Lowenstein Center guide details potential abortion-related legal risks in post-Roe world

Abortion is fully legal in New Jersey, both for those who live in the state and those coming from out of state to receive the procedure. Blind new guide released by the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest, an offshoot of the prominent law firm Lowenstein Sandler, cautions that there may still be dangers involved for out-of-state residents who seek abortions in New Jersey and for those who assist them.

In three separate Frequently Asked Question guides for patients, employers, and “helpers” – those assisting others from out-of-state in getting abortions – the center notes that zealous legislation in states where abortion is restricted or banned could end up targeting abortions performed in New Jersey.

“It is normally safe for a person to travel to a state and engage in conduct that is legal in the state the person is visiting,” the FAQ for helpers says. “There is a risk, however, that the normal rules will not stop prosecutors in other states from trying to apply their existing criminal laws to prevent people from helping residents of ban states get legal abortions in other states. We do not yet know how courts in ban states will react to such law enforcement tactics.”

The US Supreme Court’s decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion left the issue up to individual states, and New Jersey, like most Democratic-controlled states, has maintained full abortion access within its borders.

Gov. Phil Murphy also recently signed legislation prohibiting the state from assisting out-of-state abortion investigations, protecting people from extradition in most cases, and ensuring private health information remains private, laws which could become an important safeguard if other states target abortions performed in New Jersey. (Further legislation creating a public abortion fundamong other things, has so far stalled.)

But as the Lowenstein Center noted,

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The Different Kinds of E-Bikes (and Where It’s Legal to Ride Them)

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There is a lot of confusion around electric bicycles, or ebikes, and that stems largely from the different laws governing their use around the country. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates ebikes at the federal level, but focuses on product safety for manufacturing and initial sale, leaving states to decide how these bikes will be regulated for use. Primarily, there are major discrepancies between the rules in each state. Here’s what you need to know about the “3-Class” system of model legislation.

What is an e-bike?

An ebike is a bike with a motor on it that helps you have an easier ride. According to BikeRadar, they’re great for everything from commuting to riding trails. You’ve likely seen delivery drivers using them around large cities; it’s their urban use that has caused the most drama, largely because localities make the decision whether to classify them as regular bikes or motor vehicles.

For the most part, ebikes, per BikeRadar, are those that offer riders “help,” but don’t prop them. The amount of power given off by the motor is dependent on how hard you pedal and the level of support you pick. Generally, motors worldwide are limited to 250 watts of output and have to cut out when you reach 15.5 miles per hour, but those regulations vary around the world. (You’ll find more on US-specific regulations below.) The motors have batteries, but some can charge while they’re attached to the bike and others are removed for charging.

What is the “3-Class” system of e-bike regulation?

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How the second law of thermodynamics assists the study of the brain

The second law of thermodynamics assists the study of the brain

The key idea of ​​thermodynamics is used to extract the arrow of time in brain signals to capture the level of interaction between the brain and the environment. Credits: Communications Biology (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-03505-7

Albert Einstein explained the following in his Autobiographical Notes of 1949: “A theory is more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises, the more different things it relates, and the more expanded its area of ​​applicability. Therefore the deep impression that classical thermodynamics made upon me. It is the only physical theory of universal content which I am convinced will never be overthrown, within the framework of applicability of its basic concepts.”

The principles of thermodynamics are applicable to any system. From the understanding of engines, chemical reactions, the expansion of the universe or black holes, to the study of brain states

Researchers at UPF’s Computational Neuroscience Group at the Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC), in collaboration with universities in Argentina, Australia, China, Europe and the United Kingdom, have recently published a study in which they show how the second law of thermodynamics has helped them understand and generate a robust biomarker to distinguish brain states.

“For many years, our group has been studying how the dynamics of the brain change in different states, for example, between sleep and wakefulness and active cognitive activity, or during a coma, or in patients with neurological diseases,” explains Gustavo Deco, group director and ICREA researcher. “The underlying idea is that the brain works like an orchestra, with a conductor and section leaders (violins, wind, strings, etc.) and depending on our status, these hierarchies change and transform, and this is when we manage to distinguish things . A hierarchical system is where there are one or more zones that take

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