Republicans seem to have accepted yet another defeat in their attempts to repeal Obamacare. CNN reported on Monday that conservatives on Capitol Hill seemed resigned. Three Republican senators – John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, and Rand Paul of Kentucky – all indicated they weren’t likely to support the latest measure, which was
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A 10th patient has died in the aftermath of a disaster at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Florida, following a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma. Former rehabilitation center resident Martha Murray, aged 94, died last week, according to the Hollywood Hills Police Department. The Florida nursing home has had its license suspended
Web companies are fighting back against a proposed federal bill which would hold online sites legally responsible for the trafficking of minors over the Internet. The pleas of Silicon Valley found little sympathy in Washington, with rebuttals being offered both by legislators as well as the mother of a young girl who was slain by
For the fourth time in recent years, a sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed against Nashville public schools over allegations that education authorities failed to properly respond to student-on-student misconduct. The suit, according to The Tennessean, is requesting $3 million as well as punitive damages. An additional condition would require Nashville public schools to comply
A woman in Iowa has managed to push her case against a $75 speeding ticket all the way to the state Supreme Court. Covered by The Washington Post, the feat accomplished by 67-year old Marla Leaf is exceptional – only in the rarest of instances are minor infractions escalated to the top of the judiciary.
Rutherford County and a private company settled a sweeping class action suit after being accused of extortion. The Tennessee county had formerly contracted with Providence Community Corrections and Pathways Community Corrections, between 2011 and 2016. According to The Tennessean, the private companies were tasked with overseeing low-level probation cases. Among the responsibilities of Providence Community
Some political analysts have begun wondering whether the U.S. Supreme Court will wiggle its way out of rendering any sort of decision on President Trump’s controversial travel ban. An article recently published in The Associated Press – and reprinted in The New York Times – speculated that the nation’s most prestigious court may not want
Federal Court Will Again Hear Arguments Over Cross-Border Shooting of Sergio Adrian Hernandez GuerecaSeptember 21, 2017
A federal appeals court is again hearing arguments over the death of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2010. The contentious case could have far-reaching consequences over how liable the United States government is for deaths which take place on foreign soil. Hernandez, who was
The Food and Drug Administration plans to launch a study with the intent of finding new warning labels for cigarette packs. According to The Hill, the FDA announced its upcoming venture with a public notice in the Federal Register. Entitled the “Experimental Study on Warning Statements for Cigarettes Graphic Health Warnings,” the endeavor is seeking
Attorneys generals from 37 state sent a letter to the health insurance industry on Monday asking its members to reconsider controversial coverage policies which could be inadvertently fueling the American opioid crisis. Covered by ProPublica and The New York Times on Sunday, the request is part of an ongoing investigation by state prosecutors and officials