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Congress considers legislation to make accessing international data easier for prosecutors

“New legislation is before Congress that would make it easier to access data that could have bearing on cases relating to terrorism and other major crimes” reports slashgear.com. Sometimes the tech companies that are storing the data want to give access to law enforcement, but they must withhold that data due to other rules and policies.Lawmakers say that this sort of legislation is critical to empowering investigators to bring terrorists and perpetrators of serious crime to justice.The legislation is called the Cloud Act and before any data would be released…

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Uber drops opposition to London language test

“This means we will no longer pursue our legal appeal,” he added” reports businessinsider.com. A photo illustration shows a London taxi passing as the Uber app logo is displayed on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] is dropping a legal appeal against the introduction of more stringent English language tests for drivers in London after the city’s transport regulator said it would water down its stringent proposals.In March last year it lost…

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Emma Watson Just Donated $1.4 Million to the British Equivalent of Time’s Up

“Over $2 million dollars has already been raised, and the fund’s focus is to “challenge the sexual harassment, assault and discrimination that persists across all industries and sections of society.”” writes Amy Mackelden for elle.com. The new fund has launched on the same day as the BAFTAs, at which several female stars are walking the red carpet with activists as their plus ones. Source: elle.com Share This:

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Blockchain could be a game changer for legal marijuana

“Though there would be clear benefits to the financial services industry, blockchain has purposes well beyond finance” writes The Motley Fool for businessinsider.com. In fact, blockchain and cannabis could be a match made in heaven, at least according to small-cap marijuana stock Emerald Health Therapeutics.What can blockchain offer to the cannabis industry, you ask?. Marijuana stocks have benefited from a rapid increase in legal sales, as well as a major shift in the way the public views cannabis.Second, blockchain allows businesses to manage their supply chains by being able to…

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It’s Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

“Until recently, Republican politicians drew a bright line between illegal immigration, which they claimed to hate, and legal immigration, which they claimed to love” writes Peter Beinart for theatlantic.com. He has not only blurred the GOP’s long-held moral distinction between legal and illegal immigration.The words “illegal immigration” do not appear in Trump’s presidential announcement speech.However, 37 voted for a bill that legalized the “dreamers,” added more border security and substantially reduced legal immigration.He’s willing to legalize the “dreamers”—who came to the United States illegally—so long as the number of legal…

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‘I’m brave now!’ Victims of sexual harassment say they are finding their voice through new legal defense program

“In select cases, the fund will defray the legal and public relations costs of pursuing harassment complaints and defending against related retaliation” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. She’s one of 1,569 people who have sought help from the fund since it launched Jan. 1, program officials said.And many of the women who have contacted the fund do not want their cases to be public. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Under current law, the gun industry can’t be held liable for damages from gun violence — but there’s a way states can make them pay

“These survivors are often saddled with enormous medical debt; the health care costs of gun violence totals about $2.8 billion a year” writes Mark Joseph Stern for businessinsider.com. Through tort law, states may define what counts as negligence, and juries may then determine what conduct is reasonable and what’s unreasonable. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Keep immigration simple, Republicans, and get it done

“Republicans need to tailor immigration reform as narrowly as possible” writes Washington Examiner for washingtonexaminer.com. In these days of low unemployment, reducing the workforce by cutting legal immigration would cause economic harm.The euphemism, “comprehensive immigration reform,” sounded like a good idea to lots of policymakers and commentators in the Bush and Obama years.Congressional Republicans are treading into dangerous immigration territory where there are many ways to fail. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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