The Fifth Circuit concludes that a Texas voter-ID law violates the Voting Rights Act, the EPA holds a press conference about the Gold King Mine spill, and more…
IN THE NEWS
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a Texas district court’s finding that SB 14—a Texas law requiring that individuals present a form of photo identification in order to vote—violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press conference about the EPA’s responsibility in causing the Gold King Mine spill in the Animas River and the agency’s update on its investigation and cleanup.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published requests for scientific studies about the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on maternal and infant health when consumed during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it settled with a former executive of a worldwide software manufacturer after the SEC had charged the executive with bribing Panamanian government officials, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a writ of mandamus requiring that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) respond to the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s petition, which seeks the prohibition of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, or alternatively that it publish a revocation rule after delay by the agency.
- The comment period closed for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule allowing investment companies to publish shareholder reports online rather than printing and mailing, which received a comment by Consumers for Paper Options and two other consumer groups objecting to the rule.