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California the First State To Outlaw 'Stealthing'

By Andrew Leonatti

The practice of "stealthing" — secretly removing a condom during sex — has gained more notoriety in recent years. Some studies have found that 10% of men have admitted to the practice and about the same number of women report being victims of it. Because stealthing can lead to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, and psychological trauma, victims' rights advocates have called for the act to be defined as a type of sexual assault.

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Satanists for Abortion Rights ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed

By Richard Dahl

Recent legal news from around the U.S.: Satanists seeking abortion rights, a restaurant that went "private" to avoid mask mandates, and a bunch of new restrictive laws in Texas.

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Arbery and McClain Indictments a Sea Change in Police Prosecutions?

By Andrew Leonatti

Last year's killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests also brought renewed attention to other high-profile killings of Black people and how police and prosecutors often avoided accountability. And now, recent indictments in the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Elijah McClain indicate that momentum could be building.

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California Judge Throws Out Gig Worker Law

By Andrew Leonatti

Late last week, a California judge threw out the state's controversial "gig workers law." The ruling casts massive uncertainty on the state's large gig economy and the status of workers for companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Instacart.

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Plant-Based Butter Granted Right to Use 'Dairy' in Victory Over Big Dairy

By Ashley Ravid

The dairy industry has long held legal sway, which they've needed to wield in recent years as demand for products made with cow's milk has been challenged by a growing interest in plant-based milk and dairy alternatives. The dairy industry has waged a legal fight to ban milk alternatives from labeling their products with terms like "milk" or "dairy."

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CPSC Issues Rare Mandatory Product Recall for Zen Magnets and Neoballs

By Andrew Leonatti

Consumers read news stories all the time about various product recalls, often issued voluntarily by manufacturers in concert with government agencies. But when a company fights a recall, the situation ends with the rare step of the federal government issuing a mandatory recall. That happened last week when the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ordered Zen Magnets and Neoballs off of shelves nationwide.

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