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The Wild West of Primaries: Wyoming and Alaska

Tuesday’s primary wasn’t Wyoming’s first rodeo. But it (nearly) was for Alaska.

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Category: Elections
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NCSL Hosts Briefing on Resettlement Efforts for Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees 

Over the past year, crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine have led to an influx of refugees from these countries to the United States. Both governmental agencies and non-profit organizations are helping them to resettle and build new lives here in the U.S.  

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Join colleagues at the NCSL Legislative Summit to hear from a top-notch lineup of speakers across a wide gamut of key military and veterans affairs issues.

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NCSL Hosts Hill Briefing on Housing

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing hardships across the nation. As more Americans struggle with a lack of affordable housing, housing instability, utility debt and mortgage delinquency, the spotlight is on states, territories and Congress to seek solutions. NCSL recently convened a briefing to discuss these urgent needs with NCSL members and Capitol Hill staffers.

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Category: Human services
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 Supreme Court to Decide Alabama Redistricting Case

In Merrill v. Milligan the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan, which contains one majority-Black district, violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

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Supreme Court To Decide Scope of Federal Wire Fraud Law

In Ciminelli v. United States the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the “right-to-control” theory of fraud — which treats the deprivation of complete and accurate information bearing on a person’s economic decision as a type of property fraud — is a valid basis for liability under the federal wire fraud statute.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Scope of Federal Honest-Services Law

The issue the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in Percoco v. United Statesis whether a private citizen who has informal political or other influence over governmental decisionmaking, owes a fiduciary duty to the general public and can be convicted of honest-services fraud.

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Supreme Court To Decide False Claims Dismissal of Litigation Case

In United States, ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resource the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government has authority to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit after initially declining to proceed with the action, and if so, what standard applies.

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SCOTUS To Resolve Interstate Compact Dispute Between New York and New Jersey

In New York v. New Jersey the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether New Jersey may unilaterally withdraw from the Waterfront Commission Compact.

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SCOTUS to Consider Independent State Legislature Theory

In this case, North Carolina’s current legislative leaders argue that the “Times, Places and Manner” clause “forbids state courts from reviewing a congressional districting plan [that] violates the state’s own constitution,” an argument known as the “independent state legislature” theory.

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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.