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AKIN GUMP STRAUS HAUER FELD LLP: Akin Gump Lawyers Examine Recent Autonomous Vehicle Policy Developments for Daily Journal

Daily Journal has published the article “Recent Federal Policy Developments Concerning Autonomous Vehicles,” written by Natasha Kohne, co-leader of Akin Gump’s cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice; Susan Lent, co-leader of the firm’s infrastructure practice; and litigation counsel Diana Schaffner.

AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY: The Mueller Report Findings Demand Congressional Oversight and Investigation

Below is a statement from Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, in advance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on July 24.

District of Columbia ranks 26th best for police officers, study finds

District of Columbia was ranked 26th in a study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: Trump Administration Environmental Agenda Focuses on Stewardship, not Alarmist Policies

In a speech today at the White House, President Trump touted his administration’s record of defending the environment and simultaneously expanding the development of energy sources that will lower costs for consumers.

Washington, D.C., ranks 47th in hospital safety analysis

Washington, D.C., finished in a tie for 47th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Washington, D.C., ranks 7th lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Washington, D.C., finished 46th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in District of Columbia is 11th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for District of Columbia ranks 11th in the nation, according to a new study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Democrats continue to seek vote on proposed term limits for leadership

A group of two dozen Democrats met in early April to continue discussions on establishing term limits within the U.S. House of Representatives for leadership positions within the caucus.

Hawaii Senate passes Free and Fair Elections Resolution

The Hawaii State Senate has taken a large step toward ending campaign finance corruption.

District of Columbia posts 4th lowest property tax rate in new national study

District of Columbia ranked fourth in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

BAKER BOTTS LLP: Baker Botts’ Washington D.C. Lawyers Successfully Obtain Asylum for Congolese Man in Pro Bono Representation

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is very proud to announce that firm lawyers, Megan Bumb, Susie Toumanian and Lee Davis successfully represented a client from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in asylum proceedings based on persecution for political opinion before Immigration Judge Roxanne Hladylowycz in Arlington Immigration Court.

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI Applauds Reports Trump Administration Will End CAFE Negotiations with California

According to reports, the Trump Administration is set to announce it is ending negotiations with the California Air Resources Board over its proposed rule to relax CAFE standards.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AG Racine Sues Four Maryland Parents and DCPS Employee for Residency Fraud at D.C. Schools, Seeks $450K+ in Unpaid Tuition, Damages and Fines

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced lawsuits against four Maryland parents for falsifying District residency to send their children to D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) for free.

Analysis: D.C., California, New York have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AG Racine Leads 22-State Coalition Against Trump Effort Threatening Legal Status of Long-Time U.S. Residents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief seeking to stop the Trump administration’s attempt to strip longtime residents of their rights to live and work in the United States, making them subject to possible deportation.

Analysis: Washington, D.C., ranked most affected by government shutdown

Washington, D.C., ranked No. 1 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

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