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Morning Docket: 01.26.22 – Above the Regulation

Soft sofa. Furniture background. Dog lies on turquoise velour sofa. Cozy and comfortable home interior.* Making man a better friend: a recent Texas law aims to protect dogs left out in the cold. And the hot. [Fox]

* Transparency each day keeps the bankruptcy away: a new bill will prevent surprise charges on medical bills. [Kare11]

* Connecticut’s Supreme Court recently ruled that women only gyms break discrimination laws. The jury is out if it is okay for the women that would have attended the women’s only gym to yell “You lift like a girl!” at men doing deadlifts at Planet Fitness. [AP]

* Arizona makes $1.2b in revenue from its first year of legal weed sales. That’s a lot of iced tea! [NY Post]

* Soon, it may be legal to make homemade hard liquor in this state. West Virginia…Bootleg mama… [WBOY]

Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s.  He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at and by tweet at @WritesForRent.

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