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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Hawaii Supreme Court rules state must provide Hawaiian language immersion options

August 16, 2019

Via: Jurist

The State Supreme Court of Hawaii held on Tuesday that a constitutional provision regarding Hawaiian education was intended to revive the Hawaiian language (‘ōlelo Hawai‘i) using reasonably accessible immersion education. In making this decision, the court acknowledge the substantial role […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Labor Department proposes rule clarifying religious exemption from discriminatory hiring provisions

August 15, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Wednesday that would implement a new rule clarifying federal contractors’ right to claim religious exemptions in cases of alleged hiring bias. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ new […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal appeals court rules against trucking industry in challenge to Pennsylvania toll roads

August 15, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal Tuesday of a lawsuit brought by various trucking industry organizations against the Pennsylvania Toll Commission. The lawsuit, brought by the Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorist Association, […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Ninth Circuit upholds Montana law requiring certain nonprofit groups to register as political committees

August 14, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that certain Montana nonprofit organizations that run targeted advertisements 60 days before the election must register as political committees. The lawsuit was originally brought by the National Association for […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Trump administration changes implementation of Endangered Species Act

August 13, 2019

Via: Jurist

The Trump administration is making major changes to how the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented. The US Department of Interior on Monday announced revisions to the nation’s major wildlife conservation law, which has been credited with saving the bald […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Trump administration releases new rule limiting legal immigration

August 13, 2019

Via: Jurist

The Trump administration released a regulation on Monday that could prevent a number of legal immigrants from entering the US. Monday’s announcement represents as effort by the administration to limit legal immigration by creating stronger filters for incoming immigrants. The […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Justice Department takes step to decertify union for immigration judges

August 12, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. Department of Justice took a step Friday to decertify the union for immigration judges by filing a petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The petition asks the authority to determine whether the union should have its certification […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal appeals court allows cross to remain on county seal

August 12, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, can maintain its current seal, which includes an image of a cross among other secular symbols. Lehigh County’s current seal was adopted in 1944. The […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Judge tosses suit over Harvard Law Review’s racial and sexual preferences, allows do-over complaint

August 9, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

Federal judge in Boston has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Harvard Law Review violates federal law by using racial and gender preferences when selecting its student members. U.S. District Judge Leo Sorokin tossed the suit Thursday because of standing problems, […]


Know Your Rights, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Facebook Users Can Sue Over Facial Recognition, Court Rules

August 9, 2019

Via: Entrepreneur

A federal appeals court is allowing a group of users to sue Facebook on claims the social network collected their facial data without consent. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected Facebook’s efforts to dismiss […]