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Indiana lawmakers pass bill attempting to close rape law loophole

After years of failed attempts to change Indiana law, the Senate unanimously voted to pass language aimed at closing a rape loophole about the definition of consent.  Under House Bill 1079, a person who has sexual intercourse with someone who attempts to “physically, verbally, or by other visible conduct refuse the person’s acts” commits rape.  Indiana… Read More »

Lawmakers pass second follow-up measure to last year’s criminal justice reform Capitolnewsillinois.com

Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, reaches for a black glove to put on as the vote begins on the criminal justice reform bill during the lame-duck session for the Illinois House of Representatives on Jan. 13, 2021, at the Bank of Springfield Center. (Credit: Justin L. Fowler of The State Journal-Register) Thursday,… Read More »

Lawmakers pass 2nd follow-up measure to last year’s criminal justice reform | Politics

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers this week passed a bill clarifying issues around the massive criminal justice reform bill that passed with the support of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus last year. On a 67-42 vote, the House voted on Wednesday, Jan. 5, to accept a Senate amendment to House Bill 3512, clarifying issues relating to… Read More »

Lawmakers urge Biden administration to sanction NSO Group and other cyber surveillance firms :: WRAL.com

By Sean Lyngaas, CNN CNN — More than a dozen Democratic lawmakers have called on the Biden administration to sanction four cyber surveillance firms for “enabling human rights abuses” by “selling powerful surveillance technology to authoritarian governments.” The letter, led by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California, asks… Read More »

Ohio lawmakers looking into law that bans police officers from pulling drivers over for low-level traffic offenses

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Stopping drivers for minor infractions like tinted windows or a broken taillight has been encouraged by some police departments because it can be a pretext for stopping drivers suspected of carrying illegal weapons or narcotics, but critics say these traffic stops lead to a disproportionate number of drivers of color getting… Read More »