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Challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have to wait until a final rule is released. That’s according to a federal appeals court that rejected on procedural grounds an early challenge to the EPA’s proposed regulations to establish new greenhouse gas standards for existing power plants. The lawsuit, filed by 14 states and some of the nation’s largest coal companies, was the first in a wave of anticipated challenges to the EPA climate change rules. Legal experts say they expect some of those challenges to make it to the Supreme Court.

If you’re thinking about posting a picture of yourself and your recently cast ballot in an upcoming election you may want to think again. 44 states currently have laws in place preventing public display of a cast ballot. A U.S. District Court in New Hampshire is in the news of late considering the principle of their recently updated law on “ballot selfies”. The law was updated last year to include the following phrase, “taking a digital image or photograph of his or...

On May 27, 2015, the Obama administration issued new regulations that identify the waters and wetlands the federal government can regulate under the Clean Water Act, or CWA.  The regulations are intended to resolve issues raised by several Supreme Court decisions that narrowed the reach of federal jurisdiction under the act. 

Title 42 of the United States Code §1973(a) states that, “No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting or standard, practice, or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision in a manner which results in a denial or abridgment of the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color”.  But what happens to groups of Americans who may experience inordinate and disproportionate burdens in pursuit of the right to vote?

The White House unveiled its semiannual regulatory agenda right before the Memorial Day weekend. The Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, also known as the Unified Agenda, details the rules that are under development throughout the federal government and covers more than 60 departments, agencies and commissions.

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