The person who brought the action may be awarded a minimum $10,000 civil award, with $5,000 of the fine going toward a "State Abortion Freedom Access Fund."
A proposed law places a $10K bounty on sexual abusers — taking a jab at Texas' abortion "bounty hunters"
Under Justice Department seeks emergency order to block Texas abortion law, civilians can sue anyone who performs or helps a woman get an abortion for $10,000. Now, an Illinois state representative is proposing a law to flip that mandate — and allow anyone who is a victim of sexual assault or who has an unwanted pregnancy to sue the perpetrator for $10,000.
Regarding “Foreign terrorists never our biggest threat,” (Sept. 10): The Republicans giveth and the Republicans taketh away, to borrow and amend a biblical quote. The Abraham Lincoln Republicans of the 1860s were willing to embark upon a civil war that resulted in some 750,000 deaths and ended the crime against humanity: Black slavery. Now, 155 years after the war, the Republicans have another goal: limiting minority voting rights. And, that attempt is cloaked in other words — “protection of our elections” being foremost. Inflamed by the likes of the most unqualified, unprincipled man in our political history to be our president, people are putting our democracy in danger. Witness Jan. 6, 2021. Treason, pure and simple, with most of the perpetrators still walking the streets. Paul Krugman is a first-rate reporter and intellect. Take the time to read his column. Our country's democratic political system is truly endangered.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul this week sharply criticized a new Texas law that essentially bans most abortions and said that her state intends to assist women who want to leave the Lone Star State to access the procedure. “For women in Texas, we want you to know: We will...
Federal judge to wait at least two weeks before ruling on DOJ’s emergency request to block Texas abortion law
The order, from Judge Robert Pitman of the Western District of Texas, means that the law will remain in place for now. Just after the judge’s move, the department asked him to move more aggressively and hold a hearing on September 20 to decide whether the law should be blocked even on a temporary basis, saying that waiting until October would endanger too many women. On Thursday, Pitman denied that request.
SAN ANTONIO — On the heels of the release of 2020 Census data showing about 18.8 million Latinos are under 18, two U.S. Senators moved to bolster attention and money from Congress for Hispanic Serving Institutions, HSIs. Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said Thursday they have formed...
Houston City Council this week raised the status of the Houston Spaceport at Ellington to a local government corporation, allowing the spaceport to utilize millions of dollars in state funding for infrastructure development. The new corporation — dubbed the Houston Spaceport Development Corporation — will have bylaws and a seven-member...
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined the chief legal officers of 23 other states in signing onto a brief issued Wednesday supporting the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Texas’ ban on abortions after six weeks. The brief filed in U.S. District Court for the District of...
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 23 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) challenge to Texas’ new ban on abortions, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s office. The brief specifically supports...
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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A state legislator from El Paso and her legislative director are being honored for their work by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD). Representative Mary Gonzalez, who represents El Paso County’s House District 75, is being recognized alongside a group of lawmakers and staffers...
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Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to Texas’ ban on abortions after six weeks. “The unconstitutional ban on abortion care in Texas is particularly egregious,” said Frey. “Banning all abortions...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Amid heated discussion surrounding the new abortion law in Texas, which bans abortions from six weeks, Catholic bishops have emphasized the importance of a long-running state program to help pregnant women. "Texas has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in programs for pregnant moms and families," said...
“We want [business leaders] here, but we want them to be vocal about their opposition, to put their money where their mouths are, and actually support candidates who believe in science, who want to protect constitutional rights, who want to ensure nondiscriminatory policies, who want to have an educated, competitive workforce.”
PointsBet has signed a multi-year deal with Austin FC, making it a founding partner of the new MLS team and paving the way for potential access to one of the country’s most lucrative betting markets should the Texas legislature eventually legalize sports gambling. Under the deal, PointsBet’s first in MLS,...