Good Samaritan Overdose Law – Iowans shouldn’t have to choose between saving a life or avoiding legal trouble if they see someone in distress. Continue reading “Saving Lives: Iowa’s Good Samaritan overdose law”
Iowa officers are clearing the air on open carry gun laws after Walmart asked customers to no longer openly carry firearms in its stores. Continue reading “Iowa police clear the air on open carry law”
Two committees of lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Monday with potentially twin purposes of asking the Legislature in 2020 to make major adjustments to South Dakota’s drug-crimes laws. Continue reading “SD lawmakers are focused on drug crimes and legalizing industrial hemp”
Nearly 25 years ago, Joaquin Ramos entered the South Dakota State Penitentiary to begin a life sentence for first-degree manslaughter, angry about the circumstances that led him there even though sentencing law has changed.
Right to Vote – As voter suppression efforts continue to grab national headlines, one suffrage movement is gaining momentum across the country: The fight to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people. Continue reading “Everyone in Iowa deserves the right to vote, including felons”
Alienation of Affection – Under the tenets of ancient English common law, when wives were legally considered the property of their husbands, a jilted husband could sue any man who deliberately broke up his marriage and stole away his wife. Continue reading “Despite controversy, ‘alienation of affection’ cases still filed in SD”
A Colorado man who says he was delivering legal hemp to Minnesota is facing up to 36 years in prison after being arrested last month in Jackson County by South Dakota troopers who accused him of possessing and selling marijuana.
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 617 in May, laying the track for Iowa to join 10 other states with legalized Iowa sports betting. The law permits wagering on college and professional sports, though betting on in-play actions for college sports is prohibited if the team is linked to players or teams that are playing for or against a school in the state of Iowa. Continue reading “Iowa sports betting law went into effect Thursday”
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is joining several other states in a letter to Congress to remove barriers for health care providers when it comes to treating opioid use disorder. Continue reading “SD AG joins letter urging better treatment for opioid use disorder”
Unmanned surveillance balloons are being launched from South Dakota to conduct surveillance over the Midwest, prompting concerns about privacy violations. Continue reading “Drug surveillance balloons launched over Midwest”