September 19, 2017

Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Frederick Melo, September 18, 2017- A paid sick leave mandate instituted by the city of Minneapolis has survived a legal challenge, with some bruises. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the city cannot require employers located outside the city limits to provide employees with …

September 18, 2017

Chicago Tribune, Jason Meisner and John Byrne, September 15, 2017- In a ruling with national impact, a federal judge in Chicago on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to cooperate with immigration agents in order to get a public safety grant. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber held that Chicago has …

September 18, 2017

Part 1: Vision, challenges, and successes  After 9/11, when someone asked me if I would grow a garden in San Quentin, I realized this was an opportunity to integrate my passion for environmental and social justice and an opportunity to find my faith in humanity again. Over the past 15 …

September 7, 2017

JD Supra, Walter Wright & Allison Tschiemer, September 6, 2017- The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (“Court”) addressed whether two Puert Rican municipalities could prohibit the beneficial use and disposal of coal ash (also known as Coal Combustion Residuals [“CCR”] within their borders. See AES Puerto Rico, L.P. …