Tag Archives: Government

There is no fundamental right to government employment within the meaning of the Equal Protection Clause

Vehicle and Traffic Law §236(2)(d) provides that hearing examiners of a municipality's parking violations bureau "shall not be considered employees of the city in which the administrative tribunal has been established."Plaintiff's in the action challenged this "employment exclusion" set out … Continue reading

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China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents

As the Trump Administration seeks to pare back agency regulations, the Xi Administration in China is clamping down on guidance-type regulatory documents, frequently called “red-headed” documents due to the official letterhead on which they are issued. The U.S. business community … Continue reading

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Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Local Government Pesticide Ban

Last week the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court, overturned an earlier circuit court decision, reinstating a Montgomery County ordinance significantly restricting pesticide use throughout the County. In October 2015, the Montgomery County Council enacted Bill … Continue reading

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Opinion analysis: When the federal government acts as a commercial enterprise, the courthouse doors open wider

In Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, the federal government asked for broad policy immunity to shield choices by the Tennessee Valley Authority about the safety measures the TVA employed when stringing a power line across a river. In today’s decision, … Continue reading

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Former Manager for International Airline Pleads Guilty to Acting as an Agent of the Chinese Government without Notifying the Attorney General

By Bruce Zagaris On April 17, 2019, Ying Lin pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York to serving as an agent for the People’s Republic of China without notifying the Attorney General, by working at the … Continue reading

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