A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, overturned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the use of electric shock devices on people with intellectual disabilities by a Massachusetts residential school. The judges’ 2-1 decision this week will allow the Judge Rotenberg Education Center in Canton, Mass., To continue using shock devices on its …

Picture: Erin Schaff (PA) Senate Democrats have a lot on their plate right now. They’re trying to get an infrastructure bill off Biden’s desk, the laborious Senate budget resolution is on the agenda, it’s still impossible to work with Republicans, and although midterms are in a little over a year, the campaigns will really start …

LendingPoint is issuing four classes of notes valued at approximately $ 516.5 million, its first securitization this year backed by unsecured consumer installment loans. Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigned preliminary ratings to the four ticket categories in the transaction. This is the KBRA-rated company’s fifth securitization of unsecured and unsecured consumer installment loans. According …

(Photo by Jessica Silveira on Unsplash) One Sunday, about ten months after starting my first pastorate, as my congregation gathered around the coffee maker, I asked myself, “Why are these people here? The Sunday morning conversations revolved around the fate of the Texas Christian University football team the day before and who was kicked out …

Did you know that there is 2.8 million small businesses in Texas? Or that these small businesses employ 4.8 million people? Texas is a great place to start or grow a business, whether you’re in Austin, Dallas, Houston, or one of the hundreds of other Lone Star State cities… but not without a little help. …

For decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has held a somewhat lonely place on the court’s conservative fringe. He was prolific in his opinions, but often alone, leading an idiosyncratic path. However, during the term that ended last week, he seems to have become an increasingly central figure. The court’s new conservative 6-3 qualified …

The White House described Biden’s Roosevelt Room meeting as a private session with a range of civil rights groups to talk about their efforts to protect voting rights. Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden has assigned to lead the administration’s efforts on voting rights, will also attend an event in Washington with the Democratic National …

The public normally perceives images of judges as solemn bearers of black robes who, in an often harsh manner, make decisions that affect the rights of citizens on matters of public order and civil justice. Every once in a while, a renegade bailiff comes along who does things differently. Such was Charles “Charlie” Galbreath. By …

Affirming the pre-trial detention of a white supremacist army reservist, the DC Circuit on Wednesday unanimously upheld a standard to keep those accused of violating the United States Capitol locked up ahead of trial. These defendants do not need to be charged with a crime of violence to be considered a danger to the community, …

File photo A federal civil rights complaint has been amended to include Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan as a defendant. The complaint alleges that a woman told Flanagan that Constable Gene Grimm was forcing her to commit a sexual act on him by threatening to take children away from him and that Flanagan did nothing …