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First (and Only?) Environmental Supreme Court Case This Term Is a Big One

Three consolidated cases before the U.S. Supreme Court challenge a 2012 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation intended to limit mercury and other emissions from mostly coal-fired power plants. 

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Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Apply to Arrests?

The Fourth Amendment applies to arrests, no question about it. What about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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Early Care and Education Final 2014 Update

As we start the wind down of 2014 we finish up the year with our final quarterly Early Care and Education e-update.

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere (the Same?) Signs

Rarely does a U.S. Supreme Court case affect something that anyone might do on any given day. If you have ever put up or even read a temporary sign, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona may affect you.

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NCSL Education Study Group Returns From China With Observations, Questions

The NCSL Study Group on International Education departed China over the weekend. It has been an enlightening week in Shanghai and Beijing, meeting with Chinese and U.S. officials and visiting schools.

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NCSL Study Group Hears How China's Culture, History Affects Education

The NCSL Study Tour moved from Shanghai to Beijing to discover how Chinese history and culture impacts the country's educational system.

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NCSL Study Group Gets a Look at Math Education in China

NCSL's International Education Study Group's tour of China continued with a visit to a pair of schools with different missions.

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Want Better Health? Encourage Stronger Relationships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding five state health departments—California, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington—to reduce childhood maltreatment and improve children’s health and well-being.

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States and National Academy of Sciences Examine Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness identifications play a critical role in law enforcement’s ability to establish, confirm and exclude suspects in criminal cases.

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Supreme Court Opinions? Already!

The U.S. Supreme Court’s term only began on Oct. 6 so it is a little early for the court to be issuing opinions except in the instance of per curiam, or unauthored, opinions where the court didn’t hear oral argument. 

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