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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

On January 17, 2014, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley released his opinion in Applewhite v. Commonwealth (330-MD-2012), in which he overturned Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement. This marked yet another chapter in what has...

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State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Hot Issues Won’t Vary Much in 2014

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...

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Jay Shapiro: The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Consent Searches & Georgia v. Randolph

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 ,...

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State Net Capitol Journal: Momentum Shift On Gay Marriage?

With Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) signing of SB 10 last week, his state became the 16th to legalize same-sex marriage. But that action may have marked a major turn in the battle over the issue. This year five states with Democrat-controlled legislatures...

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State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Struggles To Find Balance In Flood Insurance Reform

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...

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State Net Capitol Journal: Nevada Upping Ante On Medical Marijuana

In 1931 the Nevada Legislature passed "The Wide Open Gambling Bill," which helped turn a nascent industry into a cornerstone of the state's economy. This past June the state passed a law that could do the same for another budding industry...