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Appellate Court Confirms that Convicted Felon Cannot Run for School Board Seat

On May 13, 2015, the Illinois Appellate Court’s First District held that the former Board President of an Illinois high school district’s Board of Education was ineligible to fill a vacancy on the board following his previous...more

SC Public Policy Update - May 2015 #4

What's New - The House of Representatives and Senate spent this week trying to get through their calendars before the end of the legislative session. The General Assembly only has six legislative days remaining this...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

This week, in a press conference at the state capitol building with House and Senate leaders, Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) announced that North Carolina had paid off the $2.8 billion debt it owed to the federal government for...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/2015

This past week, commissioner salary raises were amended into deficiency funding legislation, tax committees heard a host of potential omnibus bill legislation, and additional testimony was heard on teacher tenure policy, as...more

New York’s Campus Safety Act: Proposed Legislation to Require Notice of Violent Felonies and Missing Persons

The New York State Senate passed a bill today that would amend New York’s Campus Safety Act to require institutions, effective immediately upon its enactment, to notify law enforcement of any report of a violent felony or...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - May 2014

“Crossover” Complete - The General Assembly’s May 1 “crossover” deadline requires bills to move from one legislative body to the other or require a two-thirds vote for consideration in the receiving chamber for bills...more

South Carolina Legislative Update - April 2014 (#3)

South Carolina General Assembly - The House and Senate were on furlough last week. The only meeting scheduled was a special House panel weighing ethics reform changes wherein nothing advanced and no votes were taken. ...more

President Obama Announces White House Task Force On Protecting Students From Sexual Assault

On January 22, 2014, President Obama announced the creation of a White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault (Task Force). The President’s announcement was accompanied by a report issued by the White...more

President Obama Launches Task Force on Campus Sexual Assaults

On January 22, 2014, President Obama announced the creation of a Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. The Task Force was announced in conjunction with the release of a report on rape and sexual assault from the...more

New Kentucky laws go into effect next week

That means laws against human trafficking will soon be strengthened. More DNA testing will be allowed as evidence in post-conviction felony cases. And school districts can start deciding whether they want to raise their...more

Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees  [Video]

Feb. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff ordered former Goldman Sachs' director Rajat Gupta to reimburse the investment bank for fees...more

Tsvangirai utterances: is there method in the madness?

Tsvangirai utterances: is there method in the madness? In Act 2, Scene 2 of one of William Shakespeare’s well known plays, Hamlet, set in the Kingdom of Denmark. Polonius, a character in the play and the King’s chief...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

Toronto Police Accuses SIU of Playing Politics

With last year's scathing Ontario Ombudsman report calling Ontario's police watch dog a "toothless tiger," the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has now charged almost four times as many officers as last year. The Toronto...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

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – February 12, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: 1. Openers 2. ABCs of Immigration: J-1 Visas 3. Ask Visalaw.com 4. Border and Enforcement News 5. News From The Courts 6. News Bytes 7. International Roundup 8. Legislative Update 9. Notes from the...more

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