In 2011, the Texas legislature passed SB 14, the strictest photo ID law in the nation. For example, the law requires voters to present photo identification from a very limited list before being allowed to vote. A Texas concealed handgun license is acceptable, but an ID from a public university or a tribal identification card is not.
After a long procedural history, described in detail below, on July 20, 2016, the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision finding that SB 14 has a racially discriminatory effect in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, because the law disproportionately diminishes African Americans' and Latinos' ability to participate in the political process. The appellate court sent the case back to the district court to craft a rule for the November 2016 election that will remedy SB 14's discriminatory results. The appellate court also reversed and remanded the district court's discriminatory intent finding for further review and vacated the district court's findings on plaintiffs' poll tax and right to vote claims.
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Prosecutors routinely call conferences to vet prosecution evidence under the glow of the media's klieg lights--as occurred in the much-publicized Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery case in Netflix's Making A Murderer--tainting the jury pool and infringing on Avery and Dassey's constitutional right to a fair trial (as ably reported upon earlier this year in John Ferak's column, "Legal experts blast Avery prosecutor's conduct.")
The same questionable litigation tactics, dressed up in federal garb, are on full display in Jeffrey Toobin's May 9 article in The New Yorker, appropriately called, "The Showman," about United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara's infatuation with and misuse of the media.
If you are in the U. S. Armed Forces, there are special tax breaks for you. For example, some types of pay are not taxable. Certain rules apply to deductions or credits that you may be able to claim that can lower your tax. In some cases, you may get more time to file your tax return. You may also get more time to pay your income tax. Click Here for some tips to keep in mind.
It's a unique idea that really does a great job of leveraging augmented reality tech, but it has also led to problems which forced police in Australia to release a warning to gamers to be careful when playing the game in real life. Now it seems that the game has gotten so big that over in Australia, police have gotten involved in an upcoming Pokemon Go gather.
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On May 18, the New York State Division of Human Rights adopted a new regulation prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual's relationship or association with a member of a protected category covered by the New York Human Rights Law. The proposed rule was published in the State Register on March 9. The agency did not receive any public comments regarding the proposed rule, and adopted the rule without making any changes.
According to the Division, the purpose of the new regulation is to confirm long-standing precedent supporting anti-discrimination protection for individuals based on their relationship or association with members of a protected class. The new regulation applies to employment discrimination and all other types of discrimination protected under the New York Human Rights Law, including housing, public accommodations, access to educational institutions, and credit. In order to prove a claim of employment discrimination in this context, an individual must prove that he or she was subjected to an adverse employment action based on the individual's known relationship or association with a member of a protected class.
Earlier this week, Evernote announced its subscriptions are getting more expensive and free users are now limited to just two devices. For the scores of existing users, that little restriction and that price increase are a big pain. Thankfully, you have other options.
Before you jump ship from Evernote, you'll want to pick which new tool for managing your notes and clippings is best for you. You have a few solid options here: The most obvious choice for most people is Microsoft's OneNote, which goes toe-to-toe with Evernote in most features. If you're a dedicated Apple user totally inside their ecosystem, Apple Notes is a surprisingly robust option. Alternately, you can go a completely different direction with something like plain text if you don't use Evernote's fancy features, or Google Drive if you're looking to dump a lot of long-form notes in a searchable format.
According to a lawsuit filed by her family against the Transportation Security Administration, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, and Memphis airport police on 28 June 2016, 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was headed back to Chattanooga after visiting St. Jude Hospital for treatment in June 2015...
11. More particularly, the Plaintiff, Hannah Cohen, has damage from radiation and removal of a brain tumor that substantially limits her ability to speak, walk, stand, see, hear, care for herself, learn and work, think, concentrate, and interact with others.
"This report describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in twenty-two geographically dispersed countries and, at the supranational level, in the European Union (EU). The individual surveys cover such topics as participation in relevant international conventions; laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees and handling refugee claims; processes for handling refugees arriving at the border; procedures for evaluating whether an applicant is entitled to refugee status; the accommodations and assistance provided to refugees in the jurisdiction; requirements for naturalization; and whether asylum policy has been affected by international emergencies, such as the current refugee crisis in Europe. A bibliography of selected relevant English-language materials from recent years is included."
Tech's impact in the courtroom ranges from cutting edge, still hypothetical applications like virtual reality crime scenes, to everyday uses like electronic filing and electronically displayed evidence.
But how are judges, often considered tech-averse, responding to these changes? They love them, according to a recent survey by the New York City Bar Association, but they also don't always use tech to its fullest potential.
Beginning today (June 28, 2016), the prices for our Plus and Premium tiers will change for new subscriptions, and access from Evernote Basic accounts will be limited to two devices. Current subscribers and Basic users who are using more than two devices will have some time to adjust before the changes take effect. If you are impacted, look for a message from us in the coming days.