Marissa Alexander Denied New Stand Your Ground Hearing

Source: Irin Carmon/MSNBC.COM Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law will once again be no refuge for Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who fired what she said was a warning shot near her abusive husband, Rico Gray, and his two sons. On Friday, Circuit judge James H. Daniel denied her request for a new hearing to seek immunity from prosecution under the law, …

New Law Causes Thousands of Injured Oklahoma Workers Hearings Delayed

Source: Gene Perry/Oklahoma Policy Hearings for thousands of injured workers will be delayed this month while the state’s workers compensation system is split into two agencies— each with its own staff, offices and equipment. Hearings scheduled in the state’s workers compensation courts in Tulsa and Oklahoma City between July 21 and Aug. 1 have been postponed and will be rescheduled, …