Walmart Stores Inc. has been sued by temporary workers in a Chicago federal court on charges of minimum wage and overtime violations. In the proposed class action, temporary workers, who have worked for the retail giant since early 2009, claim that Walmart and its temporary agencies required temp workers to begin work early, stay late to complete work, work through lunches or breaks and participate in trainings without compensation.
Jerry Sandusky, a convicted child sex abuser from Pennsylvania, was formally sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 30 years in prison for his abuse of several young boys during his time as assistant football coach at Penn State. During the sentencing, Judge John Cleland stated that the "dangerous" Sandusky will not be eligible for parole for 30 years and will face no more than 60 years in prison, with credit for time served.
Mike McQueary, a key witness in the trial that led to Jerry Sandusky's arrest for child molestation, has filed a lawsuit against Penn State for defamation, misrepresentation, and whistle-blower charges. The complaint alleges, among other things, that McQueary's cooperation with investigators back in 2001 led to the suspension and eventual firing of the former assistant football coach.
A Pennsylvania judge has halted enforcement of the state's new voter identification law in time for the upcoming November 6th election. At issue was whether the controversial law, which requires all voters to present a valid photo ID at the polls, would lead to "voter disenfranchisement," as argued by opponents.
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