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POTUS Can’t Block Critics on Twitter, Says Federal Appeals Court

The decision, which affirmed the lower court’s ruling, may signal how First Amendment doctrine limits public officials’ use of social media in other contexts as well.

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6th Circuit Finds Ethics Laws Constitutional

In a decision that could have impacted dozens of states’ ethics laws, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Kentucky provisions that prohibited legislators from accepting gifts or campaign contributions from restricted sources.

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Overcoming Stereotypes and Fostering Workforce Diversity

Daryl Dixon was just a child when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Unfamiliar with who this man was, never mind what he fought for, Dixon attended the funeral with his family members. That day, after learning about King and his dream for equality and inclusiveness, Dixon, founder of the Diversity Resource Group, left with one question: If someone so liked and revered could be assassinated, what does that mean for the rest of us?

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Summit Speaker: Sidestepping Ethical Sinkholes

Los Angeles—Protecting the legislative institution requires ethical decision-making by those who work in the legislature.

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Sexual Harassment Reaches State Lawmakers as Well as Media, Show Business

A news story involving an individual—whether it be a TV show host, playwright, CEO or even a hacker—accused of sexual harassment or misconduct has been a virtual daily occurrence since the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced in October. Legislators, both state and federal, also have been subject to allegations.

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Promoting Civility in Our State Legislatures

Most Americans agree our politics have become less civil since the November elections—70 percent according to an NPR/PBS/Marist public opinion poll released this summer.

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Today's Social Media Can Create Blurry Lines

With the ever-present social media, the lines between what is permissible “sharing” of photos and videos can become blurred. Just ask Washington Representative Melanie Stambaugh (R).

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States See Increased Activity in Ethics Oversight

Ethics-related developments are popping up on several fronts, not the least of which is President Donald Trump’s decision to grant ethics waivers to 17 appointees, including four former lobbyists, who work for him and Vice President Mike Pence.

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New York Lawmakers Move to Limit Legislators' Outside Income

The New York Assembly and Senate have approved a joint resolution that will work to limit, or at least monitor, outside income of more than $5,000 earned by members of the legislature.

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Seattle Voters to Get 'Democracy Vouchers'

As the New Year arrives, one new law of interest is the Seattle’s “democracy voucher” program. 

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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.