Judges affirm COVID-19 response at Moose Lake prison

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A three-judge panel rejected a challenge to the agency’s handling of the public health crisis at the medium-security men’s correctional facility, which in March 2020 was the first in the state to experience positive tests among inmates.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the state public defender’s office sued the DOC last April, arguing that some vulnerable inmates should be released and that prison officials should be ordered to implement and enforce more rigorous precautions to keep the incarcerated population safe.

The appeals court affirmed a decision from 6th Judicial District Judge Leslie Beiers, who earlier dismissed

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Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ movie pulled from Georgia over voting laws

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NEW YORK — Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state’s recently enacted law restricting voting access.

The film is the largest and most high profile Hollywood production to depart the state since Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Legislature passed a law that introduced stiffer voter identification requirements for absentee balloting, limited drop boxes and gave the State Election Board new powers to intervene in county election offices and to remove and replace local election officials. Opponents have said the law is designed to reduce the impact of minority voters.

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Franchising in Canada: Considerations for U.S. franchisors

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Canada is an attractive market for U.S. franchisors who are looking to expand their business internationally. Canada is generally quite open to foreign investment (particularly from the U.S.), and there are many similarities between Canadian consumers, business practices and legislative frameworks, and those in the U.S. From this perspective, expanding into Canada can be an easier undertaking for many U.S. franchisors than expanding into other countries. However, there are a number of important differences between Canadian and U.S. franchise laws, and U.S. franchisors should ensure that they know and understand how Canadian franchise laws differ and how they will affect

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Some Judges Say Their Courtrooms Won’t Be Returning To Old Practices After Bail Reform Repeal

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In May, a landmark piece of Utah bail reform legislation will be largely repealed under a new state law. However, some judges said their courtrooms won’t be fully returning to the old way of doing things.

The bail reform law being repealed requires judges to release low-level offenders using the least restrictive measures appropriate to their case and other circumstances. It also provides an extensive list of options for pretrial release.

Salt Lake County Judge Todd Shaughnessy said judges will probably still end up using pre-trial release much more frequently than they did before bail reform, because the law created

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Corporate America’s response to the Georgia voting law

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Yahoo Finance’s, Andy Serwer, Brian Sozzi and Myles Udland break down the push from business leaders against new voting laws.

Video Transcript

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BRIAN SOZZI: The fallout from the new Georgia voting laws have now reached corporate America. This put the nation’s preeminent business leaders in a tough spot, speak out and risk upsetting an array of parties, or not speak out at all, which also could upset an array of parties. Yahoo Finance Editor in Chief Andy Serwer wrote extensively about this topic in his latest newsletter and joins us now.

Andy, you came up– or you wrote

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