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Jun 9, 2014

Proposed bill could end cyberstalking

Applications that allow people to secretly stalk others could become illegal under a bill being considered by Congress. “These apps can be found online in minutes,” said Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. “And abusers find them and use them to stalk thousands of women around the country.” Franken is sponsoring the Location Privacy Protection Act of […]

Jun 17, 2013

Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to […]

Mar 6, 2012

NY bar-passer’s status could spark national debate

NEW YORK — A Mexican immigrant who passed the New York bar exam last year cannot work as a lawyer because he was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child, and his situation could soon become part of a national debate. Cesar Vargas was 5 years old when he arrived from Puebla, Mexico, with […]

Jul 11, 2011

Schumer seeks drug site shutdown

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling for a crackdown on online pharmacies that illegally sell prescription drugs to customers without a prescription from a doctor. In the face of growing wave of prescription drug abuse and its related crime ...

Jun 16, 2011

High court upholds Ala. man’s conviction

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the criminal conviction of an Alabama man even though the justices agreed the police search that produced incriminating evidence was illegal. The high court's 7-2 ruling Thursday against Willie Gene Davis ...

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