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  • Hillary Clinton responds to interrogatories

    Hillary Clinton has responded to the required interrogatories in the ongoing case brought by Judicial Watch. In her response to the interrogatories Hillary Clinton stated that she did not recall being warned about private email use nor did she regarding warnings of hacking. Clinton’s responses in the interrogatories do not seem to reveal much new information not already available to the public. See Response.

    Oct 22, 2016 12:31 AM

  • Complaint filed regarding Flint children's educational rights

    ACLU has filed a complaint on behalf of Michigan families who are affected by the Flint water quality. The complaint alleges that the water crisis has created an unsafe environment for the children of the city and as such violated the children’s right to education services. The complaint notes that providing qualify resources to the community is of up most important particularly in providing special education services to children who may have developmental delays as a result of the contamination. See Complaint.

    Oct 22, 2016 12:28 AM

  • Applicants do not qualify for same protections under age discrimination

    11th Circuit Court of Appeals has recently ruled that although employees may bring disparate impact claims under age discrimination, the same option is not available for job applicants. The letter of the law states that the Discrimination in Employment Act section at hand here covers “employees.” See Decision.

    Oct 22, 2016 12:24 AM

  • Florida Judge orders procedures for mismatched voter signatures

    Florida District Court Judge orders Florida to fix a problem regarding vote by mail citizens’ signatures. The order requires supervisors to be appointed which would give notice to vote by mail voters when there is a mismatched signature. This would then give the voter an opportunity to fix the mismatched signature, ensuring that the vote is properly counted. See Decision.

    Oct 22, 2016 12:13 AM

  • DOJ releases findings of San Francisco police investigation

    The Department of Justice has released the results of its investigation into the San Francisco Police Department. The investigation found that there was disproportionate use of force against African American’s and higher numbers of pull over stops than with any other racial group. The report released by the DOJ also includes recommendations to fix the problem and guides on reformations. See Report.

    Oct 22, 2016 12:08 AM

  • President Obama decides to keep troops in Afghanistan

    President Obama has recently released his decision to keep approximately 8,400 troops in Afghanistan to assist local forces and perform anti-terrorism missions. This change will likely require the budget to be adjusted to make room for the money needed for the change. See Article.

    Oct 22, 2016 12:05 AM

  • President Obama continues sanctions lift

    On October 7, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order terminating the Burma sanctions. This Executive Order implements the President's September 14, 2016 announcement of the intention to lift the sanctions. See Article.

    Oct 21, 2016 11:56 PM

  • Current summary of tax proposals before Congress

    With the November elections quickly approaching, author Emily Brock has compiled a summary of the tax proposals that are currently before Congress and the projected effects of each proposal. See Article.

    Oct 21, 2016 11:48 PM

  • The Progressive

    Issue number #80-8 (September 2016) of publication The Progressive is now available

    Oct 21, 2016 10:32 AM

  • New Hampshire Business Review

    Issue number #38-20 (September 2016) of publication New Hampshire Business Review is now available

    Oct 21, 2016 10:32 AM

  • The Cato Journal

    Issue number #36-3 (September 2016) of publication The Cato Journal is now available

    Oct 21, 2016 10:32 AM

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

    Issue number #33-18 (October 2016) of publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education is now available

    Oct 21, 2016 10:32 AM

  • President Obama signs bill requiring changing stations in men's restrooms

    President Obama recently signed a bill that requires baby changing stations to be placed in all public bathrooms including men's restrooms. This does not apply to private establishments or public buildings where no public restrooms are made available. See Bill.

    Oct 21, 2016 12:02 AM

  • UN Concerned about privacy rights after Yahoo's compliance with surveillance

    Reports that Yahoo complied with US intelligence demands by searching the e-mails of hundreds of millions of customers raise serious human rights concerns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression. See Article.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:41 PM

  • Court rules on judicial review petition regarding California EPA standards

    In El Comite Para el Bienestar de Earlimart v. EPA the court considered 1) whether EPA reasonably interpreted the Pesticide Element; 2) whether the revised Pesticide Element was sufficiently enforceable; and 3) whether California had supplied adequate assurances of compliance with federal law. Ultimately, the Ninth Circuit ultimately upheld EPA's final action approving California's 2012 revised SIP, including EPA's interpretation of the SIP's Pesticide Element. The court thus denied El Comite's petition for judicial review. See Article.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:38 PM

  • Arizona Judge decides voters can only go to their designated precinct

    Judge determines that ballots coming from outside the voters designated precinct will not be accepted. After a petition from the Democratic National Committee to accept ballots from other precincts due to long lines and high wait times at the designated voting spots. The Judge determined that there was no adequate showing that there would be irreparable harm. See Decision.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:33 PM

  • President Obama signs bill regarding Native American Children

    President Barack Obama has signed a bill that would research the allocation of federal grants and resources in regards to Native American children. The goal of the bill is to determine where the resources are going to in order to better reach the goals and provide services to Native American children. See Bill.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:31 PM

  • Suit filed against DHS for failure to report environmental effects

    A suit has been filed against the Department of Homeland security regarding the environmental effects of illegal immigration. State agencies are required to publish the effects of their decisions on the environment and the complaint filed alleges that the Department of Homeland Security has not released statements on the environmental impact of both illegal and legal immigration policies. See Complaint.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:29 PM

  • Supreme Court opinion on victim impact testimony

    The Supreme Court has released an opinion stating that they have not overruled a previous decision which barred victims’ families from providing testimony providing victim impact in death penalty cases. The Supreme Court did not rule on the decision, however did provide an opinion stating that the previous decision on the bar had not in fact been overruled. See Opinion.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:25 PM

  • Case dismissed against firearm company

    Connecticut Judge has dismissed an action that was brought against Remington Outdoor Co. The action was brought as the result of the Sandy Hook shooting and claimed that the gun makers were liable as a result of the shooting. The Court refused to extend the doctrine of negligent entrustment to the general populace for items of appropriate sale. See Decision.

    Oct 20, 2016 11:22 PM

  • Environmental Law

    Issue number #46-3 (June 2016) of publication Environmental Law is now available

    Oct 20, 2016 10:32 AM

  • ColoradoBiz

    Issue number #43-4 (July 2016) of publication ColoradoBiz is now available

    Oct 20, 2016 10:32 AM

  • Moment

    Issue number #41-5 (September 2016) of publication Moment is now available

    Oct 20, 2016 10:32 AM

  • Arkansas Business

    Issue number #33-39 (September 2016) of publication Arkansas Business is now available

    Oct 20, 2016 10:32 AM

  • SEC suit against Texas Attorney General dismissed

    The Texas Attorney general had been brought on charges of fraud for failing to disclose that he received commission for bringing investors to a new business. The Court found that there was not sufficient facts alleged for the case to proceed against the Attorney General under securities law. See Decision.

    Oct 20, 2016 12:08 AM

  • Permanent injunction sought by Sioux Tribes denied

    The permanent injunction that was sought by the Sioux tribes has been denied amid the ongoing legal battle regarding the Dakota pipeline. The Court notes that their decision is not the final decision and that they are still awaiting decision from the Army Engineers. See Decision.

    Oct 19, 2016 11:42 PM

  • Twitter can be a valid means of service

    A District Court Judge in California has ruled that Twitter can be used as a means of service in the current case. The case is against a man who allegedly raised money for terrorist operations. The judge determined that the accused had an active presence on Twitter and it would be a viable means of service. See Decision.

    Oct 19, 2016 11:35 PM

  • Department of Education Office of Civil Rights violated Title IX for failing to comply with procedures

    After an investigation the Department of Education Civil Rights found that Wesley College violated Title IX for failing to comply with the set forth procedures regarding sexual harassment. The complaint came to the Department of Education after a male student was expelled under accusations of sexual harassment. The school failed to provide proper procedural measures to the student before the expulsion. See Letter.

    Oct 19, 2016 11:28 PM

  • Probable cause has been found against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    The complaint against Christie alleges that lane closures were made that hindered the path of a mayor who did not support his election. A judge has recently found that there was probable cause in the case meaning it will proceed to the prosecutor to determine if an indictment should be issued. See Complaint.

    Oct 19, 2016 11:25 PM

  • Unanimous jury decision required for death sentences

    After a previous ruling determining the guidelines for the death sentences were unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that jury decisions to sentence to death must be unanimous. This change took away the previous discretion that judges had to determine mitigating factors in death penalty sentence determinations. See Decision.

    Oct 19, 2016 11:22 PM