December 31, 2016 All juveniles will now have the right to a hearing before they are transferred to adult court, according to new California legislation passed on Nov. 9, 2016. However, implementing the law means that nearly everyone in the legal system will need to go through extensive training. New services for young offenders who…

September 25, 2016 A complaint filed in U.S. District Court against the tech conglomerate Hewlett-Packard in August 2016 alleges that the company discriminated against older employees. The company began downsizing in 2012 amid restructuring, eventually laying off more than 80,000 employees. However, the workers have claimed that they were specifically targeted due to their age….

September 12, 2016 In August 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily refused to permit a transgender boy in Virginia, who was originally born as a female, to select the boys’ bathroom at his high school. In a 5-3 decision, Justice Stephen G. Breyer sided with the majority, deferring a final ruling until the court decides…

April 2, 2016 The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph agreed to a settlement on Feb. 22, 2016, with a former church employee who claimed that she was terminated once her same-sex marriage was announced. While the specific amount was not disclosed, Colleen Simon asked for lost wages, benefits, punitive sanctions and compensation for mental…

December 7, 2015 A 48-year-old man from Manhattan alleges that he was terminated from his job at Bed Bath & Beyond due to his beard, which is part of his Muslim faith. He has further claimed that co-workers tormented him for months on the job after he admitted that he was growing out his facial…

November 12, 2015 Gotta give the National Rifle Association credit: they’ll try to explain away any mass U.S. shooting. “Guns don’t kill people…”, “A good guy with a gun…”, “Video games are the problem…”—these lines have been trotted out time and again in the wake of armed carnage. Now there’s a new argument trending with…

November 2, 2015 People across the world march for all kinds of noble reasons: AIDS awareness, breast cancer research, Alzheimer’s—the list goes on and on. However, until 2011, no one had taken up the mantle and marched for “sluts.” The word is in quotations because it illustrates the overall point of the march: to raise…

October 14, 2015 After decades of isolating inmates in solitary confinement based solely on gang affiliation, California is on the verge of ending the practice as talks between state’s attorneys and prisoner representatives moved toward a resolution in the class-action lawsuit. Although court records show that no agreement from that discussion has yet been filed,…

October 7, 2015 All of us who openly worship God try to avoid doing things in our lives that go against “God’s Law.” However, Christians are flawed human beings like everyone else. If you take a quick look at our lives, you may see behaviors and actions that do not speak well of the way…

August 24, 2015 With controversy swirling over holding Mexican nationals who have illegally crossed the border into the U.S., officials have requested that a federal immigration judge delay their immediate release and change her ruling. Despite the challenges, the government claims that they are in compliance with a ban on securing juveniles in immigrant holding…

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