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At the 2015 Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association in Houston, the State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee of the Section of State and Local Government Law held an informative and timely CLE program entitled “Student Debt—The Obligation of a Lifetime.”
On February 5, 2015, the American Bar Association’s State and Local Government Law Section sponsored the program “Religious Land Use Litigation Since 2000,” during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston, Texas.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that involves the exploitation of persons for commercial sex or labor by force, fraud, or coercion. It often involves crossing an international border, but does not require moving a victim. Rather, it involves the buying, selling, or exploitation of people.
In light of the rapid growth of foreign-born communities, it is important that municipalities are aware of the legal responsibilities that accompany a growing immigrant population. This article will detail municipalities’ legal requirements related to LEP populations, and recommend ways in which cities can ensure compliance.
With immigration reform stalled in Congress, many state and local governments have attempted to fill the void, with results that are or may be either legally questionable or plainly unconstitutional.
It is David Callies’s years of scholarship and defense of the constitutional right to private property that, in the view of Owners’ Counsel, merited the award of the Crystal Eagle.