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Fundamentals Of Redistricting – The Mississippi Lawyer
Article I, § 2 of the United States Constitution mandates a nationwide census every decade. One of the main purposes of the census is to determine the apportionment of congressional districts
United States
20 Sep 2019
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Revisions To The Residual Exception Contained In Federal Rule Of Evidence 807 Seek To Provide Clarity And Uniformity
The residual exception in Federal Rule of Evidence 807 provides a vehicle for the admission of hearsay statements that are not otherwise admissible under Rule 803 or 804
United States
26 Jul 2019
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All Rise? Article III Standing Continues To Face Strict Scrutiny
In 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark opinion addressing Article III standing under the U.S. Constitution. See Spokeo v. Robins, ––– U.S. ––––, 136 S. Ct. 1540, 194 L.Ed.2d 635 (2016).
United States
15 Apr 2019
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Changes To The Local Rules For The Middle District Of Tennessee (Mostly) Reflect The Realities Of Modern Law Practice
Effective August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee made a number of revisions to its Local Rules.
United States
27 Dec 2018
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An Improperly Drafted Reservation Of Rights Letter — The Easiest Way For An Insurer To Waive Policy Coverage Defenses.
In my most recent blogs ("Do you really need a court to tell you what the insurance policy covers? Litigating insurance coverage issues? When and how to turn to the courts" ...
United States
12 Dec 2018
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All Rise, Sixth Circuit On Standing
On September 20, 2018, in Durham v. Martin, et al., 2018 WL 4496404 (6th Cir. 2018), the Sixth Circuit reversed the Middle District of Tennessee's finding that Jeremy Durham lacked standing...
United States
5 Oct 2018
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The Hatch Act & Municipal Employees – Mississippi Municipalities
These are all examples of people and things potentially covered by the Hatch Act of 1939, Federal legislation that restricts the ability of certain governmental employees ...
United States
4 Oct 2018
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You Can Drive Past A Chevron, But No Longer Have To Pull In
Over twenty years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States adopted the so-called Chevron Deference Doctrine in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837, 843 (1984).
United States
14 Sep 2018
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Recent Developments – Fair Campaign Practices Act
With April Statutory Town and May Special District elections right around the corner, it is a good time for local governments to once again evaluate compliance with Colorado's Fair Campaign Practices Act ...
United States
23 Feb 2018
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New Opportunity: Make Sure Your Communities Are Included
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted December 22, 2017, offers a new tax incentive for the benefit of low-income communities with the creation of qualified opportunity zones.
United States
20 Feb 2018
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A Primer On The New Federal Qualified Opportunity Zone Provisions*
For many years, the Internal Revenue Code has provided various incentives aimed at encouraging economic development and investments in low-income and/or distressed communities by providing certain tax ...
United States
8 Feb 2018
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Update For International Travelers: Flying With Computers And Smartphones (This Week)
So the landscape—like dunes—shifts yet again…at least regarding what you can and can't carry onto international flights…well, some of them anyway.
United States
19 Jul 2017
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The Future Of Economic Development: Using Health Care As An Economic Driver, Public-Private Partnerships As A Platform To Further Development, And Minority Participation As A Path Forward In A More Diverse Mississippi
The role of government as it pertains to economic development is not to create jobs. It is to create an environment where the private sector is encouraged to create jobs and investment.
United States
19 May 2017
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The Curious Evolution Of The Executive Order
On January 27, 2017, barely a week into office, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13769 for the stated purpose of "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."
United States
23 Feb 2017
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The Future After Being First: Why I'm Hopeful About The Next Four Years
In the past year, but particularly in the months since November 9, we have been forced to deal with the harsh reality that our nation is severely divided.
United States
27 Jan 2017
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Guest Contribution: IRS Issues Guidance Revising Management Contract Safe Harbors
The IRS recently issued guidance that expands private developers' ability to enter into certain types of long-term facility management agreements — including those involving P3s — on projects that are financed with tax-exempt bonds, without jeopardizing the bonds' tax-exempt status.
United States
20 Sep 2016
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P3s And Tax-Exempt Bonds: IRS Issues Favorable Guidance Revising Management Contract Safe Harbors
Earlier this summer, we blogged about recent developments and proposals in Washington designed to encourage P3s, including indications from the IRS that it would publish further guidance...
United States
19 Sep 2016
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Campaign Season Poses Challenges For Local Governments
It is that time of year again… "Election Season." In addition to candidates on the ballot on a state and national level, many local governments are gearing up to place questions on the ballot with...
United States
8 Aug 2016
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Plaintiff Attorney Advertising: Protected Or Prosecutable?
The barrage of plaintiff-attorney advertisements soliciting plaintiffs for drug and device litigation may spawn calls by executives, board members, and other company decision-makers to find out what can be done to stop them.
United States
26 Jul 2016
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P3s And Tax-Exempt Bonds
In the past, states and local governments have relied in large part on low-cost tax-exempt financing to meet their infrastructure needs.
United States
6 Jul 2016
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