Homeless Woman vs. Grants Pass: Supreme Court to Decide Landmark Case on Criminalizing Survival

Portland, Oregon – Ed Johnson, a prominent lawyer and tour guide at the U.S. Supreme Court in the late 1980s, is set to return to the iconic building on April 22. However, this time he won’t be giving tours. Johnson, the director of litigation at the Oregon Law Center, will be involved in arguing “Grants Pass v. Johnson,” a significant case that could shape how cities address the issue of homelessness. In this case, Johnson will be representing Gloria Johnson, a homeless woman who alleges that the Grants Pass police attempted to force her out … Read more

Georgia Legislators Pass Stringent Immigration Regulations Following Tragic Student Fatality

ATLANTA, Georgia – Lawmakers in Georgia have recently passed stricter regulations on immigration, spurred by the tragic killing of a student. The new rules aim to clamp down on undocumented immigrants and bolster public safety. The legislation, known as the “Georgia Immigration Enforcement Act,” has been a subject of intense debate among politicians and citizens alike. Under the new law, local law enforcement officers will face increased pressure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. They will be granted expanded powers to detain individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. Moreover, the legislation requires businesses … Read more

New Hampshire Becomes the Latest State to Pass Comprehensive Privacy Law, Taking Effect in 2025

Concord, New Hampshire – The state of New Hampshire has recently signed its second comprehensive privacy law for the year 2024. Starting from January 1, 2025, this law will be in effect, aligning with similar legislation in other states such as Iowa, Delaware, and New Jersey. Notably, the law does not include a definition of “consumer” within an employment context, and its enforcement powers lie with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. Furthermore, it does not provide a private right of action, following the lead of several other states. One key aspect of the new … Read more

Circle CEO Optimistic: U.S. on Track to Pass Stablecoin Legislation in 2021

New York City – Circle CEO, Jeremy Allaire, expressed optimism on the prospect of stablecoin legislation being passed in the United States this year. He believes that there is a “very good chance” of it happening. The introduction of stablecoin laws could have a significant impact on the cryptocurrency industry and its regulation within the country. Stablecoins are a type of digital currency that aim to maintain a stable value by being pegged to a reserve asset, such as a fiat currency like the US dollar. They have gained popularity in recent years due to … Read more