By Maggie Freleng
Turns out laws can change quickly. Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill to ban "upskirting," just days after the state's highest court ruled it legal. The Legislature banned the practice and has closed a loophole in the Peeping Tom law. Perverts now face 2 1/2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
So far in 2014, the New York senator has received $22,842 from lawyers/law firms. And she wants you to know about her donations and where the money is going. Since being elected, she's been an advocate for lawmakers being more transparent.
Anti-addiction groups have started a petition to stop the sale of the FDA-approved Zohydro. They are warning that if the drug is released to pharmacies as scheduled, early next month, it will lead to more drug addiction and more drug-related deaths.
Secretary of State John Kerry announced that perpetrators of sexual violence will no longer be issued visas to visit the U.S. A promising move by lawmakers, but Amnesty International says education and prevention is where the real change happens.
In 1991, Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. He was still appointed, pundits weighed in, and the allegations brought sexual politics into the national consciousness. A new documentary from Freida Mock goes behind the scenes of the hearing, and Hill speaks truth to power.