 weeks and will force the closure of all but a handful of the clinics tha read more...



7 months ago

N.J. Law Punishes Drowsy Drivers

Sleep-deprived drivers who cause deadly crashes now face criminal penalties under a measure that became law Tuesday in New Jersey.

The bill signed by Gov. James E. McGreevey allows prosecutors to charge a sleep-deprived driver with vehicula read more...



9 months ago

California sued for failing to protect mentally disabled defendants | Reuters

By Sharon Bernstein

| SACRAMENTO, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Families who say their mentally ill and developmentally disabled loved ones endured rape and other trauma while languishing in California jails sued the state on Wednesday, read more...



9 months ago

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.read more...



10 months ago

New Laws You Need to Know About in 2014: From Tanning Salons to Pot

New year, new laws.

Dozens of new laws that affect you are going into effect in states across the U.S. come 2014. The provisions run the gamut from tanning salons to texting and driving to a higher minimum wage.

New voter ID laws go read more...