Archive for March, 2016

Americans More Accepting of Social Change

Americans More Accepting of Social Change

The Results of a new survey shows that Americans are becoming more accepting of various moral behaviors than they were a decade ago. One startling difference is divorce: its acceptability has declined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted in-person interviews of 10,000 teens and young adults (ages 15 to 44) who were queried […]

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Coming Soon: Massive Acts of Civil Disobedience

Coming Soon: Massive Acts of Civil Disobedience

A series of massive, nonviolent civil disobedience activities are being planned for April, 2016. Protesters plan to march across the East Coast from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to Washington, DC to express their disapproval of the role of moneyed elite in elections and in government. The activity is being called Democracy Spring with the term […]

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Massachusetts Law Aims at Reducing Opioid Overdoses

Massachusetts Law Aims at Reducing Opioid Overdoses

In an attempt to stop opioid deaths, including those from heroin, Massachusetts has a new law intended to combat opioid addiction. Governor Charlie Baker called the law the most comprehensive in the nation. The law became effective immediately, but some parts could take longer – weeks or months – for full implementation. Major parts of […]

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Man to Return Millions of Dollars for Scamming People with Online Prayers

Man to Return Millions of Dollars for Scamming People with Online Prayers

As part of an agreement with law enforcement officials, a Seattle (WA) man will pay back as much as $7.75 million for scamming people with a fake online prayer service. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said over 160,000 customers were victims of Benjamin Rogovy’s deceptive and unfair business practices in several companies he ran. On two […]

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Harvard Law School Discontinues Shield Linked to Slavery

Harvard Law School Discontinues Shield Linked to Slavery

Last fall, students at Harvard Law School (HLS) formed a group calling for the removal of the law school’s official shield because of its perceived ties to slavery. After 80 years of usage, the shield is being retired and will be replaced by another that better represents the law school’s values. The shield, which depicts […]

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