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Bipartisan Bill To Force Patent Trolls To Pay Legal Costs

Bipartisan Bill to Force Patent Trolls to pay legal costs

Two congressmen from opposite sides of the political aisle have joined together to introduce The SHIELD Act (H.R. 845, pdf), a bipartisan bill that will force “patent trolls” to pay legal costs if they lose a lawsuit. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) joined Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) for a press conference to announce the new bill, which… Read more »

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe Vetoes ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Heartbeat Abortion Legislation

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has vetoed a controversial “heartbeat” abortion bill from the House that would ban abortion procedures after 20 weeks, The Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, February 26. The veto will likely not stand because the Arkansas House approved House Bill 1037 by an 80-10 vote and would only require a simple majority… Read more »

Immigration Reform Hampered By Cost Of ESL Classes

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Immigration reform discussions are reportedly hampered by an issue that both Republicans and Democrats agree upon – mandating the ability to speak English. There are approximately 11 million illegal aliens in America who would be required to learn how to speak English before being granted a green card. The English as a Second Language (ESL)… Read more »