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H.R. 7 Threatens to Make the Hyde Amendment Part of the U.S. Code, Further Compromising Access to Abortion for Low Income Women and Women of Color

 

 

NICOLE PORTNOV – On January 13, 2017, H.R. 7—the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017—was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, and by January 24, it had passed by a vote of 238 to 183. The bill adds to the U.S. Code the provisions known collectively as […]

 

 

Suing Saudi Arabia: Action Brought Under 9/11 Bill

 

 

ANDRES ESTRELLA – On Monday March 20, the first lawsuit brought under JASTA—the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act—was filed in a Manhattan court. [1] JASTA is the 9/11 bill allowing families of victims of terrorist attacks to sue state sponsors of terrorism in United States federal courts. Congress passed this bill just before the […]

 

 

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H.R. 7 Threatens to Make the Hyde Amendment Part of the U.S. Code, Further Compromising Access to Abortion for Low Income Women and Women of Color

 

 

NICOLE PORTNOV – On January 13, 2017, H.R. 7—the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017—was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, and by January 24, it had passed by a vote of 238 to 183. The bill adds to the U.S. Code the provisions known collectively as […]

 

 

Suing Saudi Arabia: Action Brought Under 9/11 Bill

 

 

ANDRES ESTRELLA – On Monday March 20, the first lawsuit brought under JASTA—the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act—was filed in a Manhattan court. [1] JASTA is the 9/11 bill allowing families of victims of terrorist attacks to sue state sponsors of terrorism in United States federal courts. Congress passed this bill just before the […]

 

 

Don’t Break the Law and Bad Things Won’t Happen

 

 

ANDREI DAMBULEFF – There exists a heavy feeling, a monster, that waits above you when you slip something into a system you know is not meant to be there, even explicitly is not allowed to be there, and try to go about business as if nothing happened. Many children have snuck a few dollars out of […]

 

 

Another Day, Another Visa Problem: The European Union Passes Resolution Requiring Americans to Obtain Visas Before Going to Europe

 

 

TYLER NEWTON – The European Union raised the stakes during the latest round of the ongoing tit-for-tat battle of visa requirements between the E.U. and the United States. On March 2, 2017, the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution which would require Americans travelling to the E.U. to obtain a visa before making the trip […]

 

 

H-1B Visa: Taking Away Jobs from Americans or Supplementing the Tech Industry?

 

 

YASAMAN MOAZAMI – H-1B visas allow companies to hire high-skilled tech workers from abroad.[1] The tech companies are not the only ones looking elsewhere for talent. A variety of companies, from healthcare to media, use H-1B visas to help fill their workforce.[2] There were more than a quarter of a million applicants last year alone.[3] […]

 

 

 

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