Tag: Civil Law

New York builds upon legacy of federal Americans With Disabilities Act with new state laws

ALBANY — Gov. Hochul signed a package of bills Tuesday meant to improve access to services and strengthen the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities.

The governor was joined by lawmakers and advocates at a Manhattan signing ceremony honoring the 32nd anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in the US

“This is a journey to make sure that everyone’s rights, everyone’s civil rights, everyone’s human rights are protected,” Hochul said during the event at the CUNY Graduate Center. “It’s also a day to celebrate a pivotal moment in American history if there’s any issue that comes to our attention where a wrong needs to be righted, we will take

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Judge blocks enforcement of NC law that demands truth in campaign ads

The law prohibits anyone from knowingly publishing or circulating false information about a candidate with the intent of hurting that candidate’s chances in the election. It enabled an ongoing investigation into the Stein commercial, which focused on untested rape kits held by local law enforcement agencies.

O’Neill’s campaign cited the law in his September 2020 election board complaint against Stein’s campaign committee over the ad. That led to interviews by board investigators, while the State Bureau of Investigation later talked to Stein, his campaign staff and a woman who appeared in the ad. The plaintiffs called the law overbroad and outdated and said it fails to protect core political speech, leading it to violate the First Amendment.

In her order, Eagles wrote that a temporary order was necessary because the plaintiffs and others would have been subject to potential criminal prosecution for violating an overly broad criminal libel statute before

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What to Know About California’s Head-Turning Gun Control Law

By one measure, Californians are about 25% less likely to die in mass shootings compared with residents of other states. The state’s low rate of gun deaths is at least in part because of strict firearm laws, experts say.

But after a number of devastating shootings across the US this year, California is now tightening those gun rules even more.

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This month alone, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law more than 10 new firearm restrictions. These include fresh limits on gun advertising to minors; increased inspections of dealers; and a 10-year ban on firearm possession for those convicted of child abuse or elder abuse.

The most high-profile of these laws allows Californians to sue anyone who distributes banned semi-automatic rifles or ghost guns. The legislation, which Newsom signed Friday, is modeled after a Texas law that allows private

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Newport News substitute judge finds herself on the other side of the law

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News substitute judge and lawyer pleaded guilty to two counts of tax fraud charges.

Nosuk Kim served on the bench as a substitute judge before resigning July 1st2022 and served previously on a state disciplinary committee for the Virginia State Bar, according to court officials.

The News 3 Investigative Team has been digging into the background of Nosuk Kim.

Her husband and business owner, Beyung Kim, was sentenced last August for his role in an elaborate scheme that wrongly awarded his company I-Tek millions of dollars in government contracts.

Federal prosecutors say Beyung Kim was sentenced to 58 months in prison, and his four employees were sentenced to a combined 93 months.

Court documents state that I-Tek got $7 million in government contracts that were supposed to be for disabled veterans and required items to be made in America. The group supplied

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Slain Chicago officer Ella French’s mother gets applause at congressional hearing on law enforcement safety

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The mother of slain Chicago officer Ella French received a round of applause Tuesday morning during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on law enforcement officer safety.

Two brothers, 22-year-old Eric Morgan and 21-year-old Monty “Emonte” Morgan, are accused of fatally shooting French, who was 29 at the time of her death, while she was conducting a traffic stop in August 2021.

“Officer Ella French is remembered for her beloved and profound generosity and her passion for service,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said during the hearing. “My wife and I went down to St. Rita Chapel to join in the memorial service. We have never seen an outpouring of grief like we saw that day. We joined hundreds, maybe thousands, of mourners that were there. Ella’s mother, Elizabeth French, is here with us today. I want to thank her personally

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