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Entries for June 2018

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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions in Janus Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 in Janus v. AFSCME that state statutes allowing public sector employers and unions to agree that employees who don’t join the union must still pay their “fair share” of collective bargaining costs violate the First Amendment.

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Podcast: Reversing 'Summer Slide' Key to Closing Achievement Gaps

The solution to the prevailing achievement gaps in education may be on the horizon, according to experts Matthew Boulay and Representative Barbara Smith Warner. 

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban

In a 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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The Halfway Point: Looking at Today's Primaries

After a slew of elections two weeks ago, 26 states have held their primaries, so we're over halfway through primary season.

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Texas Legislature Wins Almost All of Its Racial Gerrymandering Supreme Court Case

Abbott v. Perez is odd and unusually complicated even for a racial gerrymandering case. In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld all but one of Texas’ 2013 congressional and state legislative districts.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed S. 3109 last week, setting FY 2019 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Can You Track Me Now? Not Without a Warrant

In a long-awaited decision in Carpenter v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court held 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment requires the government to receive a warrant to obtain cell-site location information.

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Update on House Opioid Legislation

The House is considering more than 50 bills aimed at addressing the opioid crisis. Over two weeks, the House will vote on individual bills and several larger legislative packages, some with bipartisan support and some that are likely to be contentious.

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States Win Online Sales Tax Case

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect sales tax.

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Beef Up your Professional Potential at the Leadership Staff Seminar

Do you work directly for a legislator, in a capitol or district office? Are you a policy wonk in a caucus office, a legislative assistant or aide? If so, NCSL is providing a professional development seminar that allows you to get the most bang for your travel and professional development buck.

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