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U.S. Department of Labor issues first guidance on Trump Executive Order 13950 prohibiting federal contractors from promoting race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating or implementing workplace diversity and inclusion trainings.
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Executive order mandating face masks in City of Evansville revoked as Indiana statewide face mask mandate takes effect.
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Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb mandates statewide use of face masks beginning Monday, July 27
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Clean face masks or covering must be worn by all persons age six (6) and older within the City of Evansville at any time during which they will be in contact with people who are not household members, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Several exceptions apply.
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In Indiana, real estate may be sold at a “tax sale” if the owner fails to pay real property taxes.  Similar to a sheriff’s sale, a tax sale is an auction and prospective buyers bid on a property, hoping it will be a profitable investment.  While each county has its own tax sale procedure, all...
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On Monday, May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a game-changing decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn. striking down provisions of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which prohibited states from authorizing sports betting. Background: The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) Since...
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As referenced in our prior blogs and seminars, there has been much discussion and litigation involving the scope of the “Water of the United States” definition, and the jurisdictional authority of the federal courts to hear challenges to the definition. Challenges to jurisdictional authority of governmental entities over waterways also exist on the state level...
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A Republican-sponsored bill circulating through the 2018 Indiana General Assembly aims to restrict local governments from regulating the development of natural resources on private property.  “Natural resources,” as defined by HB 1289, includes the extraction of mineral resources and the sale or removal of merchantable timber.  Recent amendments added to the bill last week, however,...
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In a decision that could open courts up to future litigation, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to rules regarding the definition of “waters of the United States.” The Supreme Court’s decision in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense held that...
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The Trump administration announced today, September 5, 2017, that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and placed the responsibility on Congress to find a legislative solution for those affected. The DACA program was created by executive action under the Obama administration to protect young illegal immigrants who arrived to the United ...
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