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Virginia Department of Taxation Will Not Recognize Joint Returns for Same-Sex Couples After Windsor

BY: THOMAS W. ALDOUS, JR. The Virginia Department of Taxation recently announced that same-sex couples married in another state must file separate Virginia income tax returns even though they file a federal return as a married couple. Background...

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U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Examines Disparate Impact Theory in Fair Housing and Lending

By the Ballard Spahr LLP Housing Group On November 19, 2013, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services conducted a hearing titled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact...

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Same-Sex Marriage in Hawaii and Illinois, Abortion in Michigan and Oklahoma

HI LEGALIZES GAY MARRIAGE: Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) signed the "Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013" (SB 1) last week, enabling the Aloha State to edge out Illinois to become the 15th in the nation to legalize same-sex marriages. Illinois...

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Troutman Sanders Helps Secure Favorable Virginia High Court Decision on Constitutionality of Tolls to Finance New Tunnel Connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth

Troutman Sanders LLP successfully helped reverse a lower court decision, which ruled against the collection of tolls by the Commonwealth of Virginia and a private contractor at three existing tunnels connecting the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. The...

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Maryland Failed To Desegregate Higher Education System, District Court Rules

A U.S. District Court judge ruled recently that the State of Maryland and the Maryland Higher Education Commission failed to desegregate the State’s system of higher education as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection...

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States Continue to Restrict and Expand Opportunities to Vote

AZ SWITCHING TO TWO-TRACK VOTING SYSTEM: Arizona could have a dual-track voting system requiring the use of two different ballots in next year's elections, as a result of an opinion issued last week by the state's attorney general, Tom Horne....