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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Florida Supreme Court rules felons must pay all fines before voting rights can be restored

January 17, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Florida Supreme Court sided with Governor Ron DeSantis in advisory opinion issued Thursday, finding that felons must pay all their legal fines before voting. In November 2018 the Florida electorate voted to restore voting rights to all convicted felons […]


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Virginia votes to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

January 16, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Virginia General Assembly voted on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the US Constitution. This makes Virginia the thirty-eighth state to ratify the amendment, satisfying the 3/4 majority of states required by Article V of the […]


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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow implementation of immigration public charge rule

January 15, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Solicitor General filed an emergency application Tuesday with the US Supreme Court to stay injunctions and allow implementation of the new “public charge” rule. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule concerns an interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality […]


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Tennessee Senate approves bill allowing adoption agencies not to place with same-sex couples

January 15, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Tennessee Senate on Tuesday approved HB 836, a bill that would allow child welfare agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ+ families in adoption proceedings based on “religious or moral convictions or policies.” The bill was approved by the House last […]


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Florida sued for excluding transgender-related care from state health coverage

January 14, 2020

Via: Jurist

Two transgender women filed a lawsuit on Monday against the state of Florida, arguing the state’s ban on transgender health coverage for state employees is unconstitutional. In addition to the women’s constitutional claims, they also claim that the state is […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Trump administration proposes to scale back environmental law

January 10, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed scaling back an environmental law to reduce the time it takes to assess the environmental impact of major federal projects. The proposed rules would alter the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal […]