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Sep 14, 2017, 11:31 ET South Dakota Online Sales Tax Decision Sets Up Final Step for SCOTUS Challenge to 1992 Quill Decision

The tax advantage currently enjoyed by many online retailers may soon be coming to an end. A ruling today by the South Dakota Supreme Court...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:25 ET Hall Voices Teamsters' Opposition To Inclusion Of Trucks In Self-driving Bill

Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall testified yesterday at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on self-driving technology, urging for...


Sep 14, 2017, 08:13 ET Thomas More Law Center Asks the U.S. Supreme Court to Review the Unjust Destruction of a Decorated Combat Commander's Career

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the Thomas More Law Center ("TMLC"), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a...


Sep 13, 2017, 18:21 ET Legislature Pulls Brown's Electric Deregulation Plan Ramrod After Public Backlash

A public backlash against Governor Brown's eleventh-hour attempt to give Western energy barons and Trump officials power over California's energy...


Sep 13, 2017, 16:32 ET Consumer Watchdog Praises 21st Century Fox for Backing Amendment to Internet Law to Stop Online Sex Trafficking; Tech Firms Oracle and CoStar Group Already Support Bipartisan Measure

Consumer Watchdog today praised 21st Century Fox for joining Tech giant Oracle and CoStar Group in supporting a bipartisan Congressional effort to...


Sep 13, 2017, 14:13 ET 5G Opponents Launch Statewide Media Campaign

A coalition of California environmental, health and community groups, "California Alliance for Safer Technology," announces the launch of a radio...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:36 ET Nurses Enthusiastically Welcome Sen. Sanders' Medicare for All Act

National Nurses United (NNU) today enthusiastically greeted the introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Act of 2017 as a critical...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:29 ET FAIR on DACA Negotiations: Democrats Operating in Bad Faith, Republican Leadership Lacks Commitment to the Immigration Reform Agenda Voters Were Promised

The following statement by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), was issued in response to growing demands...


Sep 13, 2017, 11:08 ET ATA Urges Congress to Support Automated Vehicle Development

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation...


Sep 13, 2017, 11:04 ET Steve Forbes Supports Tax Cuts Now Efforts by the Job Creators Network

The Job Creators Network has embarked on a major campaign to pressure Congress into passing significant tax cuts for small businesses and...


Sep 12, 2017, 20:37 ET SC Johnson Applauds California's Passing of Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

SC Johnson applauds the passage of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB 258) by the California Assembly today. This legislation,...


Sep 12, 2017, 15:33 ET Defense workers union objects to more base closures

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 300,000 civilian employees in the Department of Defense, is urging lawmakers to...


Sep 12, 2017, 13:02 ET Beautycounter Launches Coalition To Address Lack Of US Cosmetic Safety Laws

The Counteract Coalition brings together CEOs from more than a dozen beauty companies to demand change in Washington, D.C. Counter Brands, LLC...


Sep 12, 2017, 09:45 ET Former Blue Angels, Thunderbirds Oppose ATC Privatization

Six former team commanders of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels are forcefully opposing legislation that would privatize...


Sep 11, 2017, 16:34 ET Google Appears to Be Manipulating Its Search Engine Results to Defend Internet Law that Enables Sex Trafficking, Consumer Watchdog Finds

Internet giant Google appears to be manipulating its search engine results to favor opposition to bipartisan efforts seeking to amend a key...


Sep 11, 2017, 11:56 ET The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois Passage of Collaborative Process Act

The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII) is proud to announce on August 18, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Illinois...


Sep 11, 2017, 11:40 ET U.S. farm bill and trade with Mexico: Key speakers to address ag issues on both sides of the border

As farmers, ranchers and the entire ag sector ready for the development of the 2018 U.S. farm bill, and the industry also strives to keep ag trade...


Sep 11, 2017, 10:06 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Recognizes its 60th Anniversary and Issues Statements: Condemning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and Denouncing Pardon of Joe Arpaio

At its monthly meeting, a majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved two official statements. The statements relate to: -...


Sep 08, 2017, 15:37 ET Federal Judge Allows CAIR Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Terror Watch List to Move Forward

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that it has defeated a motion filed by the federal government to dismiss a lawsuit...


Sep 08, 2017, 11:41 ET Media Advisory: Family Members and Technical Experts to Announce 'Bobby McIlvaine Act,' Call on Congress to Launch New 9/11 Investigation

On the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine and architect Richard Gage, AIA, will announce the Bobby...


Sep 08, 2017, 08:35 ET Houston-based Wright & Close Continues Growth in Trial, Appellate Practices

Houston-based civil trial and appellate firm Wright & Close LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Brian Cathey and Matthew...


Sep 07, 2017, 19:58 ET American Knife & Tool Institute and Senator Mike Crapo, R-ID, Announce the Introduction of the Freedom of Commerce Act

The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) and Senator Mike Crapo today announced the introduction of the Freedom of Commerce Act, legislation...


Sep 07, 2017, 18:30 ET UPDATE: Minnesota Tax Omnibus Bill Expands Definition of Financial Institution

In a special legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature amended the definition of a "financial institution" to include both corporations and...


Sep 07, 2017, 18:07 ET NY Court's Rejection of Medical Aid in Dying Case Puts Onus on NY Legislature to Enact Law

The New York Court of Appeals' rejection of a lawsuit asserting that terminally ill adults have a constitutional right to medical aid in dying puts...


Sep 07, 2017, 17:06 ET Hispanic 100 Policy Committee Responds to DACA Decision

On November 6, 1986, former President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The purpose of IRCA was to...