• Child Abuse Statutes of Limitations
    Categories: Judiciary

    States Reconsidering Child Abuse Statutes of Limitations

    Photo credit: iStock.com/designer491 A statute of limitations is a law that requires a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit within [...]

  • anti-hazing
    Categories: Education, Judiciary

    Anti-Hazing Legislative Update

    Photo credit: iStock.com/RobHainer Hazing—any activity expected of someone joining or participating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers [...]

  • Domestic Violence Victims
    Categories: Judiciary

    Legislation Supporting Domestic Violence Victims

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Tinnakorn Jorruang In 1989, Congress declared October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the time since, nearly 10 [...]

  • inmate education programs

    Inmate Education Programs: Legislative Update

    Photo credit: iStock.com/tapui Several state legislatures continue to consider inmate education programs, which offer people experiencing incarceration opportunities to get [...]

  • human trafficking legislation
    Categories: Judiciary

    Human Trafficking Legislation

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Professor25 Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or [...]

  • genetic testing privacy legislation
    Categories: Health Care, Judiciary

    Genetic Testing Privacy Legislation

    Photo credit: iStock.com/ktsimage 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and LivingDNA are just a few genetic or ancestry testing options on the consumer market. [...]

  • Categories: Health Care, Judiciary

    States’ Reactions to Supreme Court’s Dobbs Ruling: Abortion Access, Trigger Laws, & More

    Photo credit: iStock.com/zimmytws In early May, the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health [...]

  • Banning Ransomware Payoffs: Cybersecurity Legislative Update

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Pete Linforth from Pixabay  In this year’s state legislative sessions, no fewer than four [...]

  • Categories: Judiciary

    Police Reform Legislation: 2021 Update & Review

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  After the 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police [...]

  • Categories: Judiciary, Technology

    Facial Recognition Bans

    Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image source by by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  In September 2020, Portland, Oregon, approved ordinances banning the use [...]