Cooler heads may prevail in Indiana returning the famous Hoosier hospitality to its former prominence after the recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act sparked national protest. Business, sports and civic leaders were against the divisive RFRA from the beginning fearing it would result in open discrimination of the state’s LGBTQ community and a substantial loss of
Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.
Judge Henry T. Wingate of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted Google’s motions for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against Mississippi AG Jim Hood (D). This order, issued in early March, stops the AG from making good on threats of civil and criminal charges against the online
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Religious freedom and the right to bear arms, both guaranteed by the Constitution in the 1st and 2nd Amendments respectively, are hot topics in political and legal circles lately. Yet no one really gets all that worked up over the 7th Amendment. It’s probably safe to say that some people don’t even know what it
FDA Re-opens Comment Period on Proposed Regulation Allowing Generic Drug Manufacturers to Initiate Label ChangesMarch 30, 2015
The FDA held a public meeting on March 27, 2015 to hear new comments on a proposed regulation that would permit generic drug manufacturers to initiate labeling changes as new information about their products became available. In addition to the meeting, FDA also invited comment submission via electronic means as well as by snail mail.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) recently signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act allowing businesses to hide behind their religious beliefs if they make the misguided decision to not serve customers on the basis of sexual orientation. The law seeks to protect people by not forcing them to do things that would violate
A bipartisan effort led by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Don Young (R-Alaska), The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act was introduced to the House on Tuesday. CARERS is a companion bill to identical Senate legislation backed by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that was introduced
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Due to a failure to provide timely notice of defects in over 4 million car seats, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx levied a $10M fine against the company. This action closed out a NHTSA investigation that was launched in 2014. Graco was found to be in violation of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety
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