Virginia governor seeks to ban abortion after 15 weeks following SCOTUS ruling
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has plans to ban abortion after 15 weeks following the historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and thus removing the constitutional right to abortion. However, he will face opposition from the Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate, where Democrats hold a 21-19 advantage (with one Democrat supportive of anti-abortion legislation).
Where Does Dobbs Go From Here?
Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, at the Supreme CourtWikimedia Commons. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a new landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, more commonly known as the Mississippi abortion case, many Americans are looking to their federal and state leaders to see what will happen next.
Texas Democratic leaders urge law enforcement to refuse to enforce abortion bans
Texas Democratic Party leaders including Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa wrote an open letter to Democratic sheriffs, district attorneys, county judges, county commissioners, constables, and mayors, urging them to “refuse to enforce the provisions of Senate Bill 8, Senate Bill 4, and House Bill 1280: all new laws passed by our extremist, Republican-controlled legislature in 2021.”
South Carolina governor to reinstate Fetal Heartbeat Act after SCOTUS ruling
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) plans to file a petition to overturn an injunction of the state’s Fetal Heartbeat Act following Friday morning’s historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The law would effectively ban all abortions after 6 weeks in the state, but would include exceptions for rape, incest, fetal anomalies, or if the mother’s life is in danger. However, if a doctor were to perform an abortion outside of those parameters, they could face felony charges, up to two years in jail, and a $10,000 fine.
Supreme Court rules New York gun restrictions unconstitutional
The Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday ruled that New York state’s concealed carry laws, which strictly limited carrying guns outside the home, are unconstitutional, citing the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. The case, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. et al. v. Bruen, Superintendent of New York State Police, et al., was decided on a 6-3 majority, with the three liberal justices in dissent.
New York bans the sale of some types of body armor
On the heels of the recent shooting in Buffalo, New York and the subsequent massacre in Uvalde, Texas, many Americans have contested the status quo regarding access to guns across the country.
New York Governor Hochul vows to strengthen gun control laws, including "red-flag" law
The recent massacre in Buffalo, New York has elicited a spate of promises from New York Governor Kathy Hochul. She has recently vowed that she will enact measures to remedy gun violence throughout the state.
Guidance On Recent Changes to Prevailing Wage Laws
Murphy Administration Provides Guidance to Public Entities on Recent Changes to Prevailing Wage Laws in New Jersey. With the summer construction season upon us, the Murphy Administration reminded local governments and school boards of their role in protecting workers and expanding skilled apprenticeship programs, and their obligations under the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act.
Morris County Prosecutor Swears in New Detective on June 13th
Morris County Prosecutor and Chief of Detectives announce the hiring of Sean Verbist as Detective for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker announce the hiring of Sean Verbist as Detective for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Congress Stepping Up Efforts to Protect Federal Judiciary
Lady JusticeSang Hyun Cho/PixabayIn recent years, the federal judiciary has come under increasing threat in the course of their duties. During the fiscal year of 2021, there were a combined 4,511 threats and inappropriate communications against federal judges, federal court employees, and jurors. This is a 387% increase as compared to 2015, which experienced only 926 such incidents. Given the important role that the federal courts have in maintaining our democracy and the rule of law, Congress has considered several pieces of legislation to better protect them in the course of their duties.
New NJ Law Will Either Expose Businesses, or Help Them!
All businesses will be affected by New Jersey's new law.(Clay Banks/Unsplash) Most people are aware of an additional charge that occurs when making purchases with a debit or credit card.
Healthy Infant Surrendered to Safe Haven Site
NJ Safe Haven, Department of Children and Families. Healthy Infant Surrendered to Safe Haven Site in New Jersey last month is the first Safe Haven surrender of 2022. Last month, a healthy newborn was brought to a Safe Haven site in New Jersey. It was the first Safe Haven surrender of 2022.
Monmouth Vicinage to Host Naturalization Ceremony in Celebration of Flag Day
Monmouth Vicinage welcomes 25 new citizens from 17 countries in a naturalization ceremony inducting them as citizens of the USA. The Monmouth Vicinage will host a naturalization ceremony for 25 new citizens from 17 countries on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Monmouth County Courthouse.
Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Camille Vasquez Finally Addresses the Rumours About Her and Johnny's Dating
Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez has finally commented on the rumours about her and Johnny dating. She has called these rumours “sexist”. The court case fought between the famous Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard have been the talk of the town all across the globe for some time now. The case started off as Amber filed a case against Johnny on the basis of domestic abuse and Johnny countered it by pleading innocence and filing three separate defamation cases against Amber. Recently, the celebrity trials came to an end with Johnny Depp securing the victory, proving his innocence in the eyes of the law as well as his fans.
Senators reach a deal on the gun restriction framework that WON'T include raising the age to buy a rifle to 21
A group of bipartisan senators reached a gun control framework on Sunday that would incentivize 'red flag' laws but would not increase the age to purchase certain rifles to 21.
Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill mandating flashing lights on Amish buggies at all times
Ohio Representatives, Darrell Kick of Loudonville and Scott Wiggam, of Wooster, co-sponsored the law, House Bill 30, requiring horse-drawn buggies to display a flashing light to decrease collisions between Amish buggies and motorized vehicles.
California Democrats are about to make abortion a constitutional right
(Photo by Manny Becerra/Unsplash) Under an amendment presented Wednesday by Democratic legislative leaders, the right to an abortion and the use or refusal of contraception would be entrenched in the California Constitution, thwarting a potential Supreme Court ruling removing federal abortion safeguards.
In California, Why Bees are Now a Type of Fish
Look, it's a fish, according to the Endangered Species Act!Boris Smokovic/Unsplash. Four different species of bumble bees are now, in California, considered to be fish in the eyes of the law.
NJ Cosmetology School Under Fire for Fraud, Failure to Meet State License Requirements
Capri Institute, an NJ Cosmetology & Hair Styling School, Defrauded Students and Failed to Meet Curriculum Requirements for Licensure. Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced June 7 that the State of NJ has filed a lawsuit against New Jersey cosmetology school Capri Institute and, in a separate action filed with the State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling (“the Board”), is also seeking the immediate suspension of the school’s licenses to operate in the state, amid allegations that the school defrauded students, engaged in substandard business practices that financially harmed students, and failed to meet regulations and curriculum requirements for cosmetology schools.