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Indian Government to Regulate ‘Significant’ Social Media Platforms

Social media networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on, are now implementing new regulations that contain account identity verification, and more, as part of the platform guidelines in India. The apps will now have to verify ‘fake news, malicious content, misinformation, racial slurs, gender abuse that may have an impact on the individual and society as a whole,’ the Indian IT Ministry stated. The account identity verification is a factor mentioned in the social media guidelines the IT Ministry is putting out there. A reliable source reported that the regulations…

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The Justice Department Can’t Keep Its Own Law Secret Forever Law & Order 

The Justice Department Can’t Keep Its Own Law Secret Forever

When the laws and constitution are interpreted by any of the lower courts or the Supreme Court itself, their decrees are accessible, public, and are subject to debate as well. There are some of the instances in which the law doesn’t fall tandem with the interests of the public, Congress has complete rights to amend the law and nullify the decision of the court. If the question raised concerning the constitution is specifically egregious, an amendment to the laws of the constitution is regarded optional. However, there is a completely…

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New child care law has unintended consequences for providers, families Law & Order 

New child care law has unintended consequences for providers, families

Kids are being shoved out of child care homes and into unauthorized child care facilities completely via the unintended consequences of one new law approved to safeguard them. The law in question, Nathan’s law which came into effect on Wednesday, had been penned down to make sure the safety of kids in the unauthorized child care facilities. The law was named in honor of a 3-months-old infant named Nathan Blecha that passed away in an unlicensed child care facility back in 2007. In an attempt to close a loophole which…

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Lawsuit settled in teen suicide that led to Illinois law change. Law & Order 

Lawsuit settled in teen suicide that led to Illinois law change

A suburban teenager committed suicide recently in Chicago because of the very reason that he was confronted by the school authority. He was asked questions of whether he made any video while having sex with one of his classmates, which ultimately led him to the situation of killing himself. This incident has raised uncomfortable questions about how aggressively should the school authority handle the students, who have been suspected of committing any sort of wrongdoing. Also, the matter questions whether the students should be confronted in or in the absence…

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LC Valley law enforcement doing their part to keep drivers safe over Labor Day Weekend Law & Order 

LC Valley law enforcement doing their part to keep drivers safe over Labor Day Weekend

A recent estimation statistic provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that close to 400 people might die given the traffic crashes during the Labor Day Weekend. Law enforcement in the Lewis-Clark Valley is now a part of nationwide effort that might help prevent this issue. Cpl. Patrick Dupea, working with the Nez Perce County Sheriff Office mentioned that the high traffic levels during travel have led to each and every officer standing on high alert during the weekend. As confirmed by the NHTSA, around 376 people had…

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Appeals court rejects challenge to controversial Florida education law Law & Order 

Appeals court rejects challenge to controversial Florida education law

TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments of numerous school boards across the state, an appeals court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a controversial 2017 law that sought to bolster charter schools. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal backed a decision by a Leon County circuit judge, who turned down arguments that the mammoth education law improperly infringed on the rights of school boards to operate their districts. The law, known in education circles by the shorthand HB 7069, was a priority of then-House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Land…

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New marijuana law hopes to address racial disparities in arrests Law & Order 

New marijuana law hopes to address racial disparities in arrests

A New York State law decriminalizing marijuana went into effect Wednesday, one month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill. The law will allow anyone caught with up to two ounces to pay a fine, instead of being arrested. Transporting, growing or selling pot remain offenses for which a person can be arrested. In a statement released Wednesday, Cuomo said, “Today is a new chapter in the criminal justice system.” He went on to call the law “long overdue” and the effort would go far in mending the racially discriminatory…

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Trump denies report he offered pardons to aides who break law to fast-track border wall Law & Order 

Trump denies report he offered pardons to aides who break law to fast-track border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied a report that he had urged aides to break a myriad of federal laws and told them he would pardon them if necessary to get his long-promised southern border wall built. “Another totally Fake story in the Amazon Washington Post (lobbyist) which states that if my Aides broke the law to build the Wall (which is going up rapidly), I would give them a Pardon. This was made up by the Washington Post only in order to demean and disparage – FAKE NEWS!” Trump…

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Jimmy Carter’s 1977 law gives Trump sweeping powers to block China trade Law & Order 

Jimmy Carter’s 1977 law gives Trump sweeping powers to block China trade

Legal scholars and trade policy experts say that President Trump is right to claim broad powers to prohibit companies from trading with foreign countries thanks to a 1977 law that has previously not garnered much attention outside the context of national security. The law, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act signed by Democratic President Jimmy Carter, gives the president sweeping powers to restrict trade once a “national emergency” is declared. “The president can impose a virtual embargo on a nation under IEEPA,” said John Yoo, director of the public law…

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Missouri abortion law should be blocked, Planned Parenthood tells judge Law & Order 

Missouri abortion law should be blocked, Planned Parenthood tells judge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Critics of a new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy are asking a judge to block the law from taking effect this week. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union head to court Monday to ask U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs to put the law on hold while their legal challenge against it plays out in court. They face a tight deadline: The law is set to take effect Wednesday. Planned Parenthood and ACLU lawyers in a court…

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