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Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot  [Video]

Feb. 24, 2014 -- Professor David Schoenbrod talks about some of the inadequacies of The Clean Air Act along with potential solutions to the problem....more

Lead Agency Could Not Bypass CEQA Review By Adopting A Voter-Sponsored Initiative As An Ordinance Instead Of Placing The...

A court of appeal created a split of authority when it ruled that California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) review was necessary when a city approved a project, by adopting as an ordinance, an initiative petition that...more

Impossible and Useless CEQA Review Is Required If City Opts Under Elections Code to Adopt Legislative Project Approvals Proposed...

In a case notable for its unique conception of “meaningful discretion” for purposes of triggering CEQA review, the Fifth District Court of Appeal has created a split in authority that will undoubtedly require Supreme Court...more

California Assembly Votes to Amend State False Claims Act

On August 16, 2012, the California Assembly passed a bill (AB 2492) amending California’s False Claims Act, Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 12650-12656 (“CA FCA”), which must be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The amendments...more

California Legislature Calls Supreme Court Decision “A Serious And Direct Threat To Our Democracy”

The California legislature recently passed a joint resolution, AJR 22 (Wieckowski & Allen), that is harshly critical of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 50 (2010). ...more

Search & Destroy Mission Yields Scant Results

We commented on the Obama Administration’s anti-preemption search and destroy mission at the time, back in 2009. To recap, a presidential memorandum directed all federal administrative agencies to seek out, identify, and...more

NLRB Grants Use of Company Email for Union Purposes

On July 26, 2011 the NLRB unanimously found that union representatives may have a right to correspond with employees on their corporately purchased email accounts to solicit union activity. The Guard Publishing Co., d/b/a The...more

NLRB Sues Arizona Over Secret Ballot Legislation

The NLRB made good on its January 13, 2011.pdf threat to sue individual states that enact legislation that it believes are solely within its province. In a complaint filed against the State of Arizona.pdf today, the NLRB...more

Health Law Washington Beat: Recent Health Industry News - Issue 10

In This Issue: *Senate Approves Dr. Margaret Hamburg to Head the FDA *FDA Issues Draft Marketing Guidance for Presenting Drug and Device Risk Information *President Obama Reverses Former Administration’s Policy on...more

Seneca County 2007 Local Law No. 9, Providing for the Creation of the Position of County Manager and setting the Duties and Term...

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law, there is hereby created the position of County Manager, who will be directly responsible to the Board of Supervisors and as County Manager perform the functions of...more

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