Cities to Congress: Repeal of ACA Must Include Simultaneous Replacement
Each term the Supreme Court reverses a number of lower court decisions denying police officers qualified immunity. White v. Pauly is the first of such cases this term. It is a win for law enforcement (which could have been bigger).
The NLC Distinguished Service to Cities Award, established in 2014, is given annually to a partner of the National League of Cities (NLC) for making a significant contribution to building stronger, more innovative and resilient cities and towns.
New Report on Smart Cities released by National League of Cities
National League of Cities Mourns Passing of Past President Mayor Bill Hudnut
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case involving the question of whether a Colorado law requiring remote sellers to inform Colorado purchasers annually of their purchases and send the same information to the Colorado Department of Revenue is unconstitutional. As is always the case, the Supreme Court gave no reason for denying the petition.
National League of Cities Applauds Opioid Funding, Water Infrastructure Improvements in Final Action by Congress
While the Supreme Court has yet to rule whether states and local governments can bring FCA claims, local governments, but not state governments, can be sued for making false claims against the federal government.
Mayor Pro-Tempore Bell Honored as a Role Model for Women in Municipal Government
It is undisputed that police officers used reasonable force when they shot Angel Mendez. As officers entered, unannounced, the shack where Mendez was living they saw a silhouette of Mendez pointing what looked like a rifle at them. Yet, the Ninth Circuit awarded him and his wife damages because the officers didn't have a warrant to search the shack thereby "provoking" Mendez.