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Fifth Circuit Says Compelling Lawyers to Join State Bar May Violate First Amendment Rights

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Do mandatory state bar associations violate the First Amendment? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held in McDonald v. Longley that they do....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Supreme Court Invalidates California Schedule B Disclosure Law

On July 1, the Supreme Court issued a major decision concerning nonprofit donor disclosure laws and the First Amendment. In Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, No. 19-251, the Court held that a California law...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Client Alert: First Amendment Victory in U.S. Supreme Court: Unconstitutional to Require Charities to Disclose Donors’ Identities

On July 1, 2021, Quinn Emanuel won a seminal First Amendment victory in the United States Supreme Court, protecting the rights of all nonprofits and their donors. The Court adopted our arguments as to why and how the First...more

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Supreme Court Rules California Cannot Force Nonprofits to Disclose Donors

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The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down California law requiring charitable organizations to disclose their donors to the state. On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court in Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) v. Bonta held...more

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on California’s Attempt To Collect Names of Donors to Nonprofits

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The petitioners appeared to have a more sympathetic bench and went so far as to say the Attorney General of the State of California was “not genuine” in his position. On April 26, the Supreme Court held a lively oral...more

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Three Point Shot - March 2021

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Welcome to Three Point Shot, a newsletter brought to you by the Sports Law Group at Proskauer. Three Point Shot brings you the latest in sports law-related news and provides you with links to related materials. "Win-Time"...more

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Political Privacy Update: Supreme Court to Hear Two Donor Privacy Cases From California

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On January 8, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two donor privacy challenges to California’s compulsory donor disclosure for nonprofit organizations. The first is Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Xavier...more

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The Supreme Court - January 11, 2021

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Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., No. 20-440: Whether a defendant in a patent infringement action who assigned the patent, or is in privity with an assignor of the patent, may have a defense of invalidity heard on the...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Federal Court Reviewing Town of Oyster Bay’s Rules of Decorum for Public Meetings

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In response to a resolution passed by the Oyster Bay Town Board on October 6, 2020, that purports to create rules of decorum at Town Board meetings and seeks to prohibit inappropriate behavior during board meetings, a Town...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 Orders Fall Under Constitutional Challenge

Since March, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his administration have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by imposing some of the strictest limitations in the country on the Commonwealth’s residents and businesses. Now, a...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

[Webinar] Promoting Human Rights While Maintaining Order and Religious Freedom - June 16th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The rights of individuals and groups to exercise freedom of religion and freedom of association are bedrock principles of the American existence. However, conflicts sometimes arise between individuals and groups exercising...more

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Lawsuit Challenges Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On July 30, 2019, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to enjoin the City of Dallas’s paid sick leave ordinance, which is set to take effect on August 1, 2019. The lawsuit,...more

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Approval of Labor Reform: Labor Justice Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

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As part of the international commitments recently assumed by Mexico, on April 29, 2019, the Chamber of Senators approved the Bill through which Several Provisions of the Federal Labor Law and certain secondary laws in matters...more

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La Cámara de Diputados de México aprueba la enmienda de la Ley Federal del Trabajo

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• La Cámara de Diputados aprobó la reforma a la Ley Federal del Trabajo para regular las Enmiendas Constitucionales realizadas a los Artículos 103 y 123, vigentes desde el 24 de febrero de 2017. • El objetivo es...more

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Mexico's House of Deputies Approves Amendment of Federal Labor Law

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• Mexico's House of Deputies has approved the amendment of the Federal Labor Law to regulate the Constitutional Amendments made to Articles 103 and 123, in effect since Feb. 24, 2017. • The objective is to modernize the...more

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Los próximos cambios en el ámbito colectivo de trabajo en México

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Independientemente de las adiciones y regulaciones que la Ley Federal de Trabajo (LFT) debe contemplar para la transición de las Juntas de Conciliación y Arbitraje a Tribunales Laborales, hay dos temas trascendentes que están...more

International Lawyers Network

“...For me? As what? Tough guy? I don’t need tough guys. I need more lawyers...”: Intellectual Property Law In Criminal Matters

There is a popular vintage Harley Davidson t-shirt that says “Tough Guys Finish First.” That may be true. But, sometimes, to finish first, one does not need more tough guys; one needs more lawyers, as a crime-related matter...more

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Federal Court Rejects Free Speech Challenge to New York City's Payroll Deduction Law

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On February 6, 2018, a New York federal judge rejected a challenge to a New York City law requiring fast-food businesses to, upon request of their employees, forward voluntary deductions from employee paychecks to nonprofits....more

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El Senado mexicano aprueba la ratificación del Convenio 98 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo

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La noche del 20 de septiembre, en sesión plenaria, la cámara alta del Congreso mexicano ratificó el Convenio 981 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (“OIT”), el cual trata sobre el derecho de sindicación y de...more

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Mexican Senate Approves the Ratification of Measure Impacting Labor-Management Relations

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On September 20, 2018, the High Chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a bill to ratify the International Labour Organization’s Convention 98 on the right to organize and to bargain collectively. With this approval, the...more

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El Senado de México Ratifica OIT Convenio 98 sobre Negociación Colectiva

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El 21 de agosto de 2018, el Pleno del Senado de la República ratificó por unanimidad el Convenio 98 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), relativo a la Aplicación de los Principios del Derecho de Sindicación y...more

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Mexico Senate Ratifies ILO Convention 98 on Collective Bargaining

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Mexico's Plenary of the Senate of the Republic on Aug. 21, 2018, unanimously ratified International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 98 on the Application of the Principles of the Right of Syndication and Collective...more

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Court Holds Union Membership ‘Worthy of Constitutional Protection’

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the appeals court that has jurisdiction over federal cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the U. S. Virgin Islands, recently held that a public employer violates the First...more

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Flying the Flag...or Not?

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Recently, the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and Watpac Construction Pty Ltd referred to the Fair Work Commission (Commission) a dispute concerning the meaning of clause 13 of the Code for...more

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Arizona Passes New Law to Bolster Campus Free Speech

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In the midst of heightened political activism among students and employees at academic institutions across the nation, Arizona has enacted legislation designed to protect free speech on its college campuses....more

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Privacy Officer
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Privacy Officer
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Changes in Our Privacy Policy

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Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

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