LegalZoom Blog

Legal news and small business tips.

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Bill Would Prevent Employers From Using Credit Checks in Hiring

with 4 comments

Too often in the United States, potential employees aren’t hired for positions because of a bad credit score. But some lawmakers are hoping to curb this practice with a new bill. Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with six of her colleagues, introduced a bill last December that “would prevent employers from using credit checks in the […]

Read more

Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

February 4th, 2014 at 8:28 am

Tom Petty vs. Michele Bachmann

with one comment

When Republican Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for US president on June 27, she used Tom Petty’s “American Girl” to rally her supporters. And Petty didn’t like it. The musician’s lawyers were reportedly working on a cease and desist before the day was out. Bachmann shouldn’t have been surprised. When George W. Bush tried to […]

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 1st, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Obama Considers Lawsuit Against Arizona Immigration Law

with 8 comments

In addition to the “Birther Bill” making its way through the Arizona legislative process, the state has been in the news recently for an immigration law that requires police to stop and ask for documentation from anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an illegal immigrant. Previously, the law prohibited officers from asking for […]

Read more

Written by Michelle Fabio

April 28th, 2010 at 10:16 am

Arizona House: Presidential Candidates Must Produce Birth Certificates

with 5 comments

The Arizona House has sent a bill to the state Senate that would require presidential candidates to present documents proving their qualifications to run for the highest office in the land. Without submitting such proof, the candidate’s name would not be permitted to appear on the state’s ballots; additionally the secretary of state could stop […]

Read more

Written by Michelle Fabio

April 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Posted in Legislation,Politics

Tagged with , ,