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DOJ Brief Supports TVA Request that Supreme Court Vacate 2nd Circuit Reinstatement of Public Nuisance Greenhouse Gas Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced public nuisance cause of actions ( American...

Keller and Heckman LLP: Mandatory Biotech Labeling in California: The Impact of Prop 37

On Election Day, California voters will be asked to decide whether to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food sold in California. The GE labeling initiative will appear on the ballot as Proposition 37. If successful, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act (the Act)...

California's Rainwater Recapture Act Lets State Residents Capture, Use Harvested Rainwater

By Scott Slater and Courtney Davis of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, L.L.P. Passage of the Rainwater Recapture Act of 2012 affords residential users and private and public entities with a new source of on-site water supply, which should reduce reliance on potable water for landscaping needs and...

Fulbright Team Files Amici Curiae Briefs on Behalf of Over 60 Public Interest Organizations in DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases

On February 28, 2013, Fulbright filed amici curiae briefs on behalf of over 60 public interest organizations with the U.S. Supreme Court as part of the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. The briefs urge the Court to apply heightened scrutiny under the Equal Protection clause to classifications...

State Net Capitol Journal: Pot Taxes, Gambling & GMOs Bound For November Ballots

Compiled by Korey Clark As of this writing, voters in six states will weigh a total of 31 ballot measures on Nov. 5, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many of them are relatively minor, but a few are drawing plenty of attention and campaign cash. In Colorado voters will decide...