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State Legislative Overview – August 2018 (Part 2)

State Legislative Overview – August 2018 (Part 2)

A look back at some of what state legislatures worked on in August related to cybersecurity, privacy, drones, animals, employment, education, radioactivity, identification, traffic, and finances

Want Immunity for Underage Drinking? In Texas, Just Talk to a Title IX Rep

Want Immunity for Underage Drinking? In Texas, Just Talk to a Title IX Rep

Several outlets picked up on the fact that laws passed in Texas earlier in the year now allowed for openly carrying swords, banned texting while driving, and had several other assorted effects, but one thing that was virtually unreported when it became effective was a small but significant change to the State’s underage drinking laws.

Dodging the 5th - How States Get Self Incrimination for DUIs

Dodging the 5th - How States Get Self Incrimination for DUIs

The notion that driving is a privilege subject to the whims of the State and not a protected right has taken a firm hold.  By threatening to revoke a 'privilege' instead of a 'right', such as your liberty by throwing you in jail or your property by assessing a fine, failure to comply is not technically a crime and thus, being compelled to provide blood, urine or breath samples does not violate your 'right' to not incriminate yourself.