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Entries for January 2019

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Data Privacy Day Takes on More Significance in 2019

Today is Data Privacy Day, recognized annually to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

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Category: Technology
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SCOTUS Case: Statute of Limitations on Fabricated Evidence

The issue the Supreme Court will decide in McDonough v. Smith is whether the statute of limitations for a due process fabrication of evidence claim begins to run when the criminal proceedings terminate in the defendant’s favor, or when the defendant becomes aware of the tainted evidence and its improper use.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Drunken Driving Case

The question the Supreme Court will decide in Mitchell v. Wisconsin is whether a statute authorizing a blood draw from an unconscious motorist provides an exception to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement.

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Supreme Court to Decide Trust Tax Case

In "The Law of Trusts and Trustees," George Gleason Bogert describes trusts as a “legal abstraction: a fiction created to represent the tripartite relationship among a settlor, a trustee, and a beneficiary.”

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11 Chambers Elect New Clerks & Secretaries—Part II

The 2019 legislative session is the first as chief clerk or secretary for these members of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)—but all of these legislative staffers have spent years in the statehouse.

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11 Chambers Elect New Clerks and Secretaries—Part I

Each of these American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) members serve as the chief administrative officers in their chambers; some are the parliamentarian as well. And while they may be new to this role, they are all veterans of the legislature.

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Food Safety: From Donations to Food Deserts to Edible Pot

NCSL released its annual report on Food Safety Legislation for 2018. This report summarizes every enacted and adopted bill on food safety from the 2018 legislative sessions.

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SCOTUS to Decide Important Procedural Employment Discrimination Case

The question the Supreme Court will decide in Fort Bend County v. Davis is whether a lawsuit is barred if an employee fails to exhaust administrative remedies with the EEOC first.

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Preparing the Principal

How does a university prepare a person to lead a school when the unexpected is always expected?

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Category: Education
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Supreme Court to Decide Gun Case

In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York the Supreme Court will decide whether New York City’s ban on transporting a handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits violates the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause, or the constitutional right to travel.

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