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Entries for June 2015

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Nothing's Free: EPA Must Consider Cost in Mercury Emissions Regulations

In Michigan v. EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 that the Environmental Protection Agency acted unreasonably in failing to consider cost when deciding whether regulating mercury emissions from power plants is “appropriate and necessary.” Twenty-three states challenged the regulations.

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Opportunities for Working Families: Ideas to Action

How many of us know a family that, despite their best hard work and efforts, just can’t seem to quite make it financially?

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Category: Technology
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State Legislatures Magazine: Automatic Voter Registration

A Stateline piece in the June State Legislatures magazine describes a new law passed in Oregon this March that automatically registers eligible residents to vote if they have a valid driver’s license or state identification card.

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Kingsley: Jail Case Turned Prison Case?

Before Kingsley v. Hendrickson was decided everyone thought of it as a jail case not particularly relevant to states.

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How to Become a Candidate for State Legislator

From age and residency requirements to fees, paperwork and petitions, states vary in how those legislators became candidates and gained access to the ballot. NCSL’s elections team has compiled this information in a one-stop shop.

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State Legislatures Lose Significant SCOTUS Redistricting Case

If the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling last week was an affirmation of marriage generally, the court’s redistricting ruling is an affirmation of direct democracy.

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Supreme Court Upholds Fair Housing Claims

If you were surprised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Affordable Care Act Case, you may have even been more surprised by the court’s ruling in the Fair Housing Act case.

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President Obama's Eulogy for South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney

UPDATE: President Barack Obama eulogized South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckey during today's funeral service at the College of Charleston, concluding by leading the crowd in singing  "Amazing Grace."

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Same-Sex Couples Have A Constitutional Right to Marry

Obergefell v. Hodges will be celebrated and condemned internationally. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S. Supreme Court held today that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

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Supreme Court Upholds ACA: Subsidies Will Not Subside

Third time is the charm for the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell is the first complete victory for the law.

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