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Use of School Grounds for Campaign and Election Activities

The Education Code and the Courts Have Established Rules and Regulations for Campuses - With the election just days away, school superintendents, board members, administrators and principals are often confronted with...more

Redeveloping Redevelopment: Recent Legislation

THE RISE AND (UNINTENDED) FALL OF REDEVELOPMENT IN CALIFORNIA. The rise and fall of redevelopment agencies in California has been extensively written about, including in this publication. The history of redevelopment...more

2014 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report

The 2014 Legislature came into session in early March and adjourned in early May. Florida lawmakers passed more than 260 bills, 26 of them applied only to local areas. One proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution was...more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Use Of Race-Based Preferences In State University...

Executive Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of race-based preferences as part of the admissions process for all state universities. See Schuette v....more

Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is attracting a fair amount of attention in the news media. From an employment law perspective, the case likely will have little impact....more

Oklahoma Government Bodies May Not Consider Race, Sex, Ethnicity Or National Origin In Employment, Contracting, Or School...

In 2003, despite the Constitutional prohibition on racial discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bollinger permitted the University of Michigan to consider applicants’ race to ensure a diverse student body. In...more

Supreme Court Holds Voters Have a Right to Reject Government-Funded Racial Preferences in Public Higher Education

On April 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States held that although consideration of race in admissions is constitutionally permissible, voters have every right to reject it. The case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend...more

SCA 3 Proposes Constitutional Amendment To Lower Voter Approval Requirement For Parcel Taxes From Two-Thirds To 55 Percent For...

SCA 3 seeks to amend the California Constitution relating to taxation by amending Section 4 of Article XIIIA, adding Section 4.5 to Article XIIIA, amending Section 2 of Article XIIIC, and amending Section 3 of Article XIIID,...more

Mexico's Education Reform May be a Catalyst for Change

Under the leadership of President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico has recently approved a historic constitutional amendment reforming the country’s archaic education system. In order to push this historic reform, which is commonly...more

Affirmative Action Ban Overturned

In an important decision for Michigan's public universities and proponents of affirmative action, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Michigan's "Proposal 2." Proposal 2 was enacted by voters in 2006 as...more

A Short Course on the 11 Proposed Amendments to the Florida Constitution on the November 2012 General Election Ballot

The Legislature has placed 11 proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot for the General Election to be held November 6, 2012. There will be no citizen initiated proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot this...more

New Supreme Court Term Promises a Range of Labor and Employment Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court opened its 2011-2012 term this Monday. Although the Court may not issue as many landmark labor and employment decisions as it did last term — such as Dukes v. Wal-Mart — it is likely to hear a full...more

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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Bill Funding $3 Billion for School Construction Projects

The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of legislation involving a $3 billion state construction program funded in part by the legalization of video poker, which would be permitted in bars and...more

Violence and the case for Legitimate elections in Zimbabwe

Violence and the case for Legitimate elections in Zimbabwe Social networks have become the new platform for Zimbabweans domiciled in various countries around the world to pool their thoughts, opinions and arguments...more

FEDERALISMO: Commento CeRM allo schema di decreto per la rimozione degli squilibri economico-sociali

In tema di federalismo, facendo seguito al commento sul decreto per la perequazione infrastrutturale (Short Note n. 1-2011), CeRM propone una analisi del decreto "gemello", quello che dovrebbe guidare la rimozione, o...more

"The Court Will Clean it Up": Confronting the Specter of Political Branch Dereliciton of Duty

The general normative assertion that “members of Congress and the President should assess the constitutionality of legislation that they pass” is relatively undisputed and of little practical import. The dispute (and...more

MDC-T spools Dhlodlos and Madanhires as electoral defeat looms

Zimbabwean Politics is dynamic as Zimbabweans at home and abroad have come to appreciate. The return of ZAPU into the epicentre of the Zimbabwean body politic has not only upset those that thought they had everything in the...more

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution-Lloyd Msipa

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution The Zimbabwe government through the inclusive government is currently carrying out rigorous outreach programs in Zimbabwe and abroad over the contents of...more

Where's the "Efficiency" in West Virginia Legislation from A Personnel Perspective?

The West Virginia Constitution requires that "the legislature shall provide, by general law, for a thorough and efficient system of free schools" (W. Va. CONST. art. XII, § 1). But, the legislature, on several occasions, and...more

Memo on Law No. 24 of 2009 On Flag, Language, State Symbol and also National Anthem

The Law No. 24 of 2009 on Flag, Language, State Symbol and also National Anthem (“Law No. 24 of 2009”) has been ratified on 9 July 2009. This law basically regulates the technical and the practical use of Indonesia National...more

The Power and Effect of Scaring White, Suburban Voters: How Our Politicians, Criminal Justice System, and Supreme Court Use...

Fear can be a powerful tool: our politicians warn us that drugs and violence are seeping into our safe communities, and that, if elected, they can help put a stop to it. Once elected, these mostly white men support Criminal...more

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