volume xxiv no. 38 - december 5 2016

States Brace For Year Of Uncertainty | 12-02-2016

Uncertainty. There is no better way to describe what lawmakers across the nation will face once gavels come down on new statehouse sessions in January and beyond. While in a normal year the kind of broad gains Republicans made at all levels of government...

Bird’s Eye View

Twenty-Six States Have Citywide, Countywide Or Statewide Sanctuary Policies | 12-02-2016

Four states have statewide laws limiting how much local officials have to cooperate with requests from federal authorities to detain undocumented immigrants, according to analysis of data from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center by the New York Times...

Once Around the Statehouse Lightly

Common Sense For The Defense | 12-02-2016

Lawyers generally have a long list of dos and don’ts in the course of their work. One that would seem to be obvious in any such a compilation would be to not have sex with the clients they represent. Obvious everywhere, that is, except California...