California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Law

Bizar Male

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for California to enforce its net neutrality law, denying a request by telecommunications providers to delay state rules meant to ensure equal access to internet content.

Judge John Mendez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a motion for preliminary injunction brought by the group of internet service providers that had sued to stop the 2018 state law from going into effect.

Net neutrality is the notion that all internet content should be accessible to consumers and that broadband providers cannot block or degrade content,

Read the rest

Australian Lawmakers Expected to Pass Amendments to Facebook, Google Law | World News

Bizar Male

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian lawmakers are expected to approve amendments to landmark legislation to force Alphabet’s Google and Facebook to pay media companies for news content, despite opposition from some minor political parties.

The government introduced amendments to the so-called Media Bargaining Code after Facebook last week escalated a dispute over the new laws by blocking Australian users from sharing and viewing news content on its popular social media platform.

Australia’s Senate began debating the amendments on Wednesday. The ruling conservative Liberal Party does not have a majority in the upper house, but support from the opposition Labor Party is

Read the rest

Infant surrendered at AnMed Medical Center under Daniel’s Law

Bizar Male

Infant surrendered at AnMed Medical Center under Daniel’s Law



WE’LL HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR EXTENDED FORECAST, YOUR FOUR-DAY PLUS COMING UP. NIGEL: WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS OUT OF GREER. DANA: LET’S GO THERE LIVE AT THE SCENE. POLICE THERE SAY THREE PEOPLE WERE SHOT AT A HOME ON PLEASANT DRIVE. THIS HAPPENED AROUND 3:00 THIS MORNING. WE’RE STILL SEEING LIGHTS OUT THERE. SO SEVERAL POLICE VEHICLES. A LOT OF INVESTIGATORS THERE. SO THEY DO NOT HAVE AN UPDATE ON THEIR CONDITIONS. DETECTIVES ARE TALKING TO

Read the rest

New Illinois criminal justice reform law eliminates cash bail.

Bizar Male

Illinois became the first state to eliminate cash bail entirely when the state’s Democratic governor, J.B. Pritzker, signed into law Monday the Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness Act, which includes a host of criminal justice reforms. In addition to discontinuing the cash bail system, the new law mandates body cameras for police officers and redefines law enforcement’s rules for use-of-force. The new legislation, pushed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and passed by the state house last month, prohibits the use of cash payments in return for pretrial release because of its negative impact on communities of color. Instead of basing bail

Read the rest

NJ marijuana legalization: Governor signs law decriminalizing marijuana use for those 21 years and older

Bizar Male

“This legislation will establish an industry that brings equity and economic opportunity to our communities, while establishing minimum standards for safe products and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on real public safety matters,” Murphy, a Democrat, said in a news release, thanking legislative and community partners for their work on the issue. “Today, we’re taking a monumental step forward to reduce racial disparities in our criminal justice system, while building a promising new industry and standing on the right side of history.”

Murphy’s signature comes on the heels of a 2020 ballot measure that saw New Jersey vote
Read the rest