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  • June 24, 2016

    Supreme Court Drunken Driving Case Implicates Police Practices

    As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, in states that criminalize the refusal to take a blood alcohol concentration tests, officers should offer only a breath (not blood) test unless they have a warrant.

  • June 24, 2016

    Supreme Court Halts Immigration Deferred Action

    The Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether the President's deferred action immigration program violates federal law.

  • June 23, 2016

    Narrow (and Rare) SCOTUS Win for Affirmative Action

    Ironically, had Justice Scalia lived, Fisher II might have been 4-4 or become Fisher III. But instead, the more liberal Justices plus Justice Kennedy prevailed in this win for affirmative action.

  • June 23, 2016

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations

    New rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when and where drones operate in their communities. The new rules put in place a number of new regulations, including hours of operation, height and line of sight requirements.

  • June 20, 2016

    Ferguson Unrest Finds its Way to the Supreme Court

    “Do not be soothed by the opinion’s technical language: This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification, and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong."

  • June 17, 2016

    Are Merger Provisions Among Cities Doomed? SCOTUS to Decide

    Whoever thought up merger probably long ago gave up worrying if it was unconstitutional, if they even ever thought about it. But now that person (and numerous cities, counties, and states) have reason to worry.

  • June 16, 2016

    Alabama Generates Second Internet Sales Tax Case Aimed at Supreme Court

    An internet retailer has filed suit against Alabama claiming its new rule requiring all retailers who sell more than $250,000 in goods annually must collect sales tax-regardless of whether the retailer has a physical presence in the state-is unconstitutional.

  • June 12, 2016

    Cities Mourn Victims, Condemn Unthinkable Act of Violence in Orlando

    National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued this statement following news that at least 50 people were killed in this morning’s attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando

  • June 10, 2016

    NLC Headed To National Political Conventions to Ensure Cities Are a Priority

    To ensure issues important to cities hold a key place in the 2016 platform, NLC is traveling to Cleveland and Philadelphia this July. We invite you to join local elected officials from across the United States for an infrastructure briefing, a networking reception, and more.

  • June 04, 2016

    Kansas and Missouri Host 2016 Statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning

    The Kansas Enrichment Network and Missouri AfterSchool Network held a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas Enrichment Network and Missouri AfterSchool Network were selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) as two of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) nationwide to host a statewide municipal summit.