Archive for June, 2016

Google Will Discontinue Ads for Payday Loans

Google Will Discontinue Ads for Payday Loans

As of July 13, 2016, Google will not accept advertisements for payday loans on its site. Affected by the discontinuance are loans that are due within 60 days of being issued, and loans in the  U.S. that have an annual interest rate higher than 35%. Google users can still find payday lenders from a Google […]

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Louisiana Repeals 1874 Discriminatory Voter Registration Law

Louisiana Repeals 1874 Discriminatory Voter Registration Law

The state of Louisiana just repealed a law dating back to 1874 that discriminated against naturalized citizens who attempted to register to vote. Facing a lawsuit, State officials chose to rescind the law rather than fight over it in court. Louisiana law requires everyone to swear they are citizens when they complete their voter registration […]

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Florida May Commute Almost 400 Death Sentences

Florida May Commute Almost 400 Death Sentences

The 389 inmates on Florida’s death row may get a reprieve from execution: Florida’s death penalty law has been declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. In an 8-1 majority opinion, the Court ruled that aggravating circumstances must be taken into account before reaching a death penalty verdict and a jury should do this. A […]

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