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What Happens if Roe v Wade Is Overturned?

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Roe v. Wade 1973 is a controversial lawsuit that led the Supreme Court to make a landmark ruling on abortion rights in the country. It began when Norma McCorvey, an anonymous plaintiff who went by the pseudonym Jane Roe, filed a suit to challenge state and federal laws prohibiting abortion. What is Roe v Wade, and what happens if the …

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Ukraine and the 1st Impeachment of President Trump

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Donald J. Trump became the first president in the history of the United States to face impeachment twice. The initial impeachment was over allegations of improperly seeking help from Ukraine to bolster his chances of getting re-elected into office. The second time was over his alleged role in inciting his Republican supporters to storm the Capitol, an event that was …

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment Settles at $18M

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In July 2021, Activision Blizzard, the gaming giant behind hit franchises Candy Crush, World of Warcraft, and Call of Duty, was hit with a civil lawsuit in California. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a complaint citing allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and other potential violations that go against the equal pay laws in the state. …

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What You Need to Know About Texas Abortion Laws

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On May 19, 2021, Gov. Greg Abbot signed a law that outlaws abortions in Texas. The new measure went into effect on September 1, 2021. The first-of-its-kind legislation in the country makes it illegal for healthcare providers to perform or induce an abortion if an ultrasound scan can discern what the new law defines as a fetal “heartbeat.” This is …

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Can Transgender People Join the Military?

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In April 2019, President Trump signed an order banning transgender people from joining the military. The controversial policy not only barred transgender troops from serving in the nation’s defense forces; it also blocked the use of Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resources to fund surgical procedures related to sex reassignment. Fast-forward to January 2021, when …

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Can Your Employer Require a COVID Vaccine?

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The coronavirus pandemic has had an undeniable impact on almost every facet of life, both in the country and around the globe. The good news is – things are changing for the better, with the COVID-19 vaccine promising to restore some semblance of normalcy in everyday life. As great as that prospect may be, many people are still skeptical about …

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What Is Critical Race Theory?

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In September 2020, a Trump executive order was issued to exclude any diversity and inclusion training in federal contracts. The presidential directive targeted programs whose subject matter revolved around concepts like “gender or race-based scapegoating,” “gender or race-based stereotyping,” and “divisive concepts.” Among the notions deemed “divisive” is the Critical Race Theory (CRT). In response to the controversial directive, the …

What are the Federal Rules of Evidence?

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The outcome of a case ultimately boils down to the strength of the evidence presented. This statement sums up why evidence is so important in civil and criminal trials. It is the only way a judge in a bench trial or jury can establish a defendant’s liability or guilt. The Federal Rules of Evidence were established to govern the way ...
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What Is Georgia’s New Voting Law?

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On March 25, 2021, Georgia State governor Brian Kemp signed the Election Integrity Act of 2021 into law. The Act, which was originally referred to as Georgia Senate Bill 202, makes several controversial changes on how voting will be conducted in the southern state. Proponents of the Republican legislation cite the changes necessary to safeguard future elections in the state …