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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Pennsylvania governor to veto bill expanding funding to private schools

June 14, 2019

Via: Jurist

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is set to veto a bill that expands taxpayer support for private and religious schools by $100 million. The bill would double the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), allowing corporations to divert state taxes to support […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Trump signs executive order easing agricultural biotechnology review process

June 13, 2019

Via: Jurist

US President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Tuesday aiming to simplify the review process of agricultural biotechnology. The Executive Order on Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products stresses the importance of maintaining public confidence in agricultural […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Alabama governor signs chemical castration law; it’s not the first state to authorize it

June 12, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed into law a bill that requires sex offenders whose victims were younger than age 13 to receive chemical castration as a condition of parole. The Alabama law requires parolees to pay […]


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Supreme Court rejects case challenging ‘In God We Trust’ motto on nation’s currency

June 11, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the motto “In God We Trust” being displayed on American currency. The motto was called into question by Michael Newdow, who stated that the inclusion of the phrase violated the […]


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Supreme Court rules government not a ‘person’ who can challenge patents

June 11, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal agencies are not “persons” who may take advantage of administrative procedures for challenging patents. The agency in question, the US Postal Service (USPS), attempted to use administrative procedures from the America Invents […]


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Supreme Court adds cases on Hague Convention, EPA, race discrimination in media, declines to hear Guantanamo appeal

June 10, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court’s Monday orders added five new cases on a range of topics from the EPA to race discrimination in media, but denied a case filed by a current Guantanamo prisoner. A Yemeni national, al-Alwi, has been held […]


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Maine legislature sends ‘death with dignity’ bill to governor

June 7, 2019

Via: Jurist

Maine’s legislature approved the Death with Dignity Act this week, sending the bill to Governor Janet Mills on Wednesday for her signature. If enacted, the bill would add a new care option for individuals who are terminally ill and have […]


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Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules political candidates cannot run under more than one political party

June 7, 2019

Via: Jurist

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a state law prohibiting candidates for state political offices from running as candidates for more than one party in the same election. In April 2016 Christopher Rabb secured the nomination for the Democratic […]


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House passes bill that provides immigrant youth path to citizenship

June 6, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that could provide a path to legal status and citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and other young immigrants who are living in the United States without documentation. The American […]


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Program cuts for unaccompanied immigrant children could violate settlement, lawyer says

June 5, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

Unaccompanied immigrant children living in U.S. shelters will no longer receive English instruction, legal aid and recreational programs that had been funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed […]