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First Circuit Splits From Sixth Circuit And Education Department On Title IX
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit determined that constitutional due process principles do not require public universities to permit respondents or their advisors to cross-examine complainants in Title IX matters.
United States
15 Aug 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Opens Federal Courts To Federal Takings Claims
The Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits governments from taking private property or imposing certain types of restrictive land use regulations unless the government
United States
9 Jul 2019
The Illinois House Revives Lead Pipe Bill
The Illinois House has resurrected the effort to require municipalities and other water suppliers to create and implement plans for replacement of private lead service lines.
United States
4 Jun 2019
Supreme Court Hears FOIA Case That May Drastically Alter The Business Records Exemption
On April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court considered the scope of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption allowing the government to withhold from public disclosure
United States
10 May 2019
Illinois Supreme Court Finds Statute Regulating Stun Guns And Tasers Unconstitutional
The Illinois Supreme Court, in an opinion released on March 21, 2019, held in People v. Webb that a portion of the Illinois unlawful use of weapons (UUW) statute that prohibits the carriage or possession of stun guns and tasers was unconstitutional on its face under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
United States
9 Apr 2019
FEC Increases Certain Campaign Contribution Limits For 2019-2020
On Feb. 7, 2019, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) increased certain federal campaign contribution limits.
United States
18 Feb 2019
Congressional Investigations: What To Expect From The 116th Congress
Just a month into the 116th Congress, congressional investigations are already proving to be a major focus of both the House of Representatives and Senate.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Seven Tips For Tribal Governments To Reduce Tribal Member Taxes In 2019
When President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017, it marked the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years.
United States
7 Feb 2019
Government Re-Opens: Impact On FDA
The federal government shutdown ended Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with the enactment of a Continuing Resolution to fund government agencies at approximately FY19 levels through Feb. 15.
United States
31 Jan 2019
District Of Columbia Council Passes Federal Worker Housing Relief Emergency Act
The District of Columbia Federal Worker Housing Relief Emergency Act has been unanimously passed by the Council of the District of Columbia and awaits the signature of Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is expected to sign it.
United States
28 Jan 2019
DOJ Fines Law Firm $4.6 Million For FARA Violation
The Department of Justice announced on Jan. 17, 2019, that it had reached a settlement with a law firm over the failure to properly register and report under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
United States
23 Jan 2019
Reform On The Agenda: Recent Political Law Developments In Washington, D.C., Boston And New York
H.R. 1, the first bill introduced by the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, focuses largely on reforms to the political process ...
United States
18 Jan 2019
Supreme Court Likely To End Judicial Deference To Agency Rule Interpretations
Two of the pillars of modern administrative law are the doctrines of judicial deference to agency interpretations of laws and rules that the agencies administer.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Clean Tech Opportunities In The Wake Of The 2018 Elections
After a slow start, and with support and prodding from Congress, the Trump Administration has picked up the pace creating opportunities for clean technology and resiliency solutions.
United States
15 Jan 2019
Butter-Grading Statute Upheld Against Constitutional Challenge
In Minerva-Dairy, Inc. v. Harsdorf, 905 F. 3d 1047 (7th Cir. 2018), the court of appeals affirmed summary judgment against the plaintiffs' claims that Wisconsin's
United States
3 Jan 2019
Submitting A False Statement To Congress
When interacting with the federal government, including the legislative branch, it is essential that all statements, whether written or verbal, be completely truthful.
United States
4 Dec 2018
Newly Proposed Title IX Regulations Promise Sweeping Changes
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has proposed sweeping changes to the regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sexual harassment and sex discrimination.
United States
23 Nov 2018
House Democrats Ethics Oversight Agenda
When the new Congress convenes on Jan. 3, 2019, Democrats will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years ...
United States
20 Nov 2018
DOJ Issues More Guidance Impacting Environmental Enforcement
On Nov. 8, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Public Affairs issued a press release indicating that then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed a memorandum (presumably before resigning) ...
United States
20 Nov 2018
GAO Recommends Improvements To Subcontracting Under VA's Veterans First Program
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs's (VA) implementation of the Veterans First Program.
United States
19 Nov 2018
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