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Imposition of law in Swedish without consent as rape

(LawSiteBlog) A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault. The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which...

Podcast: Metro Atlanta transit expansion, distracted driving law, the latest immigration debate

The latest immigration debate, Metro Atlanta transportation and the hands-free driving law are the focus of the latest Politically Georgia podcast episode. You can subscribe and listen to Politically Georgia on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also download or stream the episode here: Host Greg Bluestein and AJC transportation reporter David Wickert start...

After battles, UK’s key Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON The Latest on Britain upcoming departure from the European Union (all times local): 12: 15 p.m. The British government’s flagship Brexit legislation has become law, ensuring the country will not face a legislative cliff-edge on the day it leaves the European Union next year. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow announced Tuesday that the...

Donald Trump’s Latest Threat Against Germany Is a Reminder That He Stretches the Law to Do Whatever the Heck He Wants

The Trump administration’s great insight about trade policy has been to realize that it can use a relatively obscure Cold War-era law—Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962—as an all-purpose permission slip to slap duties on foreign products. The statute empowers the president to raise tariffs in order to defend U.S. “national security”...

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The depressing predictability of the immigration debate

Sometime over the next week, an immigration bill that aims to resolve the fate of DACA and fund President Trump’s border wall will very likely fail to secure a majority of votes on the House floor — dying an ignominious death so familiar to those who have followed the repeated legislative attempts to address the country’s...

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Delaware enacts law to ban child marriages

Governor John Carney hosted a ceremonial signing of the legislation Thursday at Legislative Hall in Dover, weeks after the measure was given final approval in the General Assembly. State Representative Kim Williams, D- 19th, said she introduced the bill after learning about connections between child marriage and human trafficking. “It’s 2018. Knowing that children could...

European Union prepares with new copyright law

If passed, Article 13 will force all websites to check any and all posts for copyright violations. That will include photos, videos, words, tweets, memes, software code, etc, etc. Think about that for a minute, and shudder. The internet is a bastion of free speech. You can say whatever you want about anything on any...