Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Political Future Hinges on Banning Abortion

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s name is not on the ballot, but his political future is in the hands of Virginia voters in November. The state’s off-year election will once again signal the power of the abortion issue in the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, while also testing Youngkin’s brand of congenial conservatism … Read more

Federal judge says New Jersey law banning immigrant detention contract with private operator unconstitutional

The legal challenge put Murphy — a progressive who once proclaimed New Jersey a “sanctuary” state for immigrants — at odds with the Biden administration. Attorneys for the Biden administration wrote earlier this summer that the law would be “catastrophic” to federal immigration authorities. Tyler Jones, a spokesperson for the governor, said Murphy was “disappointed” … Read more

B.C. lifts order banning vacation bookings in wildfire-ravaged areas, except for West Kelowna

An emergency order restricting people from booking accommodations in wildfire-ravaged areas of B.C. will be lifted as of midnight – with the exception of West Kelowna, according to the emergency management minister. Bowinn Ma, at a news conference Tuesday, said the order has had its desired effect and freed up thousands of spaces … Read more

Judge rules Florida law banning some Chinese property purchases can be enforced

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A new law that bans citizens of China and some other countries from purchasing property in large swaths of Florida can be enforced while being challenged in court, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Judge Allen Winsor denied the American Civil Liberties Union‘s request to block the state law as it seeks to … Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he would be open to banning TikTok as president

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says that, as president, he would consider banning the TikTok video-sharing platform because of its ownership links to China. “The amount of stuff going in with TikTok I do think represents a threat to our country, given China’s ownership of it,” Mr. DeSantis told CNBC’s “Last Call” on Monday. Mr. DeSantis, … Read more

Opinion: The Importance Of Banning Polygamy In India

Following the Law Commission’s call for public input on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and the subsequent mention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a considerable amount of commentary has been generated on the topic. Some have endorsed the UCC citing equality and gender justice. Others have criticized it saying it won’t take into account the … Read more

DOJ seeks order banning Trump from sharing evidence after ‘I’m coming after you!’ Truth Social post

The Justice Department has asked the federal judge overseeing Donald Trump’s election fraud case to issue a protective order after the former president appeared to threaten revenge on those who “go after” him. Special counsel Jack Smith argued in the Friday night filing that Trump, 77, needs strict orders that prevent him from publicly sharing … Read more

Australia court overturns law banning Sikhs from carrying kirpans in schools

By Press Trust of India: A court in Australia’s Queensland state has overturned a law that banned Sikh students to wear a kirpan on campus, a religious article in Sikhism, calling it “unconstitutional”, according to media reports. The ruling by the state’s highest court came after Kamaljit Kaur Athwal took the state government to court … Read more

Why is PM banning new petrol cars from 2030 when own advisers say it’s wrong?

MICHAEL GOVE told us last week that net zero must not become a “religious crusade”. “I think we should relax the pace,” he said, echoing sentiments of other ministers. But where is the action? A few days later Gove was backtracking, announcing that the Government’s proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel … Read more

Miss Italy organisers defend decision banning trans contestants: ‘Italy is a delicate and particular country’

Earlier this month, Miss Italy pageant stirred controversy by barring transgender contestants from taking part in the beauty contest, stating that contestants “must be a woman from birth”. Notably, the statement came days after Rikkie Valerie Kollé created history by becoming the first-ever transgender woman to win Miss Netherlands. “Lately, beauty contests have been trying … Read more

Despite all the talk, no states have active laws banning drag in front of kids

Drag Queen Brigitte Bandit reads a book during a story time reading at the Cheer Up Charlies dive bar on March 11, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Bills to restrict drag performances across the country have failed to make an impact. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brandon Bell/Getty Images Drag Queen Brigitte Bandit reads … Read more

Etsy accused of banning ‘De-Trans Awareness’ products for violating ‘prohibited items policy’

Etsy has been removing shirts and products that promoted “detransitioning,” according to artist and detransitioner Laura Becker. Becker tweeted on Wednesday that Etsy had removed items from her online shop for allegedly violating their “Prohibited Items Policy.” “Etsy has f-cked with me for the last time. After banning my ‘Funky Human Female’ shirts last month, … Read more