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|High Court Rules Autopsy Reports Exempt from the SC Freedom of Information Act|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The Court ruled that an autopsy report is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") disclosure requirements. This is the second opinion in the last month by the Court that restricts the reach of the FOIA.
|New Government-Industry Working Group on Wind Energy Development in Québec|
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mathieu Bernier Trudeau; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand announced yesterday the creation of a Government-industry working group destined to assess the development of the provincial wind power industry.
|Police Order to Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is a Seizure under Fourth Amendment|
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can implicate municipal liability under Monell.
|DC Pensions Flexibility: Government Consultation Response Published|
Jonathan Moody, Anna Rogers, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with money purchase or cash balance rights would be able to...
|Governor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget|
George Atanasov, Julie Cox; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget he proposed back in January 2014. Before signing off on his eighth and final annual spending plan, the Governor issued $16.1 million in vetoes, amounting to...
|Ontario Liberal Government’s Speech From The Throne: Key Priorities For 2014|
Stephen Andrews, Jeffrey S. Graham; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014On Thursday July 3, 2014 his Honour the Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable David Onley delivered the Wynne Government’s Speech from the Throne to open the 41st Parliament of Ontario
|State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Water Conservation Regulation in Response to Drought|
Jeffry F. Ferre, Joshua Nelson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted an emergency regulation requiring local agencies to restrict potable water use by their customers and prohibiting certain uses of potable water. The regulation is expected to go into effect on August 1 and last for 270 days, unless extended by the...
|Obama Calls for Almost $4 Billion for Border|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014In response to a growing humanitarian crisis on the border with Mexico, President Obama is calling on Congress to appropriate $3.7 billion to stem families and unaccompanied minors illegally crossing into the U.S.
|2014 Louisiana Legislative Update: Pipelines|
Matthew Simone; Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines traversing Louisiana are beginning to garner additional attention due to the increasing demand for pipelines as a result of the growing supply of natural gas in the state.
|Senate Confirms Castro at HUD|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014On Wednesday, the Senate easily confirmed President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development - San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro - by a vote of 71 to 26.