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TX ‘Death Star’ Law Declared Unconstitutional & Court Ruling with Implications for AI Regulation in CA

September 01, 2023 (1 min read)

TX Judge Strikes Down ‘Death Star’ Law

A county judge in Texas declared the state’s new so-called “Death Star” law preempting local ordinances, including those mandating water breaks for construction workers, “entirely unconstitutional.” The state immediately appealed the ruling and said the law would take effect as scheduled. (LAW360)

CA Court Ruling Could Have Implications for AI Regulation

California’s Supreme Court issue a ruling that broadens the definition of employer under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the state's main discrimination law. This change will increase the number of defendants that can be included in FEHA actions and could also significantly impact the state’s developing efforts to regulate the use of automated decision-making in the context of employment. (SHRM)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK

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