Stay Informed: Pennsylvania Police and Transportation Department Highlight Safety Laws for Bicycles, Motorcycles, Pedestrians, Work Zones, and Emergency Responders

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are reminding motorists about the importance of safety laws regarding bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, work zones, and emergency responders during Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, which takes place from February 18 to 24. During an interview on “The Spark,” Trooper Megan Frazer, Public Information Officer with Troop H of the Pennsylvania State Police, and Fritzi Schreffler, Safety Press Officer with PennDOT, emphasized the need for motorists to be aware of and abide by these laws to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of … Read more

Rising DUI Arrests in South Dakota Highlight the Urgency for Stricter Laws and Penalties

SOUTH DAKOTA – Drunk driving continues to be a growing concern in South Dakota, as data from 2021 reveals a significant increase in DUI arrests. According to the information collected, 5,654 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence in the state, marking a 12.7 percent rise compared to the previous year. Alarmingly, the data also shows that 24 percent of these intoxicated drivers were repeat offenders, highlighting the persistent threat to public safety. In light of these statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a comprehensive study on DUI offenders involved in … Read more

Antitrust Trials Highlight Persistent Issue of Judicial Activism: Will Judges Make or Break Mergers?

Boston, MA – Antitrust law and the issue of merger enforcement continue to be plagued by judicial activism, straying from the conservative legal movement’s principles of interpreting the law rather than shaping it. The Clayton Act, enacted in 1914, tasked the Department of Justice with assessing whether a merger would “substantially lessen competition” or create a monopoly in any industry. However, recent antitrust trials have demonstrated that some courts are willing to allow anticompetitive actions, even in the face of overwhelming evidence. One such trial in Boston involves JetBlue’s proposed $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit … Read more

Threat to Hong Kongers’ Right to Legal Counsel: Troubling Cases Highlight Erosion of Constitutional Safeguards

HONG KONG (AP) — Recent developments in Hong Kong suggest that the right to access legal counsel is being eroded in the national security sector of the police force. The erosion of this important right, guaranteed by the Bill of Rights Ordinance and the Basic Law, is a cause for concern. According to Article 11 (2) (b) of the Bill of Rights Ordinance, individuals charged with a criminal offense have the right to adequate time and facilities for their defense and to communicate with their chosen counsel. Similarly, Article 35 of the Basic Law states … Read more