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California appeals court rules local cities must adhere to state sanctuary laws

January 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

A California appellate court overturned a lower court decision on Friday, ruling that charter cities must comply with the state’s sanctuary laws. The city of Huntington Beach argued that because they are a charter city they are entitled to autonomy […]


Federal judge rules asylum seekers not at risk under ‘safe third country’ rule

January 9, 2020

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday denied a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a class action to stop the deportation of asylum seekers to a “safe third country.” The class includes […]


What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

January 2, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018 and taking effect on January 1, 2020, gives consumers in California additional rights and protections regarding how businesses may use their personal information.1 The CCPA imposes many obligations on businesses that […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Minnesota appeals court reverses PolyMet mining permits

January 14, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed two mining permits issued for PolyMet Mining Corporation, hindering the mining companies plan to construct a copper-nickel mine in the northeastern part of the state. The permits were issued by the Minnesota […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Texas refusing refugees in 2020 after new Trump rule

January 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

Texas Governor Abbot announced in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday that Texas would refuse settling refugees in 2020. Texas has been the state with the most settled refugees since 2010, and the announcement marks a stark […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

US House votes to limit further military action against Iran

January 10, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved H Con Res 83, directing the president pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of the US Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against […]