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Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas 'Sanctuary' Laws

It is not just the president who wants to curtail sanctuary jurisdictions. States are getting in on the action too. Not surprisingly, local governments are pushing back.

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New Administration, New Environmental Priorities - EPA Requests Stays in Litigation

Predicting the weather a week from today often involves a high degree of uncertainty. The likelihood of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency being taken to court upon issuance of a major final rule, however, does not hold the same level of uncertainty.

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Injunction Issued Halting Trump's Order on Sanctuary Cities

A federal district court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Trump administration from  portion of the Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States executive order.

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New Report Suggests Improvements in Information Sharing

The Senate Homeland Security, Intelligence and Judiciary committees received a new Joint Report  that reviews domestic counterterrorism information sharing practices across federal, state and local entities.

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North Carolina Repeals, Other States Still Considering 'Bathroom Bills'

In the wake of North Carolina’s repeal of the state’s contentious "bathroom bill," a year and seven days after it was passed, the Tar Heel state remains the only state to pass—and now repeal—this type of legislation.

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Do You Really Know What Day It Is?

So what day is it today?

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Seventh Circuit Rules Civil Rights Act Protects LGBT Persons from Workplace Bias

The Seventh Circuit has become the first federal circuit court of appeals to rule that employees may bring sexual orientation discrimination claims under Title VII. This case directly affects state and local governments in their capacity as employers in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

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A Deserved Day of Remembrance and Recognition: Honoring Vietnam Veterans

I am privileged to have been raised in America’s heartland—just miles from Fort Riley, Kan.—and to have a Vietnam veteran as a father.

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Supreme Court Rejects Nominee Gorsuch’s View of Special Education Law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District might be construed as bad timing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings and States and Local Governments:  Days 1-3 Update

Confirmation hearings generally follow a predictable course and Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearings have been no exception.

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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.