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Fundamentals Of Redistricting – The Mississippi Lawyer
Article I, ง 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brexit Sending Political And Financial Shockwaves Out
On June 23, 2016, the UK held a referendum, and a slim but sufficient 51.9% majority voted in favor of the UK leaving the European Union.
United States
4 Jul 2016
Georgia Election Schedule: Timeline For Local SPLOST Imposition And Bond Issuances
Below is Georgia's statutory election schedule for both special and general elections (collectively, the "Election"), as it applies to local governmental entities (the "Local Entity"), SPLOST impositions and Bond issuances.
United States
29 Jul 2015
Free Speech For All . . . Except Judges?
Last month, in one of the most closely-watched cases of the October 2014 Term, the U.S. Supreme Court held that States may prohibit judges and candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds.
United States
19 May 2015
The Roof Is On Fire: Trial Court Finds Tennessee Non-Economic Damages Cap Unconstitutional
Just four years ago, the Tennessee legislature passed the Civil Justice Act of 2011, making it the latest in a growing number of states to statutorily cap the maximum amount of non-economic damages available to plaintiffs in tort suits.
United States
16 Apr 2015
Recent Fair Campaign Practices Act Developments
Two recent administrative law decisions reflect that a Colorado government may violate the Fair Campaign Practices Act prohibition on spending public funds.
United States
3 Apr 2014
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