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A Haphazard Holding: Montana Supreme Court’s Ruling in Superfund Case Harms Commerce and the Environment

By Amanda Voeller, a 2018 Judge K.K. Legett Fellow at Washington Legal Foundation who will be entering her third year at Texas Tech University School of Law in the fall. 917 more words

U.S. Supreme Court

More Pennsylvania Cities Decriminalize Marijuana Despite State Law.

With the noted exception of the current Attorney General, there is a growing acceptance of legalize use of marijuana in the United States. Thirty of the fifty states have legalized marijuana for either medical and/or recreational use. 845 more words

Injunction Denied in Austin Sick Time "Political Blood Fight"

Noting that the case “has the aroma of a good political blood fight,” a state district court judge yesterday denied the request of a cadre of business interests to enjoin implementation of the Austin Earned Sick Time Ordinance, scheduled to go into effect on October 1, according to a… 159 more words

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Commerce-Clause Challenge over Washington Coal-Export Terminal Overcomes First Hurdle

In a March commentary, we appraised a legal challenge filed by two companies involved in the mining and delivery of coal against several Washington state officials for their role in blocking approval of a water-port terminal in Longview, Washington. 866 more words

Regulation Of Free Enterprise

Constitutional Preemption v. Unconstitutional Commandeering, at U.S. Supreme Court (Murphy v. NCAA & more)

By: Donald L. Swanson

Sports gambling is always a sexy topic.  And the U.S. Supreme Court jumped in, recently, by overturning a federal statute that banned it. 2,385 more words

U.S. Supreme Court

The conservative, right-wing, anti-labor General Assembly in Pennsylvania is once again attempting to take away local control over their local labor ordinances. They want to preempt all labor protections that local municipalities have enacted since 2015. 

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Lawmakers renew push to preempt state encryption laws

The measure is designed to preempt state and local governments from moving forward with their own laws governing encryption before the federal government acts on the issue. 44 more words

U.S. Congress