The NCSL Blog

18
NCSL's Work To Bolster Afterschool Mapping and Data Collection To Inform Policy

Since 2014, NCSL, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, has been helping statewide afterschool networks collect, analyze and package afterschool and summer program data through a competitive grant opportunity.

Continue >

Category: Education
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
09

In Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a state law that requires companies that conduct business in that state, consent to be sued in that state. 

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
06
SCOTUS To Decide Post-Conviction DNA Testing Statute of Limitations Case

In Reed v. Goertz the U.S. Supreme Court will decide when the statute of limitations begins to run on a claim seeking post-conviction DNA testing of crime scene evidence. All 50 states and the District of Columbia allow post-conviction DNA testing in some circumstances.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
05
Supreme Court To Decide Significant Spending Clause Case

The state impact of this case cannot be understated. This case potentially impacts all Spending Clause legislation without explicit private right of action language not just the specific statute at issue in this case.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
03
Boston Loses Third-Party Flag SCOTUS Case

In Shurtleff v. City of Boston the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that Boston’s refusal to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside city hall violated the First Amendment.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
03
Primary Season Roars Into May

April was a quiet month in Primaryville, with no states holding primaries. May is another story altogether, with 12 states holding state primaries.

Continue >

Category: Elections
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
03

Jane Cummings is deaf and legally blind. She sought physical therapy from Premier Rehab Keller and requested it provide an American Sign Language interpreter at her appointments. Premier Rehab Keller declined to do so. She sued claiming disability discrimination in violation of the Rehabilitation Act and the Affordable Care Act. Among other remedies she sought emotional distress damages. 

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
03
SCOTUS Decides Choice-of-Law Case Involving Painting Stolen by Nazis

In 1939, in order to leave Germany Lilly Cassirer had to surrender to the Nazis a Camille Pissarro painting, now worth tens of millions of dollars. In 1999 Lilly’s grandson Claude discovered that the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, created and controlled by Spain, had the painting. Claude sued the Foundation in federal court in California to recover it.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
28
SCOTUS Rules SSI Benefits Don’t Have To Be Available to Puerto Rico Residents

In United States v. Vaello Madero the U.S. Supreme Court held 8-1 that Congress hasn’t violated the equal-protection component of the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause by failing to make Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits available to Puerto Rico residents. 

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
27
Pillars of the Institution: Nominations Open for 2022 Legislative Awards

Do you know an excellent editor, a laudable librarian, a daring drafter, a legal leader, an iconic IT person or clever committee staffer? Now’s your chance to recognize exemplary legislative staff and their work in the only national forum for state legislators and legislative staff.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
Page 1 of 295First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   

Subscribe to the NCSL Blog

Click on the RSS feed at left to add the NCSL Blog to your favorite RSS reader. 

About the NCSL Blog

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.