Conservative group boasts of secret role in voting laws

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The head of a national conservative group told supporters it secretly helped draft legislation in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country as part of a coordinated network of organizations pushing to tighten voting laws across the country.

Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action, made the claim during a recent meeting with supporters in Arizona. A recording of the event was released by the liberal investigative website Documented, which made a copy available for The Associated Press to review. Heritage Action confirmed its authenticity.

“In some cases, we actually draft them for them,” Anderson said of legislation written for state lawmakers.

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National Police Week 2021 recognizes ‘one of the deadliest years for law enforcement’

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National Police Week 2021 is drawing to a close and the names of 394 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty have been etched on the National Memorial downtown.

National Police Week 2021 is drawing to a close and the names of 394 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty have been etched on the National Memorial downtown.

Of those deaths, 182 were COVID-related. Ninety-nine died as far back as 1911, and their sacrifice is only now being recognized.

Each name serves as a reminder of the potential peril officers face every day.

“2020

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A Biden Cabinet Secretary Violated Federal Law. So What?

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Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) gavels in the second session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., July 26, 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Joe Biden’s HUD Secretary, Marcia Fudge, violated the Hatch Act’s bar on partisan political activity in the federal workplace. That’s not my opinion; it’s the conclusion of the Office of Special Counsel. It is almost certain, however, that nothing of consequence will happen to Fudge. This illustrates a point I made last summer, when Democrats were hyperventilating about a Hatch Act violation in then–secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaking at the Republican convention: Nobody wants to see

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After DLA Piper standardizes associate pay across markets, other law firms also boost pay

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After DLA Piper standardizes associate pay across markets, other law firms also boost pay

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Some associates working at larger law firms in smaller legal markets are seeing pay increases.

At least seven of the nation’s top 200 law firms have raised pay for associates in smaller cities or standardized pay for all associates, Law.com reports.

The law firms are DLA Piper; Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders; McGuireWoods; King & Spalding; Alston & Bird;

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Washington state expands ‘good Samaritan’ law to protect volunteers in emergencies, disasters

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Washington state has expanded its “good Samaritan” law to protect volunteers who help others during emergencies or natural disasters.

House Bill 1209, sponsored by Rep. Dan Bronoske, D-Lakewood, passed both chambers of the Legislature this session with unanimous bipartisan support.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed it into law April 16. It will take effect July 25.

The law states that a volunteer won’t be liable for civil damages while providing nonmedical care at the scene of an emergency or disaster unless the act rises to the level of “gross negligence” or “willful or wanton misconduct.”

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