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guardian abuse

Caring for Elders: Heartbreak and Guardian Abuse

Posted: September 15, 2019 at 10:12 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, Investigative Report, U.S.

The elderly in American society shouldn’t have to plan for the loss of their rights and their estates in their old age. But the current guardianship system threatens the retired community with just that. Guardian abuse came about from a broken system. States often provide guardians for when the elderly and incapacitated need outside care. […]

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free speech

Free Speech Protected By Appeals Court In Minnesota

Posted: August 28, 2019 at 12:34 pm   /   Article, U.S.

A federal court struck down a ruling against the First Amendment. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of free speech. The court ruled on August 23 that the Minnesota Human Rights Act does not bind Carl and Angel Larsen, owners of Telescope Media Group, to create films for same-sex couples. In addition, […]

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digital rights

Your Digital Rights Could Be At Risk: Only 1 State Bans Warrantless Searches

Posted: August 25, 2019 at 11:02 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Technology, U.S.

California’s Supreme Court struck down a probation ruling over digital rights on August 15. The probation let officers search a minor’s social media accounts and phone without a warrant. Ricardo P. gave up his phone and social media accounts for search as a result of his arrest in 2014. The court convicted him of assisting […]

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Indian Child Welfare Act Might Go to Supreme Court for the 3rd Time

Posted: August 18, 2019 at 5:39 am   /   Article, U.S.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was constitutional. The next step in appeals is the Supreme Court. This overturned a previous ruling from a district court judge in Texas who found the act unconstitutional. The case might make its way to the Supreme […]

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Female Genital Mutilation​ Still Legal In America

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 6:29 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, Investigative Report, U.S., WORLD

Female genital mutilation (FGM), or female circumcision, seems like a thing of the past. Western society tends to associate it with an older, more cultish version of religion. But as technology progresses, the world grows smaller. More cultural practices, typically done in secret, have come to light. And the United States needs to rise to […]

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Due Process

ABA Reject Guilty Until Proven Innocent Affirmative Consent Resolution

Posted: August 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm   /   Article, news, U.S.

The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association rejected the resolution to endorse the affirmative assent standard. The affirmative assent standard states that an encounter should be considered assault unless each party obtained a clear ‘yes’ before every sexual act. The law states that due process is necessary for a proper trial. It has […]

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​2020 Democratic​ Presidential Candidates by Popularity

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:32 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

There are currently 24 Democratic candidates running for the nomination in 2020. With so many on the platform, voters feel overwhelmed by the choices. Who better to ask than the people who elected them into office, before? Senators, congressional representatives, and former governors all have approval ratings from their districts. Some candidates running, like Mayor […]

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Could Hollywood Accept Marianne Williamson As President?

Posted: August 9, 2019 at 12:29 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics

There are many underdogs running for the Democratic presidential nomination. One in particular has been successful at seizing the spotlight with her spiritual, strange quips and radical policy. Love her or hate her, Marianne Williamson, the spiritual author and socialite, is rapidly gaining notoriety.  As Williamson scrambles to gather more donors, the odds are not […]

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De Blasio

Critics Slam Bill De Blasio for Tax Plan

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 1:23 am   /   Article, news, Politics, U.S.

During the CNN debate on July 31, Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he planned to “tax the hell out of the wealthy.”  His plans to improve New York City by aggressively raising taxes has so far not been well received. The Financial Times reminded people that in 2009, President Obama “told […]

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Trump New China Tariffs And Its Pros And Cons

Posted: August 2, 2019 at 11:44 pm   /   Article, Politics, U.S.

President Trump announced on August 1 via tweet that the administration will put an additional tariff of 10% on Chinese imports, starting on September 1.  Critics of the President’s new tariff say that the new tariffs will “raise prices.” The National Retail Federation, which counts Amazon and Walmart as members, called the decision “flawed.” Walmart […]

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