state laws


Louisiana City Just Repealed Its “Saggy Pants” Law After a Black Man Was Shot by Police

“There is no legitimate need for this ordinance beyond racially motivated animus,” the ACLU of Louisiana’s legal director said.
Emma Ockerman
roe v. wade

These States Will Immediately Ban Abortion If Roe v. Wade Is Repealed

Four states have "trigger laws" that will instantaneously put a ban in motion, 10 have pre-Roe anti-abortion legislation on the books, and seven others have expressed intent to limit abortion rights.
Marie Solis
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Kasich Vetoed Ohio's 'Heartbeat' Bill but Still Made Abortion Illegal After 20 Weeks

The Ohio governor opted for the less restrictive of the two abortion measures on his desk Tuesday, rejecting the bill that would have outlawed abortion after roughly six weeks into a woman's pregnancy.
Lauren Messman
Vice Blog

A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director

James Donofrio has worked in a funeral home since age 12. He's now 57.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

What Donald Trump Can Learn from Alabama’s Failed Anti-Immigration Law

The state's experiment in "self-deportation" reveals what might happen if the US sent 11 million undocumented workers home.
Meredith Hoffman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Minnesota Finally Made It Illegal to Sneak Your Bodily Fluids into Somebody’s Food or Drink

Lawmakers decided to step in after a guy got caught ejaculating into his co-worker's coffee cup last year.
River Donaghey

The Heartbreaking Plight of Colorado's 'Marijuana Refugees'

Desperate families with children suffering from rare medical conditions have moved to Colorado seeking low-THC strains of marijuana.
CJ Ciaramella

Texas Is About to Let College Students Carry Guns on Campus

Because letting coeds loose on college campuses with hidden firearms is the obvious way to stop assault.
Meredith Hoffman

Three Senators Are Finally Pushing to End the Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

A new bill introduced Senators Rand Paul, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand would finally bring medical marijuana legalization to the federal level.
CJ Ciaramella

Congress Is About to Block the Feds from Cracking Down on Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers are poised to pass a budget amendment that would block the DEA from cracking down on legal medical marijuana dispensaries and their patients.
Timothy J. Burger

How Courts Could Reverse Every Single Ban on Assault Weapons

Attorneys general from 21 states are asking a federal court to overturn Maryland's ban on assault weapons. If a judge agrees, the case could be headed for the Supreme Court.
Allie Conti

Australia's Antiquated Gender Reassignment Laws Make Life Worse for Trans People

Married people who transition to another gender can't change the gender on their birth certificate without first getting divorced, and this draconian policy is causing all sorts of difficulties for trans individuals.
Paul Gregoire