France is expected to ban smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, sometime during the next year. The ban, which probably will be imposed through an administrative decree extending earlier restrictions, would allow businesses to let customers smoke in "hermetically sealed areas, furnished with air-extraction systems and subject to extremely rigorous health norms." Although this option may be prohibitively expensive in most cases, it makes the French policy more tolerant than California's ban, which ostensibly permits separately ventilated smoking rooms but effectively prohibits them because state regulators never wrote the ventilation standards. Also, I don't think the French government has gotten around to banning outdoor smoking yet. But once French cafés go smoke-free, can a foie gras ban be far behind?
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The new president availed himself of Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
"She was charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act."