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State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Hot Issues Won’t Vary Much in 2014
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by State Net

By Rich Ehisen | For most states, 2013 was a welcome respite from the usual election year political gridlock. That all changes next year, with 38 governorships, 46 legislative chambers, 33 United States Senate seats and all 435 House of Representatives... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Federal Fiscal Crisis Over - For Now
Posted on 19 Oct 2013 by State Net

Last week, 16 days into the federal government shutdown and only hours away from a possible federal default with potentially global economic repercussions, Congress passed and President Obama signed an agreement ending the fiscal crisis. U.S. Senate Majority... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Justice Department Sues To Block N.C. Voter ID Law
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by State Net

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit last month to block North Carolina's new voter ID law, which some critics have called the most sweeping of its kind. The law was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) in August, just two months after the... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: What Supreme Court Decisions Could Mean For the States
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by State Net

By Lou Cannon The Supreme Court's momentous rulings last month on three issues shook up the country and the states. The court gave conservatives a victory on voting rights while moving the country in a liberal direction on marriage equality. Disappointing... Read More

Jay Shapiro: The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Consent Searches & Georgia v. Randolph
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Jay Shapiro This Term, the Court will have the opportunity to state whether its rule in Georgia v. Randolph is restricted to the very specific facts of that case or if there is a broader application of that holding. In Fernandez v. California ,... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Struggles To Find Balance In Flood Insurance Reform
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by State Net

By Rich Ehisen | When Lynne Kampel bought her small home on Long Island in 1990, its location across the road from Randall Bay's inlet waters, only blocks from the famed Nautical Mile, was a real selling point. So was its price tag, a steal at... Read More