Category Archives: Current Events

N. Carolina Sheriff’s order suspending processing of weapons permits citing coronavirus ruled unconstitutional


Order:
KELLY STAFFORD; GRASS ROOTS NORTH CAROLINA; SECOND
AMENDMENT FOUNDATION; and FIREARMS POLICY COALITION, INC,
v.
GERALD BAKER in his official capacity
as Sheriff of Wake County

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Assessing an applicants or appointees fitness for federal employment on the basis of marijuana use


Memo:
Assessing the Suitability/Fitness of Applicants or Appointees
on the Basis of Marijuana Use; Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace
Kathleen M. McGettigan, Suitability Executive Agent & Acting Director
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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Church blocks enforcement of Gov. Newsom’s ban on indoor worship services in California


Opinion:
SOUTH BAY UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH,
ET AL.
v.
GAVIN NEWSOM, GOVERNOR
OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL.

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Dismissals of federal tort claims for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction are with prejudice


Opinion:
DOUGLAS BROWNBACK, ET AL.
v.
JAMES KING

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Veterans Community Care Program: VA doesn’t verify discipline or licensing data of healthcare providers


Report:
Veterans Community Care Program: Immediate Actions Needed
to Ensure Health Providers Associated with Poor Quality
Care Are Excluded
Sharon M. Silas, Director, Health Care

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Freedom of Information Act: Update on federal agencies’ use of exemption statutes


Report:
Freedom of Information Act: Update on Federal
Agencies’ Use of Exemption Statutes
Michelle Sager, Director
Strategic Issues

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Voluntary Voting System Guidelines: An Overview


Brief:
Voluntary Voting System
Guidelines: An Overview
Karen L. Shanton,
Analyst in American National Government

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Railroad Retirement Board’s refusal to reopen a prior benefits determination is subject to judicial review


Opinion:
MANFREDO M. SALINAS
v.
U.S. RAILROAD
RETIREMENT BOARD

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A foreign country’s takings of its own nationals’ property isn’t a violation of international law


Opinion:
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,
ET AL.
v.
ALAN PHILIPP, ET AL.

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Restrictions on commercial filming in U.S. national parks ruled unconstitutional


Opinion:
GORDON M. PRICE
v.
WILLIAM P. BARR, U.S. Attorney
General, et al.

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