Supreme Court Weighs Limits on Gerrymandering

A year after essentially punting on the issue, the Supreme Court this week considered whether new limits on partisan gerrymandering are warranted. The process of how congressional district maps are drawn and altered has taken on increasing importance in recent years. The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting district as an unconstitutional partisan… Read more »

Government Ordered to Collect Pay Data

Associations and other large companies can expect to start reporting pay data by race and gender soon, according to a recent court ruling. A federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled March 4 that the Trump administration did not justify its decision to freeze an Obama-era rule requiring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect… Read more »

Coalition Files Brief in Support of DOL’s AHP Rule

ASAE and the Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans filed an amicus brief in federal court yesterday supporting the Department of Labor’s authority to issue its final AHP regulations last summer. The coalition’s amicus brief, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, backs the administration’s motion to dismiss a… Read more »

Appeals Court Upholds DACA Continuation

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s temporary order preventing the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump last year ordered an end to DACA, the Obama-era program that protects more than 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Earlier today, the 9th Circuit Court of… Read more »

Court Declines to Hear Net Neutrality Challenge

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which are designed to restrict Internet service providers’ ability to block or create paid “fast lanes” for web content. The appeal from various Internet service providers and the Trump administration had asked… Read more »