California Police Accountability Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

In the final days of the legislative session, California lawmakers passed a set of bills calling for tougher regulations on police conduct, including opening some police misconduct records, protecting health privacy information from warrantless searches and regulating police acquisition of military-grade equipment.

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Ousted Tennessee Lawmaker Fights for Retirement Benefits

Facing skepticism from a Sixth Circuit panel, a lawyer representing a former lawmaker expelled from the Tennessee House of Representatives for sexual harassment allegations argued he had standing to sue the state in federal court because it took away his pension and lifetime health insurance.

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Kentucky Agencies Plagued by Harassment Claims in Trio of Suits

A former Kentucky House of Representative clerk claims he was fired after pressing leaders for details about a secret sexual harassment settlement involving the House speaker, while two other state workers say they lost their jobs for complaining about harassment by a Labor Cabinet appointee.

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