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On Wednesday, architects presented county commissioners with a rough draft for a new Law and Justice Center building that would house the Sheriff's Office and county courts, leaving the city of Bozeman out of the building. The proposal would take plans drafted in 2016 for a new Law and Justice ...
If you plan to hit the road this Easter weekend, here's something you'll want to know. There is a proposal on the governor's desk to strengthen the current Move Over law. State Trooper Jesse Thornton has seen it too many times; motorists whizzing by while he's handling a traffic stop. "There are cases ...

Even though not required by the law, we have informed the CCS that we are making a voluntary notification no later than 16 April 2018 to continue to cooperate and engage with the CCS. The CCS said it has the power to unwound or modify a deal if it sees that its completion will substantially ...
... Zulkiflee SM Anwarul Haque, known popularly as Zunar, has been slapped with sedition charges, travel restrictions and a ban on nine of his comic books. Malaysia already has a plethora of laws that can been used to control media and individual freedoms, Varughese said. "There is no need for this law.
When landlords can choose among qualified applicants, their biases may come into play -- and that can lead to discrimination, the law's proponents say. Existing laws prohibit landlords from choosing tenants based on characteristics such as race, gender and disability. But proponents of Seattle's ...
EU privacy laws are set to undergo their biggest overhaul since being created in 1995. The new framework, entitled the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and will drastically change how organizations handle the personal data they collect and use. The ...

The measure essentially frees parents to parent like every generation that preceded them, before paranoia infiltrated the social consciousness and paralyzed parents with fear of public scorn and reprisal from law enforcement. Under the new law in Utah, which is the first of its kind in the nation and ...
The bill specifies what constitutes child neglect in the state, and what does not. Under the law, neglect does not include "permitting a child, whose basic needs are met and who is of sufficient age and maturity to avoid harm or unreasonable risk of harm, to engage in independent activities" such as going ...
Wagner Construction previously had been fined by the Public Service Commission for violating the One-Call law, commissioners said. In an email to ... Commission Chairman Randy Christmann said the state Legislature increased the maximum fine from $5,000 to $25,000 for violations of the One-Call law.
The letter goes on to say the company believes many of the unlicensed businesses are protected under state law until next January because they are cannabis cooperatives. Under the state's old medical marijuana laws, cooperatives were non-profit entities created solely to provide cannabis to members.
Some free-speech advocates are afraid that new laws either in force or being considered in Germany, France and even the United Kingdom could accelerate this problem. In all three countries, legislators say they are concerned about hate speech, online harassment, and fake news, but the definition of ...
A dispute between the owners of a Philadelphia shopping mall and a company looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary should not be remanded to state court, a federal judge has ruled, saying the fight “tee[s] up a fundamental clash between state and federal law.” U.S. District Judge Gene Pratter of ...
PHOENIX - Renters may soon have a lot less time to dispute deposit refunds if a proposed law is adopted. House Bill 2263 would allow renters 60 days from the end of their lease to dispute the amount of the deposit a landlord has returned to them, or waive their right to protest or in extreme cases, sue.
On the last day of the 85th legislative session, protesters opposed to Senate Bill 4 — the "sanctuary cities" law — fill up the rotunda of the state Capitol in ... and it prohibits local entities from pursuing “a pattern or practice that 'materially limits' the enforcement of immigration laws” or prohibits “assisting or ...
Opponents of the proposed laws, including groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy & Technology, the ACLU, and the Free Speech Coalition, a lobbying groups that represents the adult industry, believe the law is not only misguided, but potentially unconstitutional. The bill's ...

Chile has created a new law protecting the waters along its 6,400km (4,000 mile) coastline. The outgoing president, Michele Bachelet, signed the decree, which creates nine marine reserves. President Bachelet, who is ending her term of office this week, said that Chile needed to establish the basis on ...
I'm sure most of you will remember that famous scene in The Godfather Part II when mobster Frank Pentangeli, also known as Frankie Five Angels, is testifying against his boss, Michael Corleone, at a US Senate hearing. To stop him, the don secretly flies in Pentangeli's brother from Sicily and has him ...
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The director of the state Ethics Commission said a bill before Alabama lawmakers could open up a potentially wide loophole in state ethics law by carving out an exemption for people doing economic development work. “I think it's a bad bill that weakens the ethics law ...
It's those heartless sweeps that California sanctuary laws aim to stop while working within the confines of existing federal law. And it's those state laws that Sessions is now trying to target. Unfortunately, the attorney general ignores the critical need to build trust between police and immigrant communities, ...
Mark Wallheiser From left, Tony Montalto and wife Jennifer, parents of victim Gina Montalto, 14, and Ryan Petty who's daughter 14-year-old Alaina Petty who were both killed during the Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School shooting, comfort each other as they stand next to Florida Governor Rick Scott ...
Nassar's serial molestation of hundreds of young female patients, including some who tried in vain to raise concerns with adults, is provoking calls to expand and toughen Michigan's law that mandates certain people to report suspected child abuse to authorities. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) The Associated ...
Polish President Andrzej Duda signed into law an anti-defamation bill that makes it illegal to attribute responsibility for or complicity during the Holocaust to the Polish nation or state. The law is designed to address public speech that falsely accuses Poland of Nazi crimes during the German invasion.
Along with funding more school security and mental health services, the Florida bill raise requires a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases (with some exceptions), bans the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, gives law enforcement the authority to seize weapons from potentially dangerous ...
Seattle, Washington, has taken the issue of who pays for political ads on Facebook into its own hands. The head of the city's election commission said in a statement that Facebook is in violation of a 1977 Seattle campaign-finance law requiring companies that sell political ads to keep public records on who ...
In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law. That's only about 3 percent less than last ...
Thirty-four states have laws requiring or requesting voters show some form of voter ID at the polls, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Arkansas' new law took effect in August and has been enforced in several local elections. The May primary is the first statewide election where the ...
It is induced not only by restrictive laws but also by vague, overbroad legal formulations that leave speakers guessing about the boundaries of permissible expression and by negative examples, such as my recent skirmish over the Van Dyke subpoena. Its logic is especially compelling under conditions of ...
France has joined the US and Israel in criticising Poland's new Holocaust law, describing the text as "ill advised". "You should not rewrite history, it's never a very good idea," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Polish president Andrzej Duda signed the law on Tuesday. It outlaws accusing Poland of complicity in Nazi ...
Glenberg said that such suits are important in testing how strongly the courts will enforce new laws. “Particularly where there's some dispute about the scope of the law. You don't know how a court is going to interpret the law and how far the court will go to protect your rights until you actually go to the court ...
Once the new law goes into effect, the motivation to cross state lines will likely go away for many, with stores across the border expecting a sizable hit to their sales. What may come as a surprise is the indifference from Indiana store owners. Why aren't they jumping for joy at the prospect of an extra day a ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions celebrated President Reagan's 107th birthday by demonstrating how President Trump has taken up Reagan's campaign to restore the rule of law. In a Tuesday evening speech at the Heritage Foundation to the Reagan Alumni Association, Sessions, who was a ...
Grassley, who has prioritized whistleblower protections in his time in the Senate, said that while he appreciated DOJ's efforts to speak from a coordinated front, he fears Sessions' letter may violate the law and prevent critical information from reaching Congress. Grassley pointed out that Sessions' memo ...
Traffic is often heavy through Bethesda at the Beltway and I-270 Spur Interchange. (WTOP/Dave Dildine. WASHINGTON — When Maryland drivers spot emergency vehicles, such as police cars or fire trucks along the side of the road, they need to move over one lane or slow down. It's the law.
It might deflate your confidence in the state of Texas to find that the people protecting your access to government information have their thumbs on the scale. That they're playing favorites. That they put requests from their enemies on the slow track. Or that they advise the agencies who come to them for ...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Onondaga County Legislature today tabled a law that would punish people who leave their dogs out in the cold. ... The law is named for a pit bull, Adrian, who froze to death last month on the city's South Side. ... The current laws regarding animal cruelty, she said, are "lackluster.".
SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) - An emotional hearing took place at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday when Susan Dieter-Robinson testified in favor of a bill that would change the state's hit-and-run laws. "Anna and Abigail's Law" -- officially House Bill 4055 -- was introduced by Rep. Jeff Barker and Rep. Andy Olson ...
The obligation of democracies is not to make sure that the law promotes an accurate version of history but to insist that law has no place in the shaping of historical narrative in the first place. Laws are not instruments for settling historical debates. They are tools for regulating our lives in a way that allows for ...
“This isn't about the single malts and the famous brands because they already cost more than that,” said Rice, of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems and who is among the new law's architects. “But if you look down to the bottom shelf in the supermarket you see those nonbranded value bottles ...
More troubling, historians say, is the second part of the law, which makes it a crime — punishable by a fine or up to three years in prison — to accuse “the Polish nation” of complicity in the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities. They say that the nationalist government is trying to whitewash the role of Poles in ...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts may soon fall in line with the majority of U.S. states that have changed their approach to prosecuting theft in recent years, by increasing the dollar threshold for which larceny is considered a felony. The level at which any new floor would be set remains in question as House ...
FILE--In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Dennis Richardson, Oregon Republican Secretary of State candidate, pumps his fist at an election night event at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Ore. The Democratic Party of Oregon has filed a complaint against Richardson, the top Republican state official, ...
Patient health records, including a person's registration with the state's medical cannabis program, are subject to both state and federal confidentiality laws. ... State law allows law enforcement agencies “reasonable access” to the Hawaii Department of Health's (DOH) medical cannabis registry to verify a ...
It's shaping up to be the largest tax overhaul in three decades, and Trump says he aims to sign it into law before Christmas. The Senate bill gives most of its tax breaks to businesses and high-earners. Altogether, the vote was a big step toward giving Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of ...
South Carolina law already grants reciprocity to permit holders from 23 states. While the House bill would be disastrous policy, it's also shameful that lawmakers' most aggressive response to two of the worst mass shootings in United States history over the past two months is to undermine state gun laws ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the Prosecutor-General's Office to review the implementation of laws and regulations affecting the right of Russian citizens to assemble and demonstrate freely. Putin on December 2 endorsed a request made by the Presidential Council on the Development of ...
That's probably what's happening,” said driver Abraham Wenzl. “The guy's not standing there going stop and everybody goes crash.” Under the new law, panhandling won't be allowed within 200 feet of any roundabout or overpass and within 500 feet of the intersection of Olympic Drive and Point Fosdick ...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be throwing the book at members of President Donald Trump's campaign team, and one law now getting scrutiny was written around the time the telegraph was invented. The Logan Act, an 18th century law meant to crack down on U.S. citizens looking to conduct ...


 

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