U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Make “Hack Back” Laws

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There’s an expression that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” However, U.S. lawmakers may not be following that old saying when it comes to “revenge hacking.” Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have co-sponsored the Active Cyber Defense Security Act (ACDC), which would essentially allow people or companies who have been hacked …

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Has California Passed Too Much Criminal Justice Reform?

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In recent years, California has passed several laws that essentially give people who are convicted of low-level crimes a second chance. It all started when California voters approved Prop. 47 in 2014, which reclassified several drug, theft, property and other non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Other reforms soon followed, including changes to the Three …

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2 New Laws Could Help You Prove Your Innocence After Being Found Guilty (PC 1473)

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Innocent people are convicted of crimes far too often. Ed Easley is one of those people. In 1993, Easley was convicted of molesting a 7-year-old girl. He served eight years in prison, five more on probation, and was required to register as a sex offender for life. Years after his conviction, the alleged victim came …

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California Passes Prison Reform to Help Old and Young Inmates

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California has been dealing with the issue of prison overcrowding for the past several years. During that time, the state has passed various laws to help reduce the prison population. With prison overcrowding still an issue, California Governor Jerry Brown recently passed two new laws that affect some of the oldest prison inmates and those …

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Coaches Can’t Pray on the Field, Court Rules

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Recently, we’ve seen that sports can spark controversy. NFL players have taken knees and locked arms during the national anthem to protest inequality and injustice, but the NFL isn’t the only form of football causing controversy. A high school football coach who prayed at the 50-yard line after a game has sparked a debate over …

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Case to Legalize Sports Gambling Heading to Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could change the future of sports betting. The court recently decided to hear arguments regarding the legalization of sports gambling. It all stems from a New Jersey ballot measure regarding sports betting that was approved by voters. As a result, the state began setting …

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California Gun Magazine Law Blocked By Judge Days Before Going into Effect

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In 2016, California voters allowed a number of laws that aimed to strictly regulate firearm and ammunition purchases within the state. One of those laws banned Californians from owning or possessing large-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The law was set to go into effect on July 1. However, just …

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Does Trump Blocking Twitter Followers Violate First Amendment?

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It’s no secret how much President Trump loves taking his message directly to the public through his Twitter account. Recently, Trump’s account has started to block people who express opposition to his tweets. By blocking these people, it prohibits them from reading and responding to tweets from Trump’s account. Do you have a right to …

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Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Laws

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In 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino left 14 people dead. The shooter used assault rifles to kill his victims. This horrific event led to a crackdown on weapons in California. However, now that new gun laws have taken effect, gun rights groups are attempting to fight them. Gun Rights Groups Challenging California Laws …

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New Proposed Law Seeks to Correct Prosecutor’s Misuse of Jailhouse Snitches

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The Orange County District Attorney’s Office recently came under fire after it was discovered that prosecutors were using a secret program in which law enforcement would place informants in jail cells with defendants in order to convince them to unwittingly give up information that could be used against them in their cases. In some cases, …

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