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Decriminalising sex work can protect sex workers from GBV

Business Day 31 Jan 2023
This also means they could negotiate rates before sex. Research from the US and the Netherlands found that rape rates dropped as a direct result of sex work becoming legal ... South Africa could see a drop in gender-based violence (GBV) if it follows through on a draft bill to scrap all existing legal penalties on sex work.

Georgia lawmakers aim to take a bite out of retail sales of Delta-8 THC products statewide

Victoria Advocate 31 Jan 2023
In 2018, Congress passed an agriculture bill that, among other changes, made it legal to grow hemp with concentrations of Delta-9 THC below 0.3% ... “It is a very confusing proposition for the average street cop or even some of the investigators to know what’s legal and what’s not, so I think there’s a lot of clarity coming forth in this bill.”.

4 big ways Democrats can unmask MAGA extremism - and help the country

The Philadelphia Tribune 31 Jan 2023
The dozens of Republicans balking at the bill cite its onerous restrictions on asylum, and its focus on only “border security,” with some calling for it to include legalization for farm workers and “dreamers” brought here as children.

MN House to vote on driver’s licenses for people in U.S. illegally

Pioneer Press 31 Jan 2023
The Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday was preparing to vote on a bill to allow people in the U.S ... The “Driver’s Licenses For All” bill would remove the requirement for license applicants to provide proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the country ... House bill main author Rep ... Tim Walz said he’d sign a bill into law.

Hunter Biden has MILLIONS worth of legal debt and allies want to start a fund ...

The Daily Mail 31 Jan 2023
Former President Bill Clinton relied on a legal defense fund in the 1990s, when the Whitewater and Paula Jones inquiries stretched on for years ... Clinton's legal bills had reached $9 million by that point, as Clinton battled the independent counsel, and fended off an impeachment.

Hunter Biden's allies weigh legal-defense fund for president's son

Union Leader 31 Jan 2023
The effort has been triggered by Hunter Biden's struggles to pay his mounting legal bills amid increasingly stretched resources and his pursuit of a new, aggressive legal strategy, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive subject.

Israel advances bill for revoking Palestinians' citizenship

The New Arab 31 Jan 2023
The bill passed its first reading with 86 of 120 votes in favour, from both the far-right government and the opposition ... "This bill seeks to further expand Israel’s longstanding policy of creating two separate legal tracks based on racial identity, as the state designed this measure to be used exclusively against Palestinians.".

Wanna bet? Texas Legislature to reconsider legalizing casinos and sports betting

The Lufkin News 31 Jan 2023
Gambling legalization advocates in Texas are going all in again this legislative session, confident that they have built more support since their efforts came up far short in 2021 ... Sports betting is legal in 36 states and Washington, D.C., according to the American Gaming Association ... “She will have more to say once a bill were to be filed.”.

Minnesota House passes bill to give driver’s licenses to undocumented residents

Mesabi Daily News 31 Jan 2023
Minnesota House lawmakers passed a bill 69-60 to give driver’s licenses to undocumented residents on Monday after a decade of advocacy from immigrant rights groups. The bill now heads to the state Senate ... They also point out that many residents with legal immigration statuses already have driver’s licenses.

Decriminalising sex work can protect sex workers – and everybody else – from gender-based violence

Mail Guardian South Africa 31 Jan 2023
South Africa could see a drop in gender-based violence (GBV) if it follows through on a bill to scrap legal penalties on sex work. The proposed, which will make it legal for adults to buy and sell sex, was If it’s signed into law, the bill will also people who were previously charged or jailed of any wrongdoing.

Hunter Biden allies talking about creating legal defense fund: report

New York Post 31 Jan 2023
It’s unclear exactly how much the first son owes in legal fees because some of the work has been treated as pro bono ... Other prominent figures, including former President Bill Clinton and longtime political operative Roger Stone, have created legal defense funds as they confronted mounting legal bills in the face of investigations.

Strikes Bill clears the Commons but legal challenges threatened

ITV 31 Jan 2023
The Government’s new strikes law will be subject to legal challenges unless it is drastically amended, Jacob Rees-Mogg warned as the Bill ...

Measure filed for AG review of ballot titles

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 31 Jan 2023
Attorney General Tim Griffin said in a written statement that "I support House Bill 1320 because my office is uniquely qualified to review the legal sufficiency of ballot titles for statewide petitions. "This bill restores the only review process that has been approved by the Arkansas Supreme Court," the Republican attorney general said.

Keep government out of our end of life decisions

Montana Standard 31 Jan 2023
In 2009, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that aid in dying is legal. Draconian bills like SB 210 have been routinely proposed ever since then, in a zealous effort to void the Supreme Court’s decision and interfere in the practice of medicine. Two years ago, this type of bill was defeated on a tie vote.

ND bill would punish high-volume drug dealers, including those tied to overdose deaths

Grand Forks Herald 31 Jan 2023
30, against a bill supporters say would give law enforcement the ability to punish high-volume drug dealers, including those tied to overdose deaths ... Travis Finck, director of the North Dakota Committee on Legal Counsel for Indigents, said he had originally planned to ask the committee to recommend that the bill not be passed.

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