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Biden Admin Calls on Congress to Tighten Gun Laws After Supreme Misfire on Bump Stocks

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last Friday undid a major regulation of bump stocks — and the White House is upset about it. Let's take a look at the background and the ruling and what legislators on Capitol Hill might do about it. The Legal Loophole…

SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Restriction of Abortion Pill Mifepristone

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Reviewed by Laura Temme, Esq. | Last updated on

The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Thursday declining to restrict access to mifepristone, an abortion drug. The justices held that the plaintiffs in the case, who neither used the drug nor were forced to prescribe it to patients against their beliefs, did not have standing to…

Court Revives Religious Lawsuits Against Mayo Clinic's Vaccination Mandate

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The Mayo Clinic, one of the world's most respected medical institutions, will face lawsuits from several employees it allegedly fired due to their refusal to get COVID-19 vaccines or tests based on their religious beliefs. Mayo’s COVID Policies The pandemic brought new challenges to all, and…

States Challenge Accommodation Requirements for Workers Who Have Abortions

By T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq. | Last updated on

With the constant political and legal battles surrounding the issue of abortion, it sometimes seems like people lose sight of the fact that an abortion is a medical procedure. Like any medical procedure, there can be complications, side effects, and recommended steps for recovery. Common side…

SCOTUS Upholds CFPB's Funding in Controversial Ruling

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Our finance-savvy readers may have heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is constitutional in its unique and contentious funding structure. To the rest of us, it might sound like an unsexy subject. But the decision…

Background Checks at Gun Shows: The Latest Developments

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

The United States doesn't have any federal law on universal background checks at gun shows. But on April 11, the Department of Justice put the country closer by finalizing a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) gun regulation. Closing the "Gun Show Loophole"…

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