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“The era of unfettered social experimentation on children is over and we will protect kids.”

California Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, regarding his proposed bill that would allow parents to sue social media companies for harming their children who have become addicted to the platforms. Parents will be able to sue the companies for up to $25,000 per violation. The bill passed the Assembly on Monday, May 23. (Associated Press — May 24, 2022)

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  • Aaron Berg, a representative of Moonlight, the certified printer for the election system for Clackamas County, Ore., commenting on as many as 60,000 ballots that were printed with blurred barcodes, making them unreadable by vote-counting machines. The printing mistake wasn’t caught until ballots were already being returned for the state’s primary election. Up to 200 county employees are being redeployed on Tuesday, May 24, to begin hand-transferring the unreadable ballots’ votes to a fresh ballot that can be scanned. (Associated Press — May 20, 2022)
  • Kendra Cotton, a member of the Black Southern Women’s Collective, regarding the relationship she sees between her Christian faith and abortion rights. She believes that restricting the state restricting what a person can do with their own body is reminiscent of slavery and being under someone else’s control. (Associated Press — May 20, 2022)
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, regarding the severity of the racist mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., which many are now calling an act of domestic terrorism. Legislators in both the Senate and the House have proposed legislation that would bolster federal resources against domestic terrorism, requiring the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to create an interagency task force to combat white supremacy in the military. The House passed its bill in a nearly party-line vote late on Wednesday, May 18. (Associated Press — May 19, 2022)
  • John Bursch, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, regarding a Michigan judge’s decision to grant a temporary injunction to block the enforcement of a state abortion ban, which was enacted in 1931 and deemed unconstitutional in 1973 by the Supreme Court’s ruling of Roe v. Wade. (Reuters — May 17, 2022)
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