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NCSL Launches New Civil Rights Pages

Discrimination continues to play a part in our society and legislators are committed to using their status to work to address such issues as religious freedom, public accommodations and the use of foreign laws in state courts.

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Category: NCSL
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SCOTUS Rules on Rules

Slogging through the distinctions between “legislative rules” and “interpretive rules” may be more than even an avid U.S. Supreme Court watcher can take. But it can be worthwhile.

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The Toxic Politics of TSCA Reform

Who knew Bisphenol A or Diethylaluminum Chloride could be so exciting?

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Amtrak Leaves House Station, Next Stop U.S. Senate

The $7.2 billion reauthorization of Amtrak approved last week by the House of Representatives, would direct a greater share of resources to the Northeast Corridor (NEC.)

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Tips to Tweet Your Way to Social Media Supremacy

Now more than ever, social media plays an integral part in the legislative process. In fact, did you know that nearly every state legislature has some sort of social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Blog and YouTube)?

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Supreme Court's Railroad 4-R Ruling Mixed for States

It can be difficult to tell the forest from the trees as you zip across the country in a train and as you contemplate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation.

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Civility = Respect, NCSL's Peggy Kerns Tells Wyoming's 'Leap Into Leadership' Event

Treating people with civility is about treating them with respect, NCSL’s Peggy Kerns told  more than 200 men and women during Wyoming's annual Leap Into Leadership event.

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Can Advanced Practice Nurses Help Rural Health Care Shortage?

Rural communities struggle to recruit younger doctors to their enclave for many reasons. For example, many young doctors are seeking a location to call home that will also provide career opportunities for their similarly educated partners.

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Justice Kennedy's Concurrence in Tax Case Leans on SLCC Brief

U.S. Supreme Court amici—friends of the court—long for any scrap of recognition from the court.

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Child Welfare Legislation Spanned Wide Range in 2014

Child welfare legislation spanned a range of familiar and emerging topics during the 2014 legislative sessions as 45 states enacted nearly 300 bills on child welare-related issues.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.

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