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Coronavirus price-gouging addressed by Gov. Whitmer

March 16, 2020

In a continued effort to crack down on price gauging during the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order banning retailers from pumping up prices on emergency supplies.

The executive order states that if a business or individual has acquired any product from a retailer, the business or individual must not resell that product in Michigan at a price that is grossly in excess of the purchase price of the product

Read more at mLive.com

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Tickets in Michigan must say that there are alternatives for people who can't afford fines

March 7, 2020

The state of Michigan has reached a settlement with a civil rights organization to inform people who receive traffic tickets and other citations that they can request a low- or no-cost alternative if they can't afford fines and fees.

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Education campaign for new gun policy in Grand Rapids

March 5, 2020

Beginning April 1, it will be illegal for youth younger than 16 years old to possess BB- or other pellet guns in Grand Rapids without adult supervision.

Brandishing and discharging those and other real-looking pneumatic guns in public, regardless of age, will also be a criminal misdemeanor.

Read more at mLive.com

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Everything You Need To Know About Section 230

March 3, 2020

In the United States, the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting most forms of speech. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which was passed in 1996, protects websites from lawsuits if a user posts something illegal, although there are exceptions for copyright violations, sex work-related material, and violations of federal criminal law.

Read more at The Verge

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