Vice President Kamala Harris accompanied by President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Biden-Harris Administration is launching six new "initial actions" to address the surging gun violence public health epidemic in the United States. The new plan states it will tackle "actions to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm." The new... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
COVID-19 Funds

A Highland Ranch, Colorado, doctor was charged with stealing COVID-19 government funds and more in an indictment unsealed on April 6 in Denver. The accused physician, Francis F. Joseph, 56, allegedly stole COVID-19 relief funds from three separate federal programs while allegedly lying in statements about bankruptcy proceedings. Much of... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting to change the filibuster rule, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The first filibuster was used in the Senate’s first meeting on September 22, 1789. On that day, Pennsylvania Senator William Maclay wrote that the “design of the Virginians . . . was to talk away the time, so that we could not get the bill passed.” In the 1800s, the... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
Arizona State Courts Building

Earlier this month, the Arizona Supreme Court approved its first two Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) just three months after the rule came into effect. The new system allows for non-lawyers to have ownership in a law firm, making Arizona the first state to approve anything to this extent.    On August... Read More »

by Haley Larkin
Pennsylvania state Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Temple.

Among the legislation currently before the Pennsylvania General Assembly is House Bill 156, which seeks to extend the state’s Tender Years Hearsay Act to minors up to age sixteen. As it stands, the legislation only provides for the admissibility of out-of-court statements made by minors up to age twelve. Unamended,... Read More »

by Mark Guenette
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

In a surprising announcement heralded by many and criticized by others, the 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game, planned to take place in Georgia, will now be played in Colorado at Coors Field. In a strong reaction to the new, highly criticized voting laws in Georgia, the MLB announced... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The DOJ is continuing its investigation into Congressman Matt Gaetz and whether he broke federal sex trafficking laws as details of the representative's interactions with women he allegedly paid to have sex with continue to emerge. After the New York Times broke the news of an alleged sexual relationship Gaetz... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Kendall Jenner

When a man went swimming naked in Kendall Jenner's pool in California, the celebrity's security team restrained him and called the police. The Kardashian family celebrity heard him screaming at her windows at about 2 AM and informed her security to assist her. But after the nude swimmer Shaquan King,... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
Marijuana and a pipe used to smoke it are displayed in a photo taken in New York on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Two Milwaukee alders want to get rid of the fine for marijuana possession up to one ounce. This came after Gov. Terry Evers proposed legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. The legislature in Wisconsin is majority Republican and they say that this will not be happening any time soon. Currently in Milwaukee,... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
woman holding sign Stop Hb1570

The state of Arkansas has become the first in the US to outlaw certain medical treatments for transgender persons under the age of 18. House Bill 1570 became law on Tuesday, April 6, but only after the state’s legislature voted to override Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto of the bill... Read More »

by Candice Pillion, J.D.
Former Weinstein Co. COO and President David Glasser

The far-reaching repercussions of the dramatic fall of infamous Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein continue, as his former President and COO was ordered to pay a large debt in arrears or forfeit his stake in a movie studio. LA County Superior Court Judge David Sotelo ordered ex-Weinstein former CEO and COO... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
President Biden outlined his infrastructure plan during a press conference near Pittsburgh on March 31, 2021.

President Biden unveiled his sweeping new infrastructure plan for America on Wednesday. The daring proposal includes plans to fix 10,000 bridges, about 20,000 miles of roadways, and more. The new $2 trillion plan includes new corporate tax hikes, robust climate change laws, millions of new jobs and training for Americans,... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
Mohammad Anwar car

Two teen girls who were responsible for the Washington D.C. carjacking that led to the death of an Uber Eats driver will reportedly agree to a “cushy” plea deal. The plea deal could mean that both girls are not held past the age of 21 and that neither will be... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam passed a new law last week in the Commonwealth allowing healthcare workers to collect on lost wages or medical expenses because of the coronavirus. There is a catch, however. To qualify for the benefits under this new law, healthcare workers must have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
American stimulus check

Under the American Rescue Plan, passed by Congress on March 11, 2021, people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are automatically qualified for the third round of stimulus checks. While the IRS has yet to publish a specific date when individuals who receive federal... Read More »

by Haley Larkin