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  • Real Estate Weekly

    Issue number #61-48 (September 2016) of publication Real Estate Weekly is now available

    Sep 24, 2016 10:34 AM

  • California CPA

    Issue number #85-3 (September 2016) of publication California CPA is now available

    Sep 24, 2016 10:34 AM

  • 9th Circuit determines that pension plan did not meet requirements to be exempt as a church

    In recent case, Dignity Health v. Rollins, the 9th Circuit Court found that the pension plan was not subject to an exemption to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, stating that the church plan must also be established by the church. See Decision.

    Sep 24, 2016 12:51 AM

  • Subcontractor's claims time limit clause struck down as unreasonable

    Over the past year there have been various changes in the law which affect those who work in construction or own construction businesses. One of the largest recent changes was the subcontractor's claims time limit clause struck down as unreasonable. See Article.

    Sep 24, 2016 12:51 AM

  • Judge Alex Kozinski writes to President on concerns of faulty evidence

    In a 174 page report Judge Alex Kozinski expresses concern to the President on behalf of individuals who were convicted on false or exaggerated testimony. He also expresses concern on the inconsistency of bite mark evidence and fingerprinting evidence and requests that measures be implemented to ensure greater accuracy and consistency when it comes to testimonial evidence. See Report.

    Sep 24, 2016 12:44 AM

  • Court sides with defense department regarding 3D printed guns

    In an ongoing case in the 5th Circuit Court, the judgment has come down in favor of the defense department. Defense Distributed made arguments that the distribution of plans to 3D print firearms was protected under the first amendment. However, the courts found that the interest of national security in this case was overwhelming and qualified as a strong public interest. See Decision.

    Sep 24, 2016 12:29 AM

  • 9th Circuit rejects providing lawyers for immigrant children

    Each year there are thousands of children in the United States immigration system without proper guardians or attorneys. See Article. A recent case before the 9th Circuit was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction as it involved immigration laws, and thus had exclusive venue. However, she did express concern about the problem, and called on seeking a legislative remedy. See Decision.

    Sep 24, 2016 12:10 AM

  • California Governor signs emissions reduction bill

    This bill would require the state board, no later than January 1, 2018, to approve and begin implementing that comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants to achieve a reduction in methane by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gases by 40%, and anthropogenic black carbon by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030, as specified. The bill also would establish specified targets for reducing organic waste in landfills. See Bill.

    Sep 23, 2016 11:53 PM

  • Court of Appeals in North Caroline dismisses Judge's case against same sex marriage requirements

    The North Carolina Appeals Court has dismissed an action brought by Judges who had resigned after the law changed requiring them to perform same-sex marriages. The Judges argued that it would be a violation of their rights to require them to perform the marriages that went against their religious beliefs. The case was affirmed from lower court decisions, dismissing the case for lack of standing as the Administrative Office of the Courts does not have the actual authority to sanction, suspend, or remove the Judges from their positions. See Decision.

    Sep 23, 2016 11:40 PM

  • Journal of Pan African Studies

    Issue number #9-6 (September 2016) of publication Journal of Pan African Studies is now available

    Sep 23, 2016 11:09 AM

  • Rural Telecommunications

    Issue number #35-5 (September 2016) of publication Rural Telecommunications is now available

    Sep 23, 2016 11:09 AM

  • Career Development Quarterly

    Issue number #64-3 (September 2016) of publication Career Development Quarterly is now available

    Sep 23, 2016 11:09 AM

  • Arkansas Business

    Issue number #33-36 (September 2016) of publication Arkansas Business is now available

    Sep 23, 2016 11:07 AM

  • NotiCen: Central American & Caribbean Affairs

    Issue number #20-35 (September 2016) of publication NotiCen: Central American & Caribbean Affairs is now available

    Sep 23, 2016 11:07 AM

  • Incarcerated man in solitary confinement for 36 years will be reintegrated

    A man who was held in solitary confinement for 36 years after escape attempts will be reintegrated into the prison population after a 3rd Circuit Court Decision. The Judge on the case stated that to keep a man locked in solitary confinement for the purposes of security was not enough and expressed concerns of cruel and unusual punishment. See Decision.

    Sep 23, 2016 1:01 AM

  • President Obama fighting for passage of TPP in Congress

    President Obama is currently fighting to get the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement in Congress. The agreement is between 12 states bordering both sides of the Pacific that represents nearly 40 per cent of the world's GDP and almost a third of the world's trade. See Article.

    Sep 23, 2016 12:49 AM

  • Circuit Court rules dreadlocks not protected under Title VII

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous decision which determined that hairstyle, particularly dreadlocks, were not an immutable characteristic and that Title VII does not protect culturally associated hairstyles. This decision comes from a case in which a woman's job offer was withdrawn after she refused to change her dreadlocks. See Decision.

    Sep 23, 2016 12:41 AM

  • New York bombing suspect has been charged

    The Southern District Court of New York has issued charges against Ahmad Rahami for Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Bombing a Place of Public Use, Destruction of Property by Means of Fire or Explosive, and Use of a Destructive Device During and in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. See Complaint.

    Sep 23, 2016 12:35 AM

  • States file complaint against federal overtime rule

    21 states have signed on a complaint against an overtime rule for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees. The new regulation doubled the salary basis test and added a three year plan increasing salary levels. The states argue that this is a threat to state budgets and is burdensome in implication. See Complaint.

    Sep 23, 2016 12:21 AM

  • Temporary relief extended by the IRS for certain benefits plan

    The rule applies to certain frozen benefits plans, and allows for one more additional year of exemption from the nondiscrimination requirements. See Proposal.

    Sep 23, 2016 12:10 AM

  • NIAID launches study on trial Zika vaccine

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has announced that although it may be awhile before the vaccine is on the market, that the study, which is part of the U.S. government response to the outbreak, has received approval to being testing on humans. See Article.

    Sep 22, 2016 11:51 PM

  • Journal of Environmental Health

    Issue number #79-3 (October 2016) of publication Journal of Environmental Health is now available

    Sep 22, 2016 10:34 AM

  • Shooting Industry

    Issue number #61-9 (September 2016) of publication Shooting Industry is now available

    Sep 22, 2016 10:34 AM

  • Guns Magazine

    Issue number #62-11 (November 2016) of publication Guns Magazine is now available

    Sep 22, 2016 10:33 AM

  • Proposed expansion of retirement benefits holdings

    Under current regulations the federal government provides for retirement benefits holdings from a single employer. The proposed rule would expand the current rule to include multi-employer missing participants. See Proposed Rule.

    Sep 22, 2016 12:32 AM

  • New rule regarding diversity visa immigrant applications

    The diversity lottery visa now requires photos submitted with applications be under 6 months old as of entry date and also requires the removal of any eyeglasses prior to taking the photo. See Notice.

    Sep 22, 2016 12:32 AM

  • President Obama releases list of countries of transit or major drug production

    On September 20, President Barack Obama released a list of countries that are either major drug transit or major drug production countries. The countries included in the list are: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. See Determination.

    Sep 22, 2016 12:23 AM

  • New structure proposed for Regional Innovation Program

    The Regional Innovation Program fosters innovation, technology, research and development through support of the federal government. The new proposed regulations add structure and stability to the already created programs. See Proposed Rule.

    Sep 22, 2016 12:15 AM

  • Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that running from the police does not imply guilt

    In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts vacated the conviction of unlawful firearms after determining that the police did not have enough information about robbery suspects to make the suspicion reasonable. Notably the court also stated that although flight from the scene may be a factor considered, it is not necessarily related to guilt, especially in an environment of a disproportionate number of stops of African American males. See Decision.

    Sep 22, 2016 12:10 AM

  • UN Declaration in fight against antibiotic resistance

    UN members pledge to "strengthen regulation of antimicrobials, improve knowledge and awareness, and promote best practices — as well as to foster innovative approaches using alternatives to antimicrobials and new technologies for diagnosis and vaccines." This is only the 4th time an issue of health concern has been brought before the Assembly and shows the gravity of the situation. See Press Release.

    Sep 21, 2016 11:58 PM