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Study Suggests First Soda Tax in U.S. Is Working

According to the American Journal of Pediatric Health, consumption of sugary drinks in the Bay Area city of 117,000 decreased by 21 percent since the city implemented its soda tax in March 2015.

The Issue with the DOJ’s Private Prison Decision

Politicians are making a big deal about a decision by the Department of Justice to end its use of private prisons. But what might sound like a win for human rights might in fact be just a drop in the bucket.

Judge Rejects Uber Class Action Settlement

A judge has rejected a $100 million settlement between Uber and drivers in California and Massachusetts, keeping their employment status in legal limbo.

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith’s subpoenas and issues related to climate change science. According to 350.org, however, its request to meet Smith and the committee has been denied.