We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s new:
- Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Illegal, Rules 6th Circuit: FindLaw’s Decided breaks down how the 6th Circuit struck down Michigan’s affirmative action ban. The grounds? It violates the Equal Protection Clause’s prohibition of legislative changes that burden a minority’s ability to participate in the political process. The decision could have far-reaching implications, as at least 6 other states have also banned affirmative action in higher education.
- School Vouchers: Are they Legal?: A lawsuit filed by teachers over Indiana’s school voucher program claim that school vouchers are unconstitutional with respect to the Indiana Constitution. FindLaw’s Law & Daily Life looks at how the voucher plan would allow low income families to use public money towards enrolling in private schools.
- States to Ban Teens from Tanning Salons?: FindLaw’s Injured looks at how state lawmakers across the United States are thinking about implementing a new teen tanning ban. California in particular is contemplating a new ban that would ban teens under the age of 14 or 18 from tanning beds. A ban for teens under the age of 14 is already in place, but teens between the ages of 14 and 18 can still go under the lights if they get parental approval.
- FindLaw’s Learn About the Law has a newly updated State DUI Law center. It features links to summaries of drunk driving (DUI, DWI or OUI) laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including state-specific resources on license reinstatement, ignition interlock devices and related matters. A link to each state’s DUI statute also is included on an interactive map.
– Compiled by Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Audience Team