Green Light Law

The clerk of Erie County, New York, did not have Article III standing to bring his suit challenging the state’s “Green Light Law,” a federal court in the state ruled. The law directs the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to accept foreign documents as proof of identification for standard licenses and prohibits the department from asking about the immigration status of license applications.

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Voter Registration

A Texas appeals court ruled that the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group based in Indiana, and a Harris County voter lack standing to obtain mandamus relief on their claims that the county’s voter registrar is failing to perform her duty to “reject and challenge all voter registration applications that do not contain a ‘YES’ answer to the question ‘Are you a United States citizen?’”

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Rideshare for Wheelchair Users

Two individuals who sued Uber for not providing a wheelchair-accessible ride-sharing option in New Orleans have Article III standing to pursue their case and are not subject to an arbitration clause in the app’s terms and conditions, the Ninth Circuit ruled. Uber claimed the plaintiffs consciously avoided downloading the app and signing its terms and conditions but downloading the app and creating an account would have been a “futile gesture” for them.

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Hazardous Waste

A federal court in California ruled that a resident of the Marina district in San Francisco may pursue his claim under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act against Pacific Gas and Electric relating to hazardous waste left in the area by the company’s plants 100 years ago. The man has standing to sue based on his “recreational and aesthetic interests.”

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Super-Rich on California Beachfront Lose Campaign to Stop Coastal Access by Public

A pristine stretch of California coast is controlled by a super-rich set with showpiece cars and 100-acre-minimum estates. While aggressively stopping any outsider that get close to long stretch of pristine coves and beaches, the “ranch” owners have managed to also engineer a tax break. But all that looks about to change.

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Judge Nixes State Challenge to 2-for-1 Deregulation Push

The Trump administration’s two-for-one deregulation order survived a legal challenge Thursday by states that said it threatened a greenhouse gas rules and an education program for low-income children, to name a few.

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