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Chinese Government Reorganization

by WilmerHale on

Attention during China's annual lianghui (conferences of the advisory Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference followed by the largely rubber stamp legislative National People's Congress) focused on adoption of the...more

DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions on Employer's Ability to Allow ICE into the Workplace

by Littler on

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons...more

Supreme Court says Congress can stop lawsuit that threatens Tribes casino

by Hogan Lovells on

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision last Tuesday affirmed the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Patchak v. Zinke, holding that Congress through the Gun Lake Act, which reaffirms...more

District Court Inclined To Dismiss Action Challenging EO 13771

On February 26, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed, for lack of jurisdiction, a challenge to the President’s Executive Order 13771, and two guidance documents issued by the Office of Management and...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Legislative Council Considers After-Deadline Bill Requests on School Safety, Gun Control - The Legislative Council met on February 27 to consider after-deadline bill requests, including several on school safety and gun...more

Tax Law Alert: Pending Oregon Legislation Would Decouple Oregon from Federal Tax Reforms

by Stoel Rives LLP on

SB 1528 provides, in part, that in calculating Oregon taxable income a taxpayer must add back any IRC § 199A deduction taken for federal purposes. An earlier version of SB 1528 also would have modified Oregon’s preferential...more

Prop 65 Preliminary Injunction and “Fake News”

A recent Federal Court decision on the issue of whether to grant a preliminary injunction in the ongoing saga of the appropriateness of adding the pesticide Glyphosate to the CA Prop 65 list has become the grist for the “Fake...more

Commercial and Industrial Property Owners Take Note: a “Split-Roll” Property Tax Initiative Effort is Underway in California

Proposition 13 — California’s long-tenured law keeping a lid on annual property tax increases — is in the cross-hairs of a new ballot initiative effort....more

Supreme Court Decides Patchak v. Zinke

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On February 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Patchak v. Zinke, No. 16-498. No opinion commanded a majority of the Court, but six justices concluded that the plaintiff’s lawsuit under the Indian...more

“All We Need Is Just a Little Patience”

by LeClairRyan on

In 1987, I heard Welcome to the Jungle, and its distinctive opening guitar riff, and it was unlike anything I had ever heard before. One year later, GNR released Patience, a quiet song that opened with Axl whistling...more

National School Walk-out: Points to Consider as You Prepare

by Harris Beach PLLC on

An open letter - In light of recent events, schools across New York and the country are preparing for a student demonstration that could have millions joining a walkout. There are many stakeholders- students, parents,...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part II - Court Cases Impacting Labor & Employment Law

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, passing laws and handing down decisions regarding wages, rest periods, harassment, workplace discrimination and free...more

Court Dismisses Credit Union’s Challenge to Mulvaney’s Appointment

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New York credit union that challenged the President’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as the Acting Director of the CFPB. The credit union had sought a declaratory judgment...more

Pennsylvania’s Messy Congressional Maps

Pennsylvania made national headlines this week as the United States Supreme Court denied a stay in a case that requires the Commonwealth to redraw its congressional map, and to do so sooner than later. Earlier this year, the...more

Five amicus briefs filed in support of English appeal

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Five amicus briefs have been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Leandra English. Ms. English has appealed the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion in her action...more

Win Some, Lose Some: Trump Gets A Loss And A Win In The Fight To Control The CFPB

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: One court upholds protection of Dodd-Frank limiting the President’s removal authority, while another court stifles a challenge against Mulvaney serving as acting Director of CFPB....more

“Constitutionally Unacceptable” EU Withdrawal Bill faces heavy attack in House Of Lords

by Bryan Cave on

The EU Withdrawal Bill is probably one of the most controversial and important constitutional UK Parliamentary Bills of modern times. This is the Bill that will pave the way for the UK to leave the European Union and...more

Understanding The First Amendment

by Jackson Walker on

Hello. The First Amendment here. So many people are talking about me these days, including people in high office, that I thought it was time I spoke for myself. For my intro song as I walk on stage to speak for a minute or...more

2017-18 Supreme Court Update

In the 2017-18 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a number of potentially significant disputes relevant to businesses, including those involving constitutional protections, class actions and other corporate liability...more

NC Legislative Update - January 2018

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

JANUARY UPDATE - As directed in the adjournment resolution from October of last year, lawmakers gathered in Raleigh on January 10th, to gavel in for what became a one day-long session. The anticipated reason for their...more

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Lucia Case – Will Decide Whether SEC Administrative Law Judges are Subject to Appointments Clause

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to consider a case from the D.C. Circuit which may call into question the legitimacy of past rulings made by numerous administrative law judges (ALJ) across the federal government. The...more

D.C. Circuit Court Confirms Mulvaney’s Appointment as Acting Director of the CFPB

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The U.S. District Court for D.C. has again ruled that President Trump had the authority to appoint an acting Director to the CFPB upon the resignation of Richard Cordray under the authority of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act...more

NYC Fast Food Deductions Law Stayed Pending Resolution of Constitutional Challenge by Restaurant Groups

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Enforcement of the Fast Food Deductions provisions in New York City’s Fair Workweek Law has been stayed by a federal judge pending resolution of a constitutional challenge brought by two restaurant advocacy groups. The...more

At-Large Elections Pose Litigation Risk Under CVRA

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California’s local election landscape is shifting. Confronted with threats of drawn-out litigation under the California Voting Rights Act and costly settlements, cities, counties and other public entities statewide are...more

Florida Senate Health Committee Passes Bill Addressing Unconstitutional Requirement In Medical Marijuana Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Following up on my post from earlier this week, the Florida Senate Health committee unanimously passed SB 1134 which would strip out the requirement that black farmers who want to obtain a coveted medical marijuana license be...more

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